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(en) Britain, Class War, Smash The Big Brother Exhibition - The Naked Face Of Government Revealed.

Date Thu, 09 Nov 2006 22:03:24 +0200


To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven,
numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked,
estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right
nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. To be GOVERNED is to be at every
operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped,
measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented,
forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under pretext of public
utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be placed under
contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed,
hoaxed, robbed; then at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint,
to be repressed, fined, vilified, harrassed, hunted down, abused, Clubbed,
disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported,
sacrificed, sold, betrayed, and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided,
outraged, dishonored. That is government; that is its justice; that is its
morality.
P-J PROUDHON

This December Olympia hosts the Counter Terror World exhibition. Despite
the name this isn’t some cosy get-together where the security services of
the world mingle and discuss, over port and Stilton, the best ways to
keep people safe from being blown up. Instead, it’s where the security
and police forces of the world gather to better learn how to keep tabs on
their populations. New improved surveillance equipment will be on display,
as will software for sifting through the flood of intelligence governments
receive from tapping phone lines, opening letters and reading emails. And
it’s certainly possible that innovative technology to inflict pain will be
on show – after all, this exhibition caters for all those governments united
in the ‘War on Terror’, a war, rather, on their own populations.

Among the guests prominent at this foul gathering will be an extensive Israeli
delegation, here – no doubt – to share their knowledge of keeping the
Palestinians down through their murderous raids and repression, not to mention
the lessons they’ve learned from their campaign in Lebanon. Representatives of
many regimes with blemished reputations will be there, eager to learn from
Israeli experiences. And not only to learn but also to buy equipment ostensibly
to use against the small numbers of Muslim terrorists but far more likely to be
used against people armed solely with ideas and without guns and bombs.

This exhibition deserves a response – a concrete response – from Londoners. The
techniques shared at private seminars at this exhibition, the equipment sold
(and, due to government policy, largely paid for by us) and the networks formed
will all be used against us, in this country, or others in the same boat as us
abroad.

Join Us To Smash The Big Brother Exhibition This December!

Leaflets available from anarchist federation Class War
mailto:londoncwf@yahoo.co.uk
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