AROUND THE WORLD
IN AN ACT OF
ELECTRONIC CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE
TO STOP THE WAR IN MEXICO.
IN CONJUCTION WITH
RECLAIM THE STREETS DAY!
JOIN US ON JUNE 18, 1999
IN A VIRTUAL SIT-IN
ON THE MEXICAN GOVERMENT AT:
FROM 10:00 AM TO 4:00 PM (MEXICO CITY TIME)
FROM 11:00 AM TO 5:00 PM (U.S.A)
FROM 4:00 PM TO 10:00 PM (GMT- GREENWICH MEAN TIME)
*Remember to Disable your Java Script before entering
the Virtual Sit-In on the day of the action.*
* How to disable your Java Script instructions will be
available in the Foyer area before you join the Sit-In.*
**P.S. Many consider this act illegal.
For those of you who wish to participate in the
Action--but do not want to do the Virtual Sit-In.
A *Search for the Truth* in remembrance of
the Dead of the Acteal Massacre URL will
also be made available.
Each time you download the
*Search for the Truth* URL--will question
President's Zedillo's Homepage Search Engine
concerning Human Rights and Justice.
This URL will also be made available on
June 18th at:
In the past others have joined us
and enhanced our on-line actions
with their own code. While we do
not participate publicly in
net-art-activism that goes beyond
the symbolic gesture, we certainly
support others who, in their quiet
and private way, act to the degree
their conscience and skills allow.
Make it so!
RECLAIM THE STREETS DAY!
Reclaim the Streets is both a mass action of civil
disobedience and a movement to reclaim public space
from the corporations that are turning our cities into
Reclaim the Streets European Headquarters
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS:
5,000 Indigenous People Flee from Mexican Military
President Zedillo and Roberto Albores Guillen, governor of Chiapas,
have completed operations that have led to the displacement of some
5,000 more Zapatista sympathizers to other communities and to the
mountains of the Canadas. A year after the last massacre in El Bosque
Chiapas the Mexican military is still invading communities and carrying
on its War of Extermination against the indigenous communities that
are Zapatista bases of support.
The Fray Bartolome de Las Casas Center and the Fray Pedro de la
Nada Human Rights Committee reported that this Sunday the Army
carried out a new operation in another town in the conflict zone. They
said this was the sixth operation that the Army and the police had
carried out over the last few days. They stated that three other
communities, among them La Garrucha, seat of the Francisco Gomez
Autonomous Municipality, are threatened with being seized by Army
troops and state police forces, since hundreds of forces are now
concentrated on the outskirts of the towns. These activities by the
Military and the State Police are setting up the stage for another
massacre in Chiapas.
Governor Albores Guillen has helped devise every calculated
movement of the Mexican military to ensure that the circle tightens
around the communities as they occupy strategic sights and attack
pro-Zapatista communities. The Mexican government has implemented
this cruel and inhuman strategy for four years and they have time and
again tried to provoke the EZLN (Zapatista Army for National Liberation)
into a direct military confrontation. Throughout these five years the
Zapatistas have maintained a peaceful position and have participated
in the San Andre's Accords for Indigenous Rights, which the government
now refuses to implement.
The U.S. is unwilling to stand up for peace and human rights of the
indigenous people of Chiapas but instead has formed alliances with the
drug infested PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party) Mexican
government. The New York Times and Washington Post revealed
that Mexican President Zedillo's Secretary was connected to the
drug cartels, yet, Secretary of the State Madeleine Albright continues
to defend the innocence of the PRI government. The highest Mexican
Military leader, Cervantes, was cited by the U.S. press as having ties v
to drug cartels. This is the government that is expected to carry out
a peace process in Chiapas, Mexico. This same government applied
tremendous pressure on Bishop Ruiz of the Diocese of San Cristo'bal
de las Casas and the entire diocese until he disbanded his mediation team.
Clinton claims to have taken action in Kosovo to help a people whose
"only hope was that the world would not turn away in the face of ethnic
cleansing and killing, that the world would take a stand," but in
Chiapas, Mexico, indirect U.S. aid and impunity fortify the War of
Extermination against Indigenous Communities.
How can the Mexican government continue to pull the wool over the eyes
of the U.S. President?
Why is the U.S. covering up the same kind of activity that they so
strongly condemned in Kosovo?
How can the U.S. government continue its military and economic
assistance to the Mexican government under these conditions?
How can the U.S. overlook the long list of human rights abuses in
We must not allow the long list of human rights abuses in Chiapas to
continue to grow. The American Public cannot continue to be fooled by
the Mexican government about the war in the southern state of Chiapas,
Mexico. In order to establish the conditions necessary for a peaceful
resolution, three points must be addressed:
1. The San Andre's Accords for Indigenous Rights must be Implemented
2. The Federal troops must be withdrawn from Zapatista communities in
Chiapas and the displaced be allowed to return to their communities and
live in peace
3. The U.S. must stop all military aid, advisors and economic aid to
Mexico until the Human Rights abuses are addressed
What can you do?
Please help us build and create the momentum that will finally bring to
a halt the atrocities being committed against indigenous people in
Southern Mexico. Talk to your friends and encourage them to help.
Everyone can participate to bring about peace with justice in Chiapas
by creating "a world that will make all worlds possible".
It is urgent for you to do the following:
#1. Write/Call your local Congresspersons asking that the
human rights abuses stop
#2. Write a letter asking that the human rights abuses stop:
White House Address
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20500
Secretary of the State
U.S. Dept. of the State
Washington, D.C. 20520
#3. Call and register a complaint with:
Local Mexican Consulate
#4. e-mail/letter and register a complaint with:
1911 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20006
#5. President Zedillo:
[Source: Prensa Nuevo Amanecer ]
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Join the action on JUNE 18th, 1999
Thank you y muchas gracias.
Un mundo para todos los mundos!
The Electronic Disturbance Theater
- Ricardo Dominguez
- Carmin Karasic
- Brett Stalbaum
- Stefan Wray