Spies ‘R’ Us: Constructing the Corporate Security State

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Historical Documents

2010

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 143 – 25th February 2010: Dangers of data retention

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 142 – 11th February 2010

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 141 – 28th January 2010

Statewatch News Online,  28 January 2010 (02/10)

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 140 – 14th January 2010: ID Minister goes head to head with NO2ID

Statewatch News Online, 15 January 2010

2009

Statewatch News Online,  No 1: 31 December 2009

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 139 – 31st December 2009 Telecom firms’ fury at plan for ‘Stasi’ checks on every phone call and email

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 138 – 18th December 2009: ”ID cards? They’re already dead.” – “Oh no they’re not!”

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 137 – 3rd December 2009

Statewatch News Online, 2 November 2009: Jet named in torture flight report is met by SAS at British airport

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 134 – 22nd October 2009 Don’t be a guinea pig

Statewatch News Online, 19 October 2009 (18/09)

NO2ID Newsletter No.133 8 October 2009

NeoConOpticon – The EU Security-Industrial Complex by Ben Hayes

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 132 – 24th September 2009

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 130 – 27th August 2009

Statewatch News Online, 11 August 2009 (14/09)

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 128 – 30th July 2009

Statewatch News Online, 27 July 2009 (13/09)

NO2ID Newsletter No.127 17 July 2009 – GOOD NEWS , BAD NEWS

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 126 – 2nd July 2009: The ID scheme has NOT been shelved, cancelled, or even significantly changed

Statewatch News Online, Part 2: 7 July 2009 (11/09)

Statewatch News Online, Part 1: 7 July 2009 (11/09)

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 125 – 28th June 2009

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 123 – 21st May 2009

Statewatch News Online, 20 May 2009 (09/09)

NO2ID Newsletter No.122 7 May 2009

RIPA and Crowded places – 2 surveillance related consultations – 23/4/2009

Statewatch News Online, 3 of 3: 5 May 2009 (08/09)

Statewatch News Online, 2 of 3: 4 May 2009 (08/09)

Statewatch News Online, 1 of 3: 3 May 2009 (08/09)

Plan For `Internal Borders` Within The UK

Statewatch News Online, 3 April 2009 (07/09)

NO2ID Newsletter No.120 2 April 2009BUILDING THE RESISTANCE

Statewatch News Online, 30 March 2009 (06/09)

NO2ID Newsletter No.119 20 March 2009 CLAUSE 152 – DEAD, BUT NOT QUITE BURIED…

Statewatch News Online, 13 March 2009

WIKILEAKS: “The Big Bad Database of Senator Norm Coleman”

Statewatch News Online, 9 March 2009

NO2ID Newsletter No.118 5 March 2009 STOP CLAUSE 152!

Statewatch News Online, 17 February 2009: On the targeting of activists in the ‘war on terror’

Statewatch News Online,  9 February 2009

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 116 – 5th February 2009

NO2ID Newsletter No.115 22 January, 2009

Statewatch News Online,  19 January 2009 (01/09)

2008

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 111 – 20th November 2008

Statewatch News Online,  17 November 2008 (21/08)

THE ALTERNATIVE CONSULTATION ON EU JUSTICE AND HOME AFFAIRS POLICY

Please take a few moments to complete the survey and have your say on EU justice and home affairs policy

NO2ID Newsletter No.110 5 November, 2008

Statewatch News Online,  27 October 2008 (20/08)

NO2ID Newsletter No.109 23 October 2008

Statewatch News Online,  2 October 2008 – The Shape of Things to Come – EU Future Group:

Statewatch News Online,  24 September 2008 (17/08)

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 106 – 11th September 2008

Britain: Labour government proposes huge increase in state surveillance
Posted: 30 Aug 2008 08:25 PM CDT
By Paul Stuart and Paul Mitchell www.wsws.org 30 August 2008 In a further escalation of the attack on democratic rights, the Labour government is proposing a huge increase in state surveillance. It is implementing new measures under the pretext of the “war on terror” to intrude ever deeper into the private lives of people who are viewed

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 105 – 28th August 2008

Statewatch News Online, 14 August 2008 (14/08)

Statewatch News Online, 11 August 2008 (13/08)

NO2ID Newsletter No.103 31 July 2008

Statewatch News Online, 17 June 2008

Statewatch News Online, 4 April 2008

Leaked UK gov’t doc reveals plan to “coerce” Brits into national ID register January 29, 2008

National Identity Service, Options, Analysis, Outcomes (PDF)

Statewatch News Online, 22 January 2008

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 89 – 17th January 2008

J7: The July 7th Truth Campaign January 2008 Update

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 88 – 3th January 2008

2007

Statewatch News Online, 31 December 2007

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter – Review of the Year 2007

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 87 – 20th December 2007

Bush Goes Private to Spy on You By Tim Shorrock

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 86 – 7th December 2007

Statewatch News Online, 6 December 2007 (26/07)

Statewatch News Online, 9 November 2007 (25/07)

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 84 – 8th November 2007

Statewatch News Special 6/11/07:
1. EU: Terrorism plans threaten freedom of expression
2. EU: Statewatch wins Ombudsman complaint against the Commission
3. EU: All children over six to be fingerpinted for EU passports
4. EU: G6 – Communique
5. EU: European Commission proposes EU-PNR

Statewatch News EU-Passenger Name Record Plan 4/11/07

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 83 – 26th October 2007

Statewatch News Online, 18 October 2007

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 81 – 28th September 2007

Statewatch News Online, 27 September 2007

Statewatch News Online, 12 September, 2007

2004-2006

Statewatch News Online, 10 October 2006 (24/06)

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 55 – 28th September 2006

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 54 – 14 September 2006

Jürgen Els‰sser: “The CIA recruited and trained the jihadists” by Silvia Cattori

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 53 – 31 August 2006

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 52 – 17th August 2006

The UK Terror plot: what’s really going on? Craig Murray

How to organise a major terrorist scare – The Big Dummy’s guide to security booga-booga

Statewatch News Online, 14 August 2006 (19/06)

Declassified archives document ties between CIA and Nazis By Andre Damon 27/7/06

Why I believe David Kelly’s death may have been murder by Member of Parliament DAN NEWLING

Statewatch News Online, 27 July 2006

Will we ever be told the truth about the death of Dr David Kelly? by MELANIE PHILLIPS

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 50 – 20th July 2006

Statewatch News Online, 17 July 2006 (16/06)

Italian Probe of CIA Abduction Broadens to Domestic Spying Scandal and “Black Propaganda” Misinformation Campaign by Italy Intel

Murder In Samarkand Craig Murray

Tinker, tailor, broadcaster, spy – BBC had MI5 watch its staff Chris Hastings

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 49 – 6th July 2006

Statewatch News Online, 6 July 2006 (15/06)

Sept. 11 claim stirs University of Wisconsin-Madison probe

Spy on the Spies – The Newbie’s Guide to Detecting the NSA

“Aspirational Rather than Operational” – 7 Arrested in Miami Terror Plot

The Sadistic Reality of Guantanamo Bay

Miami “terror” arrests—a government provocation By: Bill Van Auken

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 48 – 22nd June 2006

Statewatch News Online, 20 June 2006 (14/06)

CIA Claims the Right to Decide What is News — Archive Sues to Break FOIA Fee Barrier for Journalists

Who Owns The DC9 “Cocaine One”

Wal-Mart’s data center remains mystery

Angry families threaten legal action against police over anti-terror raid

This pernicious mix of big business and busybodies – The National Identity Register, when linked to other databases, will give the state unlimited powers to spy on us Henry Porter

Osama Tape Appears Fake, Experts Conclude

Statewatch News Online, 30 May 2006 (13/06)

Dark Days in US Academe

Freedom of the Press Under Attack: Government Begins Tracking Phone Calls of Journalists

Statewatch News Online, 15 May 2006 (11/06)

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 45 – 11th May 2006

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 44 – 27th April 2006

Arming Big Brother: new research reveals the true costs of Europe’s security-industrial complex

Renew for Freedom – MAY 2006 – Renew your Passport

Statewatch News Online, 19 April 2006 (09/06)

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 43 – 13th April 2006

DoD to Set Up Joint Intelligence Operations Centers Worldwide By Gerry J. Gilmore

Secret Agreement Reveals Covert Program to Hide Reclassification from Public

Whistle-Blower Outs NSA Spy Room By Ryan Singel

Home Office ignored law, says judge Vikram Dodd

Only a constitution can save us from this abuse of power Henry Porter

Statewatch News Online, 7 April 2006 (08/06)

Grandparents detained under new Anti-Terrorism Laws

Blair’s inner circle and its ferocious grab for power

TORTURE AND TASK FORCE 121 By Sarah Meyer

UK bill amounts to abolishing Parliament, warn Cambridge law professors

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No 42 – 31 March 2006

Statewatch News Online, 30 March 2006

Statewatch News Online, 21 March 2006

Chertoff’s secret electronic control net

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No 41 – 17th March 2006

Statewatch News Online, 13 March 2006 (05/06)

Statewatch News Online, 2 March 2006 (04/06)

A Global Infrastructure for Mass Surveillance By Nolan K. Anderson

Rumsfeld Zeros in on the Internet By Mike Whitney

There is no war on terrorism Jack Duggan

UK police arrest stars of award-winning film “The Road to Guantanamo” under the Prevention of Terrorism ActCraig Murray

We Know that you know – Remember the massive pile of docs and CDs that the Iraqi government delivered to the UN on its WMD (or lack therof) programme which were then purloined by the US and thence disappeared from public sight?

Senate Rejects Wiretapping Probe But Judge Orders Justice Department to Turn Over Documents By Charles Babington and Carol D. Leonnig

The Pentagon’s war on the Internet By Mike Whitney

Australian police seize artwork from gallery By Susan Allan

Bin Laden tapes are as phony as Sept. 11’s connection to Islam By Kevin Barrett

Statewatch News Online, 15 February 2006

LIST of CIA Torture Planes, Culprits—Here’s PROOF that EU DENIES

Electronic Surveillance: From the Cold War to Al-Qaeda

NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No.38 – 2nd February 2006

Statewatch News Online, 30 January 2006 (02/06)

NO2ID Supporter’s Newsletter No.37– 19th January 2006

The politics of paranoia?

NO2ID Supporter’s Newsletter No.36 – 5th January 2006

Statewatch News Online, 13 January 2006 (01/06)

FOIA Sources

2005

Renditions in Greece – MI6 Spook’s Name Revealed

NO2ID NEWSLETTER Supporter’s Newsletter No.35 – 22nd December 2005

Archive Electronic Briefing Book Informs Current Debate Over NSA Eavesdropping on U.S. Citizens

New Transatlantic Agenda: EU-US meeting on Justice and Home Affairs in Athens on 22 January 2003 – Censored Version

New Transatlantic Agenda: EU-US meeting on Justice and Home Affairs in Athens on 22 January 2003 – Uncensored Version

Statewatch News Online, 15 December 2005 (42/05)

Torture and the Lawless “New Paradigm” Lisa Hajjar

Global Eye Sacred Terror By Chris Floyd

NO2ID NEWSLETTER Supporter’s Newsletter No.34 – 8th December 2005

Statewatch News Online, 5 December 2005

Death By Torture: US Media Ignores Hard Evidence By PETER PHILLIPS

Statewatch News Online, 23 November 2005 (39/05)

NO2ID Newsletter Supporter’s Newsletter No.33 – 24th November 2005

Statewatch News Online, 10 November 2005 (39/05)

NO2ID Newsletter Supporter’s Newsletter No.32 – 10th November 2005

GCHQ- Government Communications HeadQuarters – Europe’s most powerful intelligence gathering agency by Steve Jones

An Enemy of The State By DOUG THOMPSON

Drifting towards a Police State by Mike Whitney

Statewatch News Online, 1 November 2005 (38/05)

NO2ID NEWSLETTER Supporter’s Newsletter No.31 – 27th October 2005

Statewatch News Online, 27 October 2005 (37/05)

Australia: Leaked “Anti-Terrorism” Bill details draconian police-state plans Mike Head

Leaving New Labour’s Brave New World By Sanjoy Mahajan

Statewatch News Online, 12 October 2005 (35/05)

UN Observer: Lockerbie Trial a US/UK CIA Fake “A spectacular miscarriage of justice.”

Statewatch News Online, 28 September 2005 (34/05)

NO2ID NEWSLETTER – Supporter’s Newsletter No.29– 22th September 2005

British MP Michael Meacher suggests Security Services are shielding July 7 bomb plotters By Chris Marsden

NATO’s secret armies linked to terrorism?

Statewatch News Online, 15 September 2005

NO2ID NEWSLETTER – Supporter’s Newsletter No.28– 8th September 2005

NO2ID NEWSLETTER – Supporter’s Newsletter No.27 – 25th August 2005

Throwing mud at Muslims Madeleine Bunting

Statewatch News Online, 18 August 2005 (30/05)

NO2ID NEWSLETTER – Supporter’s Newsletter No.26 – 11th August 2005

UPDATE: Scotland Yard “Not Interested” in 7/7 Mastermind Aswat

Pentagon devising scenarios for martial law in US By Patrick Martin

Statewatch News Online, 9 August 2005 (30/05)

We are all ‘terror suspects’: The ‘War on Terror’ at home

FORMER AIPAC OFFICIALS INDICTED

NO2ID NEWSLETTER – Supporter’s Newsletter No.25 – 28th July 2005

Statewatch News Online, 28 July 2005 (29/05)

UK police chiefs seek powers to attack ‘terror’ web sites

Statewatch News Online, 13 July 2005 (27/05)

The London Bombings – ‘False Flag’ Operations?

U.S. to retain oversight of Web traffic By MATT MOORE

NO2ID NEWSLETTER – Supporter’s Newsletter No.23– 30th June 2005

Terrorising the rule of law: the policy and practice of proscription

Statewatch News Online, 23 June 2005 (24/05)

NO2ID NEWSLETTER – Supporter’s Newsletter No.22 – 16th June 2005

Statewatch News Online, 15 June 2005 (23/05)

America’s Ministry of Propaganda Exposed — Part One By Gar Smith / The-Edge

Statewatch News Online, 9 June 2005

Statewatch News Online, 3 June 2005

The Provocateur State: Is the CIA Behind the Iraqi “Insurgents”—and Global Terrorism? by Frank Morales

Statewatch News Online, 25 May 2005

Statewatch News Online, 19 May 2005

No Real Debate for Real ID  By Kim Zetter

Statewatch News Online, 10 May 2005

British Government Ordered Shutdown Of Fake Ricin Story

Fake Terror – Ricin Ring That Never Was by Duncan Campbell

Ricin: The plot that never was by Severin Carrell and Raymond Whitacker

Global Network Infiltratedby US Spooks

Statewatch News Online, 14 April 2005

Statewatch News Online, 12 April 2005

STATEWATCH: 28 March 2005

Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 – UK (PDF)

STATEWATCH: 13 March February 2005

THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY DECLASSIFIED

Google is watching

Statewatch Report: G8, EU & UK counter-terrorism plans – The exceptional and draconian become the norm

 

Sword Play ByChris Floyd

2004

In Age of Security, Firm Mines Wealth Of Personal Data By Robert O’Harrow Jr.

F.B.I. E-Mail Refers to Presidential Order

Authorizing Inhumane Interrogation Techniques

Is the Kidnapping of CARE’s Margaret Hassan a CIA-Mossad Op? by Kurt Nimmo

Independent Media Websites Shut Down and My Resignation from the State Department 13/10/04

Global Terror by Secret US Death Squads

Horowitz’s Campus Jihads With liberal professors in his crosshairs, David Horowitz is engaging in some good old-fashioned campus cleansing by Bill Berkowitz

US Authorities Seize IMC Servers in UK

US Authorities Seize IMC Servers in the UK

Indymedia servers in the US and UK confiscated by the FBI!

‘More Intimidation Than Crime-Busting’ SaysIFJ As Police Target Independent Media Network

FBI seizes Indymedia servers

NO2ID NEWSLETTER – Supporter’s Newsletter No.6 – 7th October 2004

RED ALERT MEANS MARTIAL LAW By Mike Whitney

NO2ID NEWSLETTER – Supporter’s Newsletter No.5 – 24th September 2004

NO2ID NEWSLETTER – News from the NO2ID Campaign No.4 – 10 September 2004

NO2ID NEWS – News From the NO2ID Campaign No.3 – 27 August 20041

NO2ID NEWS – News From the NO2ID Campaign No.2 – 13 August 2004

NO2IDNEWSLETTER – Supporter’s Newsletter No.1

Coup d’Etat in America? by Michel Chossudovsky

The Lie That Will Not Die: Cheney and the Iraq / al-Qaeda Link By Gary Leupp

The Criminalization of the State by Michel Chossudovsky

Postponing the November Election? How Big Brother Is Watching, Listening and Misusing Information About You By Teresa Hampton & Doug Thompson 08/06/04

‘John Doe’ Revealed as Secret Client in Censored ACLU Patriot Act Case by Jessica Azulay

50+ COUNTRIES PASS FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAWS, MORE THAN HALF IN LAST DECADE 12/05/04

RECOVERED HISTORY: HOW MUCH IS ISRAEL SPYING ON US?

Patriot Act Suppresses News Of Challenge to Patriot Act (29/04/04)

Will the 2004 Election Be Called Off? Why Three Out of Four Experts Predict a Terrorist Attack by November by Maureen Farrell (11/04/04)

US Thought Control of Middle East Studies By Joel Beinin (05/04/04)

Be careful what you say on campus By PROFESSOR BESHARA DOUMANI (02/04/04)

FBI pushes for broadband wiretap powers and other information on government spying (31/03/04)

Court says reporters have no right to cover troops (03/03/04)

Does passenger screening system target dissenters? By Bill Fletcher Jr. (18/03/04)

The IRS Claims New Patriot Act Type Powers to Punish Political Dissenters by Robert R. Raymond (26/11/03)

Privacy: A VERY DANGEROUS NEW ATTACK BY GOVT. (06/03/04)

MATRIX the massive 1984 data base its gangster connections & American Express (08/02/04)

Feds win right to war protesters’ records (07/02/04)

Real life MATRIX (29/01/04

Easing of Internet Regulations Challenges Surveillance Efforts (22/01/04)

The U.S. lookout index contains some five million names of known terrorists and other persons representing a potential problem (19/01/04)

U.S. to require airlines to yield passenger records BY SARA KEHAULANI GOO (12/01/04)

Fascism in the making By Michael Hasty (10/01/04)

Company fined $6,000 for not reporting customer’s on “Is any of this stuff made in Israel (27/07/03

U.S. prosecutor sues Ashcroft :

A U.S. federal prosecutor in one of the first war on terror trials is suing Attorney General John Ashcroft, alleging he was investigated for raising concerns about the war on terror.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5697.htm

UN criticises vague ‘terror’ laws:

Washington has rejected the UN report, saying the working group is not competent to judge the matter.
english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/E37BDC93-8DE2-4551-9840-264A15AF1FFA.htm

The Bill of Rights and the Homeland Security prison in Tacoma:

Is there a detention center near you?
www.ufppc.org/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=218&Itemid=2

Texas: Army agent questions Islamic law students :

The organizer of an Islamic law conference at UT Law School is questioning whether ethnic discrimination brought a Special Agent for Army Intelligence to campus
www.dailytexanonline.com/news/2004/02/12/University/
Army-Agent.Questions.Law.Students-605345.shtml

tinyurl.com/2m9wb

Report slams airline computer screening :

A congressional report to be published Friday slams the planning for a controversial new computer screening system designed to identify potential terrorists among airline passengers, saying it has failed a series of tests set by lawmakers.
www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20040211-070726-2474r

Ridge Unaware of TSA’s Threatening Email to Armed Pilots:

The Transportation Security Administration’s recent email to participants in the armed pilots program, threatening them with dismissal and fines if they disclosed classified information about the program to members of Congress, was apparently sent without the knowledge or approval of the cabinet secretary who supervises TSA.
www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=\Nation\ archive\200402\NAT20040202b.html

Outlawing dissent:

Spying on peace meetings, cracking down on protesters, keeping secret files on innocent people — how Bush’s war on terror has become a war on freedom.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5637.htm

Canadian tried in secret:

Ex-Ontario resident pleads guilty in U.S. to terror charges: While it has been reported that Jabarah had been co-operating with American agents and faced unknown charges, his case has been shrouded in secrecy. Hearings have been held in private. There is no listing of his case on New York court databases and prosecutors with the Southern District of New York state won’t comment to reporters.
tinyurl.com/29xjm

‘Press freedom under fire’:

If the first casualty of war is truth, then the War on Terror has dealt a body blow to those trying to get at the bottom of the story: journalists.
www.heatherwokusch.com/columns/column58.html

An Antiwar Forum in Iowa Brings Federal Subpoenas:

“I’ve heard of such a thing, but not since the 1950’s, the McCarthy era,” said David D. Cole, a Georgetown law professor. “It sends a very troubling message about government officials’ attitudes toward basic liberties.”
www.nytimes.com/2004/02/10/national/10PROT.html

Governor Calls for ‘Cyber Court’ :

Gilmore told the House Science committee, the commission will recommend that a “cyber court” be created with extraordinary powers to authorize electronic surveillance and secret searches of suspected hackers’ homes and offices.
www.wired.com/news/conflict/0,2100,47676,00.html

09/02/04

Seven years jail, $150,000

If you don‚t tell the world your email, home address and telephone number you could face a seven-year jail sentence and a $150,000 fine under new legislation that the US Congress is trying to push.
www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/35376.html

07/02/04

Feds Win Right to War Protesters’ Records :

In what may be the first subpoena of its kind in decades, a federal judge has ordered a university to turn over records about a gathering of anti-war activists.
story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ ap/20040207/ap_on_re_us/activist_investigation_2

Media law experts weigh in on police encounter:

Experts say a North Liberty police officer’s threat to arrest a Press-Citizen reporter seeking to interview the police chief and his neighbors borders on a civil rights violation.
www.press-citizen.com/news/020704media.htm

Are You On Uncle Sam’s No Fly List?:

Why would two women in their 50’s, U.S. citizens, San Francisco homeowners and long-time peace activists with no criminal records be on a federal watch list with suspected terrorists?
cbsnewyork.com/topstories/local_story_036144559.html

06/02/04

UK: This covert experiment in injustice :

Blunkett’s proposals for secret trials will shame the country
www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1140431,00.html

05/02/04

UK: Dangerous thinking?:

Home Secretary David Blunkett says he wants to tackle terror attacks before they happen, and is proposing new laws which he says will help do it. But the idea of predicting who might commit crimes is an extremely tricky area.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/3456127.stm

03/02/04

USA PATRIOT Act is latest in series of bad laws:

That we’re a nation of laws isn’t in itself saying much. The Soviet Union was a nation of laws, too. So were the Balkans’ genocidal little countries in the 1990s. So was Rwanda. The mass graves filled up anyway. To mean anything at all, laws have to be just, they have to be realistic and they have to be enforced.
www.news-journalonline.com/03colessays.htm

Professors take aim at Patriot Act:

According to the resolution, passed by about 100 professors, the Patriot Act empowers the FBI ‘’to employ campus police to monitor political and religious activities on campuses ? prohibits librarians from informing patrons of monitoring of information requests,’’ and enables law enforcement ‘’to track and record an individual’s activities on campus without judicial authorization.’’
www.mcall.com/news/local/all-b1_5patriot-rfeb 03,0,5113077.story?coll=all-newslocal-hed

02/02/04

UK Government floats plans for secret trials of terrorist suspects:

The British government said yesterday it was considering giving courts the power to try terrorist suspects in secret and without juries – proposals condemned by civil liberties groups.
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/02/02/1075570363622.html

30/01/04

Justice Warns Against Civil Rights Apathy:

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Thursday that people concerned about losing freedom to government anti-terrorism efforts should speak out.
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/breaking_news/7829139.htm

Disappeared in America :

The lesson of Argentina‚s “Dirty War‰ should not be lost on Americans who are concerned about the direction the Bush administration has taken.
www.interventionmag.com/cms/modules.php? op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=616

Doubts cast shadow over terror convictions:

Seven months after two Arab immigrants were convicted of being part of a terrorism conspiracy, investigations into the lead prosecutor in the case and the FBI’s Detroit offices have intensified doubts that those convictions will hold up.
www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/nation/7827989.htm

29/01/04

Ashcroft: Bush would veto bill scaling back Patriot Act :

The Bush administration issued a veto threat Thursday against legislation introduced in Congress that would scale back key parts of the anti-terrorism Patriot Act.
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/ archive/2004/01/29/national1227EST0580.DTL

Protester=Criminal?:

In many places across George Bush’s America, you may be losing your ability to exercise your lawful First Amendment rights of speech and assembly. Increasingly, some police departments, the FBI, and the Secret Service are engaging in the criminalization—or, at the very least, the marginalization—of dissent.
www.progressive.org/feb04/roths0204.html

27/01/04

Getting carded

Some permanent residents of Canada are nervous about the new identification card they are required to carry. If this new card is only supposed to contain basic biographical information — gender, marital status, height, nationality, citizenship and eye colour — why can its shiny, silver stripe hold the equivalent of 1,500 pages of information?
www.canada.com/search/story.aspx?id= b8d18068-4a49-48c8-8f80-124b1cd615bb

Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America:

“As long as an economic system provides an acceptable degree of security, growing material wealth and opportunity for further increase for the next generation, the average American does not ask who is running things or what goals are being pursued.”
www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Fascism/Friendly_Fascism_BGross.html

Fascism Anyone?:

Fascism‚s principles are wafting in the air today, surreptitiously masquerading as something else, challenging everything we stand for.
www.secularhumanism.org/library/fi/britt_23_2.htm

26/01/04

Are Parallels To Nazi Germany Crazy? :

My conclusion is that some comparisons between modern times and Nazi Germany are valid, and some are not. Enough are valid, in my opinion, however, for us to be wary, and as vigilant as humanly possible.
sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/gate/archive/2004/01/26/hsorensen.DTL

The Bush Plan for America: The Rise of an American National Security State:

Americans may not realize it yet, but the United States under Bush is already more than three-quarters of the way down the road to fascism. This is no conspiracy theory, no leftist complaint, no bleeding-heart sentiment. The facts are all there, but Americans do not yet see this ominous truth.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5579.htm

23/01/04

Detainee cases hit court:
The justices are preparing to take up cases this spring that will test the very foundation of American government – the balance of power between the courts, Congress, and the White House. At issue is whether President Bush is acting within his constitutional authority as commander in chief in ordering the indefinite detention of those he has designated “enemy combatants.”
www.csmonitor.com/2004/0123/p01s01-usju.html

Guantanamo: a symbol of US loss of values:
The US does not believe the old rules apply in the war against terror. Given enough time and enough pressure, even the innocent will confess to something – anything just to end the isolation and deprivation.
www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/01/23/1074732600084.html

The choices are clear: Tyranny or Enlightenment :
What has galled me to no end this political season is the utter and shameful failure of the political opposition to correctly and courageously define the colossal criminality of the present administration in Washington, particularly the failures to notify all Americans that the U.S. is waging wars and squandering the lives of its own children in unjustifiable attacks on innocent people in faraway lands.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5566.htm

22/01/04

Military Lawyer Slams U.S. Terrorism Tribunals :
The U.S. Marine Corps lawyer assigned to defend an Australian terror suspect being held at the Guantanamo naval base in Cuba Wednesday criticized the military tribunal process and said it will not allow a fair trial
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=
domesticNews&storyID=4179427

USA: “Double jeopardy” for some Guantánamo detainees:
Held in isolating conditions, the detainees held in Guantánamo Bay have not been allowed to see lawyers or relatives, or to have access to any court. Now, even if eventually released with no charge, some may face further injustice: indefinite untried detention, torture or execution in their home country.
web.amnesty.org/pages/usa-070104-action-eng

Patriot Act renewal ‘a can of worms’ :
Seventeen key provisions of the act, mostly ones which extend the surveillance powers of the federal government, are due to expire Dec. 31, 2005, if no fresh legislation is passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the president.
www.upi.com/print.cfm?StoryID=20040121-072910-4598r

9-11 is no reason to suspend the Constitution :
Essentially, the government is saying in these cases and others that 9-11 suspended the Constitution, and did so for all time, not just the immediate future.
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/
2001840324_floyd21.html

Weapon of Mass Deception:
One of those essential tools‰ in fighting the war on terrorism, Bush said, “is the Patriot Act, which allows federal law enforcement to better share information, to track terrorists, to disrupt their cells and to seize their assets.‰ He forgot to mention spy on ordinary Americans, violate the Constitution, destroy civil liberties and turn the USA into a police state
www.capitolhillblue.com/
artman/publish/article_3932.shtml

NASA’s New Antiterrorism Mission :
The program is the second recent example of a NASA effort to mine information storehouses for enemies of the state. Over the weekend, the Electronic Privacy Information Center revealed that Northwest Airlines forked over millions of passenger records to the space agency for a terrorist-screening project, an effort enhanced with data from the 1990 U.S. census.
www.wired.com/news/privacy/0,1848,
61987,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_2

Northwest Lands in Hot Water :
Northwest airline passengers who are irate about having their travel records turned over to the government for a data-mining project likely have few avenues for their anger, however, other than a personal boycott of the airline.
www.wired.com/news/privacy/0,1848,61985,00.html

UK: Snooping industry set to grow:
Snooping powers given to more than 600 public bodies look set to create a small industry of private firms that will help process requests for information about who people call, the websites they visit and who they swap e-mail with.
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3414531.stm

Canada: RCMP searches journalist’s home and office for leaked Arar material:
Barry Wright, a law professor at Carleton University, says the Security of Information Act goes too far. “This is a chilling effect on freedom of the press and the public’s right to know.”
www.canada.com/news/national/story. html?id=B6124CBF-E7D4-4410-AAA 3-D72165040B57

Infiltration of files seen as extensive:
Republican staff members of the US Senate Judiciary Commitee infiltrated opposition computer files for a year, monitoring secret strategy memos and periodically passing on copies to the media, Senate officials told The Globe.
www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2004/01/ 22/infiltration_of_files_seen_as_extensive?mode=PF

tinyurl.com/2dukn

Justice Department Investigating Lead Prosecutor in Terrorism Trial:
The allegations include withholding evidence from defense attorneys and trying to convince a court employee to get confidential information about a prisoner, the newspaper said.
ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGAXHOK8KPD.html

Guantanamo Bay: Hicks trial won’t be fair: US lawyer:
The military lawyer assigned to Australian Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks has launched one of the most serious attacks yet on the legal process surrounding his client. Major Michael Mori says the military commission which will hear charges against him “will not provide a full and fair trial”.
www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1029437.htm

Canadian to Sue U.S. for Expulsion to Syria :
A Canadian expelled by the United States to Syria as an al Qaeda suspect plans to sue the U.S. government on Thursday for sending him to be tortured, his lawyers said on Wednesday.
www.reuters.com/locales/newsArticle.jsp?
type=topNews&locale=en_CA&storyID=4178788

20/01/04

Clampdown on nuclear scientists:
Pakistan has barred all scientists working on its nuclear weapons program from leaving the country
www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/
01/21/1074360835522.html

Bush Pushes Plan to Permit Internet Surveillance :
The agreement makes it mandatory for each participating nation to grant new powers of search and seizure to its law enforcement authorities, including the power to force an Internet service provider (ISP) to preserve a customer’s usage records and to monitor his or her online activities as they occur.
www.ipsnews.net/interna.asp?idnews=22023

Homeland security seen spurring biometrics:
Big government contract coming to develop fingerprint-ID system
msnbc.msn.com/id/3999879/

Norwegian Ambassador’s home in Israel bugged:
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was informed of a recent meeting between PA Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei and opposition leader Shimon Peres at the home of the Norwegian ambassador via the use of electronic listening devices, Norwegian media reported Tuesday.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5563.htm

Historical Documents

1996. GLADIO: THE SECRET U.S. WAR TO SUBVERT ITALIAN DEMOCRACY by Arthur E. Rowse

1986: Cointelpro: Civil Liberties Under Threat

1986: Cointelpro: Civil Liberties Under Threat Part Two

1986: The CIA in Australia (this is a large (212K) and comprehensive overview of the role of the CIA, BCCI and US covert actions to undermine the Labour government of Gough Whitlam in Australia)

1995: Anti-Muslim Crimes Higher than Gulf War Period

1995: Deadly Deceits: Observations on the role of the CIA by Ralph McGehee

The 1960s & COINTELPRO: In Defense of Paranoia

1995: The Norman-Grabbe Theory Regarding Vince Foster: Why We Should Be Careful

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