Friday, January 09, 2009

London Protest Action, 25th January



Join us to mark the death of another freedom.

At 2-5pm

On Sunday 25th January 2009

Parliament Square

Westminster, London.

Beware the kinky porn ban!

On the eve of the kinky porn ban commencing, CAAN are back in London for another awareness raising action about laws which criminalise adults because of their sexuality. A law we don't think the Government is publicising widely enough, which all adults who possess or access pornography need to know about.

This law is based on lack of evidence and lies!

Provisions 63-68 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 come into effect on 26th January 2009. Despite lack of evidence, the government claims criminalising of the possession of what it calls 'extreme pornography' will reduce sex crime. In fact, what evidence exists provides grounds for thinking this measure will have exactly the opposite effect to that intended - making sex crime MORE prevalent.

This law creates harmless criminals!

This law now gives the police the power to invade anyone's home and interfere with their privacy. Convictions for possessing extreme porn will carry up to 3 years jail sentence and inclusion on the Sex Offender Register. Just for possessing an image.

This law gives murderers and abusers excuses!

Abuse is illegal, holding images of crimes is illegal and material which promotes abuse is illegal, and quite rightly so – so where's the need for a new law? This law is aimed at consensually made adult fantasy images and based on the bad excuses of a murderer. "The pictures made me do it".

What do we want? Autonomy! When do we want it? Now!

Please join us. Feel free to bring placards and banners and dress as you please, as long as it's not obscene or involving nudity. Yes, you can bring masks, chains and cuffs. Do not bring: alcohol, non prescription drugs or weapons.

If you can attend the action, or are able to assist with things behind the scenes like transporting equipment, people, or donating resources during the time surrounding the action, please get in touch with us ASAP at

CAAN's Statement:

"We believe in the right of consenting adults to make their own sexual choices, in respect of what they do, see and enjoy alone or with other consenting adults, unhindered and unfettered by government."

"We believe that it is not the business of government to intrude into the sex lives of consenting adults."

If you'd like to support this simple notion, please Sign Up

CAAN Consenting Adult Action Network


The porn ban commences 26th January. This is the commencement notice.

For anyone who still wasn't aware of this here's some links:

CJIA clauses which criminalise extreme pornography

Government guidance

Backlash - legal advice upon arrest

Guide to cleaning your computer, from Backlash


Mark said...

Violent pr0n is nothing more than a convenient excuse. Same with kiddie pr0n, 'terrorism' and all the other such demons.

Sure there's a few fringe elements for whom this is a major issue, but for the govt I suspect such people are merely 'useful idiots'.

No. I believe the real reason behind the govt's determination to give itself access to people's computers is taxation: without total surveillance it would be relatively easy for a black market/economy to thrive online and thus, faced with the choice of tax reform/reining in its spending, or totalitarianism, our govt has chosen the latter.

All the more convenient that the latter coincidentally facilitates the robbing of people who don't vote for this government for the bribery of those who do, or to put it another way: robbing Peter to pay Paul(ine).

BrusselsLout said...

A detailed study carried out in various countries by Milton Diamond of the University of Hawaii showed that sex crime dropped with the increased availability of explicit pornography. And in Japan particularly, this dropped significantly.

Don't the government know this? Are these people -- many with double-first degrees -- incapable of understanding the findings of such a study?

Or are they simply pandering to self-righteous ignorance because this is an easier way to attract votes?

I'd say the latter is the more likely.

The government KNOW these New Laws for New Britain will achieve NOTHING except criminalize more and more men who only want to mind their own business.