one | 21.11.2002 02:43
Onlineprotest N23 against repression in Italy
Meanwhile, a loose network of internet activists from different countries has called for a virtual protest on the Italian justice department´s website (www.giustizia.it ) in support of the demonstration in Italy´s streets. Both manifestations are to take place at the same time. "With this symbolic action, we want to express our solidarity with the Italian protest movement and thereby show the Italian courts and authorities that we have put a critical eye on them." an internet activist declares, "it is not about sabotaging the justice department´s website, though with our mass access, we would like to tell the Berlusconi government that we are there, we´re aware and we condemn its actions." The initiative also calls for politely-written protest e-mails directed at diverse Italian government agencies. "The Italian protest movement needs our support, and there is no faster and more internationalised way to show our anger about the events than using the internet. We have to globalise solidarity!" the activist adds.
The internet activists have created an international website for mobilising purposes: there, anyone using a computer and wanting to participate can have a look at how the internet protest works: just access www.giustizia.it from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and leave international tracks of data by clicking curiously and courageously on the website.
More information about the online protest:
www.onlineprotest.de.vu or www.bushinberlin.de/onlineprotest