surveillance

New evidence shows U.S. government spied on Wobblies, activists

An article by Brendan Maslauskas Dunn about military infiltration of an anti-war group around the Port of Olympia.

Next stop 1984: computers, identification cards and immigration control

Article written for Zerowork issue 3 about new technologies available to states to control migration and the working class.

Cities under siege: the new urban militarism - Stephen Graham

Psychogeographical look at the ever increasing encroachment of militarism and high tech surveillance into urban areas.

1984 - George Orwell

A world with constant surveillance, perpetual war and a militarised police state, George Orwell's most famous novel was a warning against totalitarian governments, all the more relevant now then when it was written.

Freedom of your information

Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2008. All rights reserve

If you are in any doubt as to the extent of the state’s control freakery and paranoia, then you need not be any longer.

CCTV in the common room

Blog reporting on my schools introduction of CCTV cameras in the sixth form block.

Evelyn Manesta and the resistance to "modern" photographic surveillance

An article by Not Bored's Bill Brown on the Suffragettes' resistance to modern photographic surveillance, the introduction of which exposes the fallacy of the 'democratic' State.

What the RFID is that?

EPC RFID chip used by Wall Mart

Brian Ashton zooms in on the microscopic technologies surveilling and shaping working lives, part of a series of articles on logistics, workplace surveillance and national security for Mute magazine

Consequences of the Misuse of Electricity-Jose Manuel Rojo

A 2001 essay interpreting such phenomena as the rise of reality TV shows, public video surveillance networks, unethical human experimentation and internet exhibitionism as battlefronts of the "subjugation and exploitation" of "the human being himself, his most intimate nature, his dreams and desires, his personality, his body, [and] the genetic code itself" by capitalism, which is preparing the population for "the destruction of nature and its replacement by an artificial and inhuman environment".

Welsh conspiracy trial 1993 - European Counter Network

Article looking at the conviction of a Welsh nationalist over a letter-bombing campaign, following MI5 surveillance.