August 23, 2004

Slimy Indymedia site publishes names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of RNC delegates

This morning, Indymedia posted the personal information on more than 1600 delegates attending the Republican National Convention in New York City next week.

In the release that accompanies the file, Indymedia claims that they are in the business of doing what they can to "shut down the RNC."

At the 2004 Republican National Convention, the self-appointed managers of the world will be discussing their party platform of racism, imperialism and the violent suppression of human liberty. They will proudly renominate the unelected president of an illegitimate government.

We view the Republican Party as one of the most important organizations of the ruling class, selling and intellectualizing this system to all thanks in part to a compliant corporate media system.

This list includes the names, address, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of RNC delegates in addition to what hotel each one is staying at during their invasion of New York City. It is not a complete list, but does include information on over 1600 delegates gathered from a variety of sources. It is based on a list that was released on the Internet earlier this summer by an anonymous affinity group. We have verified much of this data, expanded upon it, and republished it more

Our objectives are to:
- Supply anti-RNC groups with data on the delegates to use in whatever way they see fit.
- Supply a body of information that can be easily added to.
- Encourage the republishing and redistribution of this data.
- Facilitate making local connections. Many of these delegates are involved in politics and business on a town or county level.

Indymedia claims that they are "encouraged" by protests in Boston against the Democratic National Convention last month.

Personally, I think they're lower than slime and pond scum. After all, a right to privacy is OK, as long as it's not their privacy that's being violated.

Just damn.

Posted by mhking at August 23, 2004 10:51 AM

Anyone want to lay odds on how long until there's an assassination? They're building the infrastructure for it.

Posted by: Murel Bailey at August 23, 2004 06:20 PM

This is wrong.

It's no different than the anti-abortionists who listed the home address and telephone numbers of the doctors who performed abortions.

Posted by: DarkStar at August 23, 2004 07:30 PM

I agree with you, DS -- it's wrong, period (and I agree that pubilshing the names of doctors is just as offensive).

I just hope that no ill comes of it...

Posted by: mhking at August 23, 2004 08:09 PM

I wonder if any of Indymedia's very prominent donators are going to condemn this.

Posted by: Toby Petzold at August 24, 2004 02:46 AM

Yes, that should be "donors."

Ms. Heinz is an Indymedia backer (via the Tides Foundation). But you won't find her condemning this enormous ethical breach of releasing Republicans' personal information for the purpose of intimidation.


Posted by: Toby Petzold at August 24, 2004 04:51 AM

Doesn't surprise me at all. Dhimmicraps are cowards all around--witness sKerry's pusillanimous behavior during his stint in 'Nam--especially when confronted directly. IndymediaDuh trafficks in half-truths and lies as do all left-wing "news" sources. When they actually cite a source, it is a quasi-news entity that views the truth as something to circumvent, not use as a threshold of veracity.

Posted by: skh at August 25, 2004 12:43 AM

Why would a bunch of anti-GOP groupies bring back the Nixonian Enemies List.

Posted by: SDH at August 26, 2004 10:17 PM

haha, this great! Way to go Indy. Its time America wakes up and takes on the New World order before we are all slaves!

Posted by: BushBLows at August 30, 2004 03:55 PM

This is all legit, the posting of delegates is a common tactic used by both parties.

Posted by: MICHAEL CHERRY at August 30, 2004 05:13 PM
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