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[liberationtech] Call for Participants @ Noisy Square - Putting the Resistance back in OHM

Eleanor Saitta ella at dymaxion.org
Mon Jun 24 08:52:01 PDT 2013


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On 2013.06.24 07.19, Douwe Schmidt wrote:
> Dear LibTech Readers,
> 
> In a little bit over a month OHM2013 is happening in The
> Netherlands. There has been a lot of controversy in the run-up to
> this gathering. There was criticism of the involvement of tech
> security company Fox-IT, then there was a heated debate on the
> presence of Dutch High-tech Crime Unit in a village of their own.
> Both discussions have calmed down. But the relevance of these
> topics was clarified and reinforced.

It's very sad that the organizing team has not actually taken any
meaningful steps to address either their complicity with the
manufacture of surveillance equipment, their acceptance of the
promotion of a fascist police force, or the way they treated people
who had previously been part of their own team during the "discussion"
that ensued.  In fact, as far as I can tell, absolutely nothing has
happened on their end, they've just out-waited any discussion.

A lot of people are asking me to change my mind on attending, and it
sounds like you guys are going to have a lot of fun, but I'm finding
myself pretty unmotivated to change my mind given that much of the
organizing team doesn't seem to care at all about human rights.

E.

- -- 
Ideas are my favorite toys.
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