In 2004, an anonymous campaign with defamations about the members of CREA was started in different web sites. Anonymity allows to disseminating calumnies about the professional dedication and the private life of these people without any contestable proof presented and without any responsibility from their side. Without a minimum ethical standard about its use, anonymity in Internet offers the possibility of inventing and disseminating anything about any person in the world. In this case, the worst crimes are based on an anachronistic sexism of the times of Franco, a language that had been eradicated by feminist movement.
The university professors and other professionals who sign this declaration show their solidarity with the victims of this campaign. We commit ourselves to not support, disseminate nor give credibility to any of the anonymous attacks against the professional and personal life of anyone. We have a great respect for the University of Barcelona and its research centre CREA, but this commitment is not related to our agreement or disagreement with the work of CREA. We consider that the worst rivalries request an ethical limit and that the use of anonymous defamations in Internet, as a means of destroying groups or persons, is intolerable.
If anyone wants to express their support you can send an email to: email@example.com with the subject: SOLIDARITY
If you did send us an email and in a couple of days you do not see your name in the list, please contact us.
Consult the list of persons who have provided their solidarity support.
Manifesto of Solidarity with Members of CREA before the anonymous online harassment.