** RALLY POSTPONED ** [cr-951212]


Richard Moore

From: "Craig A. Johnson" <•••@••.•••>
Date:          Mon, 11 Dec 1995 21:31:49 +0000
Subject:       SF PROTEST RALLY
Priority: normal

                         Thursday, December 14, 1995
                         at South Park, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
                           San Francisco, California

                        Weather Update URL

                      ** RALLY POSTPONED **

                      ** RALLY POSTPONED **

                      ** RALLY POSTPONED **

  Due to severe inclement weather here in San Francisco, today's Rally
Against Censorship has been POSTPONED until THURSDAY, December 14. Please
join us (hopefully under sunny skies) on Thursday.

                             Amendment I:
"Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of
the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble."


WHAT: It's like illiterates telling you what to read. On December 6 members
of the House Conference Committee on Telecommunications Reform approved a
proposal to censor free speech in cyberspace. If the measures are adopted,
the Net and online media will become the most heavily regulated media in
the United States. They *will not* enjoy the First Amendment freedoms now
afforded to print media. Instead, online publishers and users will be held
to a vague and patently un-Constitutional "indecency" standard. "Violators"
will be subject to fines of up to $100,000 and prison terms of up to five

In response, ALL members of the Bay Area media, online, Internet, new media, and
telecommunications communities are invited to participate in a protest
rally to express our outrage that the politicians in Congress (which is not
even connected to the Internet!) are attempting to destroy our First
Amendment rights in cyberspace, and directly attack our livelihoods.

Help stop the demagogues in Washington! There is nothing "decent" about
denying free speech to us, our children, and our children's children.
Preserve our Constitutional rights! Join us!

WHEN: Thursday, December 14, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

WHERE: South Park (between 3rd and 2rd Streets, Bryant and Brannan) San

SPEAKERS: Mike Godwin, EFF; Jane Metcalfe, WIRED Magazine; John Gilmore,
co-founder, EFF; Denise Caruso, New York Times columnist; Jim Warren,
online activist; Howard Rheingold, author; Dave Winer, essayist and
software developer; Audrie Krause, Executive Director, CPSR; Jonathan
Steuer, CEO Cyborganic Corp..

BRING:Attention-grabbing posters, signs, and banners that demonstrate your
committment to free speech and expression, and your feelings about

(Although this event is being organized from the offices of Wired Magazine
and HotWired, we are actively seeking participation and support from all
members of the local community. Please forward this message to anyone you
think should attend, and to all relevant news groups.)

                          CONTACT: Todd Lappin
                            Phone: 415-222-6241
                          E-mail: •••@••.•••


 Posted by      Richard K. Moore <•••@••.•••>
                Wexford, Ireland (USA citizen)
                Editor: The Cyberjournal (@CPSR.ORG)

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