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   International Call To Creative Action
     graham a brown <>
   [sonic]square # 7 - INTO THE WORLD
     "SQUARE" <>
   Iraq: search engine correction campaign for web developers
     "Jason Handby" <>
   San Francisco Protest Veterans Speak Out
     Bruce Sterling <>
   In the name of the father
     "Ivo Skoric" <>
   quelques liens =?ISO-8859-1?Q?int=E9ressants?=
     Busselen <> 
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Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 11:13:13 -0800
From: graham a brown <>
Subject: International Call To Creative Action

Hi I would like to bring to this list the International Call To Creative
Action, creative competition.

The theme is to explore your post 9€11 experience.

All the winning and finalists entries will be published September 2003, on
the 9€11 International Call to Creative Action, a digital storytelling
interactive DVD, to be presented to the United Nations Library, and Canadian
Parliamentary Library and the American Library of Congress.

Categories: Writer, Visual Artist, Photography, Multimedia, and a separate
family or school entry. Detailed information is on the web site or email Entry fee: fifteen ($15) US money order with
one (1) entry or twenty five dollars ($25) US money order for three (3)
entries.1st Prize: $250, 2nd Prize: $150, all in US currency. Winners will
receive a copy of the published DVD.

Deadline post marked May 1, 2003

netcoMedia Interactive
1027 Davie Street, Suite 532
Vancouver, BC, 
Canada V6E 4L2


Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 21:39:20 +0100
From: "SQUARE" <>
Subject: [sonic]square # 7 - INTO THE WORLD

[sonic]square # 7
10-11-12  APRIL  2003
kaaitheaterstudio's, OLV van Vaakstraat 81 rue ND du Sommeil, 1000 brussels

musicians, film-makers, artists and activists handling the media tactically
in wartime, in Palestine or elsewhere in the world.

concerts - installations - talks - screenings

with Luuk Bouwman - Kim Cascone - Pierre Deruisseau - Azza El-Hassan - Renée
Green - Tara Herbst & Nicolas Siepen - Emily  Jacir - Neguev - Els Opsomer -
random_inc. - [rocher]~[sillon] -Florian Schneider - Star 2000 - Ultra-red -
Jeroen Van der Stock - Stephen Vitiello

detailed info on


Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 10:08:29 -0000
From: "Jason Handby" <>
Subject: Iraq: search engine correction campaign for web developers

I just received this on a web development list. It suggests the start of a
campaign to "correct" the major search engines.

The example link provided by the author is worth looking at, but it's quite
strong stuff so be warned.


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First off: This is a hot issue, but please don't try to start a debate
or discussion here as thelist is meant to help web developers; join
thechat if you want to discuss
<> .

Objective: turn search results for phrases concerning the US lead
invasion of Iraq into links with a reasonable point of view.

People that are for or ambivalent about the war nearly always:

1. Don't understand why ruthless dictators since Hitler have been
contained: the UN makes collective decisions on who should be taken out
of power.
2. Believe that Hussein had something to do with 9-11.

The apparent support for the war among US citizens (when the rest of
the World is clearly against it) has been generated by the manipulation
of opinions through propaganda. The United States is still a
Representative Democracy, and it's reasonable to hope that if people
get their facts straight, we can correct the path the current US
Executive Branch has put the World on.

What we web developers who are against the war can do:

Take part in a search engine result campaign where searches for phrases
such as "iraqi liberation", "hussein terrorism", "support our troops",
etc will turn up results that reflect our point of view instead of the
propaganda espoused by the Bush administration.

Example: <> (warning:
pictures of dead or maimed people)

Try to link to other pages which are doing the same to maximize impact.
Also remember to include meta keywords and descriptions
<> in your
html and use alt tags for images, as in the example.

Example use of meta description/keyword for a page which contains
images of civilian casualties:

<meta name="KEYWORDS" content="pictures, liberated, liberated iraqis,
iraq dancing, streets" />
<meta name="DESCRIPTION" content="Pictures of liberated Iraqis thanking
coalition forces and dancing in the streets." />

Remember that to be effective, meta keywords must be included to the
<totle> and <body> of the document.

Contact your clients, or query your employer: ask them if you can use a
directory on their site for this. The more, the better. Always vary the
content as much as you can while still retaining the message. If the
page won't automatically be indexed, submit it to search engines or
better, link it from a page that's already indexed.

If you wish email a link to your page to <>. This will
add your effort to the "flood results" database of links to mutually
link to, so as  to maximize search engine placement of your

that is all. Forward message at your discretion.

PS: I'm not a unconditional pacifist, but am a vehement
anti-neoconservative and thus believe the US lead invasion if Iraq
without UN approval is one of the gravest mistakes in Mankind's
history; certainly the stupidest thing any nation has done in my
lifetime. And most likely yours too.

  ... feel free to personally congratulate or condemn me by directly
emailing <>, but again, this list is intended to address
web development .

<tip type="good bookmark for web developers"> catalogs every html and CSS
tage/attribute, including a key on browser support and major bugs. When
I have a problem with HTML or CSS,  I can usually figure out what's
going wrong with my code by referencing this site, so if you haven't
checked it out, I's suggest you do so!

- --
- -/erik/
Pictures of Liberated Iraqis
(warning: pictures of dead or maimed people)


Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2003 14:22:39 -0600
From: Bruce Sterling <>
Subject: San Francisco Protest Veterans Speak Out

*One should always listen to the cops at events
like this, they always impress me with their streetwise
working-class indifference -- bruces

S.F. cops grouse about what it's like on the front lines
Rowdy protesters, long shifts, scant food

Steve Rubenstein and Kathleen Sullivan, Chronicle Staff Writers 	Saturday,
  March 22, 2003
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Sixteen hours of running around town in a helmet and getting yelled at by 
strangers, and all he got was a banana and a Snickers bar.

Also about $400 in overtime, but never mind that.

"They can have the overtime," said one of several hundred San Francisco 
riot cops. "I don't need the overtime. I'd pay them the overtime not to 
have to do this."

The cop, an 18-year veteran of the force who asked not to be identified, 
was sitting in a North Beach cafe on Friday morning in his navy blue combat 
suit with two fellow officers, sipping a cup of black coffee and trying to 
decide whether it was a mistake to sip black coffee.

"You drink too much coffee, and that can be a problem," he said, because a 
riot cop standing in formation on Market Street cannot exactly ask the 
sergeant for time out to use the facilities.

On Thursday, the cop said he had walked, trotted and run about 6 miles 
through San Francisco, from protest site to protest site, wearing his body 
armor, helmet, heavy jacket and carrying his baton, all the while "getting 
called every possible thing in the book."

"They call you pig, robot, Nazi," he said. "They call you everything. You 
stand there, and you take it. You don't talk. You don't answer. If you stay 
detached, then they don't own you.

"Once you get pissed off, then they own you."

Sometimes, the cop said, he smiles at those hurling the insults.

"That can drive 'em crazy," he said.

The cops were pretty well organized, he said, but it would have been nice 
to have had a little more food and water.

"There was a barbecue back at the station, but we didn't have a chance to 
go there," he said. "All we got for lunch, around 1 p.m., was a banana and 
some water. Then, around 8 p.m., we got a Snickers bar and some more water.
  A peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich would have been nice.

"But none of us fainted, and none of us threw up," he added. "And it could 
have been worse. We could have been in Iraq."

The hardest part is watching what happens to ordinary fellow citizens when 
they get together in a large throng.

"The mob mentality takes over," the cop said. "They figure they're right, 
and we're the enemy, just because we're standing there and doing our job.

"And who's being inconvenienced by these protests? Ordinary people going to 
work. Visitors staying in hotels. People going to conventions. What do they 
have to do with anything?"

His day began around 6 a.m. and ended around 10 p.m. He said he had gotten 
a few hours sleep, and then he was back in his combat suit to do it all 
over again.

In the cafe, some passers-by were nodding politely. Others tried to ignore 
the cops every bit as hard as the cops would try to ignore the epithets 
later on.

Supervisor Aaron Peskin walked by, told the cops they were doing a good job 
and working long hours.

"Just don't send us the bill for it, OK?" he said, smiling.

At about the same time, three other cops were standing on the Market Street 
sidewalk. Next to them were two idling police buses, waiting to take them 
wherever and whenever they might be needed.

Officer Shaughn Ryan, 30, said commanders gave frequent pep talks, 
reminding officers to ignore verbal abuse.

"They say: 'Don't let it get to you, keep your cool, don't do anything 
stupid,' " said Ryan, a seven-year veteran of the department.

Ryan worked 17 hours on Thursday and was facing another long day on Friday.
  He knows protesters are upset with the federal government. He knows how 
easy it is for protesters to take out their anger and frustration on the 

But understanding the dynamic doesn't make it easy to endure.

"I would hope protesters would understand everybody has a job to do, and 
this is our job," Ryan said.

Officer Lloyd Martin, a 37-year-old Army veteran, said working the protests 
was "like being back in the military -- being in squad formation, working 
long shifts, lots of road marching."


Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 13:14:41 -0500
From: "Ivo Skoric" <>
Subject: In the name of the father

Every day we hear how there are more countries supporting Bush's 
war against Saddam Hussein. We don't see the father who lost his 
only son in a helicopter crash. We saw him once. Then he was 
pulled off the air by the free media in the free country of U.S. of A. 
He did not bode well with reports on how now over 40 countries in 
the world support Bush's war. That's COUNTRIES, not PEOPLE, 
because PEOPLE do not support this war in ANY country, 
including the U.S. 

(Now, that the U.S. does not stand for freedom any more, as it 
proceeded to arrest asylum seekers from 33 countries, France 
should take the Statue of Liberty back, and return it only when the 
citizens of the U.S. become mature and responsible enough to 
impeach George Bush)

But is it true that the number of states supporting Bush's war is 
really rising so dramatically? Or is that yet another psy-ops action 
against the gullible domestic TV viewer? We have heard "Iraqi 
citizens" calling in on Larry King Live, in what would be wee 
morning hours in Iraq, begging Americans to come and liberate 
them. We have seen U2 airplanes turning back from their UN 
inspections mandated mission, allegedly scared by the non-
existent Iraqi anti-aircraft capabilities. We watched patiently the 
bizzare countdown on all 5 big US TV networks (Cee Nothing New, 
All Bow to Caesar, Nothing But Counterfeit, Cold Blooded Swindle, 
Faux 5) for the 48 hours ultimatum to expire.

Cameras were fixed on 4 or 5 potential targets for hours, and the 
clock in the bottom right corner was ticking, counting down hours, 
minutes and seconds to the moment we would see that bridge 
majestically destroyed by an ultra-sophisticated, highly advanced, 
mighty and precise, new, giant, and much better bomb, courtesy of 
Raytheon, Northrop Grumann, or Lockheed Martin. Now it is there 
and now it is gone. But the moment never came. The zero hour 
came and had passed, and the bridge in Bhagdad was still there, 
with the morning traffic slowly milling over it.

The networks, confused with the unexpected lack of the viewable 
war, brought in countless retired generals and eloquent pundits to 
debate on why this war is so incredibly neccessary and justified. 
"We'll bring freedom to others" said Bush in his address to the 
nation, while cruise missiles were hitting targets of opportunity, far 
away from badly positioned TV network cameras. The US will 
liberate other countries from their own freedom, and impose the US 
freedom on them, just as the Soviet Union used to do it in the pre-
Gorbachev era.

And 99% of US Senate is behind Bush on that. Just as 100% of 
Iraqi parliament is behind Saddam Hussein. In the name of the 
father, albeit old man is against it, the son will indeed easily 
conquer Iraq, but with no holy spirit to bless his victory. Nothing 
less should be expected from the military that devours a budget the 
size of the combined GDP-s of the former Soviet Union nations. 
Then, they will be stuck there with the oil, they desire so much, 
surrounded by enemies who hate them for years to come, with no 
one in the world, that they so arrogantly abandoned, to turn for help 
to. Isn't this a really great, absolutely fabulous, beginning of the 
New American Century?

As leadership targets proved to be low yield (Saddam, that colors 
his hair, but not his moustache, was still alive), the mighty power 
turned to other less important, but more media friendly targets, 
providing some 'shock and awe' for a domestic viewers to watch: 
fireworks over Bhagdad night, doesn't it look wonderful? And yes, 
back to the list of countries that support Bush's war: in a 
passionate speech on Croatian TV, Croatian president, Stipe 
Mesic, plead that Pentagon should take Croatia OFF that list, 
since Croatia: "We cannot accept the establishment of a model of
behavior in international relations which would allow, to put it 
simply, those that possess force ... to take military action against 
the regime of any country," he said.

U.S. ambassador to Croatia, Lawrence G. Rossin, already warned 
that there would be consequences. Threats, ultimatums, saber 
rattling, bribery - yes, indeed, there would be consequences - for 
the U.S. the foremost - a decade of life in fear, a decade of life with 
suspended Constitutional liberties, a decade of life with ruined 
social services safety net, a decade of life with high gas prices, 
weak currency, and dispirited stock market. Thank you Mr. 
President for such visionary leadership.

Ivo Skoric


Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 08:53:18 +0100
From: Busselen <>
Subject: quelques liens =?ISO-8859-1?Q?int=E9ressants?=

Dans ce message vous trouverez des liens vers:

1 . La déclaration de la coordination des partis nationalistes
révolutionnaires LMK (Lumubistes Mulelistes Kabilistes) sur la guerre
contre l'Iraq.
Vous trouverez cette déclaration sur le nouveau site de cette

2. Le compte-rendu de la conférence du 1° mars à Paris avec Ludo
Martens, professeur Elikia Mbokolo et professeur Ndaywel e Nziem est
publié sur le même site:

3. Les chroniques congolaises n°3 sont là. Bientôt nos amis vont avoir
leur propre site où ils publieront leurs chroniques. En attendant vous
pouvez consulter les chroniques sur le site suivant:

Sur ce message:
J'ai trouvé votre adresse dans un mailgroupe autour du Congo, dans un
message qui m'était adressée ou simplement dans mon carnet d'adresses

Parfois je vous envois des informations sur la situation au Congo.
Cela ne dépassera pas un message par semaine.

Si de telles informations ne vous intéressent pas, veuillez simplement
envoyer un mail avec le mot "unsubscribe" dans l'objet à


Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 17:16:41 +0100 (CET)
Subject: \\ uar - neu + !mprovd d!e.+

>25 death American soldiers in the attacks around Nasirija (Iraq 
>reported, US demented: less then ten.)

earth: ! feel l!ghtr alred! \\ amer!kan soulz = bur!ed at mycenae

>Rumsfeld misses 10 American and British soldiers.

Rumsfeld h!d dzm !n h!z bed ____... o dze unrul!nesz ov dze veLt ... ! tell 2 u

>first injured American soldiers brought to Germany (inofficial number: 15)
>19 death American and British soldiers in the previous losses of  helicopters
>a lost British 'Tornado' (with 2 men) hit by an American 'Patriot'.

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