Media Lens: The War on Media Freedom: Undermining the Independent Alternative Online Media, EU to “Regulate” Internet Search Engines BY Nathan Allonby

30 January 2013 — Global Research 

A new report written for the European Commission recommends regulation of internet news, modifying search engines to control access to “conspiracy sites”, the creation of European government news agencies and the training of new “cadres of professional journalists… for… science, technology, finance or medicine”.

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Gaddafi death: Envoy slams ‘sadistic’ triumphalism — RT

21 October 2011 — Gaddafi death: Envoy slams ‘sadistic’ triumphalism — RT

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Dmitry Rogozin (RIA Novosti / Kirill Kallinikov)

 Russia’s NATO envoy has written in his microblog that the Western elation over the death of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi could have sadistic grounds.

­‘The faces of the leaders of ‘world democracies’ are so happy, as if they remembered how they hanged stray cats in basements in their childhoods,’ Russian envoy to NATO and the leader of the Congress of Russian Communities, Dmitry Rogozin, wrote in his twitter status on Friday.

This statement apparently is a reply to the international reaction to the death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who was killed as the forces of the National Transitional Council stormed the town of Sirte on Thursday.

Rogozin currently holds the position of Russia’s envoy to NATO and he was among the first Russian politicians to embrace the opportunities of social networks. He often shares his views on international politics via his Twitter account, and these posts have repeatedly made news in Russian and international media.

Rogozin is also the leader of the Congress of Russian Communities – the organization of ethnic Russians living abroad aimed at protecting their interests and strengthening the ties with the Motherland.

On Thursday evening Rogozin told Russian radio Echo of Moscow that NATO was directly involved in the operation to kill the former Libyan leader. ‘Apparently there were orders that oriented the military servicemen who are in Libya and that directed them to ensure the physical elimination of Gaddafi,’ Rogozin said.

The official added that Russia must make a conclusion from the existing situation. ‘We must bear in mind who we are dealing with in the face of Western democracies,’ Rogozin said.

How US-led regime change warriors train and misuse bloggers for their dirty games

17 August 2011 — Mein Parteibuch Zweitblog

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Logo of US-led regime change warriors

Sometimes even the notorious Zionist hasbara trolls can be useful to reveal something interesting. Here it’s a network of bloggers trained by US-led “soft war” warriors to be used for US-led regime change operations. A few days ago CNN and a self-styled London based anti-Syrian propaganda organisation calling itself Syrian Observatory for Human Rights spread an updated version of the Kuwaiti incubator lie. Basically the story was that Syrian security killed babies in incubators in Hama, widely a copy of the well-known fairy tale fabricated by Lauri Fitz-Pegado with PR company Hill & Knowlton to prepare the public ground for the US-led invasion of Iraq back in 1990.

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UK: NO TO ‘GENERAL CURFEW’ POWERS

25 August 2011 — Manifesto Club

In the wake of the riots, home secretary Theresa May proposed broad new police powers ‘to impose a general curfew in a particular area’. Other politicians proposed powers to block social network sites, or to ban face coverings.

As we outlined in a Manifesto Club statement – there is absolutely no need for more police powers. The basic power of arrest for criminal damage and theft was all that was needed: yet this power was woefully applied.

Worse, open-ended powers (as with on-the-spot fines or dispersal orders) tend to be used in a petty way against perfectly innocent people. See our article, ‘Policing the Innocent, Ignoring the Riotous‘.

England riots: Government mulls social media controls

12 August 2011

Updated: More social media abuse arrests

BBC News Yesterday at 17:24

More people are arrested in Wales on suspicion of using social networking sites to incite criminal behaviour after the riots in England.

Re my earlier reference to the insidious nature of the accusations that Twitter, Facebook and BBM “facilitated” the uprisings, lo and behold, we get this:

The government is exploring whether to turn off social networks or stop people texting during times of social unrest.

David Cameron said the intelligence services and the police were exploring whether it was “right and possible” to cut off those plotting violence.

Texting and Blackberry Messenger are said to have been used by some during this week’s riots.

Rights groups said such a measure would be abused and hit the civil liberties of people who have done nothing wrong. — ‘England riots: Government mulls social media controls‘, BBC News, 11 August 2011

The Spanish Tahrir It’s the real democracy, stupid [by Universidad Nómada]

21 May 2011 — Quilombosphere

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Some 25,000 people crammed into the Puerta del Sol square in Madrid (AFP, Pedro Armestre)

‘On 15th May 2011, around 150,000 people took to the streets in 60 Spanish towns and cities to demand ‘Real Democracy Now’, marching under the slogan ‘We are not commodities in the hands of bankers and politicians’. The protest was organised through web-based social networks without the involvement of any major unions or political parties.

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