[linux-elitists] Next Round of Free Dmitry Protests: Monday July 30 2001

Mr.Bad mr.bad@pigdog.org
Thu Jul 26 19:36:51 PDT 2001


Did you miss the last round? Are you bummed that the rest of us are
exulting with the heady power of activism while you write pouty
messages about how it doesn't matter anyways on your Web site or
mailing list?

Well, here's another chance! Come be a HERO WARRIOR for INFORMATION
RIGHTS at a FREE DMITRY PROTEST near you! We've got the Feds against a
wall -- holding a man that NO ONE wants in prison, just because they
haven't figured out how to release him yet. Come help give them a
push!

~Mr. Bad

P.S. Why am I always the one to post these things?

P.P.S. This announce is SF-centric. People in other cities should
check http://www.freesklyarov.org/ for details about protests in their
area.

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From: Nick Moffitt <nick@zork.net>
Subject: [free-sklyarov] ANNOUNCEMENT: Free Dmitry Demonstration Monday 11:30am at SF Civic Center!
To: free-sklyarov@zork.net, free-sklyarov-announce@lists.xcf.berkeley.edu,
	free-sklyarov-sfba@lists.xcf.berkeley.edu
Cc: vadim@xcf.berkeley.edu
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 02:32:37 -0700

With Adobe's show of good faith regarding Dmitry Sklyarov's
persecution by the FBI and DOJ, we can declare last Monday's
demonstration a success!

But it is a limited success, in that Dmitry Sklyarov still sits in a
federal holding cell in Las Vegas, awaiting the US Marshals to haul
him away in chains to California.

We can not simply let this happen!  We cannot sit idly by and say to
ourselves "Oh, I freed Dmitry last week!  Why should I do it again?"
The simple fact is that Dmitry is not free, despite the fact that NO
ONE WANTS HIM IN JAIL!

Adobe doesn't want him in jail!  The general academic community
doesn't want him in jail!  The Electronic Publisher's Consortium
doesn't want him in jail!  The Free Software community doesn't want
him in jail!  Librarians don't want him in jail!  Dmitry's wife and
two children certainly do NOT want him in jail!

LET IT BE KNOWN that we will bang on the doors of the towers of
justice and demand in the loudest voice we have that they...

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So here's how you can help us out!

- Go to the signmaking party this Sunday.  Check these mailing lists
  for the announcement, or mail vadim@xcf.berkeley.edu for details.

- Make your own sign if you can't go to the party.  Be sure that it is
  civil, and does not mention adobe.  The key message that we want to
  hammer in is "FREE DMITRY", so make sure it says those two words
  *somewhere* on it.  If you can't make a sign, just being there is
  good for the cause! 

- Call up the press and send them this announcement.  Many of them
  missed the event in San Jose, and now's their chance to cover the
  FREE DMITRY movement!

- Show up at San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza, Monday the 30th of
  June at 11:30am PDT. The site is accessible from BART, MUNI Metro,
  and any number of MUNI buses.  It's the green square marked "City
  Hall Plaza" on the following map:
  http://maps.yahoo.com/py/maps.py?Pyt=Tmap&addr=&city=San+Francisco&state=CA&slt=37.775002&sln=-122.418297&mlt=37.779300&mln=-122.417400&name=&zip=&country=us&BFKey=&BFCat=&BFClient=&mag=10&desc=&cs=7&newmag=9&poititle=&poi=
  You can spot us because we'll be the ones with the signs and the
  shirts that say "FREE DMITRY" on them.

- Be ready to CALL THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA ON THE CARPET!
  Be prepared to GIVE THEM A PIECE OF YOUR MIND!  Tell these folks to
  DROP THE CASE because the DMCA is an UNJUST LAW!  DEMAND that they
  return this man to his family PRONTO!

Last Monday's events saw HUNDREDS of demonstrators crying for justice.
The fact that this was achieved with little to no preparation speaks
to the power and widespread respect for the Free Dmitry movement.  We
now have four days in which to prepare for this demonstration, so it
will be spectacular!

So join us now and FREE DMITRY!

	--Nick Moffitt, Coalition to Free Dmitry <ctfd@zork.net>

References:

Free-Sklyarov e-mail mailing list:

	http://zork.net/mailman/listinfo/free-sklyarov/

Free-Sklyarov e-mail announcement list:

	https://lists.xcf.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/free-sklyarov-announce

Free Dmitry news page:

	http://freedmitry.org

Free Sklyarov info page:

	http://freesklyarov.org

Electronic Frontier Foundation:

	http://eff.org
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