"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Monday, 17 August 2009

Freedom Not Fear 2009


The 2nd International Action Day is being held on 12th September in as many capital cities as possible (currently 33) around the world to demonstrate against the total retention of telecommunication data and other instruments of surveillance. The issues being addressed include:

1. Cutback on surveillance measures
2. Evaluation of existing surveillance powers
3. Moratorium on new surveillance powers
4. Guaranteeing freedom of expression, dialogue and information on the Internet

More detailed information is here and here, including links to all participating countries.

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