The original media release about Jam Echelon Day:
Subject: PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY: Global JAM ECHELON Day [Oct. 21]
STAND UP FOR THE FREEDOM TO EXCHANGE INFORMATION!
We the monitored have decided to stand up against the very real, very intrusive, and ultimately oppressive global surveillance system known as Echelon. Echelon is a vast mainframe set up by the New World Disorder in order to monitor the world's electronic communications for subversive keywords. Every time you send someone an email with keywords like "revolution" and "hacktivism" [for instance], Echelon's computers make a note of it. If you forward emails with regularity with words on Echelon's extensive keyword list, you may be marked for human "hands-on" monitoring.
On October 21, 1999 , netizens around the globe are implored to send out at least one email with at least 50 keyword words. You need not be privy to knowing exactly what words Echelon uses. It is safe to assume that words such as "revolution" and "manifesto" and "revolt" [etc.] will work. Just be sure to sound as subversive as possible. There isn't even any need to write a cohesive paragraph or sentence. Echelon's computers does not understand the language anyway. It only knows to look for certain words. By doing this we can at least temporarily jam the global surveillance system.
This day of action will be timed to preceed Stop Police Brutality Day by one day so that emails about actions can be sent out with little scrutiny due to what will already be an enormous workload for Echelon.
Now is a chance for anyone, regardless of computer expertise, to become an instant hacktivist - best of all, no software is needed [other than your regular email program].
Of course, feel free to conduct such subversiveness any time. The larger Echelon's workload, the more free our speech.
After October 1, we ask global netizens to merely stop censoring themselves for fear of spooky scrutiny. By merely deciding to speak in the spirit of unabashedly subverting the DOMINANCE paradigm, we will make it quite difficult for Echelon to do its job.