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The People need to Boycott Census

category dublin | rights, freedoms and repression | feature author Tuesday March 22, 2011 23:53author by Declan Cullen - None Report this post to the editors

Boycott Census

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CACI - Providing Software for the Irish Cencus
(and lots of other "defence software")

The people of Ireland should consider a Boycott in relation the upcoming Census in April 2011. The reason I say this is that the company contracted to carry out the Census is CACI UK who are a subsidiary of CACI international which through its various outsourcing has been accused of contributing to the torture of prisoners in Abu Ghraib in Iraq, something I myself am not happy about, and it will be one of the reason's why I will not be completing the Census form this time.

The People need to Boycott Census

The people of Ireland should consider a Boycott in relation the upcoming Census in April 2011. The reason I say this is that the company contracted to carry out the Census is CACI UK who are a subsidiary of CACI international which through its various outsourcing has been accused of contributing to the torture of prisoners in Abu Ghraib in Iraq, something I myself am not happy about, and it will be one of the reason's why I will not be completing the Census form this time.

Apart from this being a major reason for non - compliance, the people of Ireland could also make it a vehicle of further protest against the past governments actions and the current governments U - turn on pre - election promises made by Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore, and the fact that they seem to want to continue down the same path of harsh measures as their predecessors.

The completing of this Census could be used as a measure of how blindfully compliant the people of Ireland still are, and that no matter what injustice is heaped upon them, such as cuts, tax increase's, bail outs, etc, that the ordinary people of Ireland are still afraid of standing their ground, and more frightenly, the government knowing this is probably the case.

For anyone, let alone the CSO, to threaten a person with a 25,000 euro fine is nothing more than a financial terrorist. If an ordinary citizen of Ireland did this they could be charged with extortion and jailed, but when its an organisation that has the Irish Governments blessing its absolutely fine.

This Parallel Universe way of thinking and operating in Ireland has got to stop. People can be fined and jailed for not paying for a TV Licence, not having a Dog Licence, leaving a box at a recycling centre, not paying a Toll and a long list of other stupid nonsensical so - called offences.

God forbid you do any of these things because that means you are a real danger and menace to society and we can't have that in a civilised society now can we.

But if you are banker, such as good ole Seanie Fitzpatrick and David Drumm, and you contribute to the collapse of a countries economy, you get to flee that same country with no sanction, no penalty and no charges brought.

Ordinary people have power, but they need to put aside their silly differences, join together, and concentrate on the real threat to their happiness and well - being, the people in power making the the stupid rules and regulations.

Declan Cullen
Dublin 7

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   this is ridiculous     demographer    Sun Mar 13, 2011 15:45 
   Oh!     Con    Sun Mar 13, 2011 18:23 
   I don't trust this census process...     Anonymous    Sun Mar 13, 2011 18:44 
   Evidence?     Anonymous    Mon Mar 14, 2011 00:09 
   @Anonymous. References please     John    Mon Mar 14, 2011 00:46 
   This article is based on incorrect information     Andrew Ó Baoill    Mon Mar 14, 2011 01:41 
   Census 2011     the long shadow    Mon Mar 14, 2011 13:41 
   CACI involvement in previous census is matter of public record     John    Mon Mar 14, 2011 14:22 
   @by the long shadow - fact checking     Soundmigration    Mon Mar 14, 2011 14:43 
 10   @anonymous no 1     John    Mon Mar 14, 2011 16:15 
 11   CACI provide software     John    Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:44 
 12   So protest     The Shadow    Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:27 
 13   surely there is a better way to do a census in 2011     hacker    Fri Mar 18, 2011 21:07 
 14   A physical Audit of Inventory.     Statistician.    Sat Mar 19, 2011 14:40 
 15   Back Office IT Ignorance.     IT Geek.    Sat Mar 19, 2011 16:20 
 16   Information is a resource     John    Mon Mar 21, 2011 21:14 
 17   Conspiracy or paranoia?     CSO employee    Tue Mar 22, 2011 01:02 
 18   census     kevin flanagan    Thu Mar 24, 2011 18:56 
 19   government can't be trusted. neither can CACI     CAC handed    Sat Mar 26, 2011 03:56 
 20   Hello 1(0) Thing(s) to know about Census 2011     newsmedia    Mon Mar 28, 2011 05:15 
 21   correction     newsmedia    Mon Mar 28, 2011 05:21 
 22   Spoke to the CSO     Anonymous Citizen    Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:41 
 23   People need to boycot the census and help CACI to make a greater profit?     Milonguera Vieja    Mon Apr 04, 2011 13:44 
 24   a few interesting insights into the process here today...     V for vendetta    Thu Apr 07, 2011 13:46 
 25   These "reassuring" PR statements are utter rubbish     Hacker    Thu Apr 07, 2011 14:11 
 26   Hacker's absolutely right     smooth operator    Mon Apr 11, 2011 01:21 


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