[Hpn] Digital Dividing

Lucinda Houston lucy@efn.org
Thu, 21 Sep 2000 09:56:06 -0700


P.S.S.  I improvise a lot, and when I first wrote in that topic, I thought
it was the constitution that I was getting that source (and idea) from (you
have the right to be respected), but then when I dragged out the paper work
that I had stashed long ago, that I got from a "renters rehab" class that I
was required to attend (though it was kind of humiliating.. I was homeless,
had been through rough times, wasn't earning a third of what was required to
be qualified to get into a place in Eugene, and due to "welfare reform", was
not getting any kind of financial security with which to supplement my poor
income).
When I saw that it actually said DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS, I thought I'd
made a boo-boo, and I really wasn't sure, so I looked up the word
"constitution", and definately, it just said something about being written
up into law, or something, and so I still maintained that it was possible
that I could keep the words "The constitution" as the topic.  Also, I
believe our national constitution is/was based on the declaration of human
rights.  I called the university, and left a message on the answering
machine, asking the difference, but received no reply.  I called the history
department.
I am major winging it, and trying to learn as I go.
-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Twig Meeks <s_meeks99@yahoo.com>
Cc: NASNA <nasna@onelist.com>
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2000 9:06 AM
Subject: Re: [Hpn] Digital Dividing


>Anitra;
>
>That is the first instance I have heard that people
>cannot use public computers to access e-mail.
>Especially for a dis-abled person (Did you know that
>the mouse was originaly designed so people without
>full use of hands could use a computer?)
> This sounds like a flagrant violation of our First
>Amendment rights (freedom of speech/expression).
>In this "brave new" digital world we live in, the
>exchange of e-mail is in the forefront of exchanging
>ideas and information, and in this virtual world, (as
>this list is but one example); the right to peacefully
>assemble.
> From the story that you are relating, this library is
>definitely in gross violation of our basic rights. The
>public library system was instituted so the general
>public may have access to information via
>books/magazines etc. and now through the internet.
>And any hampering of this basic mission should result
>in a public action against the library. Best course of
>action is to document other similar grievances, and
>then petition the City, also circulating through the
>local Congressional Rep for that region.
>
>Peace and Solidarity;
>Twig
>
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