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Jon Jost writes: "Hello,

We are a group, operating from Dv.com's web site (Community > Forums > Cinema Electronica) planning on making in the coming year a global portrait, to be posted on the
internet, and at the conclusion turned into an installation work and perhaps some kind of linear
cinema piece to show in festivals or other suitable venues.

Our present plan is that participants shoot a one minute shot each week, under a minimal bit of
aesthetic and topical guidance so as to make the total communal work coherent. Of this minute,
those who can would be asked to post 10 to 20 seconds of each shot to a website presently being
established for this purpose. Simple instructions will be given for posting. At the conclusion of
the year participants would be asked to post their tape (or a copy) to me, Jon Jost - moderator of
Cinema Electronica, to assemble (with lots of community advice, I hope) into a work presentable
as an installation, DVD, and/or tape.

The central intention is to attempt to make a global portrait - the world, circa 2002, as seen
through the eyes of those participating.
We hope to attempt as well to be inclusive of those - the vast majority of humans - who do not
have the means and cannot afford to so show their world.

Our intention is to begin on January 1, 2002, so time is short. If you can participate, or can point
us to web addresses or email lists which would be useful in broadening our participating
members, please let us know.

Thank you,

Jon Jost, on behalf of those working on the Worldview 2002
Cinema Electronica. Contact me at laragreen@netscape.net"

Tenants are needed for the first day in court in the lawsuit challenging
Governor Pataki's recent changes to the Rent Stabilization Code. The
judge must see that this issue is important to tenants. Although the suit
is being launched in Brooklyn, if we prevail, the anti-tenant changes
could be stopped statewide. Come to court!

Monday, Dec. 10, 2001

Brooklyn Criminal Court Building*

120 Schermerhorn St.(near Adams)


9:30 - 10:30 a.m., in front of court house


10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Room 308

Anonymous Comrade writes: Please forward far and wide
to all activist lists and support groups. I need your help! Andy's court date had been moved because of expected attendance!

Activist Andy Stepanian is asking for court support for December 11-14th, 2001, at 8:30 am at Nassau Courthouse, Old Country Road, Mineola (Long Island) (directions below).

Update from Andy:

"I was informed at my last court appearence that the trial wich had originally been set to begin November 26th had now been pushed back to December 10th, for reasons not fully explained... Both my lawyer and I surmise that the mass attendance of supporters pushed the courts to move the date back in hopes less people would attend my trial. There also apears to be some light at the end of this tunnel, and I ask everybody to please help me reach some justice in this case. Please be sure to attend my court dates, December 11th-14th (do not attend the 10th, that day is jury selection and an overwhelming attendance will hinder and agrivate the judge in his selection process.) I love each and every one of you people, you activists are my brothers and sisters in struggle.

Love and Liberation

Andy Stepanian"

A post from GroenFront!, the Dutch "EarthFirst" organization.

Hello comrades,

Following the many requests about the European Summit
in Brussels in December, we have set up the following webpage :


Chuck0 writes: "The organizing for anti-capitalist protests against the WEF meetings in
New York City continues. It should move into high gear this coming
weekend in New York after several meetings happen. Hopefully, the
Anti-Capitalist Convergence in Washington, DC will endorse this call at
our next meeting. It's looking like the WEF meeting will shape up to be
a major anti-capitalist protest.

If your group or project would like to endorse this call, please email
me and I'll add your endorsement to the web version of this call.
Individuals can also endorse. Pseudonyms are OK if you want to protect
your identity.


At 03:23 on November 19, breathing planet wrote:

Reply-To: breathingplanet@hotmail.com

Come Join the Astor Place Whirl-Mart!

On Sunday, Dec. 2 from 12-1 pm, there will be a Whirl-Mart
event at the Astor Place K-Mart at Lafayette and St. Marks
(pre-whirl meeting in front of the store @ 11:45).
Whirl-Mart is a monthly ritual which involves participants
meeting at a given superstore and proceeding to push empty
shopping carts in silence throughout the store for an hour.
It is at once an act of performance, protest and
meditation....and YOU are invited!!! for more information,
visit: http://www.breathingplanet.net

here is the straight text from the flyer:

What is Whirl-mart?

Whirl-Mart is an anti-shopping ritual during which
a local breathingplanet troupe gathers and silently
pushes empty shopping carts through the aisles
of a local superstore. The ritual takes place on the
first Sunday of every month at 12 pm and lasts for
approximately one hour. It is at once a meditative and
energizing experience that blurs the boundaries
between action and audience.

Call for an Anti-Capitlaist Convergence Against the World Economic Forum in New York City (January 31ÑFebruary 4)

Join Us as New Yorkers Strike Back Against Corporate Terror

For years now, the CEOs of major corporations, hundreds
of top international government officials and just plain rich
people -- from Bill Gates to Bill Clinton -- have been meeting every
year in Davos, Switzerland. This is where the real rulers of the
world give the politicians their marching orders. This is where
the schemes that lead to atrocities like GATT and the WTO are
actually hatched. And this year, the dining club for the world
ruling class will be held at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Midtown

The WEF is moving here because they were effectively chased out
of Switzerland by a concerted campaign of direct action. They
think that here in New York we're shell-shocked, punch-drunk, and
maybe we are but -- whaddya fuckin' kiddin' me?

This coming weekend, students from Columbia University will join
thousands of other peace activists and concerned citizens to protest the US Army School of the Americas in Ft. Benning, Georgia. The SOA is where the US uses our taxpayer money to train Latin American military personnel such as the infamous Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, the leaders of the death squad that murdered Archbishop Oscar Romero in El Salvador, and the paramilitaries who persecute trade unionists in Colombia today.

Please join People for Peace, the Columbia University/Morningside
Heights anti-war coalition, at this crucial demonstration against
militarism both here and in Latin America. This protest is legal and
permitted and is expected to have over 20,000 participants. Because of
the war situation, the army base is on high alert, but since the
organizers have recieved a permit for all the events, the risk of arrest is minimal.

A bus to Georgia will be leaving from 116th Street & Broadway at 2 pm on Saturday, November 17th. We will protest on Sunday and return by noon on Monday morning. Tickets are $95 round-trip (some financial
assistance is available for students and low-income people).

To reserve a ticket or for more information about the buses, email
soa@peopleforpeace.org or call 212-853-7992.
For more information on the protest itself, check out www.soaw.org.

Estacion Libre

Mobilization in Support of the Chiapas Community Defenders Network: Nov 19th

Zapatista Organization Files International Complaint Against Mexican Government!

Support Them As They Hold The Mexican Government Responsible To International Agreement on Indigenous Rights, Justice, and Self-Determination

To local, national and international civil society and media:

* What: Fax Jam Campaign demanding that the Mexican government comply with
International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention 169 on Indigenous and
Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries (see sample letter below)

* When: Monday, November 19, 2001 all day (as started October 12th)

* Where: Local Mexican Consulates (available at:

* Why: On October 26, the Chiapas Community Defenders Network (La Red de
Defensores Comunitarios por los Derechos Humanos) announced that they filed
a formal complaint with the International Labor Organization (ILO) against
the recently passed Indigenous Reform in Mexico. They need our support to
pressure the Mexican government.

Here's a mainstream article that might inspire you to COME TO OTTAWA FROM
NOV. 16-18th!!

They say that they expect 5,000 protesters. Let's prove them wrong and
surprise the Ottawa Police with 20,000.

It's time to take a stand again.....no more hiding behind "vigils".


please forward....

Anarchists vow to shut down G-20, others pledge peaceful protests

OTTAWA (CP) - Anarchists are threatening to shut down the G-20 meeting which
opens in Ottawa next Friday, and protest organizers are preparing for the
possibility of arrests and injuries. While most protest groups say they are
committed to peaceful tactics, some anarchists are striking a more militant

"We propose that we attempt to shut down the IMF/WB/G-20 meetings as well as
we can, by snake marching militantly through the downtown core of Ottawa,"
says a Toronto group called The Black Touta.


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