Be part of he first worldwide general strike in history. Call in sick. Take a personal day.
Blockade the imperial procession.
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January 20th, 2005 J20 - Anti-Inauguration Call-to-Action
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: www.inaugurationmedia.org Radio
Coordinator: Selina; 202-250-4939;
sel...@riseup.net Photo and Print Coordinator: Nancy; 202-216-2817;
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Independent Media Converges to Cover Bush Inauguration
We are contacting you as an important member of the independent
media community to ask you to participate in, support or promote
independent media coverage of the upcoming presidential inauguration
From Jan. 10 through Jan. 24, independent media makers will converge
in the nation's capital to provide continuous coverage of the
inauguration through video, photography, radio, print, and web
We are a group of independent media makers in Washington, DC that
has formed to help facilitate and coordinate coverage of the
For more information, please visit our website at
www.inaugurationmedia.org. A list of our needs follows at the end
of this letter, along with information on how to join out listserves.
Information about specific media projects during the inauguration
will be available on our website in the coming weeks.
If you are in the DC area or coming to town for the inauguration,
we ask you to contact us to help coordinate independent media
We intend to provide a media workspace with broadband Internet
access, telephones, a limited number of computers for public use
and Internet radio facilities. Although we will appreciate and
request donations for use of the space, no one who legitimately
wants to use the space to create independent media will be turned
If you cannot come to Washington for the inauguration, please help
promote and distribute the independent media that is produced. For
example, post a link to our website on your site.
Repost or re-air content produced during the inauguration. Use
whatever forum you have to discuss and promote the independent media
produced during the inauguration. Share this letter and the existence
of our media center with your readership, listenership, viewership,
fellow journalists, photographers, filmmakers, and writers. Also,
consider sponsoring a trip to Washington for someone else who wishes
to create media.
Finally, we ask everyone to review the list of needs at the end of
this letter and help us however you can.
This year's election was won by a razor thin margin.
Indeed, almost half of those who voted did not vote for Bush. The
same was true of the last election. Despite this, the mainstream
media provided almost no coverage of the protests and general dissent
surrounding the 2000 inauguration. We do not want this situation
to occur again, and we are determined to use our voices and the
voices of others around the world to ensure that independent messages
The success of delivering these messages depends upon how much unity
we can create in the world of independent media. One person acting
alone is one voice. Acting together, we are many voices, and can
pool our resources to rise above the din of the mainstream media.
With your assistance, we can ensure that the voice of independent
media is heard loud and clear.
Thank you for any support you can offer us.
DC Inauguration Media Group
We are a not-for-profit coalition of independent media makers working
on an entirely volunteer basis. Any money we receive in the form
of contributions will go directly towards supporting the creation
and distribution of independent media. A list of participants is
available on our website, www.inaugurationmedia.org.
LIST OF NEEDS:
Financial Contributions. Please consider making a financial
contribution of any amount. All contributions are tax-deductible
through the DC Independent Media Center. Complete information on
how to make on online or mail donation is listed at: http://dc.indymedia.org/info/display/support/index.php
Equipment Donations. We are currently seeking equipment donations.
Items needed include working computers (preferably P3, G3 or better);
flat screen monitors; digital video cameras; 35mm or digital cameras;
digital audio recorders; flatbed or negative scanners;
video tapes for dubbing; digital audio tapes; hubs and routers;
networking gear; table and chairs. Equipment donations can be
tax-deductible as well.
Translation Services. We need people to help translate content,
especially in the languages of Arabic, Spanish, and French.
Technical and Server Support. We need individuals with IT and
networking skills. We are also seeking additional servers to help
host the high volume of media we anticipate during the inauguration.
Archiving Support. We need individuals to help us archive media
produced during the inauguration.
JOIN OUR LISTSERVES Please join the following listserves to coordinate
media coverage during the inauguration:
General communication and announcements:
imc...@indymedia.org (Join at http://lists.indymedia.org/mailman/listinfo/imc-dc
Tech coordination: imc-dc-t...@indymedia.org (Join at http://lists.indymedia.org/mailman/listinfo/imc-dc-tech
Video coordination: imc-dc-vi...@indymedia.org (Join at http://lists.indymedia.org/mailman/listinfo/imc-dc-video
Audio coordination: imc-dc-au...@indymedia.org (Join at http://lists.indymedia.org/mailman/listinfo/imc-dc-audio
Call radio talk shows and write letters to the newspapers...
www.organiccollective.org www.j20pdx.net http://www.notinourname.net/archive/20jan05-actions.htm
www.notinourname.net http://actagainstwar.org/calendar.php?calid=3D321 http://www.unitedforpeace.org/article.php?id=3D2651 http://www.answerla.org/ http://www.rancor.info/ http://fc.retecivica.milano.it/.../ConferenzAmbiente/
The Shim Sham Maam wrote:
General Strike - USA author: Fed Up General Strike Thursday January
20, 2005 Inauguration Day
Show George II, "The W", how much we support his reign, by supporting
a General Strike on Thursday, January 20, 2005.
We must show the world that we are not satisfied with "black box"
voting, where there is no paper trail of the votes cast. Over 8,000
votes in precincts of less than 700, voting machines counting
backwards, misallocating the votes from Kerry to Bush. Dozens and
dozens of instances of unquestionable vote fraud aided and abetted
by Republicans both in the Corporate world and the Political.
We must show that "We the People of the united States of America"
are out here, are sovereign, and that we will no longer stand by
while our basic rights and liberties are ripped away from us like
bloody swatches of skin.
A "General Strike" means:
No Economic Activity Whatsoever for examples (list not all inclusive):
=B7 NO WORKING =B7 No buying gas =B7 No buying food =B7 No fast
food =B7 No paying bills =B7 No use of US Postal Service =B7 No
movies, Pay-Per-View, or video game rentals =B7 No taking public
transportation =B7 No paying of tolls (bridge, turnpike, etc.)
If we all, those who do NOT support the regime of George W. Bush
(et al), stay away from any economic activity on Inauguration Day,
we will hurt his supporters in the most significant way - in their
Imagine, millions and millions of folks missing work, holding
rallies, and not spending a dime that day (!!!). OhMyGod, the sky
Repooplicans mobbing DC for the festivities, depending on the
'plebes' to be there serving them, and on Inauguration Day, everyone
is marching to a different drum! Who will wipe their - - noses? Or
gather laurels for them to rest upon?
Of course, a person needing medical attention, or ongoing care (i.e.
dialysis) is exempted.
Otherwise, we need to Shut the Country Down on Inauguration Day!
Get your family, your friends, your co-workers - women, men, black,
brown, WHATEVER! It doesn't matter your background; if you value
your freedom, and want to resist the fascists who are taking control,
Strike! Strike! Strike! Strike! Strike! Strike!
=20 reposted from Portland Indymedia
J20 FLASHMOBS #1 Bush Contributor Exxon/Mobil 01.Jan.2005 20:01
Depending on the number of participants in your city, two or more
flashmobs could descend on various locations and then converge with
the main counter-inaugural protest (before moving elsewhere).
Esso/Exxon/Mobil provides an internationally unifying group of
landmarks and could provide a clear link between Bush, corporations,
oil, war, and the system in general.
Flashmobs could be a great way to rally the troops. It may not be
easy but it's also not to late (and might be fun) -- so get busy,
get active, get revolting! http://www.flashmob.com/faq.html http://xflashmobs.com/faq.asp http://www.pacificenvironment.org/stopexxonmobil
===== NUREMBERG CHARTER, Section 2, Article 6:
. . . (a) CRIMES AGAINST PEACE: namely, planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression, or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances, or participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the foregoing;
(b) WAR CRIMES . . . Such violations shall include, but not be
limited to . . . murder or ill-treatment of prisoners of war . .
, killing of hostages, plunder of public or private property, wanton
destruction of cities, towns or villages, or devastation not justified
by military necessity . . .
. . . AND TO THINK HANS BLIX ASKED FOR TWO MORE MONTHS. . .
Iraq Body Count: http://www.iraqbodycount.net/
Iraq Coalition Body Count: http://icasualties.org/oif/
GEORGE BUSH AND MEMBERS OF HIS GOVERNMENT ARE WAR CRIMINALS! IMPEACH
BUSH NOW! STOP THE NEO-CON WAR MACHINE! RESIST WAR TAXATION! http://www.nwtrcc.org
HAUL BUSH AND HIS PROFITEERS BEFORE THE ICC!