NORTH-WEST NO2ID PRESS RELEASE
Date: 8th February 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Manchester will host a nationwide public on civil liberties at the end of February. The Convention on Modern Liberty in Manchester will be held at Manchester University Students' Union on Saturday 28th February from 9:45. The event is open to the public and free of charge.
It will feature local campaign groups talking about different areas of civil liberties, combined with live video feeds of high-profile speeches and debates from the likes of Shami Chakrabati and David Davis MP.
The Manchester Convention is being organised by Dave Page of Manchester NO2ID, with support from Students Against ID and Unlock Democracy. The Convention is a call to all concerned with the threats to our fundamental rights and freedoms – from our own State, from terrorism and the responses to terrorism and from the gathering financial crisis.
Dave Page said,
Civil liberties keep us safe, not just from the threat of authoritarianism but also from well-meaning bureaucrats and those who would enslave us with mindless conformity. This Convention will bring together local people from across the political spectrum who are aware of the ongoing and increasing threats to our freedoms. We will not only discuss, but also organise and propose action which everybody can take to defend their civil liberties.
The Manchester Convention website is http://manchester.no2id.net/modernliberty
For more information or interview, contact Manchester NO2ID co-ordinator Dave Page on email@example.com or 07982 814 441
Full details of the Manchester event, including a programme, are at http://manchester.no2id.net/modernliberty
For more information on the Convention on Modern Liberty, see http://www.modernliberty.net/
The Convention is sponsored by The Rowntree Trusts, openDemocracy and Liberty. The Guardian is its media partner. NO2ID is a lead organisation partner.
Other Convention sites include the main London venue, Belfast, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff and Glasgow.