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> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 19 May 2011
> I Am Bradley Manning
> The Bradley Manning support network has started a new campaign. Everybody is asked to send in pictures declaring that he or she are Bradley Manning, to show support for the wikileaks source and demand justice for him.
> websitecampaign
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 19 May 2011
> Austria: Animal Rights Activists acquitted
> Three years after Police in Vienna invaded 23 houses and issued arrest orders against 10 persons on suspicion of forming a 'criminal organisation' (for organising animal rights actions) all 13 (3 were added later) accused were found not guilty.
> BlogWebsite
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 19 May 2011
> Dutch minister announced to stop collecting fingerprints for central database
> Everybody who applies for a passport will still be demanded to hand over fingerprints, but for the time being this will only be stored on the chip in the passport, without a copy in a central database as they had wanted (and had done so far). This after a majority in parliament, advised by experts on privacy and data retention refused to support the plan.
> Newsarticle at nu.nl (Dutch)
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 09 May 2011
> (GE) Census 2011 illegitimate?
> The comprehensive census of the complete population of Germany, started on May 9 and will last until March 30 2012. Privacy watchdogs are very critical,and some urge to boycott the census (but a fine of 5000.- Euro threatens those that do). Ak Vorrat states that the information gathered is unnecessary and not anonimized.
> Website vorratsdatenspeicherung.de
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 09 May 2011
> Jury's verdict of unlawful killing of Ian Tomlinson
> The jury at the inquest into the death of 47 year old Ian Tomlinson, who died on 1 April 2009 in the context of a heavily-policed and high profile G20 demonstration, have today returned a verdict of unlawful killing.
> Jury's verdictOverview of media coverage
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 09 May 2011
> (GE)Seminar: Police violence out of control?
> Seminar on the practice of independent monitoring of police operations. The focus is on the effect of court cases against violent police.
> Announcement (German)
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 09 May 2011
> Court case for indemnity after G8 searches 2007
> On May 9 2007, a few weeks before the G8-summit in Heiligendamm, German police stormed around 40 houses and offices of people thought to be involved in organizing protest against the G8. The Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof, BGH) later judged these searches to be illegal. But up till now the German authorities refuse to pay any indemnity to the victims of these searches. Therefore they are going to court again to demand these. The courtcase will be on May 20 in Hamburg.
> More information in German
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 28 April 2011
> Design competition launched for AccessForRights website, 1000 euro prize
> Access Info Europe and Statewatch, two european NGO's campaigning to protect and defend our human rights and civil liberties, are launching a design competition for our new Access for Rights website and project. The Access for Rights project is at the crossroads between the transparency and the civil liberties communites, with coordinated freedom of information requests being designed to reveal violations of our human rights and fundamental freedoms.
> More info on AFR website design competition
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 19 April 2011
> Digitale Gesellschaft (Digital Society)
> A new initiative in Germany to organize campaigns for a "internetpolitics based on civil rights and user friendliness"
> website
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 19 April 2011
> Fortnum 145
> Fortnum 145 is a campaign by friends and family to support the 145 people who were arrested and charged following the occupation of Fortnum and Mason on 26 March this year.
> website
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 19 April 2011
> Anger over death of UK reggae star
> London protesters demand public inquiry into the mysterious death of musician 'Smiley Culture'.
> Feature on Al Jazeera
> Al Jazeera
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 11 April 2011
> German plan to sensor internet fails
> The much criticised Projekt Internetsperren has been stopped by the German Government. Last year the Zugangserschwerungsgesetz-law came into power, forcing internet providers to block access to websites worldwide on demand of the state (with the use of a secret blacklist) on the accusation they would contain child pornography. The government now has pulled back the law, after the organisation ak zensur, representing four different internet users went to court against it.
> article on annalistMessage ak-zensur
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 11 April 2011
> French government wants internet passwords of its citizens
> The French government has decided that from march 1 on internet providers to be legally compulsory to provide data on its clients, including their passwords. The 'Association des Services Internet Communautaires' (ASIC) who represent internet users http://www.lasic.fr/ filed a complaint against this plan at the Conseil d’Etat., the highest court in the country
> More on website lasic.fr
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 11 April 2011
> So you still think the internet is free?
> This website answers your question
> website
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 09 April 2011
> (NL) Mass expulsion to Iraq
> On April 7 for the first time a large group of migrants from Iraq whose asylum request had been denied, were extradited from the Netherlands. 8 entire families, with 13 children, were put in one airplane to Baghdad. They were accompanied by a large group of military police. Until 2008 Iraq was considered too unsafe to send people back to. Previous to the expulsion the families were assaulted by police and kept prisoner until the expulsion. One of the families was rounded up in Heteren on Monday April 4 in their house in front of the school that the two children of the family attend, in full view of the schoolchildren.
> Press Release Vluchtelingenwerk
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 30 March 2011
> (NL) Police to hunt for illegal au pairs in private homes
> the Dutch special police for/against foreigners (vreemdelingenpolitie) is active on a pilot project to check on au pairs that are working in the Netherlands. For this they visit them at the homes where they work. This project is part of a scheme called 'Modern Migrationpolicy' which prescribes that people who employ an au pair, can only do this using a certified bureau.
> Article on this (Dutch) 'au pair law'
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 30 March 2011
> Meeting on 'youth insurgency' in Berlin
> Functionaries from different French and German cities that have to do with 'unruly behavior' from it's inhabitants- mainly youth with a migrant background - are having a meeting in Berlin from April 1-3
> Article on IndymediaMore informationWebsite IMSS
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 30 March 2011
> Dutch senate will probably not approve medical central data base
> Dutch senate will not approve medical central data base A majority in the Dutch senate is agains approval of a law permitting the start of a centralised data base with medical records. Minister of Health Edith Schippers (VVD) defended this project in the senate on March 29, but could not convince most of the members about the need and safety of storing sensitive data in a central archive that would be accessible for too many people.
> Article at nu.nl
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 22 March 2011
> The 11th BigBrotherAwards ceremony 2011
> The "Oscars for data leeches" will be awarded on Friday, 1 April 2011 at 6 p.m. (18:00 CEST = UTC+2) at the Hechelei, Ravensberger Spinnerei (travel information [German]) in Bielefeld, Germany. If you want to attend the awards ceremony, you can buy tickets at our online shop (page in German). A live video stream of the ceremony will be provided on this website.
> Werbsite
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 16 March 2011
> Rotterdam Police Chief wants general DNA archive
> Rotterdam Police Chief Frank Paauw declared to want a general DNA data-archive, where all Dutch inhabitants have to deliver their DNA-sample.
> Dutch article
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