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Anyone can help stop the propaganda machine (english)
23 Mar 2003
Modified: 08:13:03 AM
Join the CNN net-strike this weekend and others likely to follow. Visit this webpage and help us show "overwhelming" support for corporate media and encourage more anti-war coverage.
Show your "support" for corporate media by continuously monitoring their websites for anti-war coverage. See them get all excited as their hit counts soar. They'll be so pleased (if their servers can keep up) and so will you, knowing you are doing your patriotic share to "help" the war effort and show your loyalty by always being there for them.

* Keep tabs on corporate media coverage.
* Increase the popularity of "anti-war" and "protest" as search words.
* Give them a lot of hits. This is great for their ratings if their servers can take it.

This web page is ordinary HTML and JavaScript and will work on your own computer or any website. Download a copy of it (http://www.kbiz.ca/wartools/), unzip it, and click on index.htm to bring it up in your browser (you must be on line). No installation is required.

It will automatically do a search of CNN (or the White House and other sites) for "anti-war protest" and will repeat it every ten seconds. This may not seem like much, but 3000 people with this page open in just one window would give them a million page views per hour. If you have a high-speed connection you can monitor multiple sites simultaneously by opening this page in several windows.

PLEASE, get your own copy. Sure, you can just use the page at the above address, but web sites can easily be hacked down so it's really better to get your own copy. Get it while it's still available. If you have your own website, consider posting a copy there.

The link again: http://www.kbiz.ca/wartools/

Also, here are some related pages to check out:

http://nowar.julez-edward.be/
http://bristol.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=4259&group=webcast
http://austin.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=6236&group=webcast
http://mathaba.net/home
See also:
http://www.kbiz.ca/wartools/
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Give them something to smile about (english)
23 Mar 2003

I thought a drastic decline in the number of people visting corporate media websites that complement their "keep me passive TV spectator coverage" would be more effective as might anyone who is critical of them who writes letters to newspaper editors included some mention of considering and actually dropping subscriptions.

There's also the people who are critical of U.S. corporate media but apparently are happy to get news from the much more credible and broad and critical of U.S. sources outside of the United States but though more people reading Robert Fisk is certainly promising as far as maybe leading one to further any informed dissent or begin being een more critical.

And http://www.fsrn.org (Free Speech Radio News) have been mentioning their www.fsrn.org URL on air not so much to have more people access archived news segments but because of financial concerns as noted by ( http://www.fsrn.org/chomsky_winter03.html) the "Urgent message from Noam Chomsky: "keep Free Speech Radio News alive"...

An inverse relationship switch between many people who currently passively and uncritically or in disgust watching and listening to corporate media as decreasing numbers even if only passive consent are noted with growing numbers of people actively listening, reflecting and acting to various forms of independent media, not the sort "Newspaper of Record" (Deterring Democracy), FSRN, Democracy NOW! www.iragjournal.org, Between the Lines (Scott Harris),and many others, take your choice.

Let them take the time they appear to need how someone could be concerned about all people, "supportive of troops", but yet oppose the U.S. disregard for international law, ridiculous coalition numbers that include countries giving airspace access and conceding to demands for diplomatic or coerisice factors.

Center for Constitutional Rights (http://www.ccr-ny.org/v2/home.asp)