Leaked Draft of Executive Order to “Censor the Internet” Sets Off Alarm Bells By Jon Queally

11 August 2019 — Truthout – Common Dreams

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Official Secrets: Priti Patel’s Early War on Whistleblowers By Nina Cross

Sunday, 11 August 2019 — 21st Century Wire

As British ambassador to the US Kim Darroch tended his wounds of humiliation last month, following the leak of a cache of diplomatic cables and documents, including emails describing President Trump as ‘inept’ and ‘uniquely dysfunctional,’  an outraged UK government descended into panic over how to handle such an apparently sensitive and damaging betrayal of confidential information.  A police investigation was launched to find the leaker.

Is this dubious leak now being used to mount an attack on whistleblowers – with the help of Boris Johnson’s new Home Secretary, Priti Patel?
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Venezuelans Amass Across the Country to Protest Trump

10 August 2019 — 

People moving through El Calvario in Caracas, Venezuela, August 10, 2019.Students, workers, public officials, police and military personnel are marching together in rejection of the U.S. economic blockade against Venezuela.

Venezuela’s Great Patriotic Pole (GPP) and the Bolivarian Congress of Peoples held a demonstration on World Protest Day Saturday against the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump on this South American country.

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State Censorship: seizing journalists notes, restricting press freedom

10th August 2019 — True Publica

By TruePublica: In our recent article entitled – Rise of the Techno Stasi-State we asked the question was that too strong a news headline after the High Court decided the government’s architecture of mass surveillance over the population was perfectly legal. The legal representative, Chamberlain QC, said on the High Court steps after Liberty-Human-Rights lost the challenge said: “the possibility of abuse of power necessarily exercised in secret and the generally chilling effect on individuals’ communications and expression of ideas is caused by the existence of such powers.” Slowly, Britain’s authorities are shutting down press freedom – without a murmur from the mainstream media.

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