Police response to anti-monarchy protests shows the need for Netpol’s Charter for Freedom of Assembly Rights

Friday, 16 September 2022 — NetPol

There has been outrage at the arrests. But protest is not illegal!

#NotMyKing and police

There has been outrage this week at the arrests and threat of arrest of anti-monarchy protesters. However the arrests have also led to a lot of misinformation and alarmist statements about the law and our right to protest.

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Smart Meters — The Household Device That Spies on You 24/7

Friday, 9 September 2022 — The Defender

The data from smart meters reveal far more than you might think — and could even be used against you to control your individual energy use or, one day, to help ensure “net zero” compliance.

By Dr. Joseph Mercola 

Story at a glance:

  • Smart meters measure and record electricity usage at least every hour, if not more, and provide the data to the utility company and consumer at least once a day.
  • The data from smart meters reveal far more than you might think — and could even be used against you to control your individual energy use or, one day, to help ensure “net zero” compliance.
  • Smart meters do more than measure your energy usage; they’re also capable of distinguishing what type of energy you’re using, such as doing laundry or watching TV.
  • It’s an intensely personal form of surveillance — one that could easily be used against you, including to scrutinize your energy usage and even ration your energy.
  • Smart meters should also be avoided because they’re yet another source of electromagnetic fields (EMFs), which include radio frequencies from smart meters, cellphones and Wi-Fi and dirty electricity.
  • If you can, opt out of receiving a smart meter; be aware that you will likely be charged an extortion fee, in the form of one-time and monthly charges, to do so.

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Open Letter to the Met

Thursday, 8 September 2022 — NetPol

Extinction Rebellion protests: we need clarity about what to expect from the Metropolitan Police

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Actions planned in London in the coming months on the unprecedented global climate emergency, by Extinction Rebellion and other environmental campaigners, will represent the first real test of new police powers to impose aggressive protest restrictions that came into effect in June.

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Lost in the Matrix – how police surveillance is mapping protest movements

Friday, 2 September 2022 — NetPol

How can British police, who have struggled for so long to justify its surveillance on alleged “extremists”, ever hope to adequately categorise something as subjective as people’s political opinions? As Netpol asked in March 2021, how do campaigners become “aggravated activists” – the new label applied to those taking action that challenges state and corporate interests?

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Journalists who challenge NATO narratives are now ‘information terrorists’

Vanessa Beeley 

We will have to answer to the ‘law’ as ‘war criminals’

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A US state department sponsored round table on ‘countering disinformation’ was recently held at the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine. 

“Information terrorists should know that they will have to answer to the law as war criminals” Andrii Shapovalov

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How One Spook-Run London College Department Is Training the World’s Social Media Managers

Monday, 22 August 2022 — MintPress News

Staffed by NATO military officers and former government ministers and notorious for training the West’s top spies, the Department of War Studies at King’s College London is also providing the workforce for many of the largest social media companies. This includes Facebook, TikTok, Google, and Twitter.

MintPress study of professional databases and employment websites reveals a wide network of War Studies alumni holding many of the most influential jobs in media, constituting a silent army of individuals who influence what the world sees (and does not see) in its social media feeds.
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BBC assault on antiwar academics was apparent product of UK intel plot

Sunday, 21 August 2022 — The Grayzone

Leaked emails expose the fingerprints of UK intelligence all over a factually challenged BBC special that aimed to deprive antiwar academics of their jobs and destroy their reputations.

On May 31, BBC Radio initiated an embarrassing imbroglio when it broadcast a factually challenged, overtly propagandistic documentary special called Ukraine: The Disinformation War.

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What do the New York Times, Kiev Independent, Euromaidan Press, Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and TikTok All Have in Common?

Monday, 22 August 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By John Parker

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They are all funded by or staffed by Western and U.S. intelligence members pushing the U.S. narrative about the war in Ukraine. This is why Struggle-La-Lucha.org organized a fact-finding mission to Ukraine and Russia to report on the suppressed information that challenges the narrative of NATO and its member states, led by the U.S.

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Statewatch Issue 14/22: Migration policy against transparency; Frontex’s “expanding footprint”; Keep Campsfield closed

Friday, 19 August 2022 — Statewatch

Statewatch News

19 August (Issue 14/22, also available as a PDF)

Welcome to the latest edition of Statewatch News, featuring:

  • Italy: Migration policy undermining freedom of information
  • The “expanding footprint” of Frontex in non-EU states
  • UK: New campaign to keep Campsfield immigration detention centre closed

We will be taking a break before the next issue due to staff leave, but will be back in your inboxes on 16 September.

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CIA, Pompeo Sued For Allegedly Spying On US Attorneys And Journalists Who Met With Assange

Monday, 15 August 2022 — The Dissenter

By Kevin Gosztola

Former CIA Director Mike Pompeo (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

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A group of journalists and lawyers, who visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange while he was living under political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy, sued the CIA and former CIA director Mike Pompeo. They allege that the agency under Pompeo spied on them in violation of their privacy rights.

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Independent Journalist Facing 3 Years Prison in Germany For Reporting Truth From Ukraine

2 July 2022 — News Punch

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German independent journalist Alina Lipp has been defying mainstream media by bravely reporting from Ukraine’s Donbass region. Now the reporter, who has been based in Ukraine’s eastern Donbass region for six months, is facing three years in prison in her home country for her “crimes.”

Intelligence Services Interference in British Democracy, with Kit Klarenberg

Wednesday, 10 August 2022 — MintPress News

The MintPress podcast, “The Watchdog,” hosted by British-Iraqi hip hop artist Lowkey, closely examines organizations about which it is in the public interest to know – including intelligence, lobby and special interest groups influencing policies that infringe on free speech and target dissent. The Watchdog goes against the grain by casting a light on stories largely ignored by the mainstream, corporate media.
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New report exposes the militarised nature of British policing

Monday, 8 August, 2022 — NetPol

A police officer and a solider with guns

Campaign Against Arms Trade and Netpol have released a report exposing the militarised nature of British policing.

A Very British Problem: The Evolution of Britain’s Militarised Policing Industrial Complex exposes the increasingly blurry line between the police and the military. It further shows that a war mentality has infiltrated policing – from counter-terrorism to anti-protest policing to border control to the policing of gangs.

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