Anti-terrorism laws: unjust powers
protests against the
"glorification of terror"
Do anti-terror laws make us safer? Whom do they protect?
- define terrorism more broadly, thus blurring any distinction between anti-government protest and organized violence against civilians;
- label numerous organisations as ‘terrorist', as a basis for placing entire communities under suspicion of associating with ‘terrorism';
- use ‘intelligence' obtained by torturing detainees abroad;
- and detain and prosecute people for suspected activities which could just as well be handled under other laws. Read more
Some are more equal than others. According to the mainstream media, the small number of Caucasian males held prisoner by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group are entitled to liken their conditions of detention to being held at Guantánamo Bay, the US military concentration camp notorious for arbitrary detention and human rights violations. The same qualification does not apply to the tens of thousands of men, women and children worldwide held in immigration detention facilities each year on the non-existent offence of being a foreign national or stateless. - One Small Window
Last summer, after months of encrypted emails, I spent three days in Moscow hanging out with Edward Snowden for a Wired cover story. Over pepperoni pizza, he told me that what finally drove him to leave his country and become a whistleblower was his conviction that the National Security Agency was conducting illegal surveillance on every American. Thursday, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York agreed with him. - James Bamford, Reuters; 11 May 2015
We're afraid we've suffered a delay to send this month's newsletter. We apologize for it, in the meantime ETA released a long statement yesterday, we will translate it and post it on basquepeaceprocess.info asap. - Basque Peace Process, 8 May 2015
As the dust settles on an election campaign that has been described as both ‘boring and stage-managed’ and ‘a recipe for mayhem’, it’s clear that the result has confounded politicians and polling experts alike. But - as we know all too well at Liberty - whoever you vote for, the Government always gets in. Let’s speak plainly; the Conservatives have a long-standing manifesto commitment to scrap the Human Rights Act and replace it with a ‘British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities’
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Reports unearthed by SOLOMON HUGHES show “anti-violence” officers kept secret files on union chiefs and MPs who dared to support striking printers - Morning Star, 24 April 2015
The world capitalist system is arguably experiencing the worst crisis in its 500 year history. World capitalism has experienced a profound restructuring through globalisation over the past few decades and has been transformed in ways that make it fundamentally distinct from its earlier incarnations. Similarly, the current crisis exhibits features that set it apart from earlier crises of the system and raise the stakes for humanity. - Prof William I. Robinson Global Research, April 21, 2015
Today Wednesday around 17:30 police special forces have staged a simultaneous attack on ATİK and New Women activists and leadership in Nurnberg (Germany) and in Switzerland.- ATIK, 15 April 2015