[clug] OT: Protesting the proposed clean feed?

Dale Baldwin chime at tpg.com.au
Wed Oct 22 09:11:25 GMT 2008

I'm still laughing at Steve Walshes "Break Seal In Case of Court 
Summons" I'm pretty sure everyone on this list by now has a folder 
marked as such.

As for some sort of protest I've had some experience of this in the past 
doing stuff with ANUSA so here is my 2 cents.

EVER. EVER they hi jack everything and just piss everyone off.

2nd point, do something creative. There was an idea floating around of 
having a sit in at the AG's office and just play video games all day to 
protest Fallout getting censored, The main problem wasn't so much 
getting gamers out there it was getting power and enough large tv 
screens running safely out there to make a day of it. If you did 
something interesting that wasn't walking around blocking traffic with 
signs that gets the news crews out then it should get plenty of 
attention and get your point across to the public. "I'm an adult, I 
swear I cus and I watch Porn" T-shirts may or may not be a good idea.


4th point, If you talk to the media make sure you use the phrase "Conroy 
is a Chinese Socialist" every 2nd sentence. If you can compare their 
plan to Chinese communism as much as possible that should do wonders in 
the press

5th point DO NOT GET THE SOCIALISTS INVOLVED and under extreme 
circumstances avoid Bob Brown too

6th Point If someone can find out which ISP Conroy uses and can get a 
copy of his site log, I'll bet it contains something that will shut him 
up fast.

7th point Bob's not that bad actually

8th point Always give a viable alternative, ie. tell the government to 
bugger off and fund free software for parents rather than trying to dump 
it on all of us.

Ok I'm Done


Jack Kelly wrote:
> Hi List,
> I hope you don't mind the OT'ness of this post, but here goes:
> I don't know how many have seen Minister Conroy's plan to force 
> internet censorship Australia wide, but *** ********** ********* ***** 
> http://nocleanfeed.com/ ********** ******.
> Letter-writing would be a good idea around about now.
> There have also been some rumblings on the ANU Dept. of CS's internal 
> discussion boards about organising an in-person protest. Has anyone 
> here done that sort of in-person activism before? How do you not get 
> ignored by passers-by?
> -- Jack

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