Soft Skull Founds Wireless “Resistance” on Upoc.com

Revolutionary media organization Soft Skull today announces the
launch of "The Resistance" a community group on Upoc.com, the site
that creates community through simple text group messaging to
wireless devices. "The Resistance" is set to become an essential
communication tool at upcoming protests against Bush’s inauguration
on January 20th, in Washington D.C. Historically, this will be the
first time a group of protestors in the street will be able to
communicate with each other using new wireless, group email
technology!

Revolutionary media organization Soft Skull today announces the
launch of “The Resistance” a community group on Upoc.com, the site
that creates community through simple text group messaging to
wireless devices. “The Resistance” is set to become an essential
communication tool at upcoming protests against Bush’s inauguration
on January 20th, in Washington D.C. Historically, this will be the
first time a group of protestors in the street will be able to
communicate with each other using new wireless, group email
technology.

According to the description at
www.upoc.com,
all wireless device users can now join a group that broadcasts and
provides a platform for "Updates on breaking-news, community activism
and new forms of political action in New York City and beyond." The
description goes on to point out, "The cell phone had historic
importance at last year’s protests against the WTO in Seattle. Mobile
devices empower spontaneous social, cultural and political community.
Use of The Resistance will debut at the protests against the
Inauguration of Bush in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2001."

Soft Skull’s founder and CEO Sander Hicks today said, "Unlike the wired internet, wireless group messaging is human
interaction in a kinetic, exterior world. This is communication
blended with street wisdom, it’s new technology combined with the
spirit of adventure, real life, action, movement, and spontaneity."

Hicks and Soft Skull are currently working with radical political
coalition Direct Action Network with plans to join an estimated
10,000 others to protest what many feel was the unfair election of
George W. Bush.

"When we’re on the ground in DC, we’ll be able to communicate en
masse and report to each other what’s going on, and where. When I
heard that the authorities in DC have made groups of more than 25
illegal, that struck me as unconstitutional, paranoid and wrong. I
want the people taking a stand for real democracy to be able to
communicate and organize," said Hicks.

To join the group, you only need a cell phone, or any other wireless
device, such as Palms, Visors, or 2-way pagers. Anyone can see the
group’s description and sign-up page at:

www.upoc.com

About Soft Skull- www.softskull.com

Soft Skull was the subject of media
celebration last year for its controversial decision to republish
“Fortunate Son: George W. Bush and the Making of an American
President” by J.H. Hatfield.

About Upoc- <a href="http://www.upoc.com"www.upoc.com,

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