How Spooks and Establishment Journalists Are Circling The Wagons

Thursday, 30 June 2022 — MintPress News

Jonathan Cook

Analysis — Earlier this month, Russia banned 29 British journalists, including several from the BBC and The Guardian, on the grounds that they were “associated with the defense complex”. That claim was not, at least in all cases, quite as preposterous as was widely assumed.

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UK: Roma-Traveller Legislated out of existence!

Friday, 1 July 2022 — Goodlaw Project

The end of UK Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month is a good moment to take stock of the current bleak situation facing these communities. For many years, they have been one of the most marginalised groups in the UK. They face systemic prejudice and discrimination that pervades their children’s education, their family’s medical care, and their community’s traditional nomadic lifestyle.

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Right-wing intelligence cabal seeks UK Home Secretary Priti Patel’s help to ‘neutralize’ environmentalist enemies

Tuesday, 28 June 2022 — The Grayzone

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Leaked emails expose Tory intelligence cabal scheming for Priti Patel’s authorization of MI6-style “counter-intelligence” operation against UK environmentalists. The cabal has turned on Boris Johnson and believes Patel is set to replace him.

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Labour ‘witch-hunt’ on pro-Palestine MP, Apsana Begum, takes ugly turn

21 June, 2022 — Middle East Monitor

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Apsana Begum MP addresses supporters of Julian Assange protesting outside the Royal Courts of Justice on the second day of the hearing on the United States government's appeal to the District Court’s decision to block the extradition of Julian Assange in London, United Kingdom on October 28, 2021. Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, was indicted on 17 charges under the US Espionage Act of 1917 for soliciting, gathering and publishing secret US military documents, and faces a sentence of 175 years in prison if extradited and found guilty. ( Wiktor Szymanowicz - Anadolu Agency )Apsana Begum MP addresses supporters of Julian Assange protesting outside the Royal Courts of Justice on the second day of the hearing on the United States government’s appeal to the District Court’s decision to block the extradition of Julian Assange in London, United Kingdom on October 28, 2021 [Wiktor Szymanowicz – Anadolu Agency]

The UK Labour Party is under pressure to investigate allegation of a “vicious and misogynistic” campaign against Poplar and Limehouse MP, Apsana Begum. The 32-year-old faces the prospect of being de-selected in a “trigger ballot” procedure which will decide whether Begum can stand as a Labour candidate at the next general election.

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Get ready to resist the PCSC Act!

Saturday, 25 June 2022 — NetPolSave Our Rights

New Police powers are coming into force next week!

On 28th June, most of the powers in the Police, Crime and Sentencing Act will come into force. This includes the changes to the Public Order Act that will allow the police to impose conditions on protests that are too noisy. It also reduces the threshold for arrest and prosecution for breaching conditions from having to prove that a person knew the conditions were imposed to only having to prove they “ought to know”.

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Julian Assange News Links 20-24 June 2022

Friday, 24 June 2022 — The New Dark Age

Don’t Extradite Assange
https://dissidentvoice.org/2022/06/dont-extradite-assange/

If Albanese Asks For Assange’s Freedom, Biden Ought To Agree
https://popularresistance.org/if-albanese-asks-for-assanges-freedom-biden-has-every-reason-to-agree/

Stella Assange: ‘We Are Going To Fight This’
https://popularresistance.org/stella-assange-we-are-going-to-fight-this/

UK Government Approves Request To Send Assange To US For Trial
https://popularresistance.org/uk-government-approves-request-to-send-assange-to-us-for-trial/

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Statewatch News 24 June 2022 Issue 10/22: Fortress Europe: 50,000 deaths; (No) border monitoring; Ireland ups support for Frontex

Friday, 24 June 2022 — Statewatch

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Welcome to our latest edition, featuring:

  • Fortress Europe: nearly 50,000 deaths since 1993
  • Council guts plans for rights monitoring at borders
  • Ireland ups support for Frontex deportations

We also have reports on Europol’s limited efforts at increasing transparency, a hearing of Frontex at the European Parliament that left a number of key questions unanswered, the Hungarian government’s “nothing to see here” attitude to the rule of law, and more – plus our extensive roundup of news from across Europe.

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Pearl Prescod: A black life lived large

Thursday, 23 June 2022 — Institute of Race Relations

The IRR is thrilled to launch this week a new Black history project on the life of Caribbean-British actor, singer and civil rights campaigner Pearl Prescod. Pearl Prescod: a Black life lived large, featured in today’s guardian online, records the achievements of the first Black female player at the National Theatre. At the same time, it tells the overlooked story of a generation of anti-colonial artists and activists who questioned Britain’s role in the decades following World War Two.
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Your Man in Saughton Jail Part 2

Tuesday, 21 June 2022 — Craig Murray

Craig Murray

I was walking down that improbably long central corridor in a group of about eight mainstream prisoners heading for legal visits, when panic broke out among the escorting guards. About a hundred yards further down, and coming towards us, was an overweight and bearded old man walking with a zimmer frame and wearing the maroon shirt of a protected prisoner.

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The Guardian Churns Out Embarrassingly Awful Empire Propaganda

Sunday, 19 June 2022 — Caitlin Johnson

Caitlin Johnstone

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The Guardian has put out a smear piece on critics of the imperial Syria narrative that reads like propaganda made by seven year-olds without adult supervision.

The article was initially released under the headline “Russia-backed network of Syria conspiracy theorists identified,” which was then hastily edited to “Network of Syria conspiracy theorists identified,” because the article does not even make an attempt to argue that all of the so-called “conspiracy theorists” it smears are backed by the Russian government. It claims only that the Russian government has at times cited and amplified information about Syria which is inconvenient for the US empire, which, you know, duh. Obviously it’s going to do that.

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Assange Is Doing His Most Important Work Yet

Saturday, 18 June 2022 — Caitlin Johnson

Caitlin Johnstone

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British Home Secretary Priti Patel has authorized the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to be tried under the Espionage Act in a case which seeks to set a legal precedent for the prosecution of any publisher or journalist, anywhere in the world, who reports inconvenient truths about the US empire.

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UK Home Secretary Orders Julian Assange Extradition

Friday, 17 June 2022 — Assange Defense Committee

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has made her decision. This morning, she ordered Julian Assange’s extradition to the United States.

“A Sad Day for Western Democracy”

The co-chairs of The Assange Defense Committee – Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, and Alice Walker – released the following statement in response to Patel’s decision:

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UK Government Approves Extraditing Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange To Same Country that “Plotted to Assassinate” Him

Friday, 17 June 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

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UK Home secretary Priti Patel has approved the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the United States.

Assange faces up to 175 years in prison in the United States if convicted of violating the Espionage Act for publishing classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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‘Another Dark Day’: UK Government Approves Assange’s Extradition To United States

Friday, 17 June 2022 — The Dissenter

By Kevin Gosztola

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel (UK Government photo covered by fair use for news and commentary)

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United Kingdom Home Secretary Priti Patel approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States.

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Dystopian Farm: the UK dairy industry & its technofixes

Thursday, 16 June 2022 — Corporate Watch

As the bill on gene-edited food goes through parliament, Corporate Watch takes a look at the dystopian technologies in the UK dairy industry and on the horizon.

In a new report, we explore the changing context – from the decline in milk consumption and the impact of Brexit, to the rise of the megadairies.

And we examine the technofixes being sold in the perpetual quest for productivity and profit, with mini-profiles on leading companies in each area. These include robotised milking systems, gene editing, ‘robot ready’ cows, low-emission cows, shock collars, and more.

Plus info on alternatives to the Dystopian Farm, and paths for resistance.

Find out more here: https://corporatewatch.org/dystopian-farm-the-uk-dairy-industry-its-technofixes/

If you don’t have time to read the full article, why not check out our interactive infographic here: https://corporatewatch.org/D3/Cow

Patel Responsible For Assange’s ‘Slow-Motion Execution’ If Extradited, Doctors Warn

Monday, 13 June 2022 — The Dissenter

Photo: Alisdare Dickson

A coalition of over 300 doctors warned UK Home Secretary Priti Patel that she may be responsible for the “slow-motion execution” of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if her office approves the United States government’s extradition request.

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Statewatch News 10 June (Issue 09/22)

Friday, 10 June 2022 — Statewatch

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After a short break due to public holidays we’re back with our latest edition, featuring:

  • New law that will break encryption must be withdrawn
  • Relocate refugees, or externalise borders?
  • Keeping an eye on Frontex

In this issue you will also find articles on: the latest steps in the move to expand the ‘Prüm’ police data-sharing network; a chilly reception for a plan to ensure the biometric registration of Ukrainian refugees, and more – plus our extensive roundup of news from across Europe.

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When racism has lethal consequences

Thursday, 9 June 2022 — Institute of Race Relations

Later this month, a ground-breaking documentary film sharing the stories of nurses, midwives and healthcare workers and their experiences of racism before, during and after the pandemic, will premiere in London and Sheffield. Part of a research project from Nursing Narratives, Sheffield Hallam University and Migrant Media, EXPOSED lays bare the ‘systemic lack of support’ for many BME NHS workers, where racism put black and brown staff at increased risk of exposure to Covid-19, sometimes with lethal consequences. In our latest IRR News article, Anandi Ramamurthy shares the key findings from the research and puts forward a manifesto demanding an actively anti-racist health service.
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