MASSIVE DISINFO CAMPAIGN UNDERWAY RE: JAM ECHELON DAY

Robert Kemp (sensuant@hotmail.com)
Thu, 07 Oct 1999 13:38:01 EDT


MASSIVE DISINFO CAMPAIGN UNDERWAY RE: JAM ECHELON DAY
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JAM ECHELON WEB SITE UP BUT STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION:
http://www.echelon.wiretapped.net/

CONTENTS
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1. the original alert
2. the story as it originally appeared in Wired News
3. the second alert, intended to act as a counter to the
   disinformation
4. the first response from Linda Thompson of the AJF
5. the second response from Linda Thompson
6. a short note
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ITEM 1
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Subject: PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY: Global JAM ECHELON Day [Oct. 21]

http://www.wodip.opole.pl/~laslo/Echelon-links.html

STAND UP FOR THE FREEDOM TO EXCHANGE INFORMATION!

We the monitored have decided to stand up against the very real, very
intrusive, and ultimately oppressive global surveillance system known as 
Echelon. Echelon is a vast mainframe set up by the New World Disorder in 
order to monitor the world's electronic communications for subversive 
keywords. Every time you send someone an email with keywords like 
"revolution" and "hacktivism" [for instance], Echelon's computers make a 
note of it. If you forward emails with regularity with words on Echelon's 
extensive keyword list, you may be marked for human "hands-on" monitoring.

On October 21, 1999 , netizens around the globe are implored to send out at 
least one email with at least 50 keyword words. You need not be privy to 
knowing exactly what words Echelon uses. It is safe to assume that words 
such as "revolution" and "manifesto" and "revolt" [etc.] will work. Just be 
sure to sound as subversive as possible. There isn't even any need to write 
a cohesive paragraph or sentence. Echelon's computers does not understand 
the language anyway. It only knows to look for certain words. By doing this 
we can at least temporarily jam the global surveillance system.

This day of action will be timed to preceed Stop Police Brutality Day by one 
day so that emails about actions can be sent out with little scrutiny due to 
what will already be an enormous workload for Echelon.

Now is a chance for anyone, regardless of computer expertise, to become an 
instant hacktivist - best of all, no software is needed [other than your 
regular email program].

Of course, feel free to conduct such subversiveness any time. The larger 
Echelon's workload, the more free our speech.

After October 1, we ask global netizens to merely stop censoring themselves 
for fear of spooky scrutiny. By merely deciding to speak in the spirit of 
unabashedly subverting the DOMINANCE paradigm, we will make it quite 
difficult for Echelon to do its job.

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ITEM 2
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*****
THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO LIST THE DATE AS OCTOBER 21, 1999[not 
before widely disseminating disinformation] SEE:
http://www.wired.com/news/news/politics/story/22102.html
*****

Hackers Ascend Upper 'Echelon'
by James Glave

3:00 a.m. 6.Oct.99.PDT

Mossad. Bomb. Davidian. M15.

If the hunch of a loose-knit group of cyber-activists is correct, the above 
words will trip the keyword recognition filter on a global spy system partly 
managed by the US National Security Agency.

The near-mythical worldwide computer spy network reportedly scans all email, 
packet traffic, telephone conversations -- and more -- around the world, in 
an effort to ferret out potential terrorist or enemy communications.

Once plucked from the electronic cloud, certain keywords allegedly trigger a 
recording of the conversation or email in question.
Privacy activists have used the words in their signature files for years as 
a running schtick, but on 18 October, the American Justice Federation hopes 
to trip up Echelon on a much wider scale.

"What is [Echelon] good for?" asked Linda Thompson, a constitutional rights 
attorney and chairman of the American Justice Federation.

"If you want to say we can catch criminals with it, it is insane that anyone 
should be able to snoop on anyone's conversations."

"Criminals ought to be caught after they commit a crime -- but police are 
not here to invade all our privacy to catch that two percent [of criminal 
communications]," she said.

On 18 April, Thompson, along with Doug McIntosh, a reporter for the 
federation's news service, and members of the hacktivism mailing list 
community, invite anyone concerned about the system to append a list of 
intriguing words to their emails.

Specifically, they suggest the following keywords:

FBI CIA NSA IRS ATF BATF DOD WACO RUBY RIDGE OKC OKLAHOMA CITY MILITIA GUN 
HANDGUN MILGOV ASSAULT RIFLE TERRORISM BOMB DRUG HORIUCHI KORESH DAVIDIAN 
KAHL POSSE COMITATUS RANDY WEAVER VICKIE WEAVER SPECIAL FORCES LINDA 
THOMPSON SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP SOG SOF DELTA FORCE CONSTITUTION BILL OF 
RIGHTS WHITEWATER POM PARK ON METER ARKANSIDE IRAN CONTRAS OLIVER NORTH 
VINCE FOSTER PROMIS MOSSAD NASA MI5 ONI CID AK47 M16 C4 MALCOLM X REVOLUTION 
CHEROKEE HILLARY BILL CLINTON GORE GEORGE BUSH WACKENHUT TERRORIST TASK 
FORCE 160 SPECIAL OPS 12TH GROUP 5TH GROUP SF

The campaign has spread around the Net and has been translated into German. 
Organizers hope "gag Echelon day" catches on on a global scale as a means of 
raising awareness of the system.

Neither the NSA, nor its UK equivalent -- the Government Communications 
Headquarters -- has admitted that the system exists, although its 
capabilities have been debated in the European Parliament.

Australia's Defense Signals Directorate, an agency allegedly involved in 
Echelon, recently admitted the existence of UKUSA, the agreement between 
five national communications agencies that reportedly governs the system.

Last fall, the Washington-based civil liberties group Free Congress 
Foundation sent a detailed report on the system to Congress, but the system 
was not debated.

The latest effort hopes to further boost public awareness of the system.

"Most people are angry about it," said Thompson. "When you find out it is 
not some science fiction movie, most people will be outraged."
But an Australian member of the activist community hopes that "jam Echelon 
day" will be about public awareness of technologies of political control, 
not about generating paranoia.

"Public awareness should empower -- not scare people aware from using the 
Net," the activist, who identified himself only as Sam, said.


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ITEM 3
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From: "John Doe" <wethemonitored@hotmail.com>
Subject: Jam Echelon Day [OCTOBER 21] - The Disinformation Has Begun
Date: Wed, 06 Oct 1999 16:36:05 EDT

PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY!!!

Jam Echelon Day [OCTOBER 21] - The Disinformation Has Begun
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It has come to our attention that a group known as the American Justice 
Federation has suddenly decided to sponsor an event of the same name as the 
alert sent out last week, namely Jam Echelon Day.

We would like to let it be known that the original initiators of this global 
day of action have never corresponded with or heard from, in any manner, 
this organization. We take exception to the group's attempted sabotage of 
the event which they hope to accomplish by going global, via Wired News, 
with the date of Otober 18, instead of October 21.

October 21 was carefully chosen as a date for the staging of the event to 
preceed Stop Police Brutality Day. Given the fact that Jam Echelon Day WILL 
TAKE PLACE ON OCTOBER 21, we will make what would otherwise be merely an 
exercise in futility into an event that should produce tangible results, 
i.e. making it easier for groups to coordinate actions for Stop Police 
Brutality Day - by sending the snoops a-huntin' for phantom subversives with 
revolution-oriented keywords.

The founder of the American Justice Federation is one Linda Thompson, the 
famous[or infamous] producer of the corruption expose entitled Waco: The Big 
Lie. Though it would be easy to assume that as such, she would be sort of an 
icon in the patriot and militia movements [not just based on that but based 
on her supposed views - search under "Linda Thompson"+militias], she has 
repeatedly drawn harsh criticisms from such groups. Why? Is it because of 
irresponsible and detrimental actions such as the media release that her 
group, the American Justice Federation, just unleashed?

The American Justice Federation, Linda Thompson included, ought to leave 
well enough alone. The people have already had enough of organized 
take-overs of grass roots movements.

AJF, Linda Thompson this is for you:

BACK OFF!


from
WE THE MONITORED.

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ITEM 4
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From: Linda Thompson <bama@latrading.net>
Reply-To: bama@latrading.net
To: lindat@latrading.net
Subject: Unreal
Date: Wed, 06 Oct 1999 22:06:56 -0500


Wow.  I just got an email from a guy (using a hotmail account with the
name "Robert Kemp") claiming to have originated the date of the Echelon day 
and claiming not to know how to get ahold of me (BUT HE SENT ME AN EMAIL).

Also, the article on Wired has *moved* (it isn't the lead story now)
*AND* it says the "jam echelon date" is *21* October instead of October 18.

There is also now a *correction* stating that the "jam echelon day" was 
started by the Activism List and that AJF didn't set the "jam echelon date" 
and that "Wired regrets the error," however, I *repeatedly,* and in writing 
had told the writer, James Glave, that I had never heard of a "jam echelon 
day" and we had *nothing* to do with setting "Oct. 18" (or any other date).  
I have all those emails.

The writer of the article wrote to me, out of the blue.  The whole
things appears to have been a set up -- a propaganda piece to associate the 
"jam echelon" effort with "militia" to discredit it (and me) and of course, 
acting like Echelon "hasn't been proved to exist" which is, of course, utter 
bullshit.







--

Echelon is a worldwide eavesdropping system that listens in on all
telephone and computer communications.  If it spots certain "keywords," it 
records your telephone call or email and intelligence agents "analyze" it 
(put you in their database.) Gag the echelon computer.  Put this tagline on 
all your computer communications and use some of these keywords in every 
telephone conversation.

                       TAKE THIS, ECHELON!

FBI CIA NSA IRS ATF BATF DOD WACO RUBY RIDGE OKC OKLAHOMA CITY MILITIA
GUN HANDGUN MILGOV ASSAULT RIFLE TERRORISM BOMB DRUG HORIUCHI KORESH
DAVIDIAN KAHL POSSE COMITATUS RANDY WEAVER VICKIE WEAVER SPECIAL FORCES 
LINDA THOMPSON SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP SOG SOF DELTA FORCE CONSTITUTION 
BILL OF RIGHTS WHITEWATER POM PARK ON METER ARKANSIDE IRAN CONTRAS OLIVER 
NORTH VINCE FOSTER PROMIS MOSSAD NASA MI5 MI6 ONI CID AK47 M16 C4 MALCOLM X 
REVOLUTION CHEROKEE HILLARY BILL CLINTON GORE GEORGE BUSH WACKENHUT 
TERRORIST TASK FORCE 160 SPECIAL OPS 12TH GROUP 5TH GROUP SF


http://jya.com/echelon-dc.htm <-- See this
http://www.wired.com/news/news/technology/story/21577.html <--See this
http://jya.com/crypto.htm#Echelon <--library of articles on NSA &
echelon
http://home.icdc.com/~paulwolf/echelon.htm   <-- another library of
articles on echelon.

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                     The murderers are still free
                     and running your country.
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ITEM 5
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From: Linda Thompson <bama@latrading.net>
Reply-To: bama@latrading.net
To: Robert Kemp <sensuant@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: jam echelon day
Date: Wed, 06 Oct 1999 21:53:34 -0500



From: Linda Thompson <bama@latrading.net> Save Address Block Sender
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Date: Wed, 06 Oct 1999 21:53:34 -0500
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Robert Kemp wrote:
>
>Ms. Thompson, you are misinformed.


About what?  Please quote what is misinformed, precisely, that is
attributable to me.

Thanks.



This latest effort originated on a
>listserv about two weeks ago that you are not on.
>
>How can I say for sure?
>
>Because I was the one that proposed it to the group and I did not get the
>idea from anyone else.  I did it all by my lonesome [the initial idea 
>anyway
>- suggestions followed].
>
>Jam Echelon Day alerts have been circulating the globe for about two weeks
>and have been translated into French and German, perhaps more by now.  I
>don't know who told you that THEY had come up with the idea but I 
>personally
>spent hours upon hours posting an alert written entirely by me in hundreds
>of internet forums.  Whoever is claiming credit for this ought not to be
>counted amongst those you trust, because it is a lie.
>
>At any rate, I thank you for helping the idea to take root in as huge a
>forum as Wired News.
>
>Nice job on The Big Lie, by the way.  The truly amazing thing about all of
>this [aside from just how much steam this effort has accumulated] is that I
>have been trying to hunt you down for ages, only because I cannot seem to
>find out how to order the video.  Could you help with that?
>
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>"To be truly radical, one must make hope
>possible, rather than despair convincing."
>- Raymond Williams
>
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Echelon is a worldwide eavesdropping system that listens in on all
telephone and computer communications.  If it spots certain "keywords," it 
records your telephone call or email and intelligence agents "analyze" it 
(put you in their database.) Gag the echelon computer.  Put this tagline on 
all your computer communications and use some of these keywords in every 
telephone conversation.

                       TAKE THIS, ECHELON!

FBI CIA NSA IRS ATF BATF DOD WACO RUBY RIDGE OKC OKLAHOMA CITY MILITIA
GUN HANDGUN MILGOV ASSAULT RIFLE TERRORISM BOMB DRUG HORIUCHI KORESH
DAVIDIAN KAHL POSSE COMITATUS RANDY WEAVER VICKIE WEAVER SPECIAL FORCES 
LINDA THOMPSON SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP SOG SOF DELTA FORCE CONSTITUTION 
BILL OF RIGHTS WHITEWATER POM PARK ON METER ARKANSIDE IRAN CONTRAS OLIVER 
NORTH VINCE FOSTER PROMIS MOSSAD NASA MI5 MI6 ONI CID AK47 M16 C4 MALCOLM X 
REVOLUTION CHEROKEE HILLARY BILL CLINTON GORE GEORGE BUSH WACKENHUT 
TERRORIST TASK FORCE 160 SPECIAL OPS 12TH GROUP 5TH GROUP SF


http://jya.com/echelon-dc.htm <-- See this
http://www.wired.com/news/news/technology/story/21577.html <--See this
http://jya.com/crypto.htm#Echelon <--library of articles on NSA &
echelon
http://home.icdc.com/~paulwolf/echelon.htm   <-- another library of
articles on echelon.

         ==================================================
                Remember Waco, Feb. 28-April 19, 1993

                     The murderers are still free
                     and running your country.
         ==================================================


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ITEM 6
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Some say Echelon is not real.  Then why the massive disinformation campaign 
launched against this day of action?  Consider Wired News complicit.

Now, on to the next obstacle which, I am sure, lies just around the corner.


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