sexta-feira, 10 de outubro de 2008

Freedom not Fear Day

Amanhã, dia 11 de outubro de 2008, é o dia internacional do movimento Fear not Freedom, que reúne uma série de grupos de ativistas contra a vigilância excessiva por parte de governos e corporações. Haverá manifestações em diversas cidades do mundo, mas infelizmente nada no Brasil. Abaixo, parte do texto do movimento e, no link, a programação pelo mundo.

"A broad movement of campaigners and organizations is calling on everybody to join action against excessive surveillance by governments and businesses. On 11 October 2008, concerned people in many countries will take to the streets, the motto being "Freedom not fear 2008". Peaceful and creative action, from protest marches to parties, will take place in many capital cities.
Surveillance, distrust and fear are gradually transforming our society into one of uncritical consumers who have "nothing to hide" and - in a vain attempt to achieve total security - are prepared to give up their freedoms. We do not want to live in such a society!
We believe the respect for our privacy to be an important part of our human dignity. A free and open society cannot exist without unconditionally private spaces and communications.
The increasing electronic registration and surveillance of the entire population does not make us any safer from crime, costs millions of Euros and puts the privacy of innocent citizens at risk. Under the reign of fear and blind actionism, targeted and sustained security measures fall by the wayside, as well as tackling peoples' actual daily problems such as unemployment and poverty.
In order to protest against security mania and excessive surveillance we will take to the streets in capital cities in many countries on 11 October 2008. We call on everybody to join our peaceful protest. Politicians are to see that we are willing to take to the streets for the protection of our liberties!
You can find the latest information on the protest marches and the list of participating cities at our website:"

Um comentário:

paoleb disse...

pois é, na quarta feira mostrei aos alunos o site da CCTV Mapping Party que estava sendo organizada em Madrid pra ver se eles se animavam a agitar algo aqui no Rio, mas tava mt em cima... ficou mesmo pro dia 05 o nosso ato!