news from 2000

 
N.e.w.s.+ i.n.f.o.
 

NIKE.COM HIJACKING:

A computer hacker hijacked the nike web site on 21 june 2000 and redirected all its traffic to s11.org for 19 hours - more

MEET BILL GATES:
CANCELLED!!!!!
Corporate criminal / microsoft ceo bill gates will attempt a public talk on tuesday 12 september 6pm - melbourne exhibition centre, opposite crown casino - "THE TRIBE HAS SPOKEN - WE VOTE BILL GATES OFF THE ISLAND"

S11 HAILED A VICTORY:
s11 was hailed as a 'victory for protestors' by the victorian opposition leader on monday night , he later suggested on radio 1278am, that troops should be used agianst the s11 protesters, day 1 + 2 wrap ups at indymedia

SENATOR BROWN CONDEMNS MONDAYS POLICE VIOLENCE:
Greens Senator Bob Brown says that injuries, including 24 year old Damien Fettle's smashed teeth and lacerated face have resulted from a very aggressive attempt by WA Premier Court to break the peaceful blockade.

SEE S11 VIDEO FOOTAGE UNFILTERED:
Wednesday Nite is another proposed video screening at Trades Hall Bar, corner lygon + victoria st carlton, put on by SKA TV and IndyMedia. Same deal as on Monday: If you capture some essential footage, then get it logged and to SKA TV (@ Trades Hall) by 4pm for editing. The screening will occur at approximately 8pm - but start gatherng from 7:30pm

TAKE YOUR GETTOBLASTERS TO CROWN:
Please bring a gettoblaster to s11 and tune in to 3CR (855am ), 3cr is covering s11 around the clock - call 3cr on your mobile or from a telstra phone booth with your s11 news on 9419 8377 or 94190155 - Our sound system must be as mobile as capital -

S11 LEGAL TEAM - 9419 7427
During the s11 protests a legal team of solicitors, barristers and paralegals will be providing information and assistance with a 24 hr help line. know your rights.

S11 SECRET WEBCAM!
Check out the crown - queensbridge st end - then come on down - live

VANDANA SHIVA SPOKE AT 2 CONFERENCES SUNDAY S10:
One of globalisation's best known critics, India's Dr Vandana Shiva spoke at two S10 counter conferences 'global capitalism - local responses' and 'other voices other values' in Melbourne. exclusive interview at melbourne.indymedia.org now! speeches will be uploaded soon (requires realplayer)

THE 'SHOT TO KILL' BILL IS NOW LAW:
SEPT 8: The lib-lab government has passed the new 'shot to kill' bill. The legislation will be in force for next week's World Economic Forum meeting - bob brown.

S11 GIVEN SENATE APPROVAL:
SEPT 6: the senate however passed the following motion put forward by the greens 'that the Senate supports the right of people to join the S11 protest at the World Economic Forum in Melbourne in the week beginning 10 September 2000' - bob brown.

MELBOURNE INDYMEDIA CENTRE WANTS YOUR STORY:
Melbourne IndyMedia is covering S11. Produce your own media - find an internet cafe and visit the site, hit publish and your story will be published to the world. Video or audio, can also be put on-line , simply find an indymedia person at the blockade or via thier web site. www.melbourne.indymedia.org

S11 MUSIC:
There is going to be a lot of musical entertainment at s11... from doof to punk to acoustic to live percussion... there will be AT LEAST 6 sound systems on the street for all of the three days... well known bands and djs performing for free... if you want to play or help spread the word ... contact s11music@yahoo.com

THE S11 CUP-OF-TEA SPACE
Food - info stalls - green space - kid friendly - first aid - calm
a place for people who would like to bring their kids and grandparents probably in enterprise park.

S11 SYDNEY INFO:
Tune into radio 2SER 107.3 fm for daily s11 updates and transport tips.

GIVE BLOOD!
The Australian Red Cross blood collection venue at Southbank is calling on all donors to give blood this week to prepare for the potential drop in donors during S11. The Southbank blood collection venue (on the cnr of City Rd and Balston St) is anticipating a drop in donors because the its close proximity to the Crown Complex. Go to their site to check out where you can donate over the weekend and next week or call 13 14 95. www.arcbs.redcross.org.au

NEW GLOBALISATION DISCUSSION SITE:
What is globalisation? This site has articles from Australian historians and intellectuals and is taking submissions and growing daily. http://www.globalhistory.cjb.net/

UPDATE S11 ANTHEM:
famous guys ROSS WILSON and DANA LYONS submit late entries:
There are two exciting late entries in the s11.org song contest. American singer Dana Lyons (Cows With Guns) has entered his track 'WTO Disco' while .au rock hero Ross Wilson (Mondo Rock / Daddy Cool) has entered an unreleased track entitled 'No Soul.'

Read their letters of support at indymedia and hear WTO Disco ))) in mp3! (3.4megs) and No Soul in real audio or mp3 at OzEG!

Dana will be in melbourne in s11 to sing WTO Disco! so get ready to get disco! www.cowswithguns.com

'YOUR THE VOICE' IS THE S11 THEME SONG:
After a nation wide song contest, 'YOU'RE THE VOICE' by john farnham was chosen as the s11 theme song, protesters were heard sing the song on the front lines and bands made special re-mixes - lyrics sheet here - listen to the song from on xoom.com - requires realplayer

John Farnham has a long history of writing socially progressive songs. YOU'RE THE VOICE is a song which expresses the political right of every one to be heard and the political duty of everyone to speak out. Read excepts of farnham lyrics here. please note: john farnham does not endorse s11.

FARNHAM TO SUE S11.ORG
John Farnhams lawyers threaten s11.org with legal action for using his song YOU'RE THE VOICE as the s11 theme song - indymedia

ARTISTS RE-MIX THE VOICE:
you're james joyce - 'try and understand that... 100% un-singable'!

S11 ARE NOT VIOLENT!
we compare ourselves to the Seattle protests, which were overwhelmingly peaceful, despite going down in much press history as a 'riot' - mostly because of police brutality and biased reporting based on a few unrepresentative incidents. read what john farnham says about press ownership and biased reporting here . read our breifing on non-violent direct action.

WTO PUBLIC ENQUIRY:
federal public enquiry into australia's relationship with the WTO - submissions required by 15th of September deadline extended - s11.org report here

McDONALDS USES CHILD LABOUR IN 2000:
Toys given away with McDonald's meals are being produced with the help of child labourers in a sweatshop factory in China - sydney morning herald

S11 CARTOONS:
the voiceworphinze

violation of copywrite - radicials lure our kids - by heinrich hinze

BACKGROUND BRIEFING:
"Just as the Melbourne Casino poses itself as a 'family entertainment' centre, so the Melbourne WEF meeting will be spinning the rhetoric of corporate responsibility." New article on this site by James Goodman, here.

HELP! DONATIONS:
can you help make s11 a success? donations are now needed to pay back poster printing costs and for puppetry materials. please click here

S11 BIKE COURIER SERVICE :

affinity groups that will be active during S11, please contact iXpress to arrange courier services. iXpress are also looking for more riders - iXpress

RECRUIT RECRUIT RECRUIT:
learn how to recruit schoolchildren - click here

ANTI-S11 PR FIRM EXPOSED:
SEPT 1: Hill and Knowlton, one of the world's largest Public Relations companies, made famous for its involvement in the Gulf War, has had its anti-s11 strategy and background brief leaked to the indymedia centre

S11 ON THE RADIO :
'why we will blockade' on ABC lateline - s11 alliance member david glanz - listen now ))) - requires realplayer
s11 webmaster, lachlan murdock, answers 3jjj questions on the legal problems with john farhnam - listen now ))) - requires realplayer
s11 background interview with steven jolly, with 3jjj- listen now ))) - requires realplayer

S11 TV AD:

s11 promo television ad now been shown - requires realplayer

S11 IN THE MEDIA:
fairfax's the age WEF page - warning: fairfax is a member of the wef
ABC message board on globalisation
world Economic Forum has police bracing for biggest operation in years
- abc tv
inside S11 - insight sbs tv
protesters prepare for wef - sbs news transcript
access news - monday 18 sept, 8pm trades hall bar + on ch.31