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New mass surveillance database and 1984 action day - It's time to start speaking out against this covert and insidious destruction of our basic inalienable right to be let alone... more...

The silent increase in London's mass surveillance network, one year on... - At the time no-one seems to have noticed. One year on the sound of silence is still deafening.... more...

Magna Carta - our ancestors never imagined we would stop short - It was only to exhibit to their children the means that made them free, that they left this memorial to after ages... more...

When The Language Of Freedom dies, Freedom Dies With It - It is through language that we communicate and understand concepts such as freedom... more...

Orwell's warnings as relevant as ever - It is only through our own actions that we can effect a change to thinking in our societies... more...

CCTV Looking Out For Them Not You - the Home Office told local authorities to talk up any apparent successes of CCTV... more...

8th June 2014 - Time For Big Brother to Retire - We are living in the dystopian world of '1984' now. But we can change it.... more...

Body cameras - The 5 Laws of FFUCams - it might be true that the camera never lies, but who operates the camera?... more...

The Manufacture of ''Surveillance by Consent'' part 2 - what happens when the whole state and its every function become one massive security service... more...

International Group condemns Facewatch - ''Facewatch forms part of a ubiquitous surveillance culture that spreads fear and distrust''... more...

Landmark CCTV case in Australia - Mr Bonner's tribunal victory is a timely reminder that a meaningful debate is long over due... more...

The Manufacture of ''Surveillance by Consent'' - a trojan horse has been snuck into every public space in England and Wales... more...

New CCTV Code Consultation - proposed code creates a truly Orwellian definition of 'surveillance by consent'... more...

Canadian Privacy Commissioner Hits Out At ANPR - Should not be used to track the movements of law abiding motorists... more...

Government appoints CCTV yes man ... again - No CCTV warned in 2009 that more regulation is not the answer and we issue that same warning again today... more...

Open letter to UK Surveillance Regulators - A healthy society depends on the law-abiding majority being respected and trusted as they go about their daily lives... more...

Where to mate? 1984 please - Taxi cameras are part of a growing ''just in case'' mentality that treats everyone as suspects... more...

Britain under attack from 'talking' CCTV cameras - which stifle the very civic spirit they ''seek'' to create... more...

Internet Eyes and media politics - ''Let's bury our bad news on a busy news day'' says ICO... more...

Back to the Future - UK CCTV debate stuck in time loop - Imagine if you had a time machine could travel back to the 1990s... more...

NO CCTV - What can I do ?

Check back here for action you can take to fight the proliferation of surveillance cameras. If you would like some advice on any of the below or would like to suggest another action then please do get in touch via the contact us link above.

1984 Action Day, 8th June

8th June is the anniversary of the publication of George Orwell's novel '1984'. The date is marked anually by actions against surveillance, by groups from around the world. But you don't need to be part of an organised group to take part, just do something yourself - be creative!

To get involved contact No CCTV at action@no-cctv.org.uk
When will you fight back?

For details of some previouse events visit the the 1984 Action Day site

For more information see http://www.no-cctv.org.uk/1984_action_day.asp and http://1984actionday.wordpress.com

1. Write to your MP/councillor

Contact your local councillor and MP and tell them your views on CCTV. Tell them about this website and point them towards the evidence against CCTV.

The below form will redirect you to www.writetothem.com

   

2. Attend local council meetings

Most decisions to install surveillance cameras are made at a local level. When no-one objects politicians take the silence to be "implied consent". Simply attending a meeting and standing up to object can be a way of stopping the implied consent model. If enough of us object the proliferation of cameras will stop. If we do nothing politicians will continue to install cameras, claiming that the people they "represent" want them.

As the famous quote often attributed to Irish political philosopher Edmund Burke says:
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

3. Write a letter to your local media

Write a letter outlining some of your concerns about surveillance cameras. Most newspapers allow you to submit a letter via email.

4. Support one of No CCTV's current Actions

Below is a short list of examples of past No CCTV actions. Click the links to find out more.

5. Get involved with an existing campaign

Visit our campaigns page for a list of existing campaigns against surveillance cameras.

6. Start your own campaign

It's easier than you think to set up your own local campaign to fight surveillance cameras near you. There are campaigners that have already done it who can advise you, work with you and give you support. Contact us using the contact us link above if you would like to know more.