US Enraged After 6 More EU Nations Join INSTEX To Bypass Iran Sanctions

US Enraged After 6 More EU Nations Join INSTEX To Bypass Iran Sanctions By Tyler Durden On Friday, six European countries issued a bombshell joint statement declaring their intent to join INSTEX, or the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges, a European special-purpose vehicle serving as a ‘SWIFT alternative’ to bypass US sanctions on Iran. Finland, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden released a joint statement asserting it’s of “the utmost importance to the preservation and full implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) on Iran’s nuclear program by…

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How The US Quietly Lost The 1st Amendment

How The US Quietly Lost The 1st Amendment By Tyler Durden While many would argue that Americans’ First Amendment rights have long since dwindled from the liberties initially granted in The Bill of Rights, a decision by the European Union’s highest court could well mark the final nail in the coffin of free speech. As Politico reports, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that Facebook can be ordered to track down and remove content globally if it was found to be illegal in any EU…

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LEAKED PAPER: EU Online Crackdown Even WORSE Than We Thought

LEAKED PAPER: EU Online Crackdown Even WORSE Than We Thought By Corbett Report Extras Writer and journalist Glyn Moody joins us today to discuss his recent TechDirt article, “EU Looking To Regulate Everything Online, And To Make Sites Proactively Remove Material.” We discuss the recently-passed EU copyright directive, including the imposition of upload filters, and the recently-leaked working paper on the EU Digital Services Act. We also remember some of the successes that protesters have had in the wake of internet-killing copyright legislation in the past.  SHOW NOTES AND…

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Facebook’s Ireland War Room Prepared to Block “Misinformation” in EU Election

Facebook’s Ireland War Room Prepared to Block “Misinformation” in EU Election By Daniel Taylor Facebook has shown itself to be nothing more than a tool of globalism. Operating from Dublin, Ireland Facebook is set to counter “…actors that want to manipulate public debate” in the upcoming EU elections. The New York Times reports, Modeled after the “war room” that the Silicon Valley company created before last year’s midterm elections in the United States, the people inside are tasked with washing Facebook of misinformation, fake accounts and foreign meddling that could…

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Splinternet: EU Censorship Ramps Up With ACTA 2, While UK Passes Terror Law, Porn Law, and Introduces First Internet Regulation Agency

Splinternet: EU Censorship Ramps Up With ACTA 2, While UK Passes Terror Law, Porn Law, and Introduces First Internet Regulation Agency By Aaron Kesel Across Europe, MEPs voted successfully to redesign the Internet with a censorship directive disguised as a copyright proposal, while the UK itself passed a horrifying terror bill that will make it illegal to watch any “terrorist propaganda” (not clearly defined) which carries sentencing of 15 years, an age restriction porn law and introduced the world’s first Internet regulation safety agency. ACTA 2 ACTA 2 which required…

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EU’s Parliament Signs Off on Disastrous Internet Law: What Happens Next?

EU’s Parliament Signs Off on Disastrous Internet Law: What Happens Next? By Danny O’Brien In a stunning rejection of the will of five million online petitioners, and over 100,000 protesters this weekend, the European Parliament has abandoned common-sense and the advice of academics, technologists, and UN human rights experts, and approved the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive in its entirety. There’s now little that can stop these provisions from becoming the law of the land across Europe. It’s theoretically possible that the final text will fail to gain…

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The European Union’s MANDATORY National Biometric ID Card Will Affect 512 Million People

The European Union’s MANDATORY National Biometric ID Card Will Affect 512 Million People By MassPrivateI A recent European Union (EU) announcement about national IDs will destroy millions of people’s privacy and create a near-global biometric database. An article in State Watch News revealed that the EU has agreed to create a MANDATORY national biometric ID card. Measures being negotiated as part of the EU’s ‘Security Union’ are moving ahead swiftly, with the Council and Parliament reaching provisional agreements on new rules for immigration liaison officers, the EU’s Visa Code and the introduction…

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Stop ACTA 2: Protests, Internet Blackouts and Hacktivist Actions To Lead Up To Final Vote On Dystopian Articles 11 and 13 In EU

Stop ACTA 2: Protests, Internet Blackouts and Hacktivist Actions To Lead Up To Final Vote On Dystopian Articles 11 and 13 In EU By Aaron Kesel After a short delay, European Union lawmakers are continuing their journey to censor the Internet and have agreed on changes to the text of Articles 11,12 and 13, The Independent reported. Meanwhile, Anonymous and Pirates are planning on-the-ground and online actions against the proposed Copyright Directives. Germany and France agreed on a horrendous “compromise” version of Article 13 following heated debated, which claims to…

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Why Ireland May Soon Have to Say Goodbye to the Low Tax Rates That Made the Nation Rich

Why Ireland May Soon Have to Say Goodbye to the Low Tax Rates That Made the Nation Rich By John Phelan In 1988, The Economist magazine ran an article on Ireland titled “The poorest of the rich.” The title was well-deserved. That year, Irish per capita GDP was just 70 percent of the figure for the United Kingdom and 52 percent that of the United States. The unemployment rate was 16.2 percent compared to 8.5 percent in Britain and 5.5 percent in the United States. Irish government debt amounted to 85 percent…

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Why Italy Could Join the UK in the Race Out of the EU

Why Italy Could Join the UK in the Race Out of the EU By John Phelan Few in the United States might know it if they watch the news, but in recent weeks France has been rocked by some of its most serious civil unrest since 1968. In a country as famous for its civil unrest as for its cuisine, this is a big story. From France… What started out as protests against an unpopular fuel tax—part of France’s attempts to fight climate change—grew in scale and morphed into demonstrations…

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