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Philippine Hackers Target National Police, Demanding the Release of the Sagada 11!

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Hacktivists in the Philippines have started an electronic civil disobedience campaign against the national police, demanding the release of the Sagada 11, eleven punk food not bombs activists falsely accused of being members of the NLP.
MANILA-- The current ban of public assemblies and free speech in the streets has given birth to online protest action namely- “electronic sit-in.”

BrigadaElektronica electronic disturbance group first introduced electronic sit-in last year as an online version of support to the striking workers of Gelmart in Metro Manila who then occupied the factory, held a picket line and obstructed the capitalist boss’s activity in laying-off the workers. The group held a similar action by occupying (sit-in) the official Gelmart website; of course, the action successfully declared “no business as usual, workers on strike!” (the Gelmart website literally stopped as thousands of online participants joined the sit-in)

This time, the electronic disturbance group is once again announcing their second electronic sit-in campaign, targeting the Malakanyang website, PNP and Office of the President. The action officially starts on March 23, 2006, it will last until the first of April.

“Technology has boasted that it enables people in getting closer to each other, so we are going to show that if we can’t get closer to Malakanyang and protest, we will closely express ourselves inside Malakanyang palace itself by just one click,” says one of the group’s technician who want to keep anonymity.

The group also said that this electronic sit-in demands the unconditional release of eleven young backpackers including a fifteen-year-old girl who were illegally arrested, tortured and wrongfully accused as NPA’s by Philippine authorities, while the innocent-care-free kids were only just hitchhiking on their way to the beautiful Sagada Mountains. “If the responsible authorities will not take heed for the call of these kids’ parents who were very much dishearten for taking away their sons and daughters the freedom to travel; government websites will virtually be deleted. ” says one of the technicians.

“The Benguet Police and Military must also give apologies to the victims of their inhuman activities,” demands the group.

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