No CCTV will be taking part in the satellite Convention on Modern Liberty in Bristol on 28th February. The event which will be at the Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, Bristol. No CCTV will be facilitating a campaigners workshop on live and upcoming campaign issues with practical advice on how to get involved.
The Bristol event is a parallel Convention to the main Convention on Modern Liberty in London. There will be live video feeds of the Plenary debates and Keynote speeches from London - a full programme can be found on the Modern Liberty website www.modernliberty.net. The conveners of the Convention describe just why it is so important that we explore freedoms in the UK at this time:
We are entering a dangerous period in our country. Economic turmoil threatens profound hardship and disharmony. Disenchantment with politics is growing and even legitimate protest is threatened by an unprecedented programme of challenges to our rights, freedoms and democracy. Sixty years ago Britain was a proud co-author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Now it is increasingly centralized, abandoning its historic principles some of which date back to the Magna Carta.
The Convention will ask three broad questions:
- Are our freedoms and rights threatened by an over-powerful state and if so how do we defend ourselves from this?
- Are dangers to our security from terrorism and other threats, from climate change to pandemics being used to attack our rights, and how can we best defend ourselves?
- How can we arouse sustained public interest?
The satellite Convention in Bristol is free to attend and runs from 9.15am to 5.15pm.