The authorities are keeping an eye on everyone but there are a brave few who are keeping an eye on the authorities.
Freedom of Information and Privacy Association – defends privacy rights. 103-1093 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 1E2, Canada. tel: +1 604 739 9788
Refugees and migrants, particularly from Muslim backgrounds, are becoming ‘collateral damage’ in the War against Terror. In times of crisis there are those who remember that ‘an injury to one is an injury to all’.
Resisting Arbitrary Detention
The right to a fair and open trial is a cherished freedom. But without a militant defence it is easily eroded.
Civil Liberties Organization Nigeria – fights detention and harassment of political dissidents. tel: +234 15 840288
fax: +234 15 876876
Center for Constitutional Rights – key organization in the defence of US security detainees. 666 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10012. tel: +1 212 614 6464
Civil Rights Network – Australian-based national organization exposing the erosion of civil liberties. email: email@example.com br> web: www.civilrightsnewtwork.org
Fair Go for David – group supporting Australian citizen David Hicks, held without charge at Guantanamo. PO Box 364, Prospect East, SA 5082, Australia.
The imposition of will by military might through invasion, occupation or terrorism can never be democratic. War usually solves nothing and resistance to militarism is a crucial duty.
Peaceful Tomorrows – organization founded by family members of those killed on 11 September 2001. PO Box 1818, Peter Stuyvesant Station, New York, NY 10009, US. tel: +1 212 598 0970
Not in Our Name – group organized to speak out against military aggression, unlawful detention and police-state restrictions. PO Box 20221, Greeley Square Station, New York, NY 10001-0006. tel: +1 212 760-1722
It is said that the greatest government secret is what is secret and what is not secret. Secret government is by definition unaccountable. The fight for open government has gained added urgency.
Statewatch – monitors state secrets and shenanigans particularly in the European Union and promotes human rights and openness. PO Box 1516, London N16 0EW, England. tel: +44 20 8802 1882
Transparency International – international NGO advocating for openness. Alt Moabit 96 - 10559 Berlin, Germany. tel: +49 30 343 8200
Without open and free media and communication our ‘liberties’ are a joke.
Asian Human Rights Commission – particular interest in violations of the freedoms of speech and religion. 19/F, Go-Up Commercial Building, 998 Canton Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China. tel: +852 2698 6339 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Centre for Media Freedom, Middle East and North Africa – based in London, protects journalists and fights censorship in Middle East/North Africa. 17 Harold Road, London N8 7DE, England. tel: +44 20 8341 4025
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