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UK Fascism Update
July 31, 2010, 5:46 pm
Filed under: England, Europe, fascism, International news, news, politics, UK

Cops Charge Irish Government With Treason

When a national police association accuses its government of what amounts to treason it is time to sit up and pay attention.

Scotland allows collection of children’s DNA

UK govt proposes volunteer “police reserve”

National Citizenship Service for 16-year-olds launched today

Revealed: brutal guide to punishing jailed youths

Uncovered: Britain’s secret rendition programme

Hundreds of households hit with bin fines bigger than those given to shoplifters

Britain: Surveillance System Monitors Conversations

Death Of The Internet: Unprecedented Censorship Bill Passes in UK

Stop and search UK: A Briton is interrogated by police every 20 seconds. 90% aren’t even arrested

Home Office admits thousands have been illegally stopped and searched under counter-terror laws (and could get compensation)

Internet Police: London Signs Warn Against Accessing “Extremist” Material

Children, 4, ‘to be fingerprinted to borrow school books from library’

Britain Reveals Nuclear Arsenal: 225 Warheads

Hundreds more town hall staff to get police-style powers

Police to pose as burglars in the middle of the night in bid to cut break-ins

Britain: Police UAVs Might be Armed with Non Lethal Weapons

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Internet Censorship, Cyber Warfare and Electronic Disruption

Internet Censorship Alert! Alex Jones exposes agenda to ‘blacklist’ dissenting sites and license users

War game reveals U.S. lacks cyber-crisis skills

Internet Censorship Protest Shuts Down Australian Government Websites

Italy’s Government Seeks Control Over Online Videos

France falls under Internet censorship

More than 75,000 computer systems hacked in one of largest cyber attacks, security firm says

DoD computer attack causes concern – Raw Story 11/28/08

Malware attack hits Cent Com, war zone computers in Afghanistan, Iraq.

Hackers infiltrate House websites

A mystery crew fills 49 lawmakers’ home pages with anti-Obama obscenities overnight.

Pentagon: ‘Global virus’ infected Defense Dept. networks – Raw Story 11/21/08

Computer virus invades German defence computers – Earth Times 2/14/09

A computer virus which has already hit defence computers in Britain and France has spread to German military systems

Fiber-optic sabotage hits Calif. – Raw Story 4/9/09

‘Big bang’ experiment is hacked – BBC 9/15/08

French Fighter Planes Grounded by Computer Virus – Telegraph, UK via Cryptogon 2/8/09

French fighter planes were unable to take off after military computers were infected by a computer virus, an intelligence magazine claims. The aircraft were unable to download their flight plans after databases were infected by a Microsoft virus they had already been warned about several months beforehand.

The Ultimate Lock Picker Hacks Pentagon, Beats Corporate Security for Fun and Profit – Wired via Cryptogon 5/31/09

Report: Hackers breached US air traffic control systems – Raw Story 5/9/09

Thieves hack Sarkozy’s bank account – CNN 10/19/08

Hackers got into 18 computer servers at World Bank – USA Today 10/12/08



Commercial Disobedience: Various Forms of Economic Protest

American People’s Manifesto for US National Strike April 15 – 18

NATIONAL STRIKE APRIL 15 – APRIL 18TH

Union vows to toughen strike at France’s Total – Business Week 2/21/10

Greek court says customs strike illegal – SETimes 2/21/10

Around the World, the Workers Are Fighting Back – Alternet 5/18/09

French Workers Use Threat to Obtain Severance Pay – NYTimes 7/17/09

With its equipment surrounded by gas cylinders and kindling, a manufacturing company agrees to demands of workers planned to be laid off.

General strike cripples France  – Deutsche Welle, Germany 1/29/09

Hundreds of thousands of workers have begun a nationwide strike in France. Eight labor unions have called the industrial action to protest against what they say are insufficient measures by the government to tackle the economic crisis. Unions say…

Hundreds of thousands of workers have begun a nationwide strike in France. Eight labor unions have called the industrial action to protest against what they say are insufficient measures by the government to tackle the economic crisis. Unions say that with unemployment mounting, French workers should not have to foot the bill for a crisis that has led to expensive government bailouts for banks, carmakers and other sectors. French President Nicolas Sarkozy has announced a 26-billion-euro stimulus package while pledging to press ahead with unpopular reforms to trim the public sector workforce and liberalize the labor market.

Workers’ Rights: Strike at World’s Largest Nickel Mine  – Global Research 11/11/09

Egyptian ‘general strike’ fails – BBC 4/6/08

A planned strike led by workers at a major textile factory and other solidarity protests are pre-empted by police.

The word went out on the web: every skilled man should strike – Times, UK 1/31/09

Fifteen minutes later, at 6.30am, 400 men began to gather outside the Wilton chemical complex on Teesside behind a banner demanding “British jobs 4 British workers”. At 8am 700 workers refused to enter the Ineos refinery in Grangemouth, Scotland.

By mid-morning the dispute had spread to a dozen power stations, oil refineries and chemical plants.

Workers in Argentina taking over dead factories and running them democratically – BoingBoing 12/7/08

As Argentine factories go bankrupt and shut their doors, workers are breaking in, starting the machines up again, electing their own leaders, and running the businesses themselves, putting up fierce resistance when the police try to evict them.

More Squatters Are Calling Foreclosures Home – Cryptogon 4/12/09

Group moves homeless people into foreclosed homes – Boing Boing 12/30/08

Resisting Home Evictions Becomes a Group Effort – NYTimes 2/19/09

A civil disobedience campaign is starting in New York and other cities to support families who refuse to vacate their homes.

Resistance to Housing Foreclosures Spread Across the Land – Alternet 1/23/09

Community-based movements to halt the flood of foreclosures have been building across the country. And they’re not the usual suspects.

Activist Moves Homeless Into Foreclosed Homes – via Cryptogon 12/5/08

Getting Started In War Tax Resistance – War Tax Boycott 10/22/09

Thank you for your interest in war tax resistance. If you decide to register and resist, you will join a long line of courageous resisters, from Henry David Thoreau’s time to the present. Many of us are angry and frustrated by the U.S. government’s military actions around the world, and it often seems as if there is not much we can do about it. War tax resistance is a powerful way to resist the state and oppose its harmful actions. By conscientiously resisting taxes, you take a solid step towards refusing to be a part of the destruction. Our military can only harm people when citizens allow it. If enough of us withhold from war and pay for peace, we can stop the harm.

National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee  – NWTRCC.org

The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC) is a coalition of groups from across the U.S., formed in 1982 to provide information and support to people involved in or considering some form of war tax resistance (WTR). Affiliate organizations and individual supporters are joined together in a common struggle for a more just and peaceful society. We oppose militarism and war and refuse to complicitly participate in the tax system which supports such violence. NWTRCC sees poverty, racism, sexism, homophobia, economic exploitation, environmental destruction and militarization of law enforcement as integrally linked with the militarism which we abhor.

Shunning Wal-Mart: A DIY general store – CNN 7/19/08

The residents of this windswept basin 100 miles from anywhere know that if they want something done, they have to do it themselves. Whether it’s repairing a tractor or rejuvenating Main Street, the people here fix their own problems.

People’s Resistance and Alternatives to the “Free Market”  – Global Research 2/2/09

Global boycott movement marks its successes – AtheoNews 2/20/09

Motorola drops bomb fuse unit following boycott campaign  – Electronic Intifada 4/6/09

Meet the Antipreneurs – Business Week 6/20/08

They’re against advertising, Corporate America, and globalization. That’s good for business .

Local Currencies – The missing link in the quest for sustainability

Local Currencies are the ultimate in loyalty programs. Unlike profits derived from trading with national currencies, the wealth generated by trading with exchange systems created by and for local communities stays within the district.  Since community currencies work alongside and supplement national currency, once their advantages are understood they are welcomed by the community, particularly in times of economic stress. Historically, community currencies have been economic and social lifesavers.

Community-supported restaurants

A List of 26,000 Businesses That Accept Barter

Forget the Audit: Just Go Ahead & Abolish the Federal Reserve  – American Free Press 11/6/09

Breaking up ‘too big to fail’ firms  – Politico 11/5/09

Rep. Kanjorski proposes power to dismantle firms “too big to fail” even if they’re not financially at risk.

Take the Power to Create Credit Away from the Giant Banks and Give It Back to the People  – Prison Planet 11/5/09

We Need a Global Tax on Financial Speculation

Workers of the World, Incorporate

A move toward establishment of manufacturing cooperatives represents a new direction for the American labor movement, an economist writes.

In Just 4 Short Years, Kiva Hits $100 Million In Microloans – Treehugger 11/2/09

RELATED:  ALTERNATIVES: A DIFFERENT WORLD IS POSSIBLE



Our Common Enemy: Spread of Fascism Across the Globe

Brits, You Are Running Out of Time–the Army Is About To Become Your Police

Chilcot War Inquiry: Professor to launch ‘Nuremberg’ war crimes prosecution against Blair

CCTV in the sky: police plan to use military-style spy drones

Taxman using terror laws 15 times a day to spy on suspects (UK)

Britain: Police Plan to Use Military-Style Spy Drones

The 20,000 snooper army: Vast number of town hall bureaucrats get power to enter your home without a warrant

Telecom firms’ fury at plan for ‘Stasi’ checks on every phone call and email

Telecoms firms have accused the Government of acting like the East German Stasi over plans to force them to store the details of every phone call for at least a year.  Under the proposals, the details of every email sent and website visited will also be recorded to help the police and security services fight crime and terrorism.

Ministers WERE told invading Iraq was illegal, Foreign Office law chief tells Chilcot inquiry

Lord Goldsmith: I changed my mind about legality of Iraq war after talks with Bush’s lawyers in Washington

More than 106,000 officials punished in first 11 months of 2009 (China)

Anger over broadened police powers to search people (Australia)

UN agency calls for global cyberwarfare treaty, ‘driver’s license’ for Web users

Canadian House of Commons Shut down Until March.

Furious opposition MPs accused Prime Minister Stephen Harper of muzzling the House of Commons after he moved for the second time in a little more than a year to suspend Parliament.  Mired in controversy over an alleged cover-up on the torture of Afghan prisoners and eager to increase the Conservatives’ power in the Senate, the government is closing down Parliament until March 3, the Prime Minister’s Office said Wednesday.

A North American Security Perimeter on the Horizon

Plans for a North America security perimeter might have seemed like a pipe dream just a short time ago, but it could become a reality sooner than one thinks. Some believe that a perimeter approach to security would be a more effective way of providing safety while ensuring the free flow of trade and investment. For those pushing for deep continental integration, this move is seen as the next logical step. A recent article from the Toronto Star, Canada warms to idea of a tougher ‘perimeter’ suggests that Canadians might now be ready to debate the concept of perimeter security. David Biette who specializes in U.S.-Canada relations and is a member of the Woodrow Wilson Center stated that a, “Perimeter is no longer a dirty word.

Italy to Require Anyone Who Uploads Video to the Internet to Obtain Government Authorization

GERMANY 1940 ISRAEL 2009

Israel stole 2 billion dollars from Palestinian workers: 40-year deception exposed

Over the past four decades Israel has defrauded Palestinians working inside Israel of more than two billion US dollars by deducting from their salaries contributions for welfare benefits to which they were never entitled, Israeli economists have revealed.

Israeli Robots Remake Battlefield

In coming years, engineers say unmanned air, sea and ground vehicles will increasingly work together without any human involvement. Israel and the U.S. have already faced backlash over civilian deaths caused by drone-fired missiles in Gaza, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Those ethical dilemmas could increase as robots become more independent of their human masters.

Obama Approves $30 Billion Military Aid To Israel Over Next Decade

Russia: Mental Checks for Police

 “If we resume testing, we’ll find that at least a third of all active police officers have some kind of mental pathology”

ACTA: the leaked secret memos

Michael Geist: “Negotiations in the 7th round of the ACTA [ed: The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement — a brutal, secret Internet treaty] talks open this morning in Mexico with civil enforcement issues on the agenda. Yesterday I posted on the developments to-date, including a chronology of talks, issues, and leaks that have led to this week’s round of discussions. Part Two of the ACTA Guide provides links to the underlying documentation. Governments have been very tight lipped about the talks. Initially, only a brief summary following the conclusion of each round of the talks was provided. More recently, the agenda of each meeting is disclosed and a summary document (largely confirming Internet leaks) has been provided. Of far greater importance are the leaked documents. These have confirmed how the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is designed to extend far beyond counterfeiting and how it would reshape domestic law in many countries.”



News Round-Up: American Imperialism Around the World

US Military Actions Overseas: 1798 – 2008  – compiled by Congressional Research Service for Congress, 2009

With the infrequent exception of year off now and again, we have been at war continuously since 1798.

Timelines 2000-2010: US, Europe, Latin America, Africa & Asia

A History of CIA Atrocities  

World’s Sole Military Superpower’s 2 Million-Troop, $1 Trillion Wars

 In his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech on December 10 the president of the United States appropriated for his country the title of “the world’s sole military superpower” and for himself “the Commander-in-Chief of the military of a nation in the midst of two wars.”

This may well have been the first time that an American – and of course any – head of state in history boasted of his nation being the only uncontested military power on the planet and unquestionably the only time a Nobel Peace Prize recipient identified himself as presiding over not only a war but two wars simultaneously.

Congress Approves $636.3 Billion for Defense in Fiscal 2010

Mercenaries and Assassins: The Real Face of Obama’s “Good War”

Stunning Statistics About the War Every American Should Know

Contrary to popular belief, the US actually has 189,000 personnel on the ground in Afghanistan right now—and that number is quickly rising.

A hearing in Sen. Claire McCaskill’s Contract Oversight subcommittee on contracting in Afghanistan has highlighted some important statistics that provide a window into the extent to which the Obama administration has picked up the Bush-era war privatization baton and sprinted with it. Overall, contractors now comprise a whopping 69% of the Department of Defense’s total workforce, “the highest ratio of contractors to military personnel in US history.” That’s not in one war zone—that’s the Pentagon in its entirety.

Blowback From America’s Mercenary Army–Ret. Generals Make More Than Gates

America’s Faltering Military/Mercenary Army

Kucinich: The War Is a Threat to Our National Security

“The war is a threat to our national security. We’ll spend over one $100 billion next year to bomb a nation of poor people while we reenergize the Taliban, destabilize Pakistan, deplete our army and put more of our soldiers’ lives on the line. Meanwhile, back here in the USA, 15 million people are out of work. People are losing their jobs, their health care, their savings, their investments, and their retirement security. $13 trillion in bailouts for Wall Street, trillions for war; when are we going to start taking care of things here at home?”

Ron Paul: Obama Is Preparing for Perpetual War

Demoralization, Destabilization, Insurgency, Normalization  

23 CIA Agents Convicted in Rendition Case  

Short Video About UAV Combat Operations

Fake Al Qaeda

“The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive the TV watcher to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US . . .” — Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook

AFRICOM and America’s Global Military Agenda: Taking The Helm Of The Entire World

US “sinister” plans in Latin America

Obama Is Preparing for War in South America

“Nobel Peace Prize Winner Barack Obama, is Preparing for War in South America”; Interview with Eva Golinger

 “The first and foremost important achievement during the Chávez administration is the 1999 Constitution, which, although not written nor decreed by Chávez himself, was created through his vision of change for Venezuela. The 1999 Constitution was, in fact, drafted – written – by the people of Venezuela in one of the most participatory examples of nation building, and then was ratified through popular national referendum by 75% of Venezuelans.

CIA ran at least two secret prisons in Lithuania, inquiry confirms

CIA Secret ‘Torture’ Prison Found at Fancy Horseback Riding Academy

The CIA built one of its secret European prisons inside an exclusive riding academy outside Vilnius, Lithuania, a current Lithuanian government official and a former U.S. intelligence official told ABC News this week.

Where affluent Lithuanians once rode show horses and sipped coffee at a café, the CIA installed a concrete structure where it could use harsh tactics to interrogate up to eight suspected al-Qaeda terrorists at a time. A full report on the can be seen on ABC’s World News with Charles Gibson tonight.

India: Was Mumbai suspect a double agent for US?

 The Indian press is abuzz with news that Indian Home Ministry officials are investigating whether a terror suspect in the Mumbai attacks, David Headley from Chicago, was working as a ‘double agent’ with the US.

If “Al Qaida” Existed Would They Waste American Sleeper Cells Attacking India?

‘Headley was no low-level operative’

 The extensive use of terrorist tradecraft by Pakistani American terror suspect David Headley makes it evident that he “was not merely a low-level cannon fodder-type operative”, according to US strategic think tank Stratfor.

Mumbai Attackers Await Identification in J.J.Hospital Morgue

A long article about the Mumbai terrorist attacks of November 26th, 2008

Officials: Mysterious ‘Country A’ In Nozette Spy Case Is India  

Nozette Intrigue Grows: Spy Suspect Recently Cooperated With Feds In Separate Criminal Probe

Agent Orange Continues to Poison New Generations in Vietnam

Obama’s Bioweapons Program

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News Round-up: American Imperialism in AfPak Region

News Round-Up: American Imperialism in the Middle East



UK & EU Fascism News Round-Up

Steps Toward The American Police State are Always Tried-Out in Britain First – There Are No Sunglasses 10/27/09

Now safety police want to check all our smoke alarms  – Daily Mail, UK 11/9/09

Family homes could be invaded by health and safety inspectors checking that parents are keeping their children safe.

Whitehall is recommending that inspectors make sure parents have fitted smoke alarms, stair gates, locks on medicine cupboards, windows and ovens, and temperature controls to stop bath water getting too hot.

The proposed scheme was condemned by critics yesterday as a nightmarish intrusion into family life

Police report pregnant woman to social services over half-decorated home  – Prison Planet 11/10/09

DNA of innocent still to be retained for six years  – Prison Planet 11/11/09

Britain: State to ‘Spy’ on Every Phone Call, Email and Web Search  – Telegraph, UK via Cryptogon 11/11/09

Citizen snoopers recruited to spy on Londoners  – Prison Planet 11/13/09

Sacked – for telling the truth about drugs  – Alethon News 11/2/09

The Government’s drugs tsar was forced to resign last night for stating his view that cannabis, ecstasy and LSD were less harmful than the legal drugs tobacco and alcohol.

The outrageous truth slips out: Labour cynically plotted to transform the entire make-up of Britain without telling us  – Daily Mail, UK 10/29/09

Report: UK police categorize political activists as ‘domestic extremists’  – Raw Story 10/25/09

Police in £9m scheme to log ‘domestic extremists’  – Guardian, UK 10/25/09

Police are gathering the personal details of thousands of activists who attend political meetings and protests, and storing their data on a network of nationwide intelligence databases.

Europe’s own surveillance state  – Prison Planet 11/2/09

Netherlands to Tax Drivers by the Kilometer; GPS Trackers in Every Vehicle  – AFP via Cryptogon 11/14/09

Colour-Coded Revolutions and the Origins of World War III   – Global Research 11/3/09



H1N1 / Swine Flu News Outside the US, including Ukraine

England Chief Medical Officer Calls H1N1 Vaccine Resistors “Extremists”  – Prison Planet 10/30/09

‘Poisoning attempt’ charges filed against French H1N1 campaign – Prison Planet 10/26/09

Ireland: Swine flu jab boy rushed to hospital  – Pandemic Flu Online 10/28/09

Nurses to administer swine flu vaccine as GPs opt out  – Independent, Ireland 10/21/09

CANADA: Ask military to help with H1N1: Ottawa councillor  – Pandemic Flu Online 11/7/09

Mass Rejection Of Swine Flu Vaccine Continues Throughout Europe – Prison Planet 10/28/09

WHO recommends swine flu vaccine for wary Chinese  – Pandemic Flu Online 10/28/09

Chinese Join Worldwide Rejection Of Swine Flu Vaccine  – Pandemic Flu Online 10/28/09

Breaking News: Ukrainian Flu is not just H1N1  – SHTF411 11/4/09

Officials there believe this “new” disease is actually a combination of persistent flu’s being absorbed by a community already compromised by other ailments including the pollution caused from: mining regions, former Chernobyl province, Chernobyl cloud, etc), The Ukraine Government has looked into possibilities, and fear they are being given the vaccine, and medicine by parties who know that it will not work, and could do more harm than good to the people of those regions as they are already being of compromised health.

They feel it will end up killing more people, and could cause the virus mutate.

Has Baxter Released A BioWeapon In Ukraine?  – Rense 11/2/09

The Deaths of Four Ukraine Doctors Raising Suspicions of a Cover-Up in The Ukraine  – Prevent Disease 11/4/09

The above comments describe the death of four health care workers (HCWs) at two sites in western Ukraine. The government website shows a total of 53 deaths (see map), which is quite low if four HCWs have already died. HCW are trained in methods to minimize infections from parents, and they are likely to get prompt medical attention, yet four have already died. These numbers add to the confusion in Ukraine.

Initial reports denied the outbreak was due to H1N1 even though there was virtually no seasonal flu circulating in Europe (or North America). The explosion in cases of acute respiratory illness (ARI), in view of the exploding H1N1 pandemic throughout the northern hemisphere, would signal involvement in the cases in Ukraine.

Martial Law Declared In Ukraine Over Mystery Epidemic  – Pandemic Flu Online 11/6/09

UKRAINE: Vaccine Ban Blamed For Sweeping Epidemic  – Pandemic Flu Online 11/7/09

WHO Continues To Deceive: Assumes That Ukraine Plague Is H1N1 Swine Flu  – Global Research 11/7/09

Bioterrorism Tabletop Exercise Was Being Conducted In Ukraine One Month Ago – Now Country Is Gripped By Mystery Epidemic  – Prison Planet 11/7/09

Ukraine Hemorrhagic Flu – This is what a real pandemic looks like  – Flu Tracker 10/30/09

40,000 Contract Serious Virus in Ukraine, Kills 30  – Prison Planet 10/30/09

Ministry of Health plans to declare a quarantine on the entire territory of Ukraine  – Godlike Productions 10/30/09

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