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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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H1N1 / Swine Flu Update: Vaccine Recalls and Investigations into ‘Organization of Panic’

International Hearings Begin On “Falsified” Swine Flu Pandemic

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: The men who made a killing out of swine flu while we wasted £1bn and were exposed to harmful drugs

Swine flu: “They Organized the Panic”. Inquiry into the Role of Big Pharma and WHO by Council of Europe

WHO Scientist: Swine Flu Pandemic Was “Completely Exaggerated”

 VIRUSGATE – World Health Organisation ‘Mr Swine Flu’ Under Investigation for Gross Conflict of Interest

Tamiflu anti-viral drug revealed as complete hoax; Roche studies based on scientific fraud

Overlooked 150 Year Old Household Cleaner a Remedy for Swine Flu?

WHO to send swine flu vaccine to poor countries

Not food, not clean water, not makeshift shelters, but the swine flu vaccine?

Hundreds fall ill after having swine flu jab

People Fed Pizza as Reward for Receiving Swine Flu Vaccination

800,000 doses of kids’ swine flu vaccine recalled

The Truth About Tamiflu

Now it looks as if our concerns were correct, and the nation may have put more than a billion dollars into the medical equivalent of a mirage. This week, the British medical journal BMJ published a multi-part investigation that confirms that the scientific evidence just isn’t there to show that Tamiflu prevents serious complications, hospitalization, or death in people that have the flu. The BMJ goes further to suggest that Roche, the Swiss company that manufactures and markets Tamiflu, may have misled governments and physicians. In its defense, Roche stated that the company “has never concealed (or had the intention to conceal) any pertinent data.

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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.



European News Round Up
February 21, 2009, 2:14 pm
Filed under: collapse, economy, England, Europe, European Union, fascism, International news, news, politics, protest, UK, war

European leaders ‘tremble’ at protests – Raw Story 1/31/09

Greece paralysed as farmers ratchet up protests – Global Research 1/28/09

A million on strike as France feels pinch – Guardian, UK 1/30/09

French left forms anti-capitalist party – Raw Story 2/7/09

Icelandic government becomes first to be brought down by the credit crunch – Daily Mail, UK 1/23/09

World Agenda: riots in Iceland, Latvia and Bulgaria are a sign of things to come – Times, UK 1/21/09

Economic Crisis and Social Turbulence in the Baltic States – Global Research 1/18/09

Ukraine prepares national program of integration into NATO – Global Research 1/28/09

UK Cabinet Minister: ‘The banks are fucked, we’re fucked, the country’s fucked.’  – Guardian, UK via Cryptogon 1/22/09

Second Danish bank bailout in four months – Global Research 1/23/09

Government urged to come clean on co-operation over CIA secret prisons – Guardian, UK 1/23/09

Sunny Hundal: Did you know … live music events could pose a terrorist threat? – Guardian, UK 1/23/09

Children throwing snowballs in public could be arrested or fined  – Telegraph, UK 2/3/09

UK to introduce “photograph a cop, 10 years in jail” law – BoingBoing 2/3/09

Taxpayers could be liable for £200bn in toxic bank loans – Independent, UK 1/18/09

It’s time to rattle and bang in protest at this outrage – Guardian, UK 1/31/09

On Monday the Guardian reports on its investigation which reveals corporate tax avoidance on a gargantuan scale. Respectable FTSE 100 companies, household brands that are cornerstones of Britishness, have for years deprived British citizens of potentially billions – all done legally by battalions of super-accountants and lawyers.  As company wealth ballooned during the boom, the money going into Treasury coffers should have grown proportionately. But between 2000 and 2007 the proportion of tax paid by top companies fell. Where did it go? The very clever people who devised fiendish debt devices that blew up the banks also applied their brains to byzantine new tax avoidance strategies.

Willem Buiter: US & UK as Banana Republics – via Naked Capitalism 2/6/09

 

The only element of a classical emerging market crisis that is missing from the US and UK experiences since August 2007 is the ’sudden stop’ – the cessation of capital inflows to both the private and public sectors. There has been a partial sudden stop of financial flows, both domestic and external, to the banking sector and the rest of the private sector, but the external capital accounts are still functioning for the sovereigns and for the remaining creditworthy borrowers. But that should not be taken for granted, even for the US with its extra protection layer from the status of the US dollar as the world’s leading reserve currency. A large fiscal stimulus from a government without fiscal credibility could be the trigger for a ’sudden stop’