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It’s Anti-Surveillance-Day, 14 February 2014

Stop Surveillance

February 11, 2014,by Henry Giroux, appeared at

Totalitarian Paranoia in the Post-Orwellian Surveillance State

Stop-SurveillanceSurveillance has become a growing feature of daily life. In fact, it is more appropriate to analyze the culture of surveillance, rather than address exclusively the violations committed by the corporate-surveillance state.

In this instance, the surveillance and security state is one that not only listens, watches and gathers massive amounts of information through data mining necessary for identifying consumer populations but also acculturates the public into accepting the intrusion of surveillance technologies and privatized commodified values into all aspects of their lives.

read  all ::

thanks to PMQ

Open Letter

stop-Mass-surveillanceWe, the undersigned, hereby call on our governments, national parliaments and the European institutions to:

Reject unjustified and disproportionate surveillance measures.
Ensure respect for the fundamental right to privacy and informational self-determination.
Prioritise both rights on a national and an international level as well as via appropriate measures in the General Data Protection Regulation, the upcoming Directive and corresponding rules for the European institutions.
Ensure high levels of protection of privacy and redress mechanisms against surveillance measures by third countries in international agreements.
Ensure that personal data that are collected and processed in the EU may only be transferred to authorities or organisations in third countries via mutual legal assistance treaties that contain adequate legal safeguards.
Ensure the right to confidentiality by ensuring the integrity of information technology systems.
Ensure that international cooperation between law enforcement, judicial bodies and intelligence services is not used to circumvent legal protections of fundamental rights.
Immediately disclose all treaties, laws and activities affecting the right to informational self-determination of individuals residing in the respective state and the EU.
Legally and financially penalise the violation of privacy of individuals by domestic companies as well as by non-EU states and companies residing in non-EU countries.
Introduce an obligation to issue individual notifications to individuals affected by the enforcement of personal computer surveillance measures, whether conducted by law enforcement authorities or intelligence services.
Actively promote free and open source projects for digital self-defence and promote the use of this technology.
Abandon all surveillance measures currently taking place outside the rule of law.
Guarantee legal protections for whistleblowers who expose social grievances, misconduct or illegal activities.



  • The Petition/Open Letter ::  to Europe. In essence also obviously significant for the USA and other countries.


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Tom Adams speaks out, crowd-sourcing film producer

Tom Adams, producer of the now famous Carnegie Hall full crowd-sourced show from Jan. 7, 2014 posts an open message to Warner Brothers:

(and BNB supports this view)

” While Warner Brothers certainly has the legal right to remove the video I produced, I am frustrated that no one from the company contacted me directly.

Sure, I’m just a small fish in a gigantic pond, but I obviously touched on a nerve here. I simply received a standard email from youtube noting the copyright infringement.

I see the viral nature of this video as an opportunity for Warner Brothers to make a progressive move towards a more modern way of dealing with fan-produced media. I wish they would have seen this as a chance to take a leading role in the rapidly changing world of online media distribution… especially when dealing with one of the world’s most respected and prolific entertainers who, after 40+ years of performing, still has an amazingly solid connection with his fans.

I wish they would have considered an alternative way to preserve and present this magical event to Neil Young’s fans instead of just removing it. So if anyone out there in Warner Brothers-land is reading this, I’m all ears and just a click away:

Read an interview with Tom Adams at:

Stop the content mafia:



Random Quote

“If you go for a walk in a junkyard, every car is talking to you,” he said. “There are voices. It’s like a cacophony of sound. Every car has got people in them. There are junkers, all piled up, but if you get close to them there’s history in every one of them: the families that grew up in those cars, the kids, the lovers. Everything that happened in those cars, it’s all right there. That’s why I love cars. They all have a soul and story to tell.”
by -- Neil Young, about cars

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