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Traveling Hopefully

"Not only is another world possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing."

-Arundhati Roy

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Instructions For Obtaining Dial-Up Internet In Egypt [PLEASE REPOST!]

by Operation Egypt on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 10:14am

International Internet Dial-up

Normally a computer connects to the local ISP and then establishes a connection, so that you can send and recieve data through the phone line to and from the provider. This is the fuzzzy sound we hear when we pick up the phone on someone who is connected to the internet.

In a nutshell we need to dial another international ISP, but since most of our homes back in Egypt have no international phone-call capability we will by-pass this by linking to the mobile-phone network which by default has international capability but unfortunately a little pricey (~2 LE a minute) but sufficient to make urgent communication on internet.

What you will need is:

- Regular Mobile Phone with Bluetooth.

- Computer with Bluetooth Dongle or any of laptops that has built-in bluetooth capability.

- Remote ISP number, username and password which I will provide at the end.

For simplicity I chose windows Vista (or XP) steps and I didn't put steps for other operating systems.


1- Turn on the bluetooth on your phone.

2- Switch on bluetooth detection on your laptop.

3- From Start menu->Run and write this command: telephon.cpl (there is no "e" at the end of telephon)

4- A window will popup, if it asks for area code just write for example: 757 in united states.

5- Choose "Modem" tab from top.

6- Click Add button then click Next for automatic detection of your phone

7- If your phone is bluetooth modem-capable it will appear in the list, choose it.

8- If it requires a pass key just write "123" for example and on your phone it will ask the same question so press "123" or the same number you chose and finalize the pairing.

9- Now it is supposed to say "Already connected" beneath the icon of your phone, right-click on the icon and press properties.

10- A window will appear, in Services tab make sure that the "Dial-up Networking" is present and enabled (checked)ho.

11- Press ok and it will turn you to the first window and now you will see your phone appearing in the modem list.

Your phone now is connected as a modem to your are doing great so far.

Phase 2: Dialing up a remote ISP.

I chose a website that provides numbers to remote ISPs in the US. I signed up with:

username: hany

password: egypt

Login/pass: guest/password

  • Bainbridge: (206) 312-1000
  • Bainbridge: (206) 312-1500
  • Bainbridge: (206) 312-2500
  • Bainbridge: (206) 312-3700
  • Bellevue: (425) 786-1000
  • Bellevue: (425) 786-1111
  • Bellevue: (425) 786-7777
  • Bellevue: (425) 786-5073
  • Black Diamond: (360) 469-1000
  • Black Diamond: (360) 469-1111
  • Black Diamond: (360) 469-2000
  • Black Diamond: (360) 469-2222
  • Buckley: (360) 761-6000
  • Buckley: (360) 761-6111
  • Buckley: (360) 761-6101
  • Buckley: (360) 761-6102
  • Centralia: (360) 523-1000
  • Centralia: (360) 523-1111
  • Centralia: (360) 523-1001
  • Centralia: (360) 523-1002
  • Graham: (253) 780-1000
  • Graham: (253) 780-1100
  • Graham: (253) 780-2000
  • Graham: (253) 780-2020
  • Hoodsport: (360) 717-1000
  • Hoodsport: (360) 717-1111
  • Hoodsport: (360) 717-1122
  • Hoodsport: (360) 717-1133
  • Olympia: (360) 515-3000
  • Olympia: (360) 515-3001
  • Olympia: (360) 515-3030
  • Olympia: (360) 515-3131
  • Seattle: (206) 495-1000
  • Seattle: (206) 424-1111
  • Seattle: (206) 337-5050 *
  • Seattle: (206) 337-5252

Land Line dial-up services

Those dial-up services should have been tested as accepting calls from overseas numbers

* French Data Network ( : +33172890150 (login 'toto' password 'toto')

* Telecomix dialup modem service at +46850009990. user/pass: telecomix/telecomix

* “free” PPP dial-up access on Madrid, Spain: +34 912910230 / pass:internetforegypt

Important note : if the connexion is unstable, try to force your modem to a lower speed (eg. a 56kbps modem should be locked down to 33,6kbps, 28,8kbps or 14,4kbps). 9600bps is considered to be the "safe rate".

With such bandwith, avoid using webmails or social networks : rather an IRC client to connect to, channel #jan25, someone will be there to relay any message.

وقد أدت الاحتجاجات في مصر أمس لقيود معينة في شبكة البنية التحتية للاتصالات. على الرغم من أن الشبكات لا يزال حتى ومعظم المواقع والأماكن لا تزال متاحة ، وهنا بعض الكتل وأكد أن الحاجة التحايل. يرجى ملاحظة أن هذه المعلومات يمكن ان تتغير بسرعة كبيرة ، وما هي إلا دقيقة لبعض الوقت. تغريد هناك جدل حول ما إذا كان يتم حظر التغريد بنشاط أو لأسفل فقط بسبب وجود خطأ في الشبكة. فودافون مصر ونفى عرقلة التغريد ، ومع ذلك ، تور المطور يعقوب أبلباوم يجادل بأن هناك تصفية مستمرة . هذه الكتلة من السهل التحايل باستخدام طرف ثالث updaters التغريد. على سبيل المثال أو خدمة Telecomix . يمكنك تعيين هذه الخدمات طرف ثالث لتحديث التغريد الحساب ، ومن ثم كنت من خلال.

كتل أخرى تشمل موقع أخبار dostor.orgوبعض وأفادت مواقع اخبارية قناة الجزيرة لتكون قابلة للوصول. الفيديو أيضا تدفق موقع Bambuser تشير التقارير إلى أن سدت. التحايل وذكرت البرمجيات هو تور للعمل ويتوفر لل تحميل . استخدام تور مع توربتن . ومن أوصى لرأب الصدع في المتصفح مع الشبكي في كل مكان ونوسكريبت إلى النفاذ في حركة المرور المشفرة أكبر قدر ممكن وتجنب البرامج النصية الضارة من خطف حساباتك. المتطابق الحق الآن خدمات الفيديو (مثل يوتيوب) ويبدو للعمل داخل مصر. ومع ذلك ، فإن فريق سترايسند هي قبل تحميل ملفات الفيديو لقائي المتطابق سريع إذا كتل سوءا. إذا كانت الخدمات اذهب الى الأسفل ، وسيكون هناك ألف نسخة. هذا كله كان التقنية جدا. لكن الأمن يأتي دائما في المقام الأول. حتى تبقي العين على هذه الشهادات ، الشبكي! (إذا كان هذا بلوق وظيفة مفيدة ، أي شخص حر في توزيع / ترجمة / ريميكس ذلك.)

Operation Egypt page

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

300 migrants on Hunger Strike in the Athens

300 hundred migrants are on hunger strike since Sunday 23/01/2011. The 300 migrants demand every migrant in the country to get documents. They also demand for migrants in Greece to get equal political and social rights -but also equal obligations- with the Greek workers. For many years now the workers’ and migrants’ rights movements in Greece are requesting equal rights, and viable and humane policies for migrants who want to get the legal documents to stay in the country. Nevertheless, the Greek authorities announced recently the building of a new wall in the borders between Greece and Turkey, while every year on the borders of Greece thousands of migrants die in their effort to come to Europe.

The 300 hunger strikers moved recently in the new building of Athens School of Law (University of Athens) in the center of the city -another group of 50 migrants-hunger strikers moved in Thessaloniki’s Workers Center. The Athens Law-School’s facilities are not being used as yet for teaching – while the executive of the Law School’s students union supports the hunger strikers who moved in their School’s grounds along 20 other political groups. However, the Law School’s Vice-Chancellor locked out the School since the first day. Suddenly the Greek government of PASOK, the conservative ND, the extreme-right LAOS and the Greek president united and agreed that the regime of University Asylum is being abused by the hunger strikers and they proposed a renegotiation of the Academic Asylum.

The Academic Asylum is constitutional provision which defends academic freedom and freedom of speech within universities. It means that police and army cannot intervene within Greek Universities. For many years now Greek governments have tried to cancel the academic asylum while police have attacked to protesters within University grounds several times. However various movements -students, left academics, anarchists, workers etc- have managed to defended physically the academic asylum.

The hunger strikers blogs:

Article reprinted from: From the Greek Streets #479 - Occupied London Blog.

Message from Egypt - People Don't Need Leaders to be Civilized

January 26, 20011


بالامس كان الشعب المصري بلا قيادات، متحضر، ثابت، كان الشباب ينظفون مكان الاعتصام، لم يحدث حادثة تحرش واحدة، لم نميز المسلم من المسيحي #jan25

Translation assisted by google translate:

Yesterday, the Egyptian people, without leadership, were civilized, stable, young people have been cleaning the place sit, there has been one incident of harassment, did not distinguish Muslim from Christian # jan25

Anonymous - Operation EGYPT DDoS Attack Instructions

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Debra Sweet: Why I Oppose a Grand Jury Investigation of Anti-War Activists

Read Debra's excellent article here.

Three of the anti-war activists targeted by the FBI

Sarah Martin is a 71 year old mother of 3, grandmother of 5 and great-grandmother of 1. She was born and raised in Duluth and has lived in the Twin Cities for 40 years. She is a retired nurse who worked at Regions Hospital in St. Paul for 25 years. She said of herself, "I have been peace and justice activist since the '60s when my eyes began to open when I learned we'd been duped and lied to about the justifications for going to war against the people of Vietnam." Sarah joined WAMM (Women Against Military Madness) in the early 80s and has actively opposed every war the U.S. has waged. For the past 10 years she has been mainly focused on the middle east. A year ago she attempted to visit Palestine but was detained and deported by Israel when they learned she wanted to see the reality of Palestinian lives under Israeli occupation. She is currently on the WAMM board and an active member of the WAMM Mideast Committee.

Tracy Molm is 29 and was born and raised in MN. She grew up in Richfield and was a member of the her high school debate team. She went to the University of Minnesota for college with a major in women's studies and minor in political science. She has been active in the peace and justice movement since 2000 when she joined to protest the impending war on Iraq. Tracy works as a union organizer for AFSCME Local 3800, the clerical workers union at the University of Minnesota. She is an energetic and enthusiastic auntie to many of her friends children. It has been remarked many times that she is more of a kid than not.

Tracy joined the Anti War Committee through debate, where she learned to think critically about public policy and met others who were politically active. Her love for people motivated her to do more for the peace and justice movement including learning about Palestine and its over six decade long occupation. From there she had the opportunity to learn more and see for herself the reality that Palestinians in the West Bank live through every day on a delegation in August of 2004.

Anh Pham immigrated to the U.S. from Viet Nam with her family in 1975 after the end of the war. Her family raised her with a strong sense of community service and she taught Sunday school to toddlers at the first Vietnamese Buddhist temple in Minnesota. In high school she participated in Amnesty International where she attended a protest against the Persian Gulf War, conscious of the impact of war and separation on her own family. Upon entering the University of Minnesota, she was active in the local MPIRG (MN Public Interest Research Group) chapter and then worked with the YWCA, which included chaperoning a group of at-risk young girls to study border issues between the US-Mexico at El-Paso and Juarez, Mexico. That same summer she also became active in the Progressive Student Organization and went to Cuba to the World Youth and Student Festival. She was also active in student governance and served on the Student Services Fees Committee.

After leaving the University, she joined the Anti-War Committee (AWC). As a member of the AWC she helped organize local forums, pot-lucks and teach-ins as well as buses to Washington D.C.for protests. She traveled to El Salvador to attend an anti-globalization conference and then to Israel and the occupied territories of Palestine where she met with NGO workers and activist who shared their struggles. Upon returning she spoke out about what she saw to share stories that she didn't think were being communicated to the collective consciousness. She continues to believe to this day that the most important work for anti-war and solidarity activist to do is to speak to our own leaders about our military spending and foreign policy here in the U.S. Currently, she has returned to work that is close to home by advocating for the rights of all immigrants in this country.

Two videos detail two different ways police across USA are ignoring rape.

It appears that Baltimore police have decided that they are capable of determining when rape victims are lying about rape. I read elsewhere that they claimed that they receive a high number of false rape cases. Apparently, it is their biases against the victims, not any special skills, that lead them to the presumption that they make about the victims being liars: Rape cases dismissed by Baltimore police later found valid.

The decrease in rape since the 90s may be a result of police failing to write reports. According to the first video below, Baltimore's rape rate allegedly dropped 80% since 1992. It has been discovered now that Baltimore police fail to file reports for at least 60% of reported rape cases. This article, describes how Baltimore's drop in rape rates coincides with the amazing number (four times the national average) of 'unfounded' rape cases Baltimore police claim they receive. A hotline, set up for victims, immediately received numerous calls from victims whose cases were ignored by police. An post in late 2010 reveals: Half of rape reports thought false reinstated.

Below: "Rape victims tell Congress that police have been ignoring case after case."

Below: Half a Million Rape Kits Not Tested - Victims speak out against unprocessed rape kits throughout the country.

Follow up: The two videos below demonstrate that the phenomenon of police bullying/invalidating of rape victims is not just limited to U.S. police forces, but seems to be an inherent part of police culture. In these examples are interviews of victims from Ottawa, Canada.

Got humanity?

Bobby I just realized something...

…I can’t be in touch with my own humanity if I’m taking someone else’s humanity
away. It’s obvious those girls in the lad mags don’t really like being reduced to
faceless, nameless holes, called abusive names, and forced to perform painful sex
acts – all to personally gratify ME. It’s not right. Today I kick the porn habit. You
should too.”

Got humanity? Give women back their personhood. Stop consuming porn...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Kiva Lending Team: Anarchists for Empowerment

Join here: Anarchists for Empowerment

Kiva's mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty. Kiva empowers individuals to lend to an entrepreneur across the globe. By combining microfinance with the internet, Kiva is creating a global community of people connected through lending.

Anarchists for Empowerment: We loan because - Capitalism as well as the foundation of modern economics is rooted in dehumanization. We must work proactively in anyway possible to lessen the wealth disparity and rampant poverty afflicting the greater human community.

I don't know...