Michael Szpakowski
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Re: What's your enmity quotient?


< Schroeder barely won, in part
because one of his ministers compared Bush to
Hitler.>
Schroeder won ( against initial predictions) precisely
because he had the political nous to campaign against
what here in Europe is an incredibly unpopular war (
80% of the German population oppose it as still do a
clear majority of the UK population despite a massive
pro war propaganda campaign)
Everything still to play for - here there will be a
massive anti war demonstration in London this coming
Saturday with not only the usual suspects but
substantial sections of organized labour marching ( it
departs Embankment 12.30 any Brits reading this).
Its straightforward surely - don't we all know this is
a war not about justice , or weapons of mass
destruction ( of which the US and the UK both have
stacks, with the US of course refusing independent
inspection of its biological arsenal ) but oil -and
oil isn't worth killing or dying for.
Nor is it a question of waiting for ,or trusting, the
UN - the UN has murdered 500,000 children in Iraq in
the last 10 years with its sanctions.
I would like to see more artists come out against this
barbarism too Max - but not *because* we're artists
though; but neither are we excused speaking out
because we are, which is why this list is an
appropriate place as any to raise the question.
Michael

ps i enjoyed the quiz though.

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a small net.art competition with modest prizes


Remix/Remake/Remodel - a small net.art competition
with modest prizes:

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please feel free to forward ,repost &c.

Michael.

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Death where is thy sting/Physician heal thyself


<death@zaphod.terminal.org> wrote:
'You may write that you write, but you still cannot
write,
and are absolutely illiterate. Not all the education
in the
world will save you from illiteracy.'

now of whom is this actually the most apposite
description?

michael

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A Razor Sharp Wit


--- "-IID42 Kandinskij @27+"
<death@zaphod.terminal.org> wrote:

<Max Herman, baby. And yourself.
What--pissy that I didn't support your righteous
war pose?

To you the same as to him: you're not literate,
nor are you qualified to judge literacy.

Stuff your flames up your own arse.>

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Re: Playin'RingAroundTheRosie at the Radio Station//////Genius 2000 Conference 2002


Hi Max

< It's strange to me no one is saying "we should
probably wait on an attack of
Iraq" on this list. I don't think anyone has said
it.>
I dunno ..I mentioned this offlist ..that I think its
perhaps because it seems a little presumptious to
assume that net.art ( whatever that is) and it's
practitioners have anything specific to add to the
debate.
Me I'll quite happily nail my colours to the flag -I
don't think they should just wait. I don't think it
should ever happen- at all -ever and I think Bombers
Bush and Blair got no business in the middle east.
UN sanctions have already murdered 500,000 Iraqi kids.
If an invasion does happen it'll be about
(1) reasserting once again the imperial power of the
American ruling class
(2) oil
and thousands more of the poor and innocent will die.
but I say that as a human being ,not particularly as
an artist- and it's a view that over here fortunately
is shared by a majority of the UK working class.
I don't mean to suggest by the above that I don't
think there's a place in a discussion of art for a
discussion of politics -I absolutely do. We none of us
live in a vacuum.
I further think there's a place for reminding any
Brits reading this that the demo against war on Sat
Sept 28th in London is going to be massive ( two coach
loads already from my small town, 50 or 100 from some
cities) and that I hope to see some of them there.
personally I'm delighted you raised the subject- good
on yer.
best
Michael

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