Subject: IW Mailing List iw/960218
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Date: Sat, 17 Feb 1996 18:09:35 -0800
From: Bruce Sterling 
Subject: They're back again

---Forwarded from one of Mr. Sterling's sources on the net:
Saturday 2 march 1996 National Stand-Up in Italy to Solidarize with
Chiapas and Boycott the Mexican Government by the Italian Coordination
of the Committees Supporting the "Zapatista" Fight
During this day the Italian Coordination is going to organize several
demonstrations in front of Italian Mexican Consulates and, in the same
time, a Net Strike against two Mexican Internet Addresses with the aim
to protest again the repressive initiatives carried out by the Mexican
Government against the People of Chiapas and supporting the social
demands of the Mexican People. 
The Net Strike will be carried out against the Gabinete del Gobierno des
Estado del mexico's URL:

and the Mexican Bank for Foreign Trade's URL:

from 7.00-8.00 p.m.  Italian time (12.00 a.m.  - 01.00 p.m.  Mexican
time).  Please pay attention to set the cache memory of the browser's
program to 0 and to cross nonstop from an address to the other. 
Some words about "Zapatista" experience. 

The "Zapatista" experience has put again under discussion the concept of
internationalism as a way to solidarize with organizations, guerrilla
movement of marxist style whose main goal is the conquest of the power. 
Now, after the falldown of the Berlin's wall and of the realist
socialismm, the concept of solidarity has a new mean.  The first ones to
understand this are the "Zapatistas" by the issue of their first
announcement outlining the differences existing between them and the
"Sandinista" and "Salvador"'s fronts.  As a concequence, the Zapatistas
take in more consideration the several antagonist movements fighting
against the capitalist model all over the world rather than a powerful

The spreading of capitalism as a world's standard social model has
re-designed the world's political borders outlining the differences
between poor people and rich ones rather than between Eastern and
Western countries.  The EZLN cries not only ask for solidarity but also
invite the opposition forces to counteract the new capitalist
philosophy: the Neo-Free- Trade Concept. 

The first press-releases of Marcos outline the importance of
counteracting the capitalist model in every country of the world and, as
a consequence, one of the first EZLN's initiative is to solidarize with
the demostrations of the Italian workers of "Alfa di Arese".  In Mexico,
the NAFTA agreement (free-trade agreement signed by USA, Mexico and
Canada) is one of the many tools used by international lobbies to
increase their profits.  As a consequence, also the Mexican unemployment
figures and the Pesos devaluation increase while the little firms die. 

On 1995 the poor people in Mexico are 40 millions of units, the 77% of
the whole.  Only the monopolies, the big publishing and TV companies and
the multinational branches take advantage of the NAFTA agreement.  On 2
february 1995, the FMI involves itself with 20 milllions of dollars to
support this kind of "economic project".  On 9 february 1995 the mexican
federal army's offensive supported by the US spy satellites has the main
goal to erase the Zapatista's experience. 

In the same time, in Italy, a political attack to the social welfare
causes a loss of 1.500.000 work's units.  These are only some examples
of how the application of Neo-Free-Trade concept all over the world
means an increase of profits for the big business and an increase of
problems for the poor people.  As e result, the discontent of workers
and unemployed people of industrial and non-industrial countries lead to
record thousands of demonstrartions all over the world sharing a unique
enemy: the Neo-Free-Trade Concept. 

While in France the social protest is represented by huge demonstrations
and national strikes, in Mexico the indios choose the guerrilla as an
appropriate answer to land-owners, Mexican and US government which have
injuried Mexican people with poverty, hunger and illness. 

The Zapatista's revolt started on 1 January 1994 has caused fear among
US markets and outlined the need to discuss about international
solidarity.  The Zapatista's cry has been listened also in Italy:
committees, associations and movements have carried out a national
coordination supporting the EZLN and designing social projects to help
Chiapas people with the collaboration of Italian workers' roganizations. 
Coordination of Italian Committees Supporting Zapatista's Fight
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Florence, 18 february 1996
Strano Network supports this initiative with all its communication's tools.
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Date: Sun, 18 Feb 1996 11:03:25 -0500
Subject: Re: NSA in IW Mailing List iw/960217


Most of the baseless conjecture about NSA, its origin and its mission
are answered or refuted in a superb six-part, 16 page series that
appeared in The Baltimore Sun, December 3-15, 1995.  Written by Scott
Shane and Tom Bowman and titled No Such Agency, it is the most thorough
and frank coverage of NSA that I have ever seen.  Its responsible,
investigative reporting at its best.  A reprint has been issued by the
Baltimore Sun.