[hackmeeting] Fwd: Anti-Globalization

Karlos (patxangas) patxangas en sindominio.net
Jue Mayo 17 00:19:44 CEST 2001

Tienes razon merce

de no haber nada a juntarse todo la misma semana pero cuestion de priorizar
no, bueno y no somos JaK3Rs XDD

otra cosa quien sabe como ir la idea del barco desde barna puede ser un
puntazo, si es como en el que fui yo de corcega a marsella, que tenia asta
yacuchi y to.

Bueno estoy preguntando a haber que me dicen.

Un saludo.

>tais muy callad en s, agota leer la lista de la LSSI, eh? ;)
>el  servicio  de  inteligencia  de  Canada  ha publicado esto sobre el
>movimiento antiglobalizacion. A lo mejor os interesa
>por  cierto  que  los  que  nos  vamos  al  hackmeeting  italiano  nos
>perderemos   las   protestas   que   habra   en   Barcelona.  Si no me
>equivoco coinciden los dias.
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>Anti-Globalization - Clips on Internet/Technology             Use
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>Clips From:
>Report # 2000/08
>August 22, 2000
>1. Shock and surprise were widespread in the wake of the disruptive
>protests and associated violence that characterized the Seattle World
>Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference, 29 November-3
>December, 1999. Yet the demonstrations were not something new, nor
>was the principal target—multinational corporate power—an unexpected
>focus. Opposition to corporate globalization has been growing for
>several years, a trend underscored by increasing media attention
>since 1995. Security agencies at Seattle, however, were caught off-
>guard by the large number of demonstrators and scope of
>representation, combined with the use of sophisticated methods and
>technology that effectively shut down the Conference.
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>3. Bringing together a broad spectrum of interests and agendas, J18
>incorporated both people and technology. While the former
>demonstrated on the streets, the latter featured in cyberattacks
>against business institutions. For five hours, at least 20 companies
>were subjected to more than 10,000 attacks by hackers(2). Adding a
>sense of insult to injury, the Internet was the means by which the
>concept of J18 originated, and by which the event was ultimately
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>Tactics and Technology
>22. While diversity has contributed to modernizing and strengthening
>protests and demonstrations, new tactics and technology, collectively
>and individually, have radically changed the face of protest activity
>and generated renewed life in the reality of demonstrations. Gone are
>old-style gatherings confined to waving placards and banners,
>declaiming speakers, and moderate, controlled marches in specific
>locations. Not unlike the massive and often vigourous Out of Vietnam
>and Ban the Bomb protests of the ‘60s and ‘70s decades, today’s
>demonstrations, resurrecting the anarchist theme of “direct action,”
>employ a host of novel methodologies that have given a whole new
>complexion to the nature of the protests. The development and
>implementation of new tactics are a direct result of the impact of
>new technology and the ability of organizers to use it to their best
>23. Creating the foundation for dramatic change, the Internet has had
>a profound impact—in part by enabling organizers to quickly and
>easily arrange demonstrations and protests, worldwide if necessary.
>Individuals and groups now are able to establish dates, share
>experiences, accept responsibilities, arrange logistics, and initiate
>a myriad of other taskings that would have been impossible to manage
>readily and rapidly in the past. International protests and
>demonstrations can be organized for the same date and time, so that a
>series of protests take place in concert. The Internet has breathed
>new life into the anarchist philosophy, permitting communication and
>coordination without the need for a central source of command, and
>facilitating coordinated actions with minimal resources and
>bureaucracy. It has allowed groups and individuals to cement bonds,
>file e-mail reports of perceived successes, and recruit members.
>24. Anti-globalists aim by force of numbers to shut down targeted
>meetings and, in the process, paralyze free movement in a host city.
>In the short term, they carry an economic impact, a form of sabotage
>long endorsed by environmental activists. In the months prior to a
>campaign, activists attend extensive training and educational courses
>associated with proposed protests and demonstrations. By organizing
>counter summits to run concurrently with international events, as was
>done during the June, 2000, World Petroleum Congress in Calgary,
>activists ensure involvement. Pre-event lectures include highly
>emotive subjects, such as the execution of activist Ken Saro-Wiwa by
>the Nigerian government in 1995, and human-rights conditions in
>Bolivia and Guatemala. Idealism plays a large role, with protesters
>becoming more and more knowledgeable about their subject and
>sophisticated in their methodology, using travelling “road shows” and
>teach-ins to increase their effectiveness.
>25. The new protest phenomenon has been characterized by the broad
>range of interests which have come together to conduct the
>demonstrations with minimal dissension. “Reclaim The Streets,” a UK-
>based initiative that originated with street parties or “raves” in
>the mid-1990s, is a tactical concept that protesters have adopted to
>promote their causes en masse(12), and which gave rise to the massive
>gatherings at Seattle and Washington. The methodology has been
>remarkable in terms of organization, especially because a central
>“director” is not evident and, in part, the resulting lack of
>infighting has been the secret of success. Like the Internet itself,
>the anti-globalist movement is a body that manages to survive and
>even thrive without a head. However, radical elements and extremists
>are taking advantage both of the absence of a controlling element and
>the events themselves to indulge in violence, which is not the stated
>intent of demonstration participants.
>26. One of the more impressive innovations has been the method of
>organizing, arranging, and directing the operational and
>administrative activities associated with the
>demonstrations—accomplished effectively without the obvious influence
>of central authority, command, or control. In many ways, the system
>is very similar to that advocated by anarchists of the libertarian
>socialist philosophy. Activities begin with like-minded individuals
>who gather in affinity groups across the country, plan their roles,
>and travel to the site of the demonstration. Once at the site, they
>join with other like-minded affinity groups to form clusters and to
>select a spokesperson who attends the daily spokescouncil. At the
>latter, discussions are held and information passed concerning
>operational and administrative activities—arrangements for
>accommodation, feeding, legal advice, types of actions to be
>implemented. Locations are chosen for certain activities and
>agreements reached concerning the types of protest actions to be
>undertaken, although complete agreement is not always achieved—the
>more militant or extremist elements usually do as they please.
>27. Some clusters undertake specific taskings and responsibilities,
>such as securing food, transportation, and accommodation, making
>legal arrangements, and forming into working groups to cope with the
>range of logistical, administrative, and operational requirements
>necessary for a successful protest (e.g., media, training, legal,
>transportation, issues, permitted actions, scenarios, propaganda,
>medical, fundraising, communications). Prior to the Washington IMF/WB
>demonstration, a number of affinity groups met several months in
>advance, as did representatives of the spokescouncil and the working
>groups. Some sponsors, representatives of labour organizations, and a
>broad range of causes formed coalitions for the purpose of
>“mobilizing” participants. Again, the availability of the Internet
>permitted them to share ideas, experiences, and problems from a
>global perspective.
>28. Cellphones constitute a basic means of communication and control,
>allowing protest organizers to employ the concepts of mobility and
>reserves and to move groups from place to place as needed. The
>mobility of demonstrators makes it difficult for law enforcement and
>security personnel to attempt to offset their opponents through the
>presence of overwhelming numbers. It is now necessary for security to
>be equally mobile, capable of readily deploying reserves, monitoring
>the communications of protesters, and, whenever possible,
>anticipating the intentions of the demonstrators. In some cases, the
>extremist elements, e.g., Black Bloc anarchists, have used the ranks
>of moderate protesters as shields to prevent law enforcement
>personnel from viewing violent activities and from getting into
>position to stop the damage.
>29. Protesters have learned to employ both kerosene and vinegar-
>soaked rags for anti-tear gas and anti-pepper spray purposes, and to
>use a combination of chicken wire, PVC pipe, and linked arms to
>create almost immoveable street barricades. As well, a technique
>which harks back at least three decades to anti-nuclear and Left and
>Right Wing demonstrations in Great Britain, the renewed use of ball
>bearings and marbles against police horses has been suggested. Among
>the use of new technologies, Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) is the
>preferred means of encrypting communications on the Internet. As
>well, the anti-globalists have adopted media-savvy techniques
>developed and refined by environmental activists. For example, during
>the 26-30 March, 2000, BIO 2000 biotechnology conference held in
>Boston, protestors against genetically modified food set up the
>‘Boston Independent Media Centre,’ which posted photos, stories and
>audio clips on its Web site throughout the week of protests.
>30. The Ruckus Society, a Berkeley, California-based group formed in
>1995, has made a specialty of training protesters to meet the
>challenges encountered in demonstrating effectively, e.g., the
>placement of banners and individuals in critical locations,
>overcoming obstacles, and evading security controls. Ruckus played a
>leading role in preparing demonstrators participating at Seattle and
>Washington, and previously trained environmentalists in civil
>disobedience in Alberta and British Columbia. Representatives were
>present in Windsor and Calgary, prior to the OAS and WPC conferences,
>to teach demonstrators various improved protest techniques(13). An
>offshoot Canadian group, Co-Motion Action, conducted a training camp
>in Banff to prepare protesters for the World Petroleum Congress.
>Among direct action and civil disobedience lessons taught are use of
>the Internet, cellphones, video cameras, scaling walls, climbing
>trees, creating human blockades, scouting sites, and forming plans to
>combat police tactics(14).
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