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7s01: international day against video surveillance

Friday 7 September 2001: an international day against the video surveillance of public places by the police and private authorities
7 September 2001:
An International Day of Action Against Video Surveillance

We propose --

1. that an international day of action against video surveillance -- specifically: the constant, indiscriminate and technologically sophisticated video surveillance of public places by both businesses and and law enforcement agencies -- take place on Friday, 7 September 2001;

2. that people who wish to intensify the struggle to protect and strengthen the right to privacy (a fundamental human right) should undertake autonomous actions at the local level and in a completely de-centralized fashion;

3. that, if and when possible, at least some of these actions should be undertaken in front of webcams that have already been installed in public places by private companies that are insensitive or even hostile to privacy concerns (in addition to disrupting "business as usual" for these companies, the use of webcams will allow the entire world to see 7s01 anti-videosurveillance actions as they take place);

4. that all individuals and groups participating in the 7s01 day of action keep in touch with at least one of the groups listed below and/or each other;

5. that at least one Web site links to or actually displays images from these actions as they take place;

6. that this proposal should be posted on-line and sent to as many people as possible and as soon as possible; and

7. that this proposal be translated into as many foreign languages as possible.

Participating groups as of 8 August 2001, in alphabetical order:

AG Oeffentliche Raume -- Leipzig, Germany

Aktuelle Kamera -- Bremen, Germany

Camaramante -- Medellin, Colombia

Hydrid Video Tracks -- Berlin, Germany

Pirate TV -- London, England

Privacy International -- London, England

Souriez, Vous Etes Filmes -- Paris, France

Surveillance Camera Players -- Arizona, USA

Surveillance Camera Players -- Lithuania

Surveillance Camera Players -- New York, USA

The Praxis Group -- Minneapolis, USA

2/5BZ -- Istanbul, Turkey



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