September 27, 2002

Starting tonight in New York: Gatherings to defend the private and tribal and public 'Net

This weekend on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, there will be a
conference on the past, present, and continuing assaults against our
Ancient Rights: our right to own computers, our right to freely publish our
works, our right to freely assemble upon the Great Commons of the Net, our
right to privately communicate over the Fast Pipes of the Net, our right to
freely make and modify and distribute operating systems and all manner of
software and hardware.

This conference is open to the public, and there is a small money price to

I, Jay Sulzberger, will be on one of the panels on Saturday 28 September

The name of this conference is "Discuss and Deploy". We will talk, and we
will eat, and we will drink together. And, in the coming weeks and months,
we will act.

For particulars see official notice below.

Jay Sulzberger (
Corresponding Secretary LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.

Discuss & Deploy:
A Convergence of Media and Technology Activists
September 27 -- September 29

ABC No Rio, Autonomedia, FREE.THE.MEDIA!, InterActivist Network, Openflows
Networks Ltd and TAO invite you to attend a conference addressing issues
related to media autonomy and self-determination.

Discuss & Deploy will explore the convergence of technology, activism and
culture, examining what this digital convergence means in terms of public
access and the rights of noncommercial networks to exist in the
corporate-owned digital world.

The conference will include panel presentations, workshops, and
conversations/dialogues on topics including open source software, models of
autonomous networks, security culture and more.

Registration is $10--$30 US (sliding scale). Registered conference
attendees receive complimentary breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings;
free admission to the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Saturday evening; and $1
off all beer and drinks at the Lotus Club.

All panels, discussions and workshops will take place in locations on the
Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York. All venues are within walking
distance of each other.

For Registration and Schedule information:

Click Here!