Exploiting a Pandemic: Will more surveillance save us from the coronavirus?
June 25, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The response to the Coronavirus pandemic by governments and public worldwide have shone a light on two very different worlds: we have seen an exceptional outpouring of support, solidarity and mutual aid, and an extraordinary ratcheting up of surveillance and policing.
What awaits us post-pandemic will be very different from the one that existed before, but exactly what that looks like will be determined by the struggle between these two very different visions.
As CAGE’s report Exploiting a Pandemic – The Security Industry’s Race to Infiltrate Public Health has shown, the forces of the security and counter-terror industries have been working to find their place in this new context.
It is vital, therefore, that the public and civil society in Britain and beyond develop a wide-ranging, coherent platform of demands for post-pandemic society, to provide a real alternative to the failed status quo and a turn away from security and surveillance of the past two decades.
Join CAGE, alongside the Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC) and the Transnational Institute (TNI) for an interactive panel
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