Statewatch News Online, 17 November 2014 (15/14)

17 November 2014 — Statewatch.org 

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1.    EU: Red Cross EU: Press release: Recommendations on international protection: Press release and report
2.    SPAIN: Statewatch Viewpoint: LIke imprisonment in Spain: An inhuman and unlawful punishment
3.    EU: Council of the European Union: DATA PROTECTION REGULATION: Council developing its negotiating positions:

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Statewatch News Online, 11 August 2014: Mass surveillance of communications in the EU: CJEU judgment and DRIPA 2014/RIPA 2000 in the UK

11 August 2014 — Statewatch News Online

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1.    Statewatch Analysis: Mass surveillance of communications in the EU: CJEU judgment and DRIPA 2014/RIPA 2000 in the UK
2.    EU: Data adrift on the high seas: work continues on connecting maritime surveillance systems
3.    UK: National Extremism Coordination Unit: Re-visiting NETCU – Police Collaboration with industry
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Wikileaks: Ban Ki-Moon Worked with Israel to Undermine UN Report

9 August 2014 — Telesur

The General Secretary of United Nations (UN) Ban Ki-Moon collaborated in secret with Israel and the United States to weaken the effects of a Board of Inquiry’s report accusing Israel of human rights violations in Gaza in Dec. 2008 – Jan. 2009.

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Julian Assange: The Six and a Half Million Pound Man

19 June 2014 — Hazel Press

On 19 June 2014 Julian Assange will have spent two years living within Ecuador’s London embassy. The summer of 2012 witnessed extraordinary scenes with the Metropolitan Police (Met) surrounding the embassy, issuing a “surrender notice” and carrying orders to arrest Assange “under all circumstances”. The UK government considered violating the Vienna Convention in order to “forcefully enter the Ecuadorian embassy” and Ecuador granted Assange diplomatic asylum.

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Government Stops Glenn Greenwald from Publishing His Big Snowden Revelation … But Others Will Release ALL of the Snowden Documents to Prevent a War

1 July 2014— WashingtonsBlog

It’s been a dramatic day for whistleblowing news.

A month ago, Glenn Greenwald announced that he was going to publish his biggest story yet:  the names of those the NSA has been spying on. Earlier today, Greenwald tweeted that he would finally publish the story tonight at midnight.

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Sweden’s Politically Motivated Persecution of Wikileaks’ Assange By John Goss

28 June 2014 — The Greanville Post

For more than two years, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been a de facto political prisoner, confined to the grounds of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Back in August 2010, a Swedish press exclusive with the emotionally charged word “rape,” in connection with Julian Assange’s name, spread rapidly across the world like a viral infection. Since then, it has been difficult to change any public misconception that he has been guilty of forcibly having sex with two women, on separate occasions, within the span of a week. This itself should ring alarm bells: two accusations, days apart. Sweden, against all other advanced legal systems, has its own interpretation of what constitutes rape, and this appears to be anything from consensual sexual relations to forced penetration, and judging from the high-profile Assange farce, it is not a country to which single men would be advised to travel.

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Tom Watson tables motion on mass surveillance

20 June 2014 — Twitter

I’ve just tabled a motion on mass surveillance. Please ask your MP to support it.

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Secret Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) – Financial Services Annex

19 June 2014 — Wikileaks Press

Today, WikiLeaks released the secret draft text for the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Financial Services Annex, which covers 50 countries and 68.2%1 of world trade in services. The US and the EU are the main proponents of the agreement, and the authors of most joint changes, which also covers cross-border data flow. In a significant anti-transparency manoeuvre by the parties, the draft has been classified to keep it secret not just during the negotiations but for five years after the TISA enters into force.

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Statewatch News Online, 10 June 2014: EU: When the state is complicit in hate

10 June 2014 — Statewatch • e-mail: office@statewatch.org

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1.   EU: Council of the European Union: Foreign fighter and returnees from a counter-terrorism perspective
2.   COE: Parliamentary Assembly (PACE): ‘Crucial gaps’ in the legal framework on search and rescue in the Mediterranean 
3.   EU-INTERPOL-WEST AFRICA: Creating the West African Police Information System (WAPIS)
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NBC Censors Snowden’s Critical 9/11 Comments From Prime Time Audience By Mikael Thalen

30 May 2014 — Infowars

“They found that we had all of the information we needed as an intelligence community… to detect this plot”

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Read Snowden’s comments on 9/11 that NBC didn’t broadcast

30 May 2014 — RT

Only around a quarter of the recent NBC News interview with former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden made it to broadcast, but unaired excerpts now online show that the network neglected to air critical statements about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Continue reading this...

Video: First interview while in Russia: Snowden talks to German NDR – reports

10 May 2014 — Voice of Russia

Former employee of US special services Edward Snowden, who revealed thousands of secret documents, has given his first interview since coming to Russia, the website of the German TV company NDR says.

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Statewatch News Online, 6 May 2014: GCHQ is authorised to “spy on the world” but the UK Interception of Communications Commissioner says this is OK as it is “lawful”

6 May 2014 — Statewatch • E-mail: office@statewatch.org

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1.   UK: Statewatch analysis: GCHQ is authorised to “spy on the world” but the UK Interception of Communications Commissioner says this is OK as it is “lawful”
2.   EU: More from the Draft Impact Assessment on the “modernisation of the EU copyright acquis”
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Statewatch News Online, 25 April 2014 (06/14): UK: So who exactly IS now classified as a ‘Domestic Extremist’?

25 April 2014 — Statewatch • e-mail: office@statewatch.org

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1.   USA: No-fly list used by FBI to coerce Muslims into informing
2.   EU: European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS): European Terrorist Finance Tracking System (TFTS)
3.   UK: So who exactly IS now classified as a ‘Domestic Extremist’?
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