Surveillance society: Watch Article 12 video trailer

| September 8, 2011
Surveillance society: Watch Article 12 video trailer

Article 12 presents a sharp look at the current state of privacy and debates around the rights and desires of individuals, governments, terrorism and the increasing accessibility and use of surveillance.

The film is a thought-provoking exposé of our current obsession with voyeurism, surveillance technologies, power and control. Starting from our own private spying habits, Article 12 examines how vulnerable and exposed we have become in our relationship to each other and as a society and talks about those who are gaining from this condition.

The film uses the twelfth article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to chart the current state of privacy around the world, arguing that without the right to privacy no other human right can truly be exercised.

The film brings together the world's leading academics, philosophers, cultural figures and technologists to highlight the devastating potency of surveillance and the dangers of public and individual complicity, and presents a growing movement fighting for the upkeep of our right to privacy. Article 12 confronts these issues head-on to provide a powerful wake-up call as we sleepwalk into a worldwide surveillance society.

rabble.ca is proud to be a media sponsor of OpenMedia.ca's upcoming screening of this video: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=127118750720442.  For more information and to sign their Stop Spying petition visit: http://stopspying.ca/

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Comments

Why should the police, or any other person with authority over the public, have a right to privacy when they beat up on non-violent individuals?. We all have a right to know about such situations and to publicly humiliate the cops who engage in such practices. Shaming or humiliation does work in the long run. The right-wingers would claim, of course, that publicly pointing the finger at the cops would endanger their lives. Gee, I hope it wouldn't go that far.

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