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(en) Britain, Resisting ID Cards Gathering, Manchester, Sept 11th 2004

From admin@defy-id.org.uk
Date Thu, 5 Aug 2004 16:24:52 +0200 (CEST)

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Hi there! We are writing to let you know that a gathering to organise
resistance to the Government's plans to introduce identity cards and a
national population database is taking place in Manchester in September.
With ID cards firmly on the cards, and iris scans and a national
population database just around the corner, it’s time to get moving for
those of us who believe we need to resist these scary and dangerous
developments.This is not only the biggest clampdown on our civil liberties
we have seen in many years, but is a step towards an Orwellian future
where the state constantly monitors the population.

There are individuals, groups and networks all over the country who oppose
Blunkett’s plans for ID cards and national population database, some of
whom have already started their campaigning. This planning meeting aims to
bring together people opposed to the introduction of ID cards to discuss
how we can work together in our resistance to the encroaching big brother

We will have an update on the current situation with regards to Blunkett’s
plans, including trial areas, current technology, and potential
corporations involved. There will also be an update on existing campaigns
and groups active in opposition to ID cards. After lunch we will have
space to suggest and discuss ideas for resistance, potential actions, and
how we can move forward as a network.

The gathering will be free but we will be asking for donations to cover
the cost of the room. We will not be providing lunch, to keep costs and
organisation to a minimum. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

This gathering, organised by Defy-ID is open to everyone interested in or
involved in opposition to ID cards. Please email admin@defy-id.org.uk or
phone 07980 291478 for details of the venue (so we can keep track on
numbers), or for more information.

You can download a gathering flyer (in PDF format) - to print and
distribute, from http://www.defy-id.org.uk

Hope to see you there!


Defy-ID is an adhoc network of groups and individuals prepared for active
resistance to increasing surveillance and the introduction of identity or
‘entitlement’ cards in the UK.
* [Ed. Note: Extract from private communication:
"We are .............. anarchist/antiauthoritarian
anticapitalists. ..... We are trying to form an adhoc
network of autonomous groups & individuals (not
neccesarily self-defined as anarchist or
anti-authoritarian) prepared to actively resist
the introduction of id cards, compulsory retina scans
and a national population database in the uk."]

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