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Open Fascism in the UK

United Kingdom: Wake up and smell the pepper spray. These 3,609 new laws are to control us, not protect us – Global Research 4/27/09

Britain’s secret spy-on-every-call-and-email plan already well underway – Boing Boing 5/3/09

Spying in the UK: GCHQ Awards Lockheed Martin £200m Contract, Promises to “Master the Internet” – AntiFascist Calling 5/7/09

UK rolling out scanning software that can track all cars – Raw Story 5/25/09

Brain scanning may be used in security checks – Guardian, UK 5/10/09

British police use unprovoked violence and restraint as punishment for observers who ask them to identify themselves at protests – Boing Boing 6/22/09

MI5 aims to recruit teachers as spies – PersonnelToday 6/15/09

Britain: Town halls hire citizen snoopers as young as SEVEN to spy on neighbours and report wrongs – Global Research 6/11/09

Police Encourage Citizens To Report People Who Drive Nice Cars – Prison Planet 5/13/09

Police in the UK are encouraging citizens to report people who drive nice cars or buy expensive items to the authorities in a new campaign entitled, ‘Too Much Bling? Give Us a Ring’.

Big Brother HAS gone too far … and that’s an ex-spy chief talking – Daily Mail, UK 6/4/09

The former head of MI6 has hit out at ‘striking and disturbing’ invasions of privacy by the Big Brother state.

Sir Richard Dearlove, who led the Secret Intelligence Service from 1999 to 2004, claimed some were an ‘abuse’ of the law.

He attacked the ‘loss of liberties’ caused by expanding surveillance powers and described some police operations as ‘mind-boggling.’

The former spy chief joins a growing number of high-profile critics warning that individual freedom and privacy are being seriously eroded by the Government’s disproportionate efforts to guard against terrorism.

Right then, fall into line you ‘orrible little pupils! Government wants the military to run state schools – Daily Mail, UK 5/8/09

The Armed Forces will be drafted in to run state schools under plans to drive up discipline and respect in classrooms.

Ministers are in talks with defence chiefs about taking over a handful of schools and turning them into military academies.

Alongside daily lessons, pupils would be expected to take part in activities such as drills, uniformed parades, weapons handling and adventure training.

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