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Protest RFID** tagging & tracking of Berkeley's Library books
Date Tuesday June 21
Time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Old City Hall 2134 M.L.King Jr. Way @ Allston Way
Event Type Press Conference
Support a library tax increase, only if Radio Frequency Technology is taken out
Come to a SuperBOLD* Press Conference & Rally
Tuesday June 21 6:00pm
Old City Hall 2134 M.L.King Jr. Way @ Allston Way
*Super Berkeleyans Organizing for Library Defense (BOLD) will hold a rally and press conference to protest the Board of Library Trustees' installation of **Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tracking tags in our Berkeley Public Libraries' books, CDs, videos and DVDs.
We support a potential tax increase for the library only if RFID is taken out.
Join a fun rally with music, entertainment, (stilt-walkers, unicyclists, etc.)BOLD speakers and RFID experts (Electronic Frontier Foundation, ACLU, SNAFU, Library Users Association) on health, labor and privacy issues and the technology's workability. The BOLD Rally will precede:
the Berkeley City Council meeting, 7pm, at which there will be a public hearing on the budget. Sign a speaker card and tell the Council you are in favor of a potential tax increase ONLY IF they stop the RFID program and take out the Radio Frequency ID tags from the Berkeley Public Library materials.
Please also email Mayor Tom Bates and the City Council members to increase the library tax only if RFID is taken out: Website:
Added to the calendar on Sunday Jun 19th, 2005 11:29 PM

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