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(en) Australia, alt. media, Dorks Strike Against the WTO

From dr.woooo@nomasters.org
Date Fri, 8 Nov 2002 01:32:00 -0500 (EST)

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Dorks Strike Against the WTO - by Eliot Sinewave  
address: http://antimedia.net/data data(at)antimedia.net  
Dorks, nerds and geeks prepare to strike on November 14-15. 

Press Release: 7th November 2002 


Dorks, nerds and geeks prepare to strike on November 14-15. 
When the World Trade Organisation meets in
Sydney for a mini-ministerial in November, their
greatest threat might not be from the blockading
and partying protestors that have hindered most
of their recent meetings, but from the various
activities of a league of practically clothed,
thin-wristed, socially incompetent dorks. 

Or so says DATA, Dorks Advocating Total
Anarchy, a self-proclaimed dork advocacy group
based in Melbourne. DATA claim that some of
their multi-national-corporation-employed
comrades plan to commit workplace
?shenanigans? (and intend to use their
well-honed computer skillz) in the build-up to
the WTO meeting, and to not go to work at all
on the days of the meeting. 

?We?ll be down at the protest along with
everyone else, but we hope that by merely
walking off work, we?ll have a significant
impact. Dorks keep this country running and we
won?t be meekly fulfilling our duties any
longer,? said DATA member Eliot Sinewave. 

?Most first-world protestors are actually already
dorks,? said Sinewave. ?They?re the type of
people who have been forced to dwell on
injustice and have seen the ugly side of
power-politics and popularity in the schoolyard,
the workplace and the media. It?s just an
extension to understand the type of
power-politics employed by mega-corporations
through the WTO. Power self-legitimises itself,
and tries to stamp on the weak and absorb or
destroy creativity which is not under it?s

Sinewave, who had a hard time at school, says
?the WTO is akin to an international bullyboy.
One of the only real (and scary) differences
between a bully and the WTO is that the WTO
has an ideology; neo-liberalism.? 

?Dorks aren?t served well by the harsh market
politics of the WTO. But then again who is
besides the mega-rich? Ideals that the power of
mega-corporations makes more difficult, such as
high labor standards and environmental controls,
the WTO can make illegal.? 

Sinewave claims that ?most important cultural
and scientific advances throughout the last
century were made by people who were, or
shared many qualities of, dorks and nerds.? 

Kewl link: http://antimedia.net/data/

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