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Re: Global Strike to protest Wassenaar
I believe that a mass strike only hurts our employers, not the gov'ts
that are afflicting us with crap like Wassenaar. I propose that we
designate Monday "International Export Crypto Day". We should pick a
gov't agency or member (in a gov't other than our own) and email crypto
to him/her. Mass effort will demonstrate the absolute idiocy of
regulations like Wassenaar. maybe even a mass chain letter with RSA in 3
lines of perl emailed all over the world and forward via typical chain
Missouri FreeNet Administration wrote:
> 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
> :-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> :"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
> :Packet Storm Security http://www.Genocide2600.com/~tattooman/
> :E.H.A.P. Head of Operations http://www.ehap.org/ [email protected]
> :NC State CS Dept http://www.csc.ncsu.edu/ [email protected]
> :PGP DSS/DH/RSA Keys http://www4.ncsu.edu/~jkwilli2/pgpkey/
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