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"SIS is a d.sec*.
Every d.sec is a target.
We will destroy each d.sec."



//* Intergalactic Treckytech
meeting, Luton Airport,
Dec. 2001


d.sec [x] - Call for projects at the International noborder-actioncamp in Strasbourg 19. - 28. July 2002
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d.sec/ 1 thread at the international noborder action camp in Strasbourg, July 19-28, 2002

# Strasbourg is the location of the European court of Human Rights, the European Parliament and the Schengen Information System (SIS). Here, we will open up the "European House" and squat it with our ideas, bodies, desires.

{ Crossing borders and the right to settle down are basic human needs. Borders are being deterritorialised, they are shifting from the outside frontiers around states to the airports, stations and cities. They are being virtualised, defined by ever changing criteria stored in an increasing number of interconnected databases.
The border regime is imploding, turning into a flexible system of Red Zones. Detention centers and restricted residency for migrants, stop and search for black youth, robocops for global protestors, surveillance for muslims, databases for all. }


# The Strasbourg border camp will be a demand for Freedom of Movement, a laboratory to overcome what restricts free movement, and an intervention into the border regime. Once again, we will be the ingredients of an explosive mixture, where old questions are recombined to create new compounds with unpredictable results.

d.sec/ is where the multitudes infect each other with subversive desires and constructive acts. Activists, artists, theorists, computer addicts will explore the connections between Freedom of Movement and Freedom of Communication/ Information. Come and turn your projects, questions and practices into interventions, extend the networks down to the [local] and up to an [intergalactic] level!
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d.sec/migration/ (Migrants and Freedom of Information)


"The government restricts my freedom of movement to the area I live in. The internet allows me to communicate with friends and relatives back home, and to get information about my country."
//* An activist from the German-based migrants group "The Voice"
( make-world/webjournal )


{ The internet is a tool to enforce mutual support and communication, an experimental space to challenge racist and sexist conceptions of identity. Information technology is a threat and a promise. While it creates an open space for free floating communication, the states are in the process to customise it to enforce control. We don't need this obsession with "security". We need more communication, more freedom, more trust and friendship, we need to mix and match our knowledge, skills and struggles, we need to appreciate each others expertise.
d.sec is an invitation to link the struggle for free movement with the struggle for free information. }
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d.sec/SIS/
(Internet Community and Freedom of movement)


"Reclaim the net!"
//*Public Netbase, July 2001

{ As borders are being virtualised, disconnected from physical territories, information technology is becoming crucial in the border regime. The Schengen Information System in Strasbourg was set up as a Database-System-To-Enforce-Control (d.sec). SIS contains information about immigrants in Europe and is now being extended to include information about "potential threats to civil order". (statewatch.org/foi.htm)
Every police station in EUrope has access to this d.sec. If your data as a migrant, a terrorist, "sleeper" or global protester is entered, the open borders of EUrope turn into insurmountable fences. In combination with the new legislations against so-called terrorism, SIS is a powerful tool to restrict freedom of movement.
SIS is a problem. It is opposed to the visions of open access, free sharing of communication technology, freeware and opensource ---> }
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d.sec/nerds[hacks]/



"root@sis #shutdown -h now"
//* opensource code for problemsolving

{ The hackers' playground is fast becoming another market, regulated, controlled, dominated by profit driven enterprises. Code is monopolised by multinational corporations. The states are recognising its subversive potential and react with specific legislations ( ccc.de/congress/2001/. ) While restricting people's freedom of information, they extend their own access to our communication and our data. We won't put up with this perverted version of electronic communication.
But how can we interfere? Is the hacker community still ahead of the apparatus of control? It is possible to hack the pentagon, is it possible to crack the firewalls of SIS? And if it happens, what would that mean? Direct action, free de-bugging or a risky game?
Strasbourg will be a place to challenge the gated codes of control, to experiment with open source and freeware, copyleft and free movement of bodies and information. }
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d.sec/media/


"Don't hate the media. Be the media."
//* slogan of indymedia.org


{ Camcorders, webcams, videoprojectors, editing software, websites, radio are tools to disseminate our news, to create a global community, shared grounds from where to intervene into the emerging new world order.
Our physical bodies need freedom of movement, our minds and hearts need free "circulation of innovation, ideas and persons" - freedom for friendships and conflicts, freedom to love. We will create a shared project beyond capitalism and neoliberalism. Where freedom of movement is restricted, freedom of information is crucial. We will demand what we need with our own media tools. We will use them for more than plain reporting. Strasbourg will be a place to link up with media activists, social movements and teccies, a place to act out freedom of information, and to create sustainable connections between the struggles for open borders and open communication. }
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d.sec/carnival/directaction/


"the world turned upside down"

{ Creative protesters have experienced serious restrictions of free movement during the last year. (noborder.org | no-racism.net/nobordertour) Strasbourg is the place to mix with others who are forced to deal with the same system. Samba bands and party people, theatre groups, artists and musicians can turn Strasbourg into a gigantic party - free access to public spaces, freedom of control, movement and communication is possible! Let's party at Strasbourg Cathedral, let's make the computers of the Schengen Information System dance to our beat, lets enjoy the pleasure of subversion! }
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d.sec/getting involved/


<#include noborder.org>
if { you; getting involved==true }
   switch { inform us about your project;}
   switch { get in touch for cooperation; }
   switch { turn up in July; }
   switch { add your own d.sec/ option; }
   switch { shutdown the SIS now; }
}


{ Strasbourg will be an open space. d.sec aims to facilitate contacts, collaboration and cooperation between independent projects all over Europe. If you're up for feeding into the project, let us know. If you want to get in touch with other people, we might be able to establish contacts. We're waiting for your feedback! } } //*end/start of function
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[x] d.sec /di:' SIk/, abbr of (a) Database System to Enforce Control. A database used to restrict the civil liberties of a specific group. Emerged in late 20th century during transition from democracy to empire. (b) opp deformed security. A dysfunctional understanding of security. (c) spec tag of 1st Inter.. bordercamp, 2002. EG desecuricise SIS. //*Collins Cobuild English Language. London; Glasgow: Collins, Stuttgart: Klett 1987, p. 352.


   
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