Brazil Aims to Criminalize Glenn Greenwald’s Journalism

25 January 2020 — Defend Wikileaks

New York Times: “Federal prosecutors in Brazil have brought charges against US journalist Glenn Greenwald for reporting on leaked cellphone messages showing widespread corruption of Brazilian public officials. Greenwald is accused of being part of a “criminal organization” that hacked into the cellphones of several prosecutors and other officials to obtain the messages.”

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US Clearing Anti-War Voices Off Social Media in Vast Censorship Operation

14 January 2020 — The Mind Unleashed

The Trump administration is ramping up its information war by suspending accounts and removing content.

Social Media Censorship

(TMU) — Instagram and its parent company Facebook are removing posts that appear to be in support of the late Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in order to comply with U.S. sanctions, a company spokesperson recently told CNN.

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Review: “One World Digital Dictatorship” by Soren Korsgaard – Digital Nightmare

23 January 2020 — Counter Currents

Danish writer Soren Korsgaard (editor of Crime & Power) has written a very long and detailed account entitled “One World Digital Dictatorship” that describes the accelerating movement  by both Western-style democracies and one-party states (notably China) towards world-wide Digital Dictatorship (Digital Imprisonment) involving mass data collection on everyone, mass surveillance, facial recognition-based tracking, crypotocurrency-based cashless societies, and social credit-based disempowerment.

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NHS: Matt Hancock Still Doesn’t Tell You How Your Data Is Used – December 2019

December 2019 — medConfidential

There should be a price for misleading public statements about the NHS, whether about data or everything else.

Since our last update, and our first update in 2014, what a Data Usage Report should contain has reached consensus. The NHS has made some progress – not that you as patients will have seen any of it – and while NHS Digital calls it a Statement, rather than a Report, that is probably a better word.

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UK home secretary defends naming Extinction Rebellion as extremist

17 January 2020 — WSWS

By Paul Bond

The inclusion of climate activists Extinction Rebellion (XR) by police in a guide to “ideological extremism” marks a serious escalation of the assault on democratic rights.

Although the guide has now been withdrawn, the Conservative government has still defended including XR.

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The Terrifying Rise of the Zombie State Narrative

2 January 2020 — Craig Murray

The ruling Establishment has learnt a profound lesson from the debacle over Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction. The lesson they have learnt is not that it is wrong to attack and destroy an entire country on the basis of lies. They have not learnt that lesson despite the fact the western powers are now busily attacking the Iraqi Shia majority government they themselves installed, for the crime of being a Shia majority government.

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JULIAN ASSANGE: Countdown to Freedom–new podcast series–interviews on upcoming extradition trial

9 January 2020 — CovertAction Magazine

NEW PODCAST SERIES ON WEBSITE – click here to LISTEN!

JULIAN ASSANGE: Countdown to Freedom
News-breaking radio series at CovertAction Magazine
with interviews on upcoming extradition trial

 
In the wake of the U.S. illegal drone strike and assassination of Qasem Soleimani, it has become all the more timely to expose the illegal activities of the U.S. government. Julian Assange did just that, and he is now facing extradition to the U.S. and a lifetime sentence behind the bars of a U.S. maximum security penitentiary. As his health declines, not only does he deserve our support at this critical moment, the right to publish and inform the public is at stake.

Why a Shadowy Tech Firm With Ties to Israeli Intelligence Is Running Doomsday Election Simulations

4 January 2020 — Mint Press

A shadowy tech firm with deep ties to Israeli intelligence and newly inked contracts to protect Pentagon computers is partnering with Lockheed Martin to gain unprecedented access to the heart of America’s democracy.

Media’s Deafening Silence on Latest WikiLeaks Drops Is Its Own Scandal

29 December, 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation – Medium

Caitlin Johnstone

This is getting really, really, really weird.

WikiLeaks has published yet another set of leaked internal documents from within the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) adding even more material to the mountain of evidence that we’ve been lied to about an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria last year which resulted in airstrikes upon that nation from the US, UK and France.

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Statewatch News Online, 23 December 2019 (23/19)

23 December 2019 — Statewatch

e-mail: office@statewatch.org

Also available as a pdf file: http://www.statewatch.org/news/2019/dec/email-23-12-19.pdf

STATEWATCH ANALYSES

1. EU: New report: Data Protection, Immigration Enforcement and Fundamental Rights: What the EU’s Regulations on Interoperability Mean for People with Irregular Status

2.  “How the hostile environment creates sites without rights”: Evidence presented to the London Hearing of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on the violations with impunity on the rights of migrants and refugees

3. EU: New analysis: Monitoring “secondary movements” and “hotspots”: Frontex is now an internal surveillance agency

4. EU aid and development funding has provided €215 million for border security in Morocco since 2001

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Jeremy Corbyn faces Russiagate smear campaign before UK vote

11 December 2019 — Grayzone

Jeremy Corbyn, a real progressive, could win UK’s elections. Max Blumenthal joins Pushback to discuss how powerful forces are trying to stop Corbyn with a Russiagate-fueled smear campaign — and why Bernie Sanders could be their next target.

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The Most Significant Afghanistan Papers Revelation Is How Difficult They Were To Make Public

11 December 2019 — Caitlin Johnson

The Washington Post has published clear, undeniable evidence that US government officials have been lying to the public about the war in Afghanistan, a shocking revelation for anyone who has done no research whatsoever into the history of US interventionism.

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