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Re: Global Strike to protest Wassenaar

This is an excellent idea...  I have just massmailed an announcement
to our members: Missouri FreeNet will not be be operating on 14 December.
Has anyone considered creating a (web?) list of persons and organizations
who have committed to this strike? People are more likely to participate
when they know they are no alone...

J.A. Terranson
[email protected]

If Governments really want us to behave like civilized human beings, they
should give serious consideration towards setting a better example:
Ruling by force, rather than consensus; the unrestrained application of
unjust laws (which the victim-populations were never allowed input on in
the first place); the State policy of justice only for the rich and 
elected; the intentional abuse and occassionally destruction of entire
populations merely to distract an already apathetic and numb electorate...
This type of demogoguery must surely wipe out the fascist United States
as surely as it wiped out the fascist Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

The views expressed here are mine, and NOT those of my employers,
associates, or others.  Besides, if it *were* the opinion of all of
those people, I doubt there would be a problem to bitch about in the
first place...

On Thu, 10 Dec 1998, Ken Williams wrote:

:Date: Thu, 10 Dec 1998 09:05:58 -0500 (EST)
:From: Ken Williams <[email protected]>
:To: [email protected]
:Subject: Global Strike to protest Wassenaar
:"Strike to protest Wassenaar!"
:URL:  http://www.zanshin.com/~bobg/
:"This is a global call for computer professionals to strike on 
:Monday, 14 December, 1998 to protest the signing of the Wassenaar
:Arrangement, an international treaty that imposes new restrictions 
:on cryptographic software technology. The strike is meant to raise
:awareness about the importance of cryptography, about the U.S. 
:government's wrongheaded attempts to curtail its use, and about the 
:strong-arm tactics used by the United States to pressure other 
:countries into limiting their citizens' rights the way it has 
:limited its own."
:Ken Williams
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