Fracking – Britain’s Next Revolution? By Lesley Docksey

21 August 2013 — Global Research

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‘Water, water everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink.’ — Samuel Taylor Coleridge: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

At long last Britain is discussing and objecting to fracking – or we would be if the general public had access to accurate information. As it is, Prime Minister David Cameron is going all out to promote a country-wide embrace of shale gas.

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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]

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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.  

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Syria: the Art of Standing on the Right Side of History

27 June 2013 — Oriental Review

Syria: the Art of Standing on the Right Side of HistoryThe ongoing Syrian crisis will be certainly viewed by future generations as a classic example of how a completely false reality, as presented by the dominant Western political class and corporate media, has inscrutably resulted in the moral and political reinforcement of the opposing party, which was desperately defending the principles of law and justice under unprecedented pressure from a transnational party of war.

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The real Invasion of Africa is Not News, and a Licence to Lie is Hollywood’s Gift By John Pilger

30 January 2013 — JohnPilger.com

A full-scale invasion of Africa is under way. The United States is deploying troops in 35 African countries, beginning with Libya, Sudan, Algeria and Niger. Reported by Associated Press on Christmas Day, this was missing from most Anglo-American media.

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Britain: Labour promotes anti-immigrant chauvinism By Jordan Shilton

12 January 2013 — WSWS

British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has intensified his party’s promotion of anti-immigrant chauvinism. In two speeches now, Miliband has decried what he terms are uncontrolled levels of <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>immigration, while advocating a strengthening of national identity.

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War or prosperity? UK’s price tag for Afghan war rises to $30 billion while cutting vital social services at home

20 December 2012 — RT

“The UK has revealed that the cost of its involvement in the war in Afghanistan has reached $27.6 billion, and may end up being as much as $32.5 billion. Meanwhile, the UK continues to slash domestic social services to reduce its budget deficit.

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Libya Reprise: Former Mideast Colonial Powers France, Britain Plot Syria Takeover

17 February, 2012 — RT

Friendly advice: France, UK to command ousting of Assad?

Britain and France may send military advisors to teach the Syrian insurgents combat tactics, communication and other skills needed to attack governmental forces. Earlier unconfirmed reports said that British military are already on the ground in the besieged city Homs doing the job. Continue reading

Did the UK just leave the EU? Bilderberg decided six months ago that she’s in forever By Richard Cottrell

21 December 2011 — End the Lie

[I see from my log that this essay, written in 2011, is getting some readership. He didn’t get it right, did he? WB, 25/6/16]

One of the things that one learns from any deep immersion in the affairs of the European Union is the power of theatrics.

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Silence and fear return to the streets of Tripoli — RT

15 September 2011 — RT

A month on from Tripoli’s fall to rebel forces, the leaders of France and Britain are traveling to the city in a show of support for the regime their warplanes helped put in power, while those who backed Colonel Gaddafi remain defiant but fearful.

­On the eve of the visit of French President Nicholas Sarkozy and British PM David Cameron, the head of the National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, has asked for more weapons to fight pockets of Colonel Gaddafi’s loyalists and remove them from their remaining strongholds.

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