The Omnipresent Surveillance State: Orwell’s 1984 Is No Longer Fiction

The Omnipresent Surveillance State: Orwell’s 1984 Is No Longer Fiction By John W. Whitehead “You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”—George Orwell, 1984 Tread cautiously: the fiction of George Orwell has become an operation manual for the omnipresent, modern-day surveillance state. It’s been 70 years since Orwell—dying, beset by fever and bloody coughing fits, and driven to warn against the rise of a society in which rampant abuse of power and mass…

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Call to Resist the G7 in Paris and Build Another World – This August!

Call to Resist the G7 in Paris and Build Another World – This August! In response to the G7 and its world, a call to build activities on 21, 22 and 23 August English / Español / Français From August 24 to 26, seven heads of state from the richest countries (the United States, Japan, Germany,… Read More Global Justice Ecology Project Global Justice Ecology Project (GJEP) explores and exposes the intertwined root causes of social injustice, ecological destruction, and economic domination.

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30 Years Since Tiananmen Square: The State of Chinese Censorship and Digital Surveillance

30 Years Since Tiananmen Square: The State of Chinese Censorship and Digital Surveillance By EFF Threat Lab Thirty years ago today, the Chinese Communist Party used military force to suppress a peaceful pro-democracy demonstration by thousands of university students. Hundreds (some estimates go as high as thousands) of innocent protesters were killed. Every year, people around the world come together to mourn and commemorate the fallen; within China, however, things are oddly silent. The Tiananmen Square protest is one of the most tightly censored topics in China. The Chinese government’s…

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18 Ways Julian Assange Changed The World

18 Ways Julian Assange Changed The World By Lee Camp WikiLeaks revealed US war crimes, government corruption, and corporate media’s servile flattery to the power elite. If you’re a member of our ruling class, you would view those as textbook examples of treachery… In an evolved and fully realized society, the oligarchy would see Assange as a dangerous criminal (which they do), and the average working men and women would view him as justice personified (which they don’t). We would celebrate him even as the mass media told us to…

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BBC, Sky News Have Hidden Their Interviews With UN Expert on the Torture of Assange

BBC, Sky News Have Hidden Their Interviews With UN Expert on the Torture of Assange By Caitlin Johnstone UN Special Rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer has said that on the 31st of May he gave video interviews with both Sky News and the BBC on his findings that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is the victim of psychological torture. As of this writing, footage of those interviews is nowhere to be found. In response to a smear by virulent empire propagandist Idrees Ahmad about his conducting an interview with RT, Melzer tweeted that he has…

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UN Torture Report: “Demonized” Assange Has Faced “Psychological Torture”

UN Torture Report: “Demonized” Assange Has Faced “Psychological Torture” By Joe Lauria (CN) — The UN special rapporteur on torture has issued a stinging rebuke to the United States, Great Britain, Sweden and Ecuador for “deliberately” exposing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to years of “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment,” which can only be described as “psychological torture.” “In 20 years of work with victims of war, violence and political persecution I have never seen a group of democratic States ganging up to deliberately isolate, demonise and abuse a single individual for such…

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Julian Assange Admitted Into Belmarsh Medical Ward; Provably False Rape Allegations Hearing Delay Denied

Julian Assange Admitted Into Belmarsh Medical Ward; Provably False Rape Allegations Hearing Delay Denied By Aaron Kesel WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been admitted into the hospital ward of Belmarsh following reports by Assange’s defense lawyer that a motion to delay a hearing in Sweden next Monday, on the provably fraudulent rape allegations (which this reporter has exposed), has been denied. Reuters reports: The Swedish prosecutor heading an investigation into the rape allegation against Assange, which he denies, this month filed a request with a local court for him to…

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“I Slept on the Floor…Next to the Toilet”: Cops Shackled Grandma in a Cage for Days for CBD Oil

“I Slept on the Floor…Next to the Toilet”: Cops Shackled Grandma in a Cage for Days for CBD Oil By Matt Agorist Dallas, TX — In the land of the free, in just a month, TFTP has reported on two separate instances of grandmothers being kidnapped by police and thrown in cages for carrying entirely legal CBD oil to treat their arthritis. This is in spite of the federal Farm Bill which legalized CBD from hemp across the nation. While the arrest we reported on earlier this week of a…

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Venezuela Denounces US Seizure of Embassy as Violation of Vienna Convention

Venezuela Denounces US Seizure of Embassy as Violation of Vienna Convention By Jessica Corbett (CD) — Venezuelan Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Ron on Thursday urged the Trump administration not to hand over the country’s embassy in Washington, D.C. to leaders of an attempted coup after U.S. law enforcement forcibly removed peace activists who have lived there for since last month as guests of President Nicolás Maduro’s government. “We denounce these arrests, as the people inside were there with our permission, and we consider it a violation of the Vienna Conventions,” Ron said in statement. Four…

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Singapore Parliament Approves “Anti-fake News” Law, Raising Concerns About Free Speech

Singapore Parliament Approves “Anti-fake News” Law, Raising Concerns About Free Speech By Mong Palatino Singapore’s parliament approved the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) on May 8, 2019. Commonly known as the anti-fake news law, POFMA gives broad, unchecked powers to government ministers to determine what online information is “false” and demand that it be censored or corrected. The Ministry of Law says the legislation will help stop the circulation of “deliberate online falsehoods” which it says are being used “to divide society, spread hate, and weaken democratic…

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