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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

Previous posts on UK FASCISM



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

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