[LINK] Greens B(l)ack Fight vs. Online Surveillance
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Tue Feb 11 09:12:17 AEDT 2014
Greens go black to fight online surveillance
Feb 11, 2014 12:23 AM (8 hours ago)
Ludlam to highlight Australia's "complicity" with NSA.
The Greens party has become the most high profile Australian
organisation to commit to blacking out part of its website as part of
a global campaign against government surveillance called 'The Day We
According to the activist group Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA),
Tuesday 11 February will mark the beginning of a worldwide protest
that will see people "take to the digital streets" in opposition to
the methods intelligence services have used to monitor citizens, as
unveiled by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
"Here in Australia I am proud to stand with local representatives of
industry and civil society who are stepping up to challenge
Australian complicity in the NSA's vast surveillance programme and
propose practical reforms," Greens communications spokesman Scott
"The Australian Government has done everything possible to keep a lid
on the debate and pretend nothing is wrong: even as moves for greater
protections gather pace in the United States."
Other organisations that have put up their hand to replace parts of
their websites with black boxes include the Melbourne wing of
literary association PEN and news and commentary website Limited News.
Globally, Reddit, Tumblr, Greenpeace and Amnesty International are
all reported to be taking part.
Australian activists, including the EFA, also plan to make their
presence felt on the first day of Parliament for 2014 in Canberra.
The EF plans to host a press conference to launch the 'Citizens, not
Suspects' campaign and lobby the government to launch a review into
the acivities of the so-called 'Five Eyes' intelligence agencies.
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