|Dr. Katherine Albrecht - Campaigns, Boycott, Protests, Rallies, etc.|
PROTESTING RFID IN CLOTHING AND SHOES
RFID in Fashion 2008 Conference - Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC, August 2008
More Video and a Firsthand Report: Protest Re-Cap with Video from HomelandStupidity.com
MARCH AND PRAYER VIGIL AGAINST HUMAN CHIPPING (VERICHIP)
Alzheimer's Community Care Center - West Palm Beach, Florida, March 2007
Pictures! See the Slide Show
Press coverage: Good Morning America
BOYCOTT BENETTON FOR PLANNED SPYCHIPS
Benetton and Philips planned to tag 15 million women's clothing items with sewn-in RFID spychips, but we didn't take it lying down!
Boston Globe & Reuters // dozens more
Outcome: Benetton cancelled the plan!
BOYCOTT TESCO FOR SPYING ON CUSTOMERS
We caught Tesco Hiding RFID Tags in Gillette Razors that triggered hidden videocams
Press Release: CASPIAN Announces Worldwide Tesco Boycott BBC Television
Outcome: Tesco cancelled the program!
BOYCOTT GILLETTE FOR HIDING RFID TO SPY ON SHOPPERS
We launched a worldwide boycott when we discovered Gillette was hiding RFID tags in Mach 3 razor products and using a "smart shelf" to trigger a hidden camera to take a mug shot of every customer who picked up the products.
Outcome:Gillete cancelled the program!
METRO "FUTURE STORE": KATHERINE'S TOUR PROMPTS RECALL
Outcome: Metro was Forced to Recall 10,000 Spychipped Customer Loyalty Cards!
(See: Scandal Forces METRO to Drop RFID Loyalty Card )
In 2003, Katherine launched a groundbreaking first-amendment lawsuit against Chicago's McCormick place, the nation's largest conference facility, when they refused to allow our group to distribute literature on publicly-owned property.
* ACLU Sues Chicago Convention Center on CASPIAN's Behalf - The Washington Times
LIFE WITH BIG BROTHER Group to protest 'spy chips' - - WorldNet Daily
Outcome: McCormick spent over a million dollars in attorney's fees, after which they finally saw things Katherine's way. The conference now allows leafleting at all public doors entering the facility, and the case has set a precedent for all other publicly-owned conference centers. (Many thanks to the ACLU of Illinois for representing us in the case, and to Liz McIntyre for her role as protest organizer.)
INDUSTRY GROUP AIMS AT KATHERINE, INSTEAD SHOOTS ITSELF IN FOOT
The Grocery Manufacturers of America, one of the world's largest trade organizations, was apparently planning a smear campaign against Katherine. Then it went horribly wrong.
"The companies and organizations behind radio-frequency identification tags are scrambling to improve their image...after they were caught trying to dig up dirt about one of their most effective critics."
Press Coverage: Errant E-Mail Shames RFID Backer
Digital blunder exposes 'dirty tricks' in RFID war - Silicon.com
Anti-RFID campaigner claims she is under personal attack
Sydney Morning Herald
Outcome: GMA was forced to publicly apologize to Katherine.
(See: Grocery Manufacturers of America Issues Apology to RFID Privacy Activist
|Last Updated on Monday, 25 August 2008 17:35|