March 2003

It’s a splendid award and Undercurrents video is one of the winners this year

2003 Big Brother Awards: The Winners

By Drew Cullen

The Register

Privacy International today announced the winners of the 2003 Big Brother Awards. One of the judges, estimable Dr Ian Brown of the Foundation for Information Policy Research (FIPR), writes: “It was alternatively amusing and depressing to be one of the judges for these awards. RIP and data retention played a large part in our deliberations…”

Here is Privacy International/FIPR’s press release in full.

The judges of the 5th annual UK Big Brother Awards have today (Tuesday 25th March) announced this year’s shameless winners.

The awards are presented each year by Privacy International to the most persistent and egregious privacy invaders in Britain. From their inception in London in 1998 they are now an annual event in fifteen


THE WINSTON WINNERS On a more upbeat and encouraging note, the judges each year give a number of Winston Awards to individuals and organisations who have made an outstanding contribution to the protection of rights and privacy. This year those winners are:

Posthumously, to the greatly respected Dr Roger Needham

Teri Dowty, Joint national coordinator, Childrens Rights Alliance for England and Wales

Marion Chester, Legal Director, Association of Community Health Councils of England and Wales


Richard Norton-Taylor and Stuart Millar of the Guardian


Privacy International offers its best wishes and gratitude to these champions of privacy. Their contribution has made a huge difference to the defence of rights in the UK. ®

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I won a ‘Winston’, on the first year of the existance of this award.

The 1998 UK Big Brother Awards: London, 26 October 1998

Privacy International

The Activists’ Legal Project provides information about the law to people who are thinking of taking direct action, or who have taken direct action.

We provide briefing sheets and workshops by activists with first hand experience of the criminal and civil justice systems in Britain. We are not laywers or solicitors although we consult with them. The Activists’ Legal Project is run by volunteers.

Some of my own legal adventures –

Bust Advice –

Protest Advice –

Just checked my ‘site statistics’ for my ‘Stop the War’ webpages at:

A few entries ago, in this blog, I introduced the work I had made from the ‘Foil the Base’ protest at RAF Menwith Hill, North Yorkshire.

So, just after circulating a note to say I’d put the work online, I found it interesting that I’d be visited by someone with address. Menwith Hill ‘listening Station’ is of course, a United States military asset.

Expect the front door to come down shortly …… !

I’ll put the kettle on .. .. .. !!

This kind of reply gets generated from time to time. Thought i’d share this with you ……..


Very good photography but would be interesting to see a “4,790 lb

Cluster Bomb” explosion over the top of these yellow, cowardly


Perhaps they would all like to live under the rule of Saddam.

The Old Chief KS wrote:

> Photography, stop the war, protest, actions, festivals, party etc etc ……

Pro-peace messages are being posted on websites

More than 20,000 websites have been hacked since the war on Iraq began according to one security firm.

Photography, stop the war, protest, actions, festivals, party etc etc ……

STOP THE WAR: Main page for [Photo Gallery :: Photoshop Gallery :: Streaming ‘Slide-Show’] at:


Have added more work to my website, and thought I’d put this note about, to say so ….!

I hope you find all interesting and that you enjoy the photos and shows.

Still very much ‘work in progress!”

The latest added, is work that I’ve just finished scanning from:

‘Foil the Base’ protest demo at RAF Menwith Hill, nr Harrogate, North Yorkshire. on Saturday 22nd March 2003.

Also covered on these pages is photography of ‘STOP THE WAR’ events from the London Demo [15feb], Nottingham Demos [8 – 20mar], Chetwynd Barracks, Chilwell [15mar], Army Careers office gets ‘painted’, Graffiti and banners, RAF Menwith Hill [22mar], and ‘streaming’ shows with interviews, speeches etc.

‘Direct links’ to the coverage of these issues:

Main Page

London Demo

Nottingham Demos

Chetwynd Barracks

Menwith Hill ‘Foil the Base’

Nottingham Anti-war graffiti

Armed Service Office ‘painted’

Photoshop Gallery

‘Streaming’ Shows

London Demo [with soundtrack]

Web-Galleries [10sec change]



[Slideshow :: Video :: Performance]


[Info :: Photography :: History :: Events]


[stuff what happens, when it happens]


Hope you enjoy




Tashs’ Festival, Travellin’ and Environmental Archives.

I am a photographer with a special interest to document the lives of travelling people and those attending Festivals, Stonehenge etc, what the press often describe as ‘New Age Travellers’.

With my photography, I have tried to say something of the wide variety of people engaged in ‘Alternatives’, and youths’ many sub-cultures and to present a more positive view.

I have photographed many free and commercial events and have, in recent years, extended my work to include dance parties (‘rave culture’), gay-rights events, environmental direct actions, and protest against the Criminal Justice Act and more recently, issues surrounding the Global Capitalism.

Further, police surveillance has recently become a very important subject for me!

I am based in Nottingham, UK



Photographer – Media: One Eye on the Road. Nottingham. UK



WAP phone

ICQ #24654598

My Blog!


My WAP on web

Member of the National Union of Journalist


“It is not enough to curse the darkness.

It is also necessary to light a lamp!!”


OS Grid Ref: SK 575414 – Lat/Lon: 52:58:03N, 1:08:38W

Sheffield Mobile Sound System

sheffield’s trollyd crew came together for their first outing back in 2001 but had been knocking around together for a few years doing small-scale parties and community events. we’ve been around a bit… havin been involved in free parties/soundsysytems/pirate radio… arts projects/workers’ co-ops… politics/protest/green stuff.

since the first sheffield anti-war demo [dec01] we’ve participated in critical mass [bike actions]… mayday sheffield… the second london anti-war demo 02 and numerous ‘static’ events… stonehenge 02… big green gathering 02 [briefly].

trolley itself is currently in its second incarnation… the first trolley was an old steel works number but was borrowed from a mate… the current one is custom built with a battery box underneath… sadly though we’ve got axle problems at the mo and might be looking for a replacement…

The Guys have a background with Smokesceen, and were one of the outfits, that came together in opposing the Criminal Justice Act. We did many gigs and events as ‘ALL Systems!!’

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