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Announcement :: Globalization
international day against video surveillance
20 Jan 2006
an international grouping of activists sponsor an international day against video surveillance
19-20 March 2006
an international day against video surveillance


We, the undersigned, are unconditionally opposed to the use of video surveillance cameras in public places. We are also opposed to the use of surveillance cameras that, though installed in privately owned places, are actually use to surveill the public. We believe that both types of cameras, in addition to being useless in the "wars" on crime and terrorism, are tools that all-too-frequently used to violate our rights to privacy, anonymity, dignity and political dissent.

Cameras are not the only threats to our rights. Government agencies and private security firms also use wiretaps, bugs, GPS transponders, RFID chips, computers dedicated to data gathering, retention and "mining," etc. But we choose to focus on video surveillance cameras because they are the most visible manifestations of the emerging surveillance society.

On the first day of Spring (19-20 March) 2006, we will live an international day against video surveillance (or IDAVS, for short). During this IDAVS, we will act autonomously in our own communities to:

1. show our opposition to the video surveillance of public places; we will do this according to our own sense of what is appropriate in our community;

2. educate the general public about the reality and dangers of the video surveillance of public places; and

3. encourage others to get involved in this project, either immediately or in the future.

Please join us! Email SCP(at)notbored.org.

New announcements, local contact information, and documentation will be posted to this very page.

Please reproduce and distribute this press release freely. If possible, please translate it into other languages.

[signed]

Antonis (London, UK)
avradis(at)yahoo.com

Arizona Surveillance Camera Players (Arizona, USA)
strifeinaz(at)hotmail.com

Empire Working Group (Cincinnati, USA)
kapaice(at)hotmail.com

New York Surveillance Camera Players (NYC, USA)
SCP(at)notbored.org

Vilnius Surveillance Camera Players (Lithuania)
cameraplayer(at)gmail.com

Wade (Chicago, USA)
wade(at)thefrictioninstitute.org

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Re: international day against video surveillance
21 Jan 2006
And you'll be able to watch it live and in color!
Re: international day against video surveillance
21 Jan 2006
Translate it in other languages? How about trying English first. You need SpellCheck or something dude.