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Join the Virtual Sit-In against the MinuteMen

by SWARM the Minmutemen Wednesday, May. 25, 2005 at 12:19 PM

SWARM the Minuntemen invites people from all over the world who oppose racist violence to join the Electronic Disturbance Theatre action on May 27th, 28th and 29th, 2005 to engage in a virtual sit-in on the MinuteMen website during their "Unite to Fight" Summit. // SWARM the Minutemen Invita gente desde todo el mundo quien estan contra la violencia racista a una el accion de Electronic Disturbance Theatre en el 27, 28 y 29 de Mayo, 2005 para un "virtual sit-in" el el sitio de web de los MinuteMen durante sus conferencia de "Unate para Pelear".

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SWARM the Minuntemen invites people from all over the world who oppose racist violence to
join the Electronic Disturbance Theatre action on May 27th, 28th and
29th, 2005 to engage in a virtual sit-in on the MinuteMen website during
their "Unite to Fight" Summit.

Read on for the Electronic Disturbance Theatre call to action.

"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me.
I lift my lamp beside the golden door."

- “The New Colossus,” by the nineteenth-century American poet Emma
Lazarus inscribed on a plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty.

Dear sisters and brothers,

Electronic Disturbance Theater (EDT) in solidarity with Swarm The
MinuteMen action will hold a 3 Day Virtual Sit-In starting on May 27th
to May 29th (2005) on the MinuteMen Project. We call on all you to join
us and let the MinuteMen Project know that hard borders are alien in an
age of global interdependence and to the ideals of liberty as a “golden
door” that is open to all. An ideal that so many have died trying to reach.

To Join The Virtual Sit-In On Starting on May 27th Click:
http://www.thing.net/~rdom/ecd/ecd.html

Why we must swarm the MinuteMen:

For Víctor Nicolás Sánchez, Adolfo Pérez Hernández, Daniel Barrientos,
Santos Orozco Aguilar, Raúl Hernández Soria, Sandra Edna Durán, Jesús
Medina Contreras, Edgar Venegas Brambila, José Gutiérrez, Melquíades
Gómez Baca, Martha Rivera
García...

Myth Number 1: Immigrants take jobs away from Americans.
Myth Number 2: Most immigrants are a drain on the U.S. economy or treasury
Myth Number 3: America is being overrun by immigrants.
Myth Number 4: Immigrants aren’t really interested in becoming part of
American society.
Myth Number 5: Immigrants contribute little to American society.

Facts to dispel to these myths from the American Immigration Lawyers
Association: http://www.aila.org/contentViewer.aspx?bc=17,142

We call on you sisters and brothers from all over the world who oppose
the MinuteMen Project and in the name of the 3,500 women, men and
children who have died crossing into “The Land of Liberty” since 1994 to
join the Electronic Disturbance Theatre action on May 27th, 28th and
29th, 2005 to engage in a Virtual Sit-In on the MinuteMen website during
their "Unite to Fight" Summit.

Who are the MinuteMen:

The MinuteMen are a non-governmental group of people vowing to patrol
the US/Mexico border with guns in order to stop migrant people from
crossing the border. They represent an intensification of the trend of
violence towards migrant people and people of color that has increased
since 9/11/2001. While they claim that they are not violent, their very
use and display of deadly weapons is a violent act in itself. How can
guns be used to detain people without being violent? Already there have
been numerous reports of people being forced to lie on the ground by the
MinuteMen and being forced to have their pictures taken with MinuteMen
volunteers, recalling Abu Ghraib style dehumanization.

SWARM the MinuteMen Group Statement:

http://swarmtheminutemen.com/

While the MinuteMen publicly claim to be non-violent, we here at SWARM
know a different face of the MinuteMen. We've received numerous death
threats and threats of violence filled with racial slurs. We plan to
publicly release these soon to let everyone know the exact kind of
hatred the MinuteMen are acting as a lightning rod for, attracting it
and focusing it towards migrant people.

Just as important though, the MinuteMen are a clear result of the
violent, us-versus-them mentality promoted by the Bush administration.

We are intervening into and dancing with the communication systems of
the MinuteMen because along with the physical violence they are
creating, they are extremely conscious of the violent power their
messages have and they had any measure of success thanks to the
complicity the corporate media. Their communications are a critical part
of their mission to send a message to legislators that more
militarization of the border is necessary. Their images and words can't
be separated from the violence of their guns, and both must be stopped.

We refuse to support the United States government's attempts to find a
scapegoat to blame this country's problems on while it bankrupts our
social services, wages wars on the world, sends our brothers, sisters,
friends and neighbors to die and profits off of the whole plan. Who
stands to profit from a more militarized border? Will the same
corporations that made billions in government contracts off of the war
in Iraq like Halliburton and CACI be the same ones to profit from the
war on the border?

We must stand together now to say that this country is made up of
millions of people of many different ethnicities and cultures and that
is due to migration. Migrant people have human rights, regardless of the
government's and the racist's attempts to deny that fact. Until the
United States has a sane immigration policy that allows people to move
as freely as capital and goods do, we will continue to struggle.

Why should you join the Virtual Sit-In On May 27th 2005:

For Benito González Cruz, Benito González Serrano, Javier Rojas
Bracamonte, Juan José Romo Zetina, José Luis Garza, Roberto Acegueda
López, Román Robles Rojas, Reynaldo González Corona and the thousands of
other people who have been murdered for simply trying to cross the
border into what is now the United States and which was once Mexico.

Contact:

For any questions on the Electronic Disturbance Theater’s action in
solidarity with SWARM the MinuteMen contact

Ricardo Dominguez (co-founder of the Electronic Disturbance Theater) at
rdom@thing.net

Electronic Disturbance Theater
http://www.thing.net/~rdom/ecd/ecd.html

See our site for more info:
http://swarmtheminutemen.com
or our mirror:
http://www.autistici.org/swarmtheminutemen/

See our mirror sites to read our original content which our domain
registrar forced us to remove:
http://swarm.mahost.org/
http://www.thing.net/~rdom/ecd/swarm/index.php



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SWARM the Minutemen Invita gente desde todo el mundo quien estan contra la violencia
racista a una el accion de Electronic Disturbance Theatre en el 27, 28 y
29 de Mayo, 2005 para un "virtual sit-in" el el sitio de web de los
MinuteMen durante sus conferencia de "Unate para Pelear".

Leer la llamada de accion de Electronic Disturbance Theatre:

Dadme vuestros exhaustos, vuestros pobres,

Vuestras muchedumbres que ansían respirar en libertad,

Los miserables deshechos de vuestras rebosantes orillas.

Mandadlos a todos, a los desamparados, encomendádmelos a mí.

Que yo levanto mi antorcha junto a la puerta dorada

"The New Colossus," de Emma Lazarus, poetisa norteamericana del siglo
XIX, inscrito en una placa en la base de la Estatua de la Libertad.

Queridos hermanas y hermanos,

Electronic Disturbance Theater (EDT), en solidaridad con la acción
Swarm The MinuteMen, realizará una sentada virtual de 3 días los
próximos 27 al 29 de mayo (2005) contra el sitio de MinuteMen Project.
Convocamos a todos los interesados a unirse a nosotros para hacer saber
al MinuteMen Project que las fronteras infranqueables no pertenecen a la
era de la interdependencia global, ni a los ideales de libertad vista
como "puerta dorada" que está abierta a todos. Un ideal por cuya
consecución muchos han muerto.

Para unirse a la sentada virtual que comienza el 27 de mayo, clicar aquí:

http://www.thing.net/~rdom/ecd/ecd.html

Por qué debemos bloquear MinuteMen:

Por Víctor Nicolás Sánchez, Adolfo Pérez Hernández, Daniel Barrientos,
Santos Orozco Aguilar, Raúl Hernández Soria, Sandra Edna Durán, Jesús Medina
Contreras, Edgar Venegas Brambila, José Gutiérrez, Melquíades Gómez
Baca, Martha Rivera García...

Mito Nº1: Los inmigrantes quitan los puestos de trabajo a los
estadounidenses
Mito Nº2: Tantos inmigrantes consumen la economía de los Estados Unidos
Mito Nº3: Estados Unidos está saturado de inmigrantes
Mito Nº4: Los inmigrantes no están interesados de verdad en formar parte
de la sociedad estadounidense
Mito Nº5: Los inmigrantes apenas contribuyen a la sociedad estadounidense

-American Immigration Lawyers Association, leé aqui para ver porque
esos Mitos no estan verdad:
http://www.aila.org/contentViewer.aspx?bc=17,142


Convocamos a todos los hermanos y hermanas del mundo que se oponen al
Proyecto MinuteMen, y en nombre de los 3500 hombres, mujeres y niños que
han muerto, desde 1994, tratando de alcanzar "La Tierra de la Libertad",
a que os unáis a la acción del Electronic Disturbance Theatre los días
27, 28 y 29 de mayo de 2005, realizando una sentada virtual al web site
del proyecto MinuteMen durante la convocatoria "Unite to Fight"

Quiénes son MinuteMen:

MinuteMen es un grupo no gubernamental cuyos miembros patrullan armados
la frontera México/Estados Unidos impidiendo el paso de inmigrantes.
Representan la intensificación de reacciones violentas contra los
inmigrantes y la gente de color que se ha producido después del 11 de
septiembre de 2001. Aunque proclaman no ser violentos, el mero hecho de
llevar y exhibir armas es un acto violento en sí mismo. Cómo no va a ser
violento detener a la gente a punta de pistola? De hecho se han
reportado numerosos casos de personas obligadas por los miembros de
MinuteMen a tumbarse en el suelo y a ser fotografiadas por los
voluntarios de MinuteMen, en el más puro estilo deshumanizante de Abu
Ghraib.

Informe de SWARM:

http://swarmtheminutemen.com/

Mientras MinuteMen proclama públicamente no ser violentos, nosotros en
SWARM conocemos su otra cara. Hemos recibido numerosas amenazas de
muerte y amenazas de violencia llenas de insultos racistas. Pensamos
publicar en breve estas amenazas para que todo el mundo sepa exactamente
cuánto odio están generando, atrayendo y difundiendo en MinuteMen
contra los inmigrantes.

Aunque sólo sea por eso, MinuteMen son el claro resultado de la
mentalidad violenta, de "nosotros -contra-ellos", que promueve la
administración Bush.

Vamos a intervenir en los sistemas de comunicación de MinuteMen porque
además de la violencia física que realizan, son extremadamente
conscientes del violento poder de sus mensajes, y saben hasta qué punto
tienen éxito gracias a la complicidad de los medios corporativos. Sus
comunicaciones son una parte crítica de su misión, el mensaje que envían
a los legisladores reclamando la necesidad de militarizar las fronteras.
No se pueden separar sus imágenes y sus palabras de la violencia de sus
armas de fuego, y ambas deben detenerse.

Nos negamos a apoyar los intentos del gobierno de los Estados Unidos de
encontrar un chivo expiatorio al que culpar de los problemas de este
país mientras lleva a la bancarrota nuestros servicios sociales,
emprende guerras por el mundo, envía a nuestros hermanos, hermanas,
amigos y vecinos a morir y se beneficia del plan al completo. ¿Quién
obtiene provecho de militarizar las fronteras? ¿Serán las mismas
corporaciones que obtienen billones en contratos con el gobierno gracias
a la guerra en Irak, como Halliburton y CACI.

Ahora debemos permanecer unidos para proclamar que este país se compone
de millones de personas de distintas etnias y culturas y que ello es
gracias a la inmigración. Los inmigrantes tienen derechos humanos, sean
cuales sean los del gobierno y los intentos racistas por negarlo. Hasta
que los Estados Unidos tengan una política de inmigración sana que
permita la movilidad de las personas igual que permite el libre
movimiento de bienes y capital, continuaremos luchando.

Por qué deberías unirte a la sentada virtual del 27 de mayo de 2005?

Por Benito González Cruz, Benito González Serrano, Javier Rojas
Bracamonte, Juan José Romo Zetina, José Luis Garza, Roberto Acegueda López,
Román Robles Rojas, Reynaldo González Coronav y los miles de personas
que han
sido asesinados por intentar cruzar la frontera de lo que ahora son los
Estados Unidos, pero que antes fue México.

Contacto:
Para cualquier pregunta sobre la acción del Electronic Disturbance
Theatre en solidaridad con SWARM the MinuteMen contacta con:
Ricardo Dominguez (cofundador del Electronic Disturbance Theater) a
través del e-amil: rdom@thing.net rdom@thing.net>

Electronic Disturbance Theater

http://www.thing.net/~rdom/ecd/ecd.html

Ve nos sitio para mas informacíon:
http://swarmtheminutemen.com
o nos espejo:
http://www.autistici.org/swarmtheminutemen/

Ve nos espejos para leer nos palabras originales cual nuestra compania
de DNS forzónos quitar:
http://swarm.mahost.org/
http://www.thing.net/~rdom/ecd/swarm/index.php

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