UK government counter-terrorism bill would criminalize speech, political activity

It would seem that the west is turning totalitarian, right before our eyes.

News for the Revolution

By Jordan Shilton
May 18, 2015
World Socialist Web Site

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The Conservative government in Britain is preparing to enact new legislation that, under the guise of the “war on terror,” will vastly expand police-state powers and essentially criminalize speech and other political activity.

Presented officially as an anti-terrorism bill, the proposed measures will be targeted at any popular opposition to the government’s policies of aggressive militarism abroad and austerity measures in Britain.

Following his party’s victory in the May 7 general election, Prime Minister David Cameron announced the proposal at last week’s National Security Council (NSC) meeting. The meeting, chaired by Cameron, brings together leading government officials with the heads of Britain’s security agencies.

The new bill will include a series of measures targeting groups and individuals deemed by the government to be “extremist.” This term is defined so vaguely as to encompass a wide array of…

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Something’s Brewing: #29

Image: Dees Illustration Big Pharma, the AMA and the government are at it again: through tyrannical legislation and asinine threats, this unholy trinity is attempting, once again, to force ineffective and dangerous vaccines on you and your children. And if this despotic legislation passes, you will be forced to have your children vaccinated, or they … Continue reading Something’s Brewing: #29

The Messenger – 1967

A former soldier’s perspective on the horrible cost of war, which, in my ignorance, I had never once considered.

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When your son was killed that Summer night
you were filling up the car;
you didn’t know ‘till you saw my face
what I already knew.

While you slept your husband died
on a hill outside Dak To;
you had no idea when you awoke
but I already knew.

It was I who was the messenger
in blue adorned with gold
who brought the message of his death
tearing out your soul.

It was I who ordered that his friend
escort his body home
completed all the paper work
no wish of yours too small.

Each day the names came in to me
the casualties of war
for each there was a messenger
to knock upon a door.

No one ever shot at me
that Summer long ago
‘cause someone else went in my place
while I stayed safe at home

The Army in it’s wisdom
chose me to bring…

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“Criticism Of Israel Treated as Hate Crime in Canada”

It seems the U.S. Corporation's totalitarian disease has crossed the border to the north: Criticism Of Israel Treated as Hate Crime in Canada By Dan Dicks When Stephen Harper gave a prepared speech to the Israel parliament last year, he equated lack of support for Israel with anti-Semtism. He said: “[T]his is the face of … Continue reading “Criticism Of Israel Treated as Hate Crime in Canada”