The antithesis of care

28 September, 2020 — Red Pepper

Hilary Aked writes about the insidious role of Prevent, the government’s counter- extremism programme, in compromising mental health services

“Hospital” by capturedbychelsea is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

For an NHS psychiatrist working with schizophrenic patients, it’s not unusual to witness people suffering from severe paranoia. Fear of being watched by the state and persecuted by the police may well feature in such patients’ delusions. What is rarer is for someone receiving mental health care to see their fears come to life because their psychiatry team has reported them to Prevent, leading police to question them as a suspected potential terrorist.

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Statewatch News – 18 September 2020 (11/20)

18 September 2020 — Statewatch

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Webinar: Deportation Union: revamped return policies and reckless forced removals

Join Statewatch and TNI on 28 September for the first webinar of a three-part series accompanying the publication of the report ‘Deportation Union: Rights, accountability and the EU’s push to increased forced removals’.
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WATCH: COVID-911 – From Homeland Security to Biosecurity

13 September 2020 — Off Guardian

9/11, as we were told repeatedly in the days, weeks, and months after the attack, was the day that changed everything. And now a new event has come along to once again throw the world into chaos. But whereas the post-9/11 era introduced America to the concept of homeland security, the COVID-19 era is introducing the world to an altogether more abstract concept: biosecurity. This is the story of the COVID-911 security state.

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Why we need proper legal protections for our right to protest

7 September, 2020 — Netpol

A Charter for Freedom of Assembly Rights

In Britain, there are laws that are supposed to protect our civil liberties – specifically the Human Rights Act 1998, which has often proven extremely effective as a means of challenging in court injustices by the state that violates our rights. This may go a long way to explaining why the governing Conservative Party has repeatedly threatened to scrap it since 2015.

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Fabricating a Pandemic – Who Could Organize It and Why

6 September 2020 — Off Guardian

Gregory Sinaisky

It is difficult not to notice something contrived in the currently announced “pandemic” of the Novel Covid-19 virus. Media coverage of this event has all the hallmarks of a coordinated hysterical campaign, namely:

  • the use of emotions instead of numbers and logic (for example videos showing allegedly overflowing hospitals and morgues, which can easily be staged or occur due to a natural situation unrelated to Covid-19)
  • the refusal to even mention the most obvious counter-arguments (for example, the media will never compare the number of deaths caused by flu in recent years with Covid-19 deaths)
  • and the complete censorship of all opinions that disagree with the mainstream media narrative, even those that come from recognised experts.

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New Normal Gleichschaltung, or: The Storming of the Reichstag Building on 29 August, 2020

29 August 2020 — Consent Factory, Inc.

By C.J. Hopkins

On March 21, 1933, the Nazi-controlled Reichstag passed a law making it a crime to speak out against the government. The “Regulations of the Reich President for Defense from Treacherous Attacks against the Government of the National Uprising” made even the slightest expression of dissent from Nazi ideology a criminal offense. This new law, among other totalitarian measures, was part of a process known as Gleichschaltung … the process of achieving rigid and total ideological coordination and uniformity in politics, culture, and private communication by forcibly repressing (or eliminating) independence and freedom of thought and expression.

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Police to finally stop calling us Domestic Extremists

1 September 2020 — Netpol

Protesters outside of New Scotland Yard

The Green Party peer Jenny Jones with Netpol outside of New Scotland Yard, February 2018

After years of campaigning by Netpol, policing in Britain has at last decided to abandon the “domestic extremism” label

Twelve months after Netpol revealed the decision of the Home Office and other government departments to finally stop using the “domestic extremists” label – and after almost a decade of our campaigning for an end to this highly subjective categorisation of campaigners – we can now confirm another important milestone.

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The Seven-Step Path from Pandemic to Totalitarianism

23 April 2020 — Off Guardian

[This needs a revisit. WB]

There are just seven steps from pandemic declaration to permanent totalitarianism – and many jurisdictions are about to start Step 5

Rosemary Frei

As if it was planned in advance, billions of people around the globe are being forced step by rapid step into a radically different way of life, one that involves far less personal, physical and financial freedom and agency

Here is the template for rolling this out.
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