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Calls for Participation, aiming at different target groups.
Calls for Participation, aiming at different target groups.
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=Letter to potential supporters=
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Dear ...,
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Dear Sir/Madam (or name of contact person),
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On the 12th September 2009, human and civil rights organizations from all over the world are planning protests in their capitals.
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a broad movement of civil rights defenders is once again calling upon everyone to participate in actions under the motto “Freedom not Fear 2009 – Stop Surveillance Mania” on Saturday, 12th September 2009. The protest is directed against the ongoing spread of excessive surveillance measures on the part of businesses, administrations and governments worldwide. With this international campaign we aim to raise public awareness of this issue and to form a broad and sustainable movement for freedom and democracy within and beyond Europe.
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This world-wide campaign seeks to raise awareness for the need of greater freedom and democracy in Europe. We organize a protest against the security and intelligence apparatus of states, which contravene human rights by means of surveillance, data retention and biometric databases.
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Last year over 15 countries participated in the international action day. With over 70.000 people participating Berlin witnessed the greatest protest against surveillance in German history. Currently our alliance, already consisting of more than sixty different organizations (including human and civil rights, new media, youth and religious organizations, trade unions, political parties and occupational groups) is organizing this year’s mass protest, which will take place on 12th September 2009 in Berlin.
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We would like to repeat and even exceed the success of last year’s international action day. In order to do so, we need your support!
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The retention of citizen's electronic communication violates fundamental human rights, such as the right to privacy.
 
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It prevents confidential communication between priests and confessors, journalists and their sources, doctors and their patients, lawyers and their clients.
 
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And it does ''not'' increase the success of criminal investigations.
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'''Sign the International Appeal!'''<br>
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We have compiled an international call for action (see attachment), in which we criticize the ongoing spread of excessive surveillance measures and put forward demands directed at governments, administrations and businesses. The higher the number of organizations signing the international appeal the more people can be mobilized worldwide to join actions and protests on 12th September 2009. <br>
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The International Appeal can be found here: http://www.freedom-not-fear.eu <br>
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If you would like to support the International Appeal please send an email to:
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kontakt@vorratsdatenspeicherung.de
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Instead it can be used to reveal political, business, and private
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We also kindly ask you to forward the call for action to your members as well as to your local and international partner-organizations.
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communication and thus endangers the work of political, direct aid as well as refugee support groups.
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We kindly ask you to support this major European protest by sending the call for action to your members and other like-minded organizations.
 
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We are very thankful for organizational, logistic and financial support, which is still needed in many countries!
 
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* Our common goal is to form a broad and sustainable movement for freedom and democracy across the world.*
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'''Organize your own protests and events!''' <br>
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We would also like to encourage you to organize actions/protests under the motto “Freedom not Fear 2009 – Stop Surveillance Mania” in your own country. Feel free to translate the call for action into your language. To raise public awareness you may even release it to your local media with a description of your planned action/event.
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Our vision is that hundreds of thousands of people stand up for a just society.
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For the organization and coordination of this year’s international action day we have set up a coordination office in Berlin. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any enquiries:
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The International Call for Action can be found on the internet.[3]
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'''coordination office “Freedom not Fear 2009”'''<br>
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(If you would like to participate, you are kindly requested to translate into your language and release it together with a press release, describing your planned actions.)
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contact: Nina Eschke <br>
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Hessische Straße 10 <br>
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10115 Berlin, Germany <br>
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email: projekt@humanistische-union.de <br>
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phone: + 49 (0) 30 488 206-40/-41 <br>
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fax: + 49 (0) 30 488 206 42 <br>
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www.freedom-not-fear.eu <br>
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May we kindly ask you and your national member organizations to sign and support the campaign and its Call for Action.
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We would be very pleased if you supported our call for a greater protection of our right to privacy and freedom and participated in the international action day on 12th September 2009.
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Best regards
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Please be aware that the whole campaign costs a lot of money; e.g. for Germany we estimate costs of 50-100.000 Euro. The organizations in the member states are kindly asked to strive for independent funding as money is desperately needed in every country.
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We have set up an organizational website, where every country is listed.
 
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In some states the contact data of a main organizer are still missing, which simply means that no organization has taken the responsibility of organizing the protest yet. All of you are most welcome to do so.
 
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If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me, you'll find my contact data below.
 
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Best regards,<br>
 
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_NAME_<br>
 
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Fon: ...<br>
 
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Fax: ...<br>
 
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Mobile: ...
 
'''Background:'''
'''Background:'''
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''Feel free to edit this to meet your national requirements - replaceit with information about your organization, your campaign!''
''Feel free to edit this to meet your national requirements - replaceit with information about your organization, your campaign!''
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'''Enter some information about your organization or alike here! For example:''' The protest is based on an idea of the "AK Vorrat" ("German Working group on data retention"; http://www.ak-vorrat.de/), a german human rights group, which is supported in Germany by over 49 national organizations like human and civil rights groups, associations of journalists, lawyers and doctors, the associations of confessional and emergency help lines.[1] [2]
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'''Enter some information about your organization or alike here! For example:''' The protest is based on an idea of the "AK Vorrat" ("German Working group on data retention"; http://www.ak-vorrat.de/), a german human rights group, which is supported in Germany by over 49 national organizations like human and civil rights groups, associations of journalists, lawyers and doctors, the associations of confessional and emergency h
[1] The AK Vorrat has filed the largest "class-action" constitutional case of all times in Germany (as a symbol) against the adoption of the
[1] The AK Vorrat has filed the largest "class-action" constitutional case of all times in Germany (as a symbol) against the adoption of the

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Calls for Participation, aiming at different target groups.

Letter to potential supporters

Dear Sir/Madam (or name of contact person),

a broad movement of civil rights defenders is once again calling upon everyone to participate in actions under the motto “Freedom not Fear 2009 – Stop Surveillance Mania” on Saturday, 12th September 2009. The protest is directed against the ongoing spread of excessive surveillance measures on the part of businesses, administrations and governments worldwide. With this international campaign we aim to raise public awareness of this issue and to form a broad and sustainable movement for freedom and democracy within and beyond Europe.

Last year over 15 countries participated in the international action day. With over 70.000 people participating Berlin witnessed the greatest protest against surveillance in German history. Currently our alliance, already consisting of more than sixty different organizations (including human and civil rights, new media, youth and religious organizations, trade unions, political parties and occupational groups) is organizing this year’s mass protest, which will take place on 12th September 2009 in Berlin.

We would like to repeat and even exceed the success of last year’s international action day. In order to do so, we need your support!


Sign the International Appeal!
We have compiled an international call for action (see attachment), in which we criticize the ongoing spread of excessive surveillance measures and put forward demands directed at governments, administrations and businesses. The higher the number of organizations signing the international appeal the more people can be mobilized worldwide to join actions and protests on 12th September 2009.
The International Appeal can be found here: http://www.freedom-not-fear.eu
If you would like to support the International Appeal please send an email to:

We also kindly ask you to forward the call for action to your members as well as to your local and international partner-organizations.


Organize your own protests and events!
We would also like to encourage you to organize actions/protests under the motto “Freedom not Fear 2009 – Stop Surveillance Mania” in your own country. Feel free to translate the call for action into your language. To raise public awareness you may even release it to your local media with a description of your planned action/event.

For the organization and coordination of this year’s international action day we have set up a coordination office in Berlin. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any enquiries:


coordination office “Freedom not Fear 2009”
contact: Nina Eschke
Hessische Straße 10
10115 Berlin, Germany
email:
phone: + 49 (0) 30 488 206-40/-41
fax: + 49 (0) 30 488 206 42
www.freedom-not-fear.eu


We would be very pleased if you supported our call for a greater protection of our right to privacy and freedom and participated in the international action day on 12th September 2009.

Best regards

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Background:

Feel free to edit this to meet your national requirements - replaceit with information about your organization, your campaign!

Enter some information about your organization or alike here! For example: The protest is based on an idea of the "AK Vorrat" ("German Working group on data retention"; http://www.ak-vorrat.de/), a german human rights group, which is supported in Germany by over 49 national organizations like human and civil rights groups, associations of journalists, lawyers and doctors, the associations of confessional and emergency h

[1] The AK Vorrat has filed the largest "class-action" constitutional case of all times in Germany (as a symbol) against the adoption of the european directive on data retention (DR 2006/24/EC): http://www.vorratsdatenspeicherung.de/content/view/202/79/ (de/en)

[2] Joint statement on the draft bill on telecommunications data retention: http://www.vorratsdatenspeicherung.de/content/view/80/100/ (de/en)

[3] International Call for Action: https://wiki.vorratsdatenspeicherung.de/Freedom_Not_Fear_2009/Call_for_action

Please also read the following pages:

The info-page about the campaign is: https://wiki.vorratsdatenspeicherung.de/Freedom_Not_Fear_2009

The idea and concept: https://wiki.vorratsdatenspeicherung.de/Freedom_Not_Fear_2009/Concept https://wiki.vorratsdatenspeicherung.de/Freedom_Not_Fear_2009/Letter_Supporter https://wiki.vorratsdatenspeicherung.de/Freedom_Not_Fear_2009/HowTo

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