The UK risks becoming a world leader in online censorship

14 May 2021 — Big Brother Watch

Big Brother Watch Team

The emergence of a free and open internet was one of the greatest achievements of liberal democracies. The creation of a decentralised web allowed ordinary citizens in countries all over the world to share and receive information. Now, fears about crime and moral panics about disinformation mean that many liberal democracies are making the web a smaller place for everyone.

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View: Big Brother Watch on the ‘Vaccine Passport’

21 May 2021 — Youtube

Danger! The NHS App

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“This is a matter of constitutional significance. We have never had ID’s in Britain, we don’t have internal passports”

Our Director Silkie Carlo to Julia Hartley-Brewer after a closer look at the Covid vaccine status feature on the NHS app reveals plans for more than just international travel…

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Gaza/Palestine Newslinks 21 May 2021

21 May 2021 •  18:00 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back

“The Palestinian Sharpeville” – Dr Haidar Eid on the Global Implications of the Gaza Massacre
https://www.mintpressnews.com/haidar-eid-global-apartheid-implications-gaza-massacre/277290/

Pakistan bomb blast targeting Islamist party leader kills 6 at pro-Palestinian rally
https://www.rt.com/news/524438-pakistan-bomb-pro-palestinian-rally/

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Statewatch News 21 May 2021 Issue 10/21

21 May 2021 — Statewatch News

(Issue 10/21, also available as a PDF)

Vacancy: Finance and Administration Worker

We are looking for a Finance and Administration Worker to play an active role in our small team, in a committed but relaxed working environment. You will be responsible for maintaining our financial and administrative procedures, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, contributing to fundraising applications and ensuring the smooth running of the office and the organization.

Find out more here.

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Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 21 May 2021

21 May 2021 — Sustainable Pulse

Editors’ picks 

Glyphosate Herbicides Significantly Associated with Preterm Births – University of Michigan Study

Exposure to a chemical found in the weed killer Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides is significantly associated with preterm births, according to a new University of Michigan study published Wednesday. The study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, found that the presence of the chemical in women’s urine in late pregnancy was linked to an increased […]

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21 May 2021: Costing the earth

21 May 2021 — DeSmogUK

Honestly, we’d really rather not be writing about the UK’s most prominent climate science denial group on a windswept Friday afternoon (or, indeed, any afternoon, tbh).

But in what feels like an alarming pattern of recent weeks, yet another high profile figure has joined the Global Warming Policy Foundation, a thinktank infamous for spreading misinformation on climate change.

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Watch: World stands with Palestine

20 May 2021 — The Electronic Intifada

Huge numbers of people all over the globe have been protesting in solidarity with Palestinians this month as Israel intensifiedits killing campaign in the Gaza Strip, and a massive uprising swept cities and villages all over historic Palestine.

Demonstrations swept Arab capitals, from Rabat to Amman, Beirut to Baghdad, Sanaa to Tunis.

People in Bahrain and Morocco took to the streets, two countries that normalized relations with Israel last year despite popular opposition and no restoration of Palestinian rights.

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Chilling – Not In a Good Way

21 May 2021 — Craig Murray

Dave Llewellyn sat next to me in the public gallery of the Salmond trial as we witnessed the defence witnesses – largely female – who shredded the prosecution case. A few weeks ago, seven detectives of the Serious Crime Squad raided Dave’s home at 5am, handcuffed him and questioned him over conspiracy to murder – in relation to a public Facebook post. Dave has now been charged with a lesser but still imprisonable offence.

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Palestine is Winning the Legitimacy War

20 May 2021 — Global Justice in the 21st Century

by Richard Falk

[Prefatory Note: This opinion piece was published in Middle East Eye on May 18, 2021, and republished in Il Manifesto  and The Wire under different titles. It attempts to contextualize the current violence directed against Gaza in earlier Israeli provocations. It also takes note of Israel’s reliance on excessive force in its attack upon an essentially helpless Gazan civilian population of over two million people trapped inside a crowded and unlawfully blockaded enclave. The communal violence between Arabs and Jews in Israeli towns and villages, the unity displayed by Palestinians inside and outside the occupied territories, the protests at the borders of Jordan and Lebanon, the Jewish dissent from Israeli criminal assault on Gaza, and the greater receptivity of the Western media and even the US Congress to Palestinian grievances different than past interludes of severe violence. The future will tell us whether finally an inflection point in the Palestinian struggle has been reached in which the path to peace is cleared by the fusion of resistance from within and solidarity from without.]

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