WARNING: This is a Protest, it is not a game. It may have personal consequences as in any off-line political manifestation on the street:

  1. Your IP address may be harvested by the authorities during any electronic civil disobedience action. When you click and enter this Virtual Sit-in your name and political position may be made known to the authorities.
    (Similar to having your picture taking during a protest action on the street.)

  2. Possible damage to your machine may occur because of your participation in the ecd action. The Virtual Sit-in website will not damage your computer, but the targeted website could have countermeasures that will.
    (Just as in a street cd action -- the police may come and hurt you.)

  3. Flooding clogs bandwidth and may make it difficult for many individuals using small pipelines around the world to get information. Flooding may not impact the targeted website specifically as much as it disrupts traffic going to the targeted website, i.e. problems for Internet routes to the site.

    (This also happens when people take to the streets. Individuals may find themselves unable to get to work or buy a newspaper because of the action. Virtual Sit-ins are short term and only disturb bandwidth during the time of the manifestation. Many people feel that even if the Virtual Sit-in only functions as a symbolic action, that is enough to make the collective presence of activists felt beyond the electronic networks.)
We hope that when you join our ecd action in support of global communities of resistance, you will take the above information to heart.

Thank you for your support of communities that call for a world that can make all worlds possible with dignity, justice, and liberty.

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