More about Beecholme

Beecholme is also the first postwar "mixed development" housing scheme in Hackney, with a mixture of houses and flats with the taller block having five storeys and containing one-bedroom and bedsit accommodation. It is featured in Volume 15 of Hackney History and was the site of Beecholme House, the family home of Maj. John André (d. 1780), who was executed as a British spy in the American War of Independence.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

ACTA - 21cn big brother in, free speech out

A little know international
"anti-counterfeiting" agreement
being quietly signed off, country by
country, will have a huge impact on our
freedom of speech, civil liberties and
privacy if it is passed by the
European Parliament

It's already had a small effect on here in the UK, as online content from some sources is no longer available, but it's set to be a revolution, having an impact far afield from the internet.

A revolution by dictate and intent on control.

If what this video below is saying is true
it is a huge change bringing the spectre of an
"all seeing"
technologically snooping"big brother" to life

The creation of this monster will have far reaching consequences for you and me

 In practice it will make us criminals for communicating everyday things we don't give a second thought to now and open us to fines, bans and even jail.

Monitoring of your private emails and other communications will be obligatory

Do something about it NOW

1. sign the petition

2. Phone or write to members of the
INTA committee
at the Euro Parliament
and ask their report on ACTA
recommends the Parliament reject it.

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Further reading

How to act against ACTA

Arguments and counter arguments against ACTA

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3rd Feb 2012

UPDATE: see Labour MEP for London's response here

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