On September 9 FloodNet will target the web sites of Mexican President Zedillo, The Pentagon, and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.This takes place in connection with the Electronic Disturbance Theater's SWARM participation in the Ars Electronica Festival on Infowar in Linz, Austria, from September 7 to 12. Others are urged to join our action or make their own.
ELECTRONIC DISTURBANCE THEATER BULLETIN
Advance News Release
Tuesday, August 25, 1998
TELL THE WORLD: STOP THE WAR IN MEXICO
FALL CAMPAIGN ON THE STREET AND THE NET
In solidarity with the Zapatistas, indigenous peoples in Chiapas, others resisting the Mexican government, the global pro-Zapatista movement, and people everywhere struggling against neoliberalism and the global economy, the Electronic Disturbance Theater urges SWARM actions, multiple acts of Electronic Civil Disobedience, on Wednesday, September 9, 1998. (http://www.nyu.edu/projects/wray/ecd.html)
To demonstrate our capacity for simultaneous global electronic actions and to emphasize the multiple nature of our opponents, FloodNet will target three web sites in Mexico, the United States, and Europe representing three important sectors: government, military, and financial.
In Mexico, FloodNet will target President Zedillo's web site, (http://www.presidencia.gob.mx/) an obvious choice and one we have made before. In the United States, FloodNet will target the Pentagon, (http://www.defenselink.mil/) also an obvious choice given the level of U.S. military and intelligence involvement in Mexico. And in Germany, FloodNet will target the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, (http://www.exchange.de/) a less obvious choice, but one that makes sense as it is a key European financial site with high symbolic value and as Germany is a major player in the global neoliberal economy.
The Electronic Disturbance Theater calls these electronic actions in conjunction with its participation in the Ars Electronica Festival on Infowar, held in Linz, Austria, from September 7 to 12. (http://web.aec.at/infowar/) We urge people to join our actions and we urge people to engage in their own actions at the same time as ours.
We urge multiple actions, virtual and real, on multiple levels, aimed at multiple targets, from multiple sources, both on September 9, but also for a series of dates scheduled for this fall. We call for hybrid street/Net actions on September 16, October 12, and November 22.
September 16 is Mexican Independence Day. The Mexico Solidarity Network in North America has called for a month-long series of activities starting onthis day and ending on October 12, Columbus Day in the United States. The North East Zapatista Solidarity Network has called for actions on October 12. And in New York, on Oct. 12, the New York Zapatistas are planning a Festival of Resistance that includes a march to the United Nations. As happened last year, this November 22 there will be another civil disobedience action at the School of the Americas, a good opportunity for a joint civil disobedience - electronic civil disobedience action.
Stay tuned to the Electronic Civil Disobedience page for details of Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Oct. 12, Nov. 22, and other actions this fall.
- The Electronic Disturbance Theater