An international coalition that includes artists, scientists, engineers, scholars, and others is declaring December 24, to be "ShootBack Day" (Global Accountability Day).
At noon on Friday, December 24, ordinary people all over the world will call into question the growing and dehumanizing effects of increased video surveillance in various department stores and other similar organizations that use video surveillance yet prohibit others from taking pictures or video within their establishments. As high noon sweeps past various time zones, the shot heard around the world will be that of clicking cameras.
Rather than protesting by carrying signs, or by marching, citizens will protest by going on shooting sprees. Armed with their own photographic or videographic cameras and recording devices, ordinary citizens will dish out some accountability.
Why December 24th? What better way to interrupt the orgy of commerce that serves as the endcap of each year, than to have a shooting spree.
That's why Friday, December 24th is National Accountability Day. This is the day to arm yourself with a camera, or other photographic or videographic instrumentation, and enter various department stores, and other establishments that match the classic definition of totalitarian (e.g. establishments that wish to know everything about everyone yet reveal nothing about themselves).
Examples of totalitarian establishments are those in which we are placed under extensive video surveillance, yet we are prohibited from taking pictures ourselves. The goal of National Accountability Day is to challenge this one-sided aspect of Totalitarian Surveillance.
Participants will also photograph or make videos of any illegal activity they happen to encounter in these totalitarian establishments. Evidence of illegal activity includes fire exits chained shut, and other forms of entrapment, forcible confinement doors, and the like, which are potential fire hazards.
It is preferable that groups of citizens participate in unison, to prevent, or at least document illegal theft or vandalism of photographic equipment by the Bigs.
When we ask why we are under video surveillance, we are told by the Bigs that ``only criminals are afraid of cameras'', or we are asked ``why are you so paranoid''. Now is the time to allow the Bigs to define themselves.
The camera is Hamlet's Mirror, allowing the Bigs to define themselves within a Reflectionist context.
Research papers and other references on Video Surveillance, Privacy Issues, and the use of Personal Intelligence devices, or just plain ordinary cameras as tools for self-defense (photographic media as protective elements):