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Visiting the Borderless City: Traveling via the Internet
Unformatted Document Text:  Forum’ produced the official WEF Web site with a description of outcomes for the annual meeting, press releases, photos and an area exclusively for members, but it also produced several sites about organizations protesting the forum such as the ’nyc indymedia center’ and ’International ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism).’ The nyc indymedia center is part of a coalition of indymedia centers in places ranging from South Africa to Cleveland, Ohio. 27 Besides carrying articles on the history of the WEF and the activities in New York, the site provided links to other activist sites such as the Anti-Capitalist Convergence and International ANSWER. At the International ANSWER site, in addition to commentaries and articles on globalism and U.S. foreign policy, there was more specific information on how to get involved in the protests International ANSWER was organizing. A schedule of events was listed for the five day forum, including work sessions, teach-ins, rallies and a ’pagan cluster vigil’ each with links to a page with more details. The site also contained a detailed ’Logistics Page’ with links for transportation, housing, food, medical, legal and other information for those traveling to New York. Housing options included large group housing in Churches and Halls, staying as guests in private homes or inexpensive hostels and hotels (International ANSWER, 2002). The transportation section provided a link to an Anti-WEF Ride Board which listed people looking for and providing rides from places such as Denver, Houston, and Milwaukee (Anti-WEF Ride Board, 2002). Information on food included a message from the organization Food Not Bombs stating they would be providing some food for protestors and requesting everybody brings eating utensils. 28 This section also had a segment on reasonably priced vegan/vegetarian food, which listed a few places and provided a link to Zagat’s Web page (International ANSWER, 2002). The

Authors: Fotsch, Paul.
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Forum’ produced the official WEF Web site with a description of outcomes for the annual
meeting, press releases, photos and an area exclusively for members, but it also produced several
sites about organizations protesting the forum such as the ’nyc indymedia center’ and
’International ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism).’ The nyc indymedia center is
part of a coalition of indymedia centers in places ranging from South Africa to Cleveland,
Ohio.
27
Besides carrying articles on the history of the WEF and the activities in New York, the
site provided links to other activist sites such as the Anti-Capitalist Convergence and
International ANSWER.
At the International ANSWER site, in addition to commentaries and articles on globalism
and U.S. foreign policy, there was more specific information on how to get involved in the
protests International ANSWER was organizing. A schedule of events was listed for the five day
forum, including work sessions, teach-ins, rallies and a ’pagan cluster vigil’ each with links to a
page with more details. The site also contained a detailed ’Logistics Page’ with links for
transportation, housing, food, medical, legal and other information for those traveling to New
York. Housing options included large group housing in Churches and Halls, staying as guests in
private homes or inexpensive hostels and hotels (International ANSWER, 2002). The
transportation section provided a link to an Anti-WEF Ride Board which listed people looking
for and providing rides from places such as Denver, Houston, and Milwaukee (Anti-WEF Ride
Board, 2002).
Information on food included a message from the organization Food Not Bombs stating
they would be providing some food for protestors and requesting everybody brings eating
utensils.
28
This section also had a segment on reasonably priced vegan/vegetarian food, which
listed a few places and provided a link to Zagat’s Web page (International ANSWER, 2002). The


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