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From: (Jamie McCarthy)
Newsgroups: alt.revisionism
Subject: CODOH and mailing list privacy
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 10:41:01 -0400
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I stumbled across _Smith's Report #42_ the other day.

In this Report, Mr. Bradley Smith reprints email communications from
private mailing lists.  He says that these emails, "obtained" by persons
unknown, are evidence of how the ADL views his organization:

   They're saying as little as possible in public, they're ashamed of what
   they're about, but electronic mail communications obtained by CODOH
   confirm that the Anti-Defamation League and Hillel are doing what they
   can, under the table, to stop CODOH advertisements from running in
   student newspapers across America.
   It's clear they're worried--worried that these simple, inexpensive ads
   announce our World Wide Web address; worried that the ads encourage
   students--and faculty--to access CODOHWeb directly, to read and judge
   the evidence for revisionist theory themselves. On February 25, the
   following message went out to Hillel headquarters:
      From: Ari Hoffnung  
      Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 10:16:41 -0400
      Subject: Holocaust Revisionist 

[contents of email snipped -JRM]

   On March 7, in a somewhat more breathless communique (for the Campus
   Project had begun to roll with ads running on campuses in half a dozen
   states), Luisa Ellenbogen, Assistant Director of Campus Affairs for the
   Anti-Defamation League, passed along, to campus Hillel offices across
   the country, the dread news that CODOH was calling for intellectual
   freedom on the Holocaust story, and worse, alerting readers to our
   high-tech center on the World Wide Web. ADL's campus director told the
   Hillel rabbis and officers what to do:
      Date: Fri, 7 Mar 1997
      Subject: Holocaust Denial Advertisements: Important Information
         From The Anti-Defamation League. 

[again, contents of email snipped -JRM]

It now appears that CODOH is saying that it is fair and legitimate to
publicize email obtained from private (or ostensibly private) mailing

I trust that there will be no complaints from the direction of CODOH if,
for example, Nizkor chooses to do the same.

Posted to alt.revisionism;  emailed to CODOH and
 Jamie McCarthy     Director of Operations, The Nizkor Project

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