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[Nettime-bold] S26 - VIRUTAL SIT IN - JOIN NOW!!


You are cordially invited to participate in a street demonstration online,
to bring a support (at least a moral one) S26 movement (September 26) of

Prague. For their right to express himself against the vortex ravaging
economies and populations around the planet. Please , come to block
peacefully with your words the access to some websites connected with the World Bank...

Download your Toy!! Join Now!!


:iDEFENSE iALERT: Cyber Activist Protest - S26


Cyber Activists Target IMF, World Bank With New Denial of Service Tool

iDEFENSE Intelligence Services

September 21, 2000

4:40 p.m. EST

The cyber activist group Federation of Random Action (FRA), along with toyZtech, are organizing a cyber action in support of the S26 protests scheduled to take place on Sept. 26, 2000 in Prague, Czech Republic. The FRA will be unveiling a new cyber protest tool for the action that will build on features found in the MayDayProtest tool, which was also used against the Web sites of the IMF, World Bank and others during the first week of May 2000.

The goals of the current action are to bring about "a change in the mode of action of the globalization, to attain an organic globalization respecting the people and the environment rather than in the current

globalization only used for enriching the richest at the expense of the

poorest." According to the FRA's call to action, "Functioning is simple:

To slow down or block access to some Web sites close to the IMF and to

The World Bank, as a demonstration in the real world can block streets." The FRA also listed as one of its demands, "Specifically for Internet, a recognition of the right to demonstrate on the Web as a free expression right by the authorities of international law."

The FRA has been a key actor behind a number of cyber actions, including protests targeting Occidental Petroleum, Fidelity Investments, eToys, and a number of others. The group is based in France and is one of the lead groups in developing new cyber activist tools based off the FloodNet tool originally created by Electronic Disturbance Theater (EDT). While it remains to be seen how much participation the current action will have, the group does have the ability to rally wide support among the cyber activist community.

In an interesting twist, the new tool being deployed for this action by

the FRA will allow protesters to chat with each other while attacking the target sites. Due to the need for attackers to remain online for the protest to be effective, this new feature is likely to increase the

amount and duration of participation by cyber activists, consequently increasing the ability of the attack to negatively effect Web sites.

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