Last updated: November 19, 2006
The Weapon of Transparency Channel
Information war will unleash the power of the antiwar and revolutionary movements

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Work for November 2006
Work for August - October 2006
Work for July 2006

 
  What is the "Weapon of Transparency" channel?

We are working to build a distribution channel for discussion
of the political and theoretical principles which are decisive
for the development of a powerful antiwar and revolutionary movement.

  Who is involved in this?

The Weapon of Transparency channel is run by Ben Seattle with assistance from Marik.
  What is our immediate aim?
Our goal is to post something useful and intelligent to at least a dozen Indymedia sites
every month for at least six months -- and to give an intelligent reply within ten days
to all thoughtful responses we receive.
  Where do we come from?
Ben and Marik met and dreamed up this project as part of the Media Weapon community -- an open community which includes anarchists, trotskyists, maoists, techno-utopians, reformists, revolutionaries and idle dreamers. At this time, we are more of a community-in-embryo (organized around the pof-200 email discussion list -- where opponents treat one another with respect -- and everyone has the right to post once per week) than a real community. The Media Weapon community is based on a core of serious activists who intend to build our community around the following mission:


To help develop the theory and practice of information war
to mobilize the working class for the overthrow of bourgeois rule

We believe that isolated from one another we are easily defeated -- connected to one another no force on earth can stop us.

  The mission of our channel:

We fight to forge and to bring to the attention
of the international working class
the principles of information war
(as a struggle for ideas organized on a mass scale) ...

... so that our class may use these principles of extreme power
as weapons ...

... to build an open community of activists
centered around a living, self-correcting,
politically transparent,
militant and absolutely fearless
disciplined mass organization
based on the unshakeable foundation
of mass democracy ...

... with the determination and ability to shoulder
the immense responsibilities of the U.S. proletariat ...

...for the elimination from this planet
of the political and economic system of imperialism

... and the liberation of humankind
from the class rule of the bourgeoisie
under which imperialism and imperialist war are inevitable.

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Work for November 2006

Work restarted in November 2006. We have posted to 4 sites. 8 to go.

Title
WOT: Revolution in news will lead to overthrow of capitalist rule
Summary
The industrial revolution created the modern proletariat.
The revolution in communications will allow this proletariat
to make itself conscious and will lead to the overthrow
of the system of bourgeois rule.

For the first time in history, the majority of suffering humanity
will have access to a clear, accurate and comprehensive
class-based picture of what is wrong with the world
and how to coordinate their actions in order to end bourgeois rule
and usher in a world without hunger, privation or war.

As decade rolls after decade, information war will transform
the terrain of the class struggle -- including world culture,
world politics and the left ecosystem which gives birth to
revolutionary organizations.

These nine theses are the second installment of
"Seventeen Theses on the Destiny of the Revolution
in Communications and the Concept of Workers' Rule".

Author
Ben Seattle
Related Links
Template: wot_17_part_2
WOT wiki page: WOT Channel

Nbr
Indymedia
newswire
(and link)
URL of article
/ local datetime
Total or
Thoughtful
comments
(by readers)
Replies
(by Marik or Ben)
Notes
US -- West Coast
1
Portland
349193
Nov 13, 2006 -- 7:31 pm
Total: 0
2
Seattle
255925
Nov 13, 2006 -- 7:33 pm
Total: 1
3
SFBA # 1
1733036
Nov 13, 2006 -- 7:37 pm
Total: 0

4
SFBA # 2 (indybay)
18329501
Nov 13, 2006 7:39 PM
Total: 0

5
LA

US -- East Coast
6
New York

7
Boston

8
DC

US -- Midwest
9
Chicago

10
Madison, Wis

US -- South
11
Atlanta
Site remains disabled
12
Houston
Canada, UK, Australia
13
Thunderbay, Ontario

14
UK
15
Melbourne

16
Sydney

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Work for August - October 2006

Work was suspended for August, September and October 2006.

Marik was busy in August dealing with personal issues. And Ben was busy in September and October dealing with personal issues.

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Work for July 2006

Title
WOT: Eight Theses on the Destiny of the Concept of Workers' Rule
Summary
These eight theses are the first installment of
"Seventeen Theses on the Destiny of the Revolution
in Communications and the Concept of Workers' Rule".
Author
Ben Seattle
Related Links
Template: wot_17_part_1
WOT wiki page: WOT Channel

We posted to a dozen of the following sites.

Nbr
Indymedia
newswire
(and link)
URL of article
/ local datetime
Total or
Thoughtful
comments
(by readers)
Replies
(by Marik or Ben)
Notes
US -- West Coast
1
Portland
342285
08.Jul.2006 15:26
Total: 1
Thoughtful: 0
Marik/Ben: 1
Ben -- July 15 A hostile comment by an anarchist-minded reader was useful in making clear that the article needed an appendix explaining that workers' rule is not the same as what happened in former Soviet Union or current China. This appendix was added to the template used for the posting to other indymedia sites.
2
Seattle
253792
Jul 09, 2006 22:56
Total: 1
Ben -- July 15 The woman who owns Seattle Indymedia made a short, sarcastic comment a half hour after this was posted. Sometime later she deleted this article from the newswire -- most likely as part of ongoing retaliation for this page.
3
SFBA # 1 (sf)
Posting at site
was disabled

4
SFBA # 2 (indybay)
18286741
Jul 9th, 2006 11:31 PM
Total: 0

5
LA
167760
Jul. 09, 2006 at 11:29 PM
Total: 0

US -- East Coast
6
New York
72695
July 10, 2006 03:23AM EDT
Total: 0

7
Boston
186369
10 Jul 2006
Total: 0

8
DC
134614
10 Jul 2006
Total: 0

US -- Midwest
9
Chicago
72958
10 Jul 2006 12:09:54 AM
Total: 0

10
Philadelphia
We ignored
this site

US -- South
11
Atlanta
Site was disabled

12
Houston
50268
Jul. 09, 2006 at 11:49 PM
Total: 0

Canada, UK, Australia
13
Vancouver, BC
Posting at site
was disabled

14
UK
345199
16.07.2006 10:33
Total: 0
Ben -- July 16: I posted this one
15
Melbourne
116522
July 10, 2006 at 06:47 PM
Total: 0

16
Sydney
37712
2006/07/10 - 4:41pm
Total: 0
Ben -- July 15:
The article has 73 page views

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