Friday, March 17, 2006

LibertyCentral.org.uk is up and running!

What is LibertyCentral.org.uk? It's basically an idea floated amongst a broad coalition of British bloggers for a website addressing the continued assault on civil liberties in the name of crime and terror fighting. Over at TalkPolitics they picked up the gauntlet and the site was born recently and is now being beefed up.

In their own words:
First and foremost, a meeting place for projects, campaigns and individuals who believe that our essential liberties and freedoms are, today, under threat as never before.

Liberty Central is not an organisation and it is certainly not a political party. It has no formal membership, no committees, no management, no leaders and no particular structure. The term that has come up most often in discussions about this project has been ‘a coalition of the willing’ and this is perhaps the most apt description that anyone has arrived at as yet – a loose coalition of people who are willing to try to work together in many different way to preserve and secure, in perpetuity, the liberty of the citizens of the United Kingdom.

The central premise of this project is perhaps best expressed in this quotation from the 28th President of the United States of America, Woodrow Wilson:

“Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it... The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.”

This is very much how we see Britain today. (More)

So, if NeoLabor's continued disregard for Civil Liberties and its obsession with the creation of a cattle-branded database state is also of concern to you, then spread the word. Link to the site and let's start sending it relevant traffic.



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2 Comments:

At 3:49 PM, Blogger Why Palestinians Usually Get It Wrong said...

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At 4:39 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Try to comment on an appropriate post and I might actually consider demolishing your arguments. And don't lecture me about the Internet.

It's also my right to completely ignore you: if I had to try and reason with every crackpot who looks at the Palestinians as nothing but a bunch of terrorists I'd have no time to write on other issues.

If you want to understand my viewpoints on Israel/Palestine and the ME, there are plenty of posts on the subject at this blog: use the beta google blogsearch to find these. Read them and then come back. You have so far posted twice and I've read both. I'm not willing to reinvent the wheel just to accomodate a total beginner. Call me arrogant...

 

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