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When is CCTV not CCTV

by jamesbaker on 14 April, 2014

CCTV stands for close-circuit television. It’s the use of cameras to transmit a signal to a specific place, most often to some monitors for surveillance purposes. Given it was reffered to as CCTV most people then would expect it was a closed-circuit television system being discussed in the following Calderdale Council minute (a) a contract […]

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No ID, No Vote …no sense

by jamesbaker on 6 January, 2014

Privacy campaign group NO2ID has reacted strongly to reports that special voter ID cards might have to be produced as a requirement to vote in the UK. The Sunday Times reports that the Electoral Commission is preparing to recommend that Government make it a requirement to produce identity documents in order to vote. One suggestion […]

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The following is a verbatim response from the Burlsque Festival organizers to Cllr Press’ recent email to Labour members that was leaked to me by someone concerned about the decision. The content is entirely their own.  Our response to extracts from Cllr Susan Press’s recent email to all Labour members Please note, the email in […]

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Someone unhappy  with the decision of Hebden Royd Town Council to ban the local Burlesque festival from using the Picture House as a venue has passed me an email sent to Labour members from Cllr Press the chair of the committee.  Hilariously in this email she calls on her  ‘comrades’ to support the ban, whilst […]

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Hebden Royd Town Council ban Burlesque festival

by jamesbaker on 2 July, 2013

Over the past couple of days I’ve found myself getting involved in a campaign to reverse Hebden Royd Town Council’s decision to ban the Hebden Bridge Burlesque festival from using the Picture House cinema as a venue. For anyone who doesn’t know  the Picture House is an art deco historic cinema that also hosts theater […]

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Speaking at ORG Con North against Snoopers Charter

by jamesbaker on 10 April, 2013

I’ve been invited through my work with the NO2ID campaign  to speak at ORG Con North this Saturday. ORG Con North is a conference in Manchester hosted by the Open Rights Group, who are a campaign who protect our rights in the digital age. I’ll be speaking on a panel entitled ‘The Snoopers Charter: Can […]

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