Re: Re: filling its 404 error logs with the names of the men, women and
Fri, 27 Aug 1999 14:19:15 +0200 (MEST)
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Regarding "the law": Which law are hacktivists to adhere to anyway, when
they are trying to support an oppressed group of indigenous peoples in another
country? Isn't the law one of the prime obstacles in any activists path?
Isn't activism always a way of challenging institutionalised power without
going through accepted channels? And what is the law but (in most cases) an
instrument of these very powers? This is not to say that activists can or must
disregard the law but rather that the law is not always the highest
instance, the one power everybody must bow to. In a functioning liberal democracy
the law may be perfectly sufficient for upholding the dignity of the
population but can we really let the laws of, say the United States, protect the
wrongdoings of the Mexican government?
> > This post is regarding a Denial of Service Attack at its most basic
> > and is totaly against federal laws. Not to mention, I do not see how
> > fits in as any type of 'Hacktivism'.
> Well, it's political activism o'er digital networks, in theory. Which
> my definition of hacktivism makes it a perfect fit ... also, I'm not
> if _Mexican_ federal laws are the same as _US_ federal laws (where you
> I guess) .. or Australian laws (where I am).
> > I don't mean this as any type of flame, just curious why it was
> *shrug* .. I guess that some of us think it fits in.
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