Say no to the database state

The Convention on Modern Liberty describes itself as:

A call to all concerned with attacks on our fundamental rights and freedoms under pressure from counter-terrorism, financial breakdown and the database state

And:

We don’t see what we are doing as creating a new “organisation”. The Convention on Modern Liberty is just that, a Convention. It is not a rally or an organisation. It’s aim is to bring together all who are concerned about threats to our fundamental rights and freedoms, even if they are concerned in different ways. […] Within an open framework of shared concern we want genuine debates. The aim is to explore, and hopefully, resolve ways of protecting our liberties in the face of the current challenges – now transformed by modern technology and developments such as terrorism and the State’s response to it.

At the same time we are not simply having an open debate with everyone. We don’t see the point of our putting a lot of effort into hosting a discussion with those who think there isn’t a problem, or fluent cynics who patronise our arguments and serve the status quo with their silky wit.

The Convention is supported by the Joseph Rowntree Trusts, Open Democracy, Liberty, The Guardian, the TUC, the Countryside Alliance, Liberal Conspiracy.

They have a Facebook group which I suggest you join if you’re on Facebook. Currently it has 461 members — let’s increase that to 4000, then 40000.

(via Quaequam Blog)

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