[rohrpost] The Need to Know? Presentation - Intervention - Screening, 22. November 2013

Martin Wassermair wassermair at t0.or.at
Mit Nov 13 07:40:07 CET 2013


-- World-Information Institute
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-- The Need to Know?
-- Presentation - Intervention - Screening

-- Freitag, 22. November 2013, 19.30 Uhr
-- IG Architektur, Gumpendorferstr.63b, 1060 Wien

-- Veranstaltung in englischer Sprache
-- Eintritt frei!

-- Presentation: "The Drift Towards Universal Surveillance"

Steve Wright (UK) on the new age of truly global surveillance and 
tracking with state capability sets that even the STAsi and George 
Orwell did not imagine. What are the long term, social and political 
ramifications of such capabilities and how can we successfully resist 
when they go beyond the limits of the law?

-- Intervention:

"We Should Take Nothing for Granted - On the building of alert and
knowledgeable citizenry"

Dr. Bruno Taut (RU) will explore the depths, perils, challenges and the 
bliss of the decrypted century.

-- Screening:

Marko Peljhan (SI/US) presents documents from the SPEKTR! Vaults

-- Steve Wright: "The Drift Towards Universal Surveillance"

In 1998 and 2000, the European Parliament Science and Technological 
Options Assessment (STOA) published detailed analysis of the illegal 
activities of the US National Security Agency's spying activities in 
Europe. The Parliament set up the Temporary Echelon Committee, which 
confirmed the serious allegations that the Echelon spying network 
existed and was siphoning off telephone calls. Email messages for 
political and economic gain. However, since it reported in September 
2001, the core messages of accountability were largely lost in the 
clamor surrounding demands for new surveillance powers and capacities in 
the so called US 'war against terror.'

The summer 2012 revelations by Edward Snowden of the breath taking 
extent of US spying capacity have shown that we have entered a new and 
disturbing era where one state has unprecedented power to spy on all 
others, ostensibly for defense purposes but in practice for political 
and commercial advantage. We have entered a new era of global 
surveillance which is almost beyond imagining. Given that the rise of 
these new American capacities was accompanied by deception and cover up 
of US practices of torture, kidnap and extrajudicial execution in the 
ensuing conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, trust in any assurances about 
legal safeguards has been massively eroded. What now lies in store if 
civilian concepts of legality and proportionality have been replaced by 
military doctrines and metaphors of "battle-spaces which see?"

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