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(Global Organization of Mail Artists)
The group AU MA+gom@ (Urgent Action &ndash Mail Art), consider the first
stage of this project to be closed, once achieved that both Spanish and
English Court sentenced the ex-dictator and Chilean life senator, Augusto
Pinochet, must to be put in trial for crimes of genocide, international
terrorism and torture.
For these crimes, Pinochet was requested by the laws of several countries
(Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland...and others). The extradition
proceedings will take time. However, we consider the precedent established
will make possible to be optimists about the make up of an International
Court to fight the crimes against humanity.
On the other hand, our campaign was mainly aimed at Mail Art world, even
thought a lot of people from another circles did identify with our call. In
that respect, we want to declare that our report of the case of Humberto
Nilo -ex Director of the University of Chile&rsquos Fine Art School, who
was dimissed from his position after the organization of the Mail Art
exhibition "Stop: liberty, diversity and pluralism"- is still not solved.
Because this reason, we will continue making all efforts to give him back
November, 26, 1998
Report of the action
17-10-98 First news of the arrest of Augusto Pinochet in England.
18-10-98 Sending of an official notice from Boek861 to 10 mail-artists.
19-10-98 Clemente Padín, Tartarugo and Vortice answer this notice and give
the approval to it.
20-10-98 The manifesto is immediately translated to English
21-10-98 Hans Braumueller adds to the organizing group:
Fernando García Delgado/Vortice/Argentina,
The manifesto is sent to the respective mailings of each one of us.
Immediately the first adhesions between mail-artists and the universal
group of the world of the arts and the culture begin.
22-10-98 We consider to spread the official notice between all the people
who not have an e-mail: the postal addresses of the organizers and the
well-known "copy and pass" motto are inserted within the notice. Also
letters are sent to networkers to be redistributed.
23-10-98 The contacts with mass media begins to spread the manifesto.
24-10-98 The group put contacts in place with parallel networks to catch
adhesions by other channels.
25-10-1998 Websites which spreads and treats aspects related to the
Humberto Nilo case are included in the official notice.
26-10-1998 The group considers the form in which the adhesions to the
official notice must arrive at international organisms.
28-10-1998 The sentence from London Court is announced today: denying the
extradition. Great surprise for the organizers who had not considered this
possibility. The manifesto was directed against the infiltrated reactionary
forces in Spanish Justice. An official notice is emitted to redouble
efforts before the pertinent appeals.
29-10-1998-Deliberation of the Spanish Law Court. After the London affaire,
the organizing equipment had few hopes.
30-10-1998- Beautiful surprise. Fulfilled objective. The Spanish Law Court
establishes that Spain is competent to judge Pinochet and, consequently, to
ask for its extradition. At the same time, the crimes of genocide and
international terrorism of Pinochet are implicity recognized. Applicable
also to the case of Argentina and, by extension, to a more of fifty
31-1-1998 -It is necessary to reconsider new objectives. In the eleventh
day of campaign, the organizing group is enough disorganized. It has been
too much information, in very just a short time. The certain thing is that
the results are satisfactory as soon as, we have jointly worked four
countries and two continents, without to have organized nor to have
anticipated nothing prior to day 19 of October of 1998. Completely
spontaneous and, as Padín says: " the formation of a group from the roots
impelled by the necessity of a fair and just cause".
1,11,1998- Several days without contact with Fernando García Delgado
constitutes a serious preoccupation for the group. Tartarugo becomes the
general database and, robbing sleeping hours, data are updated.
2,1,1998 - He was not been kidnapped by any pinochetista virus, Fernando
García Delgado was travelling to the Museum of Modern Art of Mendoza to the
Biennial of Experimental Art. -
The group begins to lay the foundations of a network of urgent actions of
mail-artists. Location of electronic directions of international organisms.
The group try to send the manifesto to the international organizations
before wednesday (beginning of the process in the Chamber of Lords)
3-1-1998 - Day of the electronic addresses. All the group searching a final
official notice to send to the international organisms. Once again, the
objective is fulfilled and the Presidencies of Chile, England, España...
the UN, the EU, Amnesty International, Human Rights Commissions, etc will
receive the manifesto
4-11-1998 - Sending the manifesto supposes an extraordinary work for
Tartarugo (database of the group). Its statistical control announces
surprises before the reception of the message. &ndash At the same time, and
while we are waiting to the decision of the Chamber of Lords, we are
looking for a name and logo for this group arisen " from the necessity ".
" AU x MA"/ Urgent Action of Mail Art is, in first instance, the chosen
name and, on the other hand, we received the design of several logos made
by Fernando García Delgado. Hans Braumueller provides an innovation with
the idea of " Global Organization of Mail Artists" (Gom@)
5-11-98- Day of crossed archives. While we are waiting to the verdict of
the Chamber of Lords, an authentic war of archives crosses the continents.
We take advantage of impass to update the hundreds of accumulated messages
and to finish the design of the logo. At the same time, the first rough
draft of the objectives of " AU X MA " is sent.
6-11-98 - Day begins with the bad news. Tartarugo announces to us that he
must leave three days us because an urgent trip. Horror! The data base goes
away. Only three days, but in three days anything could happen. Fernando
García Delgado replaces him.
A translation of Guy Ferdinande, puts the manifesto in a third language,
French. In his honor it is decided to work with the three languages. It is
not a will problem, but a problem of lack of translators (urgent channel).
We was working with both languages that group knows, Spanish and English.
First adhesions by ordinary mail begins to arrive.
The Spanish Government begins " the official " proceedings to ask for the
extradition of Pinochet. Chamber of Lords takes the case easy and what it
seemed that was going away to solve quickly, it seems now that goes for
7-11-98 Fernando García Delgado assumes the database during the days in
wich Tartarugo is in Madrid.
8-11-98 &ndash 25-11-98 Waiting for the Chamber of the Lords&rsquo
sentence. The group become more relaxed as we can note for a smaller number
of e-mails than last weeks. The basis for the future group AU MA + Gom@ are
established but it obvious than the adrenaline went down after a lot of
work during the last days. Conclusion: a group formed "in the action" needs
action to go on . However, two proposals within the group needs an answer.
On one hand a proposal by Elías Adasme, a Chilean artist friend of Humberto
Nilo who lives in Puerto Rico, for to make a mail-art project supporting
Nilo and linking his case with the Pinochet affaire. On the other hand,
Clemente Padín shows his concern about the case of the American journalist
Muama Abu-Jamal who has been condemned to death. They were refused his last
appeal and he could be executed in the next 30-60 days. Oddly, César
Reglero have showed his concern about the case in the December issue of
Boek861. The material for the next urgent action of AU MA + Gom@ is ready.
25-11-98 PINOCHET HAVE NOT INMUNITY, the Lords says. The best end for all
the process. Rigth now, we can to thank all the people who have shows their
support and above all CONGRATULATIONS!
AU MA + Gom@ will continue its own way.
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HANS BRAUMÜLLER TARTARUGO
'Speak English!' said the Eaglet. 'I don't know the meaning of half those
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