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Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Ciclonudista : nude cycle protestThanks to James at Cyclox for passing on the following press release:
2nd CICLONUDISTA (WORLD NAKED BIKE DEMONSTRATION)
SATURDAY JUNE 11, 2005
NAKED BEFORE THE TRAFFIC! JUSTICE ON THE STREETS!
Justice on the streets, this is what we claim with a strong conviction and in earnest, but cheerfully as well, having a good time. Cars impose their law and order on us: speed, high-handedness, fumes and violence. That is why when we move day by day on our bikes we transform our mobility into an everyday disobedience act. If, on top of that, we demonstrate naked on our bikes we turn disobedience into an exemplary protest.
The Cyclenudist Group Committee (Coordinadora de Colectivos Ciclonudistas, CCC) in Aragón (Spanish State) makes a call to organize Ciclonudista (Naked Bike) demonstrations in the cities all over the world, on Saturday June 11, 2005, with an aim to extend to your home town those already held in Zaragoza in last 4 years and in 30 cities all over the world on 2004.
We denounce that our streets have been kidnapped by privately used cars which collapse cities and degenerate these into a hostile and dangerous land. Cars kill and we are shocked at their impunity. If we question them, so many transnational war interests in petrol and car industry are at stake. We propose a model of a city where people get back their space, where moving needs are reduced and where there is a commitment to pedestrians (all of us are) and to less polluting and more effective means of transport.
Why cycling? The bicycle is a reliable, healthy, ecological and amusing means of transport. It is an icon, a symbol of freedom and a practical instrument to transform society. It does not pay taxes, does not waste oil, does neither cooperate with a destroying development nor with global war.
Why naked? Because we feel we are naked before the traffic owing to the drivers' lack of respect and the apathy of our rulers. Thus we make it visible that our bodywork is fragile. Moreover, we show our body naturally, not feeling ashamed, toppling taboos regarding our physical appearance which are imposed by fashion and the greediness of the textile transnational industry. To sum up, we face urban traffic with our naked body on our bikes as the best way of defending our dignity and of living the social struggle.
Visit our website: www.ciclonudista.net
Contact us for more information.: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinadora de Colectivos Ciclonudistas de Aragón (CCC)
Posted 12:21 PM by Matt Prescott
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