UK’s GCHQ spy centre seeks new powers to circumvent encryption By Thomas Scripps

6 July 2019 — WSWS

The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has proposed that tech companies allow state spies into encrypted chats and calls. The new surveillance measures, known as a “ghost protocol,” would allow a government agent to “sit in” on ostensibly secure private conversations without the knowledge of other participants.

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UK Border Regime updates special – Couriers win! – Summer School selling fast – Water bosses’ payouts – Priory Group makes millions

6 July 2019 — Corporate Watch

First, some good news. At the end of last year we revealed the huge amounts pathology company The Doctors Laboratory (TDL) was paying to its directors and shareholders – while denying couriers the better pay they were demanding. Since then, six months of campaigning and threats of strike action by the couriers and their union, the IWGB, has persuaded TDL to sign a historic pay deal. In the words of the IWGB: “The deal proves it is possible for so-called “gig economy” workers to secure hourly pay and improved conditions through campaigns and strikes.”

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Who has the power to restore nature? By Chris Williams

26 June 2019 — New Economics Foundation

To create the change we really need, the time is now for bold action

Chris Williams Senior Programme Manager

The UK’s 25 year environment plan — to lead the world in the ‘natural capital approach’ — contains many bold statements about the capacity of this approach to produce positive change for nature. One aim is for an ‘overall improvement’ in the health of the environment and to improve environmental decisions by ‘emphasising the value of the benefits the environment provides to people.’

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Google Promising Real-Time Censorship Search Engine Announced They Have “Tweaked” Algorithm to Boost “Authority” By Kit Knightly

5 July 2019 — Off Guardian

Google has changed their algorithm so that it actively suppresses “misinformation” when “bad events” are taking place. This is pretty big news if you’re interested in free speech or the free flow of information. Nobody in the media treated it that way.

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Book Review: Private Island: Why Britain Now Belongs to Someone Else By Bryant Brown

5 July 2019 — Global Research

James Meek, A Book Review

In the nineteen seventies multinational corporations were buying all the Canadian businesses they could so the Pierre Trudeau government established the Foreign Investment Review Agency to try to control it. In Ontario we were seeing celebrities like Goldie Hawn buying up the best vacation properties in the lake district north of Toronto.

It caused me to wonder, if all the business and the best lands were owned outside the country, is there still a country left?

James Meek, a journalist who writes for The Guardian wonders the same thing.

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A Conversation with Evo Morales

5 July 2019 — Internationalist 360°

Bolivian President Evo Morales will travel to Russia on an official visit on July 11. The Eurasian country is an important strategic partner for Bolivians, Morales told Sputnik in an interview. The president also revealed what he thinks of Donald Trump, how to solve the Venezuelan crisis and how he envisions Bolivia over the next two decades.

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Syria News Links 6 July 2019

6 July 2019 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day

Suspending Chris Williamson: The Fury And The Fakery

Iran Threatens Seizure of UK Oil Tanker if Iranian Oil Tanker Not Released

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China News Links 6 July 2019

6 July 2019 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day

Hong Kong protests continue amid Beijing’s veiled threats of military intervention

Everything you need to know about the Hong Kong protests

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