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:
We hope that when you join our ecd action in support of global communities of
resistance, you will take the above information to heart.
- 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.)
- 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.)
- 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.)
Thank you for your support of communities that call for a world that can
make all worlds possible with dignity, justice, and liberty.