The organisers of the conference explain the motivations for the conference: "Spurred into action by the use of the 'War On Terror' to establish a police state in the UK, NSPM has decided to gather minds together. With the advent of SOCPA, increased policing, FIT teams and CCTV surveillance, our human rights are being eroded steadily. Students at Nottingham will be the first to be given ID cards. Why is this happening? Who benefits? Will it stop terrorism? Is the ‘terrorist threat’ worth acting on?"
Speakers included Maya Evans (the first person prosecuted under section 132 of SOCPA 2005), Paragon Law, Campaign Againat Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC) and Notts Indymedia.
The event was also used to promote the showing of the film On The Verge which police have attempted to ban. This will take place at the Portland Building at 7pm Wednesday 23rd April/
Nottingham Student Peace Movement http://www.su-web.nottingham.ac.uk/~nspm/