June 6, 2013
The 8th June is the anniversary of the publication of George Orwell’s novel ‘1984’. This date is marked with a day of campaigning against and raising awareness about all aspects of the surveillance driven world in which we now live.
Anyone can take part simply by going out into your local neighbourhood, talking to people, handing out flyers, reading out excerpts of Orwell’s novel, staging stunts – basically anything that could make others stop and think about their faulty assumptions with regards to the total surveillance society – before it is too late.
The idea behind this annual day of action, which was created last year by a loose coalition of individuals and anti-surveillance groups, is that it is up to each one of us, as individuals, to do something. Silence and inaction are merely taken as consent.
There are some suggested action ideas together with a few organised events listed on the 1984 Action Day website as well as the No CCTV website. But ultimately it is up to you what you do. The all powerful surveillance state is intended to make you feel powerless, hopeless and depressed. Many people just give up. So get active and have some fun – it feels better to fight back.
This article was posted: Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 2:28 am