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IC and the Call to Arms 28 Feb
Three organisations well known to IC, CAAN, backlash and The Register, are on panels of the major Convention on Modern Liberty that takes place across the country on Sat 28 Feb.
CAAN are the facilitators of one of the 2pm sessions in Manchester, and Alex Dymock will be speaking for backlash together with John Ozimek for The Register on panel 3 in Cambridge on Internet Censorship in the UK: Why, how, and by whom?.
Sadly MP Martin Salter declined to appear with them.
As well as London, Cambridge and Manchester there are events at Belfast, Bristol, Cardiff, and Glasgow.
The convention is a call to arms against attacks on our fundamental rights and freedoms. It asks, under pressure from counter terrorism, financial breakdown and the database state, What are the threats? What can be done about them? Why should everyone care?
Worth checking out what's on near you.
John Ozimek & Backlash in Cambridge...
BUMP to remind
Final line up at Cambridge for the censorship debate looks like being:
John Ozimek (The Register)
Dr Belinda Brooks-Gordon (Reader in Psychology, Birkbeck)
Alex Dymock (Backlash)
Frank Fisher (Blogger)
Sarah Robertson (IWF)
CAAN in Manchester
Lucy McAlister of CAAN (and SMDykes) will be running a workshop, discussion and action session in Manchester, with CAAN Convenor Clair Lewis (tha's me).
This is the title
Sexual Freedom and the Slippery Slope.
Sexual liberty is one of the many areas which the goverment has been clamping down on over the last decade. Claiming to prevent us from 'harm', the restrictions are becoming ever wider. Most recently the government has legislated against 'extreme pornography' which has implications that are extreme indeed but have less to do with pornography than with the right for consenting adults to enjoy sexual freedom. The Consenting Adult Action Network has formed as a protest against the increasing restrictions on our sexual liberty. Come and discuss the recent changes in legislation and find out how you can get involved.
Sign up to our statement of principles for the freedom of consenting adults to express themselves! http://www.caan.org.uk/sign.php
Please see our new website: http://www.caan.org.uk/