1998-12-11 - Re: Global Strike to protest Wassenaar

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From: Kevlar <webmaster@max-web.com>
To: Missouri FreeNet Administration <cypherpunks@toad.com
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Raw Date: Thu, 10 Dec 1998 16:36:06 -0800 (PST)

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From: Kevlar <webmaster@max-web.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 1998 16:36:06 -0800 (PST)
To: Missouri FreeNet Administration <cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Global Strike to protest Wassenaar
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Not only will Maximum Web Design (www.max-web.com) not be operating on
December 14, I have plenty of bandwith for a page with all the
participants. Would be happy to maintain it too...

Please e-mail me. anti-wassenaar@max-web.com

Only serious requests -=WITH A URL=- will be accepted.
Will post the address to the list asap.

At 10:11 AM 12/10/98 -0600, you 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
>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 <jkwilli2@unity.ncsu.edu>
>:To: cypherpunks@toad.com
>: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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-Kevlar <RulerAllMighty@max-web.com>