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!!! we seize mutant ninja direct action !!!

fakelondongenius | 05.12.2003 14:54 | WSIS 2003 | Indymedia | Technology | Sheffield | World

Yesterday evening a crack team of mutant ninja media subversives stormed Sheffield City Centre to highlight next week's United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and, in particular, the counter-summit actions collectively known as 'We Seize!'.

Image WSIS-We Seize Sheffield leaflet - application/pdf 199K

'we seize!' logo on the town hall
'we seize!' logo on the town hall

indymedia logo on the town hall
indymedia logo on the town hall

Yesterday evening (041203) Sheffield city centre was treated to a very different light show to the traditional festive lights.

At 1700GMT a unit of highly trained media guerillas, armed with a digital projector, car battery, voltage inverter and laptop projected the Indymedia and 'We Seize!' logos onto the Town Hall and The Gap outlet conveniently situated opposite.

Over 100 leaflets explaining 'We Seize!' ( and the WSIS ( were handed out to passers-by and workers returning home after a hard day in the office.

CD's of the live Linux distros Knoppix ( and dyne:bolic ( were also given away along with copies of TheOpenCD (

After about 20 minutes of the action two agents of state suppression, posing as 'City Centre Ambassadors', attempted to intimidate the brave protestors but were given short shrift and they backed away - hah!

The digital bandits continued their action until the cold got the better of them when they retired to a media party with free booze and warming bowls of bangers and mash.


the leaflet distributed on the day is available at:



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