[free-sklyarov] Quick Query for Campus Campaign
alexf at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu
Sun Dec 2 22:38:06 PST 2001
As per email address, I'm at UC Berkeley. With some help, I covered the
EE/CS buildings with the original flyers by Tabinda back in late July, and
most are still up. Quite a few people in my dept (EECS), especially grad
students and faculty, seem to be aware of the issue and are quite
adamantly on our side. Of course, many more aren't. I can probably gather
a sizeable group (upwards of a dozen, maybe two, many of whom were at the
SJ/SF protests in the summer) to do more propaganda on-campus, especially
once finals and winter break are over and the new semester starts
Main question is, as usual, what are we broadcasting, and what's the best
answer to "so what can I do?" Somehow it feels like those need to be
rethought considering the developments of the past few months.
On Sat, 1 Dec 2001, Xcott Craver wrote:
> How many universities are represented by people on this list?
> I.e., if we print up flyers specifically oriented to students
> or otherwise plan to raise awareness on college campuses, how
> many campuses would we be talking about?
> People here at Princeton seem a bit surprised when they hear
> about Sklyarov's arrest; sounds like that DeCSS thing, they think.
> But they are positively shocked when told that Sklyarov is a grad
> student, doing his dissertation on the stuff that got him nicked.
> When you point out he's one of them, it gets their attention.
> I've handed out a lot of those flyers from the San Jose protest,
> but I notice that it makes little mention of the fact that he's
> a student. And, that this mess is about research he's doing as
> a student. If we want an on-campus Free Dmitry campaign, we
> need to emphasize this.
> [Also, several people are asking me where they can get one of
> these Boycott Adobe shirts.]
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