Seattle and Portland: Say No to Public-Private Surveillance Networks
www.eff.org
external-link

An organization calling itself Safe Cities Northwest is aiming to create public-private surveillance networks in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. The organization claims that it is building

Not a fan of this!

Not even a little bit at all!

I am decently positioned to oppose such things.

Where are the conversations happening? To whom do I write? Whom must I call?

@ksynwa
6
edit-2
3M

Take note of surveillance equipment you encounter. Come back on a later day concealing your identity and destroy it. :)

(this is a joke)

@southerntofu
5
edit-2
3M

It’s up to you to do it or not, but i wouldn’t exactly take it as a joke. Destroying CCTV equipment, 5G towers and other equipment of digital fascism is a strategy employed and advocated for by some groups/collectives. It’s just a modern take on sabotage as a popular tool to struggle against power imbalance.

The conversations around privacy are happening pretty much everywhere! In local associations, huge corporations, software projects, governments, tiny online communities… You can try and rally behind an organization like EFF to call/write to people “in charge” to try and get these programs off, but that usually has very little chances of success.

In my view the only way to go against this is to attack systems of domination as a whole, not just this tiny individual symptom of fascism. Organize with friends, neighbors, colleagues… on all fronts. By developing networks of solidarity and popular education we can build popular power to dismantle the State apparatus. Only when we stop having 3rd parties with authority over us can we really start to be free and make decisions for ourselves.

That is of course just my opinion as a humble anarchist. You will probably find a lot of authoritarians around here who will tell you we just need a better, reformed State. I personally don’t agree as history has shown time and time again that even a “socialist republic” (such as France’s Front Populaire from the 30s, or the USSR for its entire life) was more than capable of political surveillance and repression.

Maya
mod
admin
creator
23M

I’m trying to figure out next steps specific to this issue specific to this city.

Oh sorry my bad i didn’t realize i was squatting your neighborhood forums ;) Take care!

Maya
mod
admin
creator
23M

You too :)

of the four corners of the mainland, you’ve got to admit we’ve got a good case for ourselves

  • 0 users online
  • 1 user / day
  • 1 user / week
  • 1 user / month
  • 4 users / 6 months
  • 8 subscribers
  • 12 Posts
  • 7 Comments
  • Modlog