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Netstrike on US Navy website underway!

Join a netstrike in solidarity with the people of Vieques, Puerto Rico! www.freespeech.org/provieques
WEDNESDAY JUNE 13th 2001:

Activists worldwide are participating in a netstrike against the US Navy at www.freespeech.org/provieques

Why a Virtual Sit-In? To support the demand that the US Navy cease their wargames and leave Vieques in peace. To add our (online) virtual bodies to the presence of the (on the line) physical bodies of Puertorican activists who occupy the bombing ranges of la Isla Nena. To attract media attention by engaging in a new form of protest action. To send a message to the United States government that we will not be silenced until the people of Vieques can live without the sound of jets screaming overhead, without the destruction of their beaches and coral reefs, without the high cancer rates caused by depleted uranium found in bullets and shell casings, without the 'accidental' deaths of civilians.


* How does it work? The Virtual Sit-In Pro Vieques opens the US Navy online enlistment form (www.navy.com/join_now.jsp) and automatically fills it, using the name 'Que C. Vaya la Marina de Vieques (US Navy out of Vieques).' Simply alter this message as you see fit and then press the 'Submit' button. If enough people join the Virtual Sit-In, the Navy's database of potential recruits will become flooded with thousands of protest messages.


* Can it damage the Navy computers? It is unlikely. If many thousands of people around the world simultaneously join the Virtual Sit-In Pro Vieques, it might slow the Navy servers down a great deal; if tens of thousands join, we may inadvertently crash the Navy website. However, the purpose of our action is not at heart destructive, it is symbolic.


* Can it damage my computer? No. It's just a web page.

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