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01 . Axel Bruns            . New issue of M/C now online
02 . Arm The Spirit        . "Art As Resistance" Book Available In English
03 .                       . LE MONDE DIPLOMATIQUE
04 . ROLUX                 . ROLUX V3.0 has been launched
05 . Annie Abrahams        . wishing
06 . shoji itoh            . ICC NEWSCHOOL6 sound/music communication
07 . sterreichische    
     Kulturdokumentation   . study on European cultural policy
08 . POTEPOET              . New/Old E-Zine Seeks Subscribers, Submissions
09 . Trace                 . The Web for Writers: an online course 
                             for trAce by Christy Sheffi
10 . KOGO                  .
11 . Oleg Kireev           . mailradek no. 11

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Date:  12 Feb 99 10:32:09 +1000
From: "Axel Bruns" <>
To: Multiple recipients of <>
Subject:  ann! ...  New issue of M/C now online

G'day !

The following announcement concerns the latest issue of M/C, which has
been released. We'd be delighted if you could draw some attention to our
new issue on your mailing-list. Please don't hesitate to contact us for
further information.

-----------------------------------  8<


  The Media and Cultural Studies Centre at the University of Queensland
     is proud to present issue one in volume two of the award-winning

                  M/C - A Journal of Media and Culture

M/C is an award-winning journal that crosses over between the popular and
the academic. It is attempting to engage with the 'popular', and integrate
the work of 'scholarship' in media and cultural studies into our critical
work. We take seriously the need to move ideas outward, so that our
cultural debates may have some resonance with wider political and cultural

M/C's first 1999 issue is concerned with the idea of 'fiction'. Fiction
pervades our life -- whether we're enjoying fictional stories in books or
movies, follow the fight between definitions of truth and fiction in Bill
Clinton's impeachment proceedings, or even create fiction ourselves. Our
writers remain factual, though, writing <I>about</I> fiction instead of
writing fiction; here are the articles in this M/C issue:

  "This May Look like Science Fiction, But..."
Frances Bonner explores the relationship of fictionality and scientificity
especially at the conjunction of scientific prognostication and science
fiction. She considers the unrequited love sf has for science and how the
difficulties of visual representation complicate science's rejection.

  "The Fiction of Copyright: Towards a Consensual Use of Intellectual
Axel Bruns shows that traditional concepts of copyright are an
outdated fiction in a computer-mediated environment, and describes an
alternative consensual and collaborative way of using intellectual
that he views as both inevitable and desirable.

  "The Fiction of Public Life"
P. David Marshall observes how public figures of various kinds (Jackie
and Bill Clinton) negotiate the complex media matrix of public life
an array of fictional personae.

  "'And the Winner Is Fiction': Inventing Australia, Again, for the Sydney
   Y2K Olympics"
Kirsty Leishman addresses the representation of an Australian identity
through the intensely mediated spectacle that is the Sydney 2000 Olympic
games. She analyses these competing representations in terms of Graeme
Turner's theses on the narratives of Australian culture.

  "Retelling Psycho"
Ben King takes us through a tale of two texts -- two films that share a
name: Psycho -- as he explores the audience responses to Van Sant's
shot-by-shot retelling of the same story which seeks to inform that
audience of how our attitudes have changed towards violence, sexuality,

                             And introducing

               M/C Reviews - An ongoing series of reviews
                   of events in culture and the media.

M/C Reviews is a companion piece to the M/C journal itself. Publication on
the Internet gives us the freedom to keep its link to M/C proper
M/C Reviews is neither simply a sub-section of M/C, nor completely
independent of it; you, the reader, decide how you want to see it. The
reviews are informed by the culture-critical perspective of M/C, but you
don't need to take notice of this fact; if you do, however, you'll find
that they tie in to some of the debates represented in greater length in
M/C. New articles are continually added to M/C Reviews.

Recent reviews include:

Shane Lewis:     "Norm Storms Warm Form: 'Psycho'"
Axel Bruns:      "A Visit from the Timminses: the Cowboy Junkies in
Kirsty Leishman: "No Express to Marrakesh: 'Hideous Kinky'"
Axel Bruns:      "Dark and Subtle: Morte Macabre's 'Symphonic Holocaust'"
Shane Lewis:     "Special Combination: 'Rush Hour'"
Shane Lewis:     "Toying with Victims: 'Bride of Chucky'/'Clay Pigeons'"
Axel Bruns:      "Questioning Ethnography: Annette N. Markham's 'Life
Shane Lewis:     "Rocky Road to Utopia: 'Ever After'"

Issue one in volume two of M/C is now online at
Previous issues of M/C on various topics are also still available online.
M/C Reviews is now available at <>.
All M/C contributors are available for media contacts:


                                                          Axel Bruns

M/C - A Journal of Media and Culture        
The University of Queensland            

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Date:  Thu, 11 Feb 1999 18:19:31 -0800
From: Arm The Spirit <>
To: Multiple recipients of <>
Subject:  ann! ...  "Art As Resistance" Book Available In English

Posters - Paintings - Actions - Texts from the
Initiative Kunst und Kampf (Art and Struggle)

By Bernd Langer
     Art and Struggle (KuK) was developed in the 1980's as part
of the autonomist movement. It is a conceptual idea for a
cultural-political initiative. The project KuK is based on the
idea to use resistance culture as an instrument in the political
struggle. Up to date, there are several hundreds of posters, oil
paintings, sketches and street theatre plays. Every action by Art
and Struggle is accompanied by a political action. As far as
concept, realization and in particular continuity are concerned,
the initiative KuK is an exception within the autonomist
movement. No other art initiative in Germany has faced as
comparably severe persecution. On 115 pages with 194 black and
white pictures the history and concept of KuK are explained.
     Since KuK is comprehensible only in connection with the
political movement, the development of the leftist movement in
Germany since 1945 is described. The origins as well as the
actions of the autonomist movement are focused on. In particular,
the nature of autonomist anti-fascism is explained.

Table Of Contents
Part 1
 Chapter I - Red Flags in the Cold War
 Chapter II - Economic Wonder and revolts
 Chapter III - The New Left
 Chapter IV - Armed groups
 Chapter V - A fighting movement
 Chapter VI - Autonomist Anti-Fascism
Part 2
 Chapter VII - Art and struggle
 Chapter VIII - The search for discovery
 Chapter IX - The KuK symbols
 Chapter X - The criminalization of KuK
 Chapter XI - Surveillance while painting
 Chapter XII - The exhibitions of KuK
 * Chapter XIII - Complete KuK works only in German edition *
Part 3
 Chapter XIV - Descriptions of KuK posters
 Chapter XV - Overview of KuK posters
Format: 115 pages, A5 (8.5" by 11"), 194 black and white
Published by Bernd Langer - Kunst und Kampf
Aktiv Druck & Verlag
Lenglerner Stasse 2
37079 Goettingen
Phone: 49 551 67065
Fax: 49 551 632765
Initative Kunst und Kampf
English translation by Anti-Fascist Forum
Copies available in North America for $25.00 (includes postage)
from Anti-Fascist Forum. Please make money orders or cheques
payable to "Anti-Fascist Forum" and send to:
Anti-Fascist Forum
P.O. Box 6326, Stn. A
Toronto, Ont.
M5W 1P7 Canada


Arm The Spirit is an autonomist/anti-imperialist information
collective based in Toronto, Canada. Our focus includes a wide 
variety of material, including political prisoners, national 
liberation struggles, armed communist resistance, anti-fascism, 
the fight against patriarchy, and more. We regularly publish our 
writings, research, and translation materials on our listserv
called ATS-L. For more information, contact:

Arm The Spirit
P.O. Box 6326, Stn. A
Toronto, Ontario
M5W 1P7 Canada

ATS-L Archives:

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Date:  Sat, 13 Feb 1999 10:31:07 +0100
From: andreas hagenbach <>
To: Multiple recipients of <>
Subject:  ann! ...  LE MONDE DIPLOMATIQUE

                          Le Monde diplomatique

                             english edition

                              February 1999


  Kosovo *

      by Ignacio Ramonet

     Looking back at Yugoslavia's recent history from Tito to the
     calamity of the last years, Ignacio Ramonet concludes that it is
     right that Belgrade should reconsider its removal of Kosovo's
     special status. What is needed is an agreement granting it the
     widest possible measure of autonomy within Serbia, that is to say
     within Yugoslavia. This means silencing the nationalist extremists
     of both sides.

                                            Translated by Barbara Wilson


  Unemployment sweeps China

      by Jean-Louis Rocca

     The international community has watched with bated breath as the
     economic and financial meltdown spread from Southeast Asia to
     Japan, Russia and Latin America. What if China also succumbs and
     devalues its currency? Quite apart from the profound danger to the
     world economy, it would ignite an already explosive social
     situation within the country. The policy of export-led growth is
     reaching its limits, there are vast migrations of
     peasants-turned-floating workers, and the authorities do not know
     what to do with the 30-50 million public sector workers who have
     lost their jobs.

                                            Translated by Barbara Wilson

  Can growth solve China's problem?

      by Philip S Golub

     China has so far been spared the international financial upheaval
     of the past year. However its economy is showing signs of flagging
     since it is now reaching the limits of its policy of export-based
     growth. Rapid growth, coming from its four Special Economic Zones
     in particular, has made for an imbalance between regions - and
     within society. As a result Beijing is changing its economic

                                              Translated by Julie Stoker

  Women's birthright

      by Florence Beaug

     China's vast population made it adopt a harsh policy of
     single-child families. But with economic liberalisation and hopes
     that the birth rate will spontaneously decline as a result, there
     are tentative moves to give couples more choice in planning their

                                              Translated by Julie Stoker


  Palestinian dreams and anger

      by Alain Gresh

     On 17 May the Israelis go to the polls. Until then the peace
     process will remain ever more deeply frozen. Those most excluded
     from the elusive search for peace are the Palestinian refugees.
     Driven from their homeland, the Palestinians have lived in camps or
     towns near the borders of the Israeli state since 1948. Many have
     languished in poverty, others have rebuilt their lives, but all
     have been deeply affected by the pain of an irreparable loss and
     all of them dream of "return". For long years the refugees
     spearheaded the re-birth of the Palestinian nation. Now, as the big
     losers in the Oslo accords, their tragedy strikes at the very heart
     of the Middle East's conflicts.

                                    Translated by Stuart Anthony Stilitz

  The refugees: facts and figures *

     The background to the situation of the Palestinian refugees and the
     various forums for discussing their future.

                                        Translated by Wendy Kristianasen


  Chile's forgotten children

      by Yves Hardy

     Sustained indicators of economic health have made Chile's officials
     complacent. As a result they have neglected their growing social
     obligations. The privatisation of public services has limited
     access to education and health care for the poorest and undermined
     the country's future well-being. Particularly affected are
     children. A strange legal legacy has meant that children with
     diametrically opposed needs have been treated in the same way, with
     a single institution catering for both victims and offenders. New,
     more child-friendly legislation is a start.

                                              Translated by Karen Wilkin

  Brazilian paradoxes

     Brazil has made great advances in promoting child rights throughout
     Latin America. But, despite progress on the legal front, there is
     still work to do.

                                              Translated by Karen Wilkin


  Calls for peace in Colombia

      by Benot Guillou

     The start of talks between the government of Andrs Pastrana and
     the two largest guerrilla movements, the National Liberation Army
     and the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces, came as a relief to a
     society exhausted by Latin America's longest war. But we should not
     expect an early end to the conflict. If they are to sign a peace
     accord, the guerrillas want far-reaching economic and social
     reforms. Meanwhile the paramilitary groups hope to win a seat at
     the negotiating table by stepping up the killings.

                                         Translated by Malcolm Greenwood


  Secular Turks search for reform

      by Wendy Kristianasen

     After weeks of political crisis following financial scandals, a new
     Turkish government was formed in January which should pave the way
     for general elections this coming April. Yet, for all the dynamism
     of its economy and the initiatives of its citizens, the country
     still remains under the shadow of the military. Moderate secular
     Turks find themselves unable to unlock the elusive door to true
     democratisation - not least because they share the generals' fears
     of Kurdish separatism and Islamist ascendancy.

                                                Original text in English

  Who's who *

  New strategy for the Kurds? *

      By Michel Verrier

     Abdullah calan, head of the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK), would
     like to become the Gerry Adams of the Kurds. But is an Irish or
     Basque-style solution feasible?

                                        Translated by Wendy Kristianasen


  Hurdles to European expansion

      by Jean-Yves Potel

     The countries of Central and Eastern Europe want to regain their
     rightful place in the mainstream of Europe. The leaders of the
     Fifteen and the Commission have been unable to think of any
     arrangement other than indefinite enlargement of the Union and the
     straitjacket of the "acquis communautaire" (community patrimony).
     After ten years of painful reforms, the peoples of the candidate
     states are now being forced to accept ever greater sacrifices as
     the price of their new-found freedom.

                                              Translated by Barry Smerin

  Poles torn between hope and fear

      by Robert Soltyk

     Polish attitudes are dominated by a fatalistic conviction that
     unless Poland joins the European Union, things can only get worse.
     It was this conviction, rather than blissful expectation of a
     radiant future, that lay behind most Poles' support for joining the
     EU. Given the experience of communism and the emotionally fraught
     "special relationship" with Russia, no-one any longer doubts that
     Poland must turn westwards. Despite this belief, the hope of
     uniting a continent divided for 50 years is gradually receding.

                                              Translated by Barry Smerin


  Women for sale

      by Yves Gry

     Thousands of women from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union
     are being forced into prostitution in EU countries. The traffic
     began with the lifting of the iron curtain and has spread rapidly
     due to growing economic hardship in the countries of the former
     Soviet bloc. Its hub is the Belgian city of Antwerp. The
     International Organisation for Migration has been concerned with
     the problem for some time and in December the European Commission
     in turn sounded the alarm, but so far the EU's efforts have not
     amounted to much.

                                              Translated by Barry Smerin


  No escape for Afghanistan

      by Chantal Aubry

     Policy for reconstructing Afghanistan lies in the hands of the
     United Nations, the European Union and the donor countries, but
     they are making aid conditional on respect for human rights and
     particularly the rights of women, the main targets of the Taliban.
     The country has been devastated by the strategies of the major
     powers and the obstinacy of the "students of theology". Now this
     isolationist policy looks set to make it a scapegoat - a symbol of
     the West's rejection of all Muslim societies. It is hard to see
     when and how Afghanistan will be able to escape the vicious circle
     in which it has been trapped.

                                              Translated by Julie Stoker


  Pie in the American sky *

      by Robert Bell

     The launch of the International Space Station's first modules have
     put space back in the news. But the station is the result of
     "political engineering" and its scientific interest is debatable.
     Bringing in players like Russia, Japan and Europe, Washington is
     neutralising resources, not least those of France, that could have
     been put to better use. It is also insuring itself against any
     questioning of a project dear to America's large aerospace firms
     and to members of Congress who benefit from their generosity.

                                                Original text in English


  Bitter victory for Romanian miners *

      by Damien Roustel

     In the end Romania's 15,000 striking miners never reached
     Bucharest. A secret agreement was reached on a pay rise and the
     re-opening of pits closed just before Christmas 1998. In return the
     miners agreed to go back to their homes in the Jiu Valley. The
     compromise, negotiated by their charismatic, controversial leader
     Miron Cozma and Prime Minister Radu Vasile on 22 January, avoided a
     bloody showdown. But it is a fresh blow to the neo-liberal reforms
     President Emil Constantinescu had promised the IMF. This is not the
     first time that Romania's miners have made their mark on the
     country's politics - although they have still not managed to impose
     a real change of direction.

                                                  Translated by Ed Emery


  African illusions

      by Edgar Roskis

     In town or in the bush, the African studio is the place where
     dreams come true. For a few pence, ordinary mortals can strike a
     pose and achieve immortality, have things they haven't got and may
     never have, be people they are not and may never be, have access to
     the inaccessible. All with a smile, because nobody in Africa is
     really deceived by make-believe. But for one glorious moment they
     can have it all in Philip Kwame Apagya's studio, PK's Normal Photo,
     in western Ghana. With a photo to show for it.

                                            Translated by Barbara Wilson

           English language editorial director: Wendy Kristianasen


             ALL RIGHTS RESERVED  1999 Le Monde diplomatique.

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Date:  Sat, 13 Feb 1999 22:12:08 +0100
From: ROLUX <>
To: Multiple recipients of <>
Subject:  ann! ...  ROLUX V3.0 has been launched


.... sender: Sebastian Luetgert
... subject: ROLUX V3.0 has been launched
... message: [below]

|                                                                      |
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|  can now be reached at     |
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|  minorities.                                                         |
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|                                                                      |
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|                                                                      |
|  - Sebastian Luetgert, ROLUX.                                        |
|                                                                      |

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Date:  Sun, 14 Feb 1999 16:05:08 +0100
From: Annie Abrahams <>
To: Multiple recipients of <>
Subject:  ann! ...  wishing

service of

stocking, depositing, lodging, conservation, maintainance of wishes

possibility to have a private access with password to your personal wish

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Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 17:17:06 +0900
From: shoji itoh <>
Subject: ICC NEWSCHOOL6 sound/music communication

ICC NEWSCHOOL6.........................................................

The theme in this series is "Sound and Music" at this time . Especially
sound and music which are generated by a computer will be focused.
In each period of history musicians have been using the latest
technology. Thanks to the development of hardware and software lately,
we are able to create sound and reproduce music in real time. We can
also generate sound as we wish. The foundation is almost ready to create
new music for 21 century.

We consider how sound and music can be developed with using a computer.
We also experiment the way to experience music, and the environment of
sound while comparing history of music. We propose a new music concert
space for near future, as well as we think about the system of concert ,
the relationship among a public, a performer and a composer. We look for
the relationship between future of music and human-being according to
those points.

February 18, Thursday..................................................
at 7:00 PM

Shuuichi Chino
Suguru Goto

February 20, Saturday..................................................
at 7:00 PM

Toru Iwatake
Masahiro Miwa

February 21, Sunday....................................................
at 7:00 PM

MIWA Masahiro
CHINO Shuichi
GOTO Suguru

Place :
NTT InterCommunucation Center [ICC]
Tokyo Opera City Tower 4F, 3-20-2 Nishishinjuku,
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-14, Japan

Entrance : 500 yen (free for ICC annual member)

Reservation :
                      FAX:+81 3-5353-0900

Information : 0120-144199 (toll free,domestic only)


organization : NTT InterCommunucation Center [ICC]

co-organization : NTT Basic Research Laboratories

co-operation : MIWA Masahiro,FUJII Koichi


          shoji itoh

          NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC]
          Tel.03 5353 0803(direct)
          Tel.03 5353 0800
          Fax.03 5353 0900
          Mova.010 54 49197

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Date:  Mon, 15 Feb 1999 14:36:44 +0100
From: "sterreichische Kulturdokumentation"
To: Multiple recipients of <>
Subject:  ann! ...  study on European cultural policy

Dear Madam/Sir,

we have the pleasure in informing you that our study on European cultural
policy has been translated from German into English and French with the
support of the European Commission / Ariane Programme.

Cultural Policy in Europe - European Cultural Policy?
Nation-State and Transnational Concepts


Politique culturelle en Europe - Politique culturelle europenne? 
Des conceptions nationales et transnationales

both ed. by the Oesterreichische Kulturdokumentation. Internationales
fr Kulturanalysen, Veronika Ratzenboeck, authors: Andrea Ellmeier, Bla
Rsky, Wien 1998

Cultural politics is playing an increasing decisive role in the
and re-shaping of Europe. In this field, arts and culture not only promise
political capital but also respond to questions and problems in a
where international politics - fixed primarily upon the economy - has
the limit of political acceptance. It was one of the goals of this study
focus on the changing basic conditions of cultural policies and cultural
politics. The study tries in two parts to outline the recent developments
cultural politics along national lines as well as at the transnational
The first part deals with the changing functions and/or continuity of
different concepts of cultural politics at the level of the
concepts which all together - facing a radically changing political and
economic environment - are more and more converging, albeit on the basis
very divergant historical traditions. The approach of contextualising
"Politics, Economy and Culture" in the second part of the study analyses
activities of the European Communities/European Union in the cultural
It aims to make visible the specific historic development as well as the
current policy of the EU in contrast to the cultural politics of the

Price: ATS 350,- (Euro 25,44)
Copies for reviews are free of charge.

More information about our publications you find on our website:

Yours sincerely,
Veronika Ratzenboeck
(Editor, Director)

For orders please contact:
Oesterreichische Kulturdokumentation
Austria, 1010 Wien, Schultergasse 5/15
Tel: 0043-(0)1-535 27 05
Fax: 0043-(0)1-533 49 89

Further publications in 1998:
Cultural Policies. Cultural Administration in Austria
Politique culturelle. Ladministration culturelle en Autriche
ATS 150,- (Euro 10,90)

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Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 10:17:24 -0800
From: Overtone <>
Subject: Fwd: New/Old E-Zine Seeks Subscribers, Submissions

>During the summer and fall of 1997, there were two ezines 
>POTEPOETZINE and POTEPOETTEXT, published by Potes 
>& Poets Press.  They were sent to subscribers who sent their 
>email address to Potes & Poets' e-address free of charge.  
>Is was NOT a listserv.  One just sent an informal notice of 
>wanting to receive the ezine, or unsubscribe.  
>As of now, the series is resurrected, or continue on from where 
>it left off.  Seven issues of POTEPOETZINE were and nine of 
>POTEPOETTEXT were sent forth.  New issues are now being 
>sent out already. 
>About the ezines:
>POTEPOETZINE is an edited ezine seeking submissions of
>approximately 4 screens in length -- AND, e-addresses of anyone
>who wants to receive it.  Issues will be sent out when sufficient
>material collects and time to process it arrives.  The focus will
>be on experimental, post-language, and cyber-oriented poetry 
>and short prose.
>POTEPOETTEXT is an edited single-author ezine seeking texts of 
>poetry or on poetics, of approximately 16 screen lengths, of serious
>or philosophical import.  Poetry e-chapbooks are also possible.
>Cyber-topics will be especially welcome.
>Previous issues of the e-zines can be viewed at:
><> . Click on the 
>Potes & Poets icon.
>Do subscribe!  One not need be a contributor to receive issues.
>And -- tell your friends to subscribe.
>Send e-addresses for subscriptions and submissions to:
>Peter Ganick, Potes & Poets Press

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Date:  Tue, 16 Feb 1999 11:44:10 -0000
From: Trace <>
To: Multiple recipients of <>
Subject:  ann! ...  The Web for Writers: an online course for trAce by
Christy Sheffi

The Web for Writers: an online course for trAce by Christy Sheffield
This workshop will assist writers who want to work with the web as a
Those who wish to create homepages or a place to exhibit work are also
welcome. The goal of the workshop is to help writers focus on their
dream-projects and to launch these works. 
Meetings to discuss and share work will be held in the online community
a week for 10 weeks beginning, Thursday, March 4, at 7 p.m. GMT, 2 p.m.
11 a.m PST. Space on the course is limited. 
To apply, please send a brief description of your project idea to Choose something that you will be able to complete
significantly realize within 10 weeks. You can find the syllabus at

Christy Sheffield Sanford is also keeping an online journal and running an
email conference, as well as curating 'My' Millennium. For details of all
these projects, click here:

>trAce international online writing community
>Faculty of Humanities, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Lane, 
>Nottingham NG11 8NS UK
>phone: ++ 44 (0)115 948 6360  fax: ++ 44 (0)115 948 6364

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Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 21:39:08 +0900
From: (KOGO)

the Annunciation
Sit me at

name me________
sit me in your words________
harass me in your words________

   ................................................................... 11

Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 08:36:30 +0300 (WSU)
From: Oleg Kireev <>
Subject: mailradek no. 11

The "mailradek" project is still on the run, although the group which has
been previously editing it, is changed. The information about the project
available on the Website (in Russian):
Everybody who doesn't receive it can send a "subscribe english mailradek"
e-mail to, and we'll include him into the mailing list.
	Our address is: Russia 117333 Moscow, Vavilova 48-237,
tel./fax:(095)137 71

text no. 67
        			28.12.1998 - 14.01.1999
	Suddenly, at the beginning of Perestroika, Moscow intelligentsia
started to
make the money. At first, it was possible to make the crazy amounts of
illegally - with computer technologies, for example; then it became
to do via pretty legal channels. People from the capitals in their 40s
the first who started making business careers, then the ones of my age
followed who are a little over 20. In a period of few years one could be a
friend not simple of "Pasha", "Masha" or "Sasha", but of a prestigious
journal contributor, a club founder and an advanced TV program hostess.
public space opened and new relations have been constructed. It has
engendered a new kind of snobbism, not a sectarian one - of the
intelligentsia kitchen gatherings, but of a capitalist and liberal
of societal ranks. Many regarded it to be "like in the West", and some
believed that to be positive fact.
        Nonetheless, during Perestroika our great liberals were
us firstly by their shyness; practically none of them did manage to
her/his liberal ideas even in a moment of polemic discussions. Leiderman
with his "every honest man must vote for Gaidar" was the only one to be so
courageous. Still Novodvorskaya was spitted on for her radicalism most of
all by those who were not ready to speak out the same thing by themselves
openly. They understood their liberal freedoms as a chance to stop
out and doing something.
	Even those like Gaidar who, with liberal phrases, were cynically
mercenary interests deserve at least some understanding.
        But now it's over! All that connected social space and familiar
relations, has disappeared. You don't look for familiar faces on the TV
anymore; one finds there only persons from the cynical "profi" caste (and
completely degraded nothingnesses like "quatchi" or Shenderovich). Similar
to the "old Soviet times" one won't shake a hand of anyone from the
newspaper today. We shall ask them: how much did you earn at the end of
1998? What? More than 100 bucks? ("But where were you before the 1917?")
Have you been so idealistically naive or simply corrupted? All they've
during these ten years of the meaningless freedom, will soon seem to be
miserable and pathetic than the achievements of those whom they so much
despised (the activists / intellectuals of the 60s).
translation: Irina Aristarkhova
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