Statewatch launch Observatory as interoperable Justice and Home Affairs databases morph into a centralised Big Brother database

13 July 2018 — Statewatch

Press release 12 July 2018: For immediate release: Please re-tweet from: https://twitter.com/StatewatchEU

Statewatch launch new Observatory as interoperable Justice and Home Affairs databases morph into a centralised Big Brother database

“The time to ring the alarms bells is not when Big Brother is in place but when there are the first signs of its construction.” (Tony Bunyan, Statewatch Director)

Continue reading

Big Brother IS Watching: Cameron Proposes State Control Over Internet Access

27 July 2013 — RT

[A Snoopers’ Charter: Watch your privacy take yet another step down the tubes if Cameron’s proposal for compulsory monitoring and censorship of your Web access comes to pass. It’s the next step in state spying on your Web habits and all of it allegedly to stop people accessing child pornography (as if it would!). WB]

David cameron

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has expanded on his recent set of guidelines for an internet filter that would block pornographic content by default. This has aroused further controversy, as other content may now also face the filter.

Internet service providers from the Open Rights Group have confirmed the news, following Cameron’s Monday revelation that by the end of 2013, broadband subscribers will have to make do with a compulsory system installed everywhere to monitor various content the government deems harmful. 

These include social media, gambling and pornography as well as other adult-orientated sites.  

Continue reading

Black Agenda Report 24 July 2013: Racial Surveillance, Mass Hynosis & Trayvon Martin, TFA a Scab Temp Nonprofit

24 July 2013 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

In his effort to “put the angry Black genie back in the bottle” following George Zimmerman’s acquittal, President Obama once again claimed to oppose racial profiling. He’s lying. Obama has endorsed the most prolific racial profiler in the country as a potential head of Homeland Security. The president is a bulwark of the system that targets millions of Trayvon Martins. Continue reading

Black Agenda Report 19 July 2013: Trayvon, White Madness, Dog Whistles, More on MHP, Teach For America

19 July 2013 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

“George Zimmerman is no more provably racist in a U.S. court than most white Americans” – which is why a Justice Department action will get nowhere. Whites consider it “reasonable” to believe in the inherent dangerousness of Black males. “’Not guilty’ is reasonable, when everyone that counts shares the same assumptions as the perpetrator.” Continue reading

New Documents Shed Light on NSA’s Dragnet Surveillance

1 July 2013 — Anti-Fascist Calling…

With the Obama administration in full damage control mode over revelations of blanket surveillance of global electronic communications, new documents published by The Guardian, including the draft of a 2009 report by the NSA’s Inspector General marked Top Secret and a Secret 2007 Justice Department memo prepared for then US Attorney General Michael Mukasey, show that “a federal judge sitting on the secret surveillance panel called the Fisa court would approve a bulk collection order for internet metadata ‘every 90 days’.”

Continue reading

The All-Seeing Eye of Big Brother By Nikolai MALISHEVSKI

30 June 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Europe and the US are being rocked by scandals related to the creation of a system of total surveillance and control over the population of the planet. In the middle of June, human rights defenders from the American Civil Liberties Union sued the US government and US intelligence agencies for wiretapping. Continue reading

New at SCF 27 January – 2 February 2013: Israel / EU / Venezuela / Syria-UK / Iraq / Big Brother / Serbia / China

2 February 2013 Strategic Culture Foundation

Yair Lapid: The New Star on the Israeli Political Scene

02.02.2013 | 00:00 | Dmitry MININ

The main surprise of Israel’s latest elections for the19th Knesset was the Yesh Atid party («There is a future»), established less than a year ago it came in second with 19 seats, and is led by 49-year-old Yair Lapid. Some (political opponents) predict it will soon collapse, others (supporters) unquestionably see him as a future leader of the country, still others view Lapid as a product of political technologies grown overseas and grafted onto Israeli soil, similar to the leaders of the «color revolutions» in Eastern Europe, but more subtly so: «no protruding ears» or visible external shocks… Continue reading