99.17% innocent…but punished? Petition available

By Kay Danes The current proposed action to strip all 3000+ Special Operation Task Group (SOTG) members of the Meritorious Unit Citation (MUC) will become one of this nation’s most significant examples of a failure in leadership should the Governor-General, David Hurley Note 1), give his support to the Chief of Defence Force’s request. The …

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Covid Police Fines Misused Warn Big Brother Watch and Libery

Liberty and Big Brother Watch call for review of £10,000 police fines 10 police forces with worst record of discrimination warned in legal letters Forces must review fines to ensure compliance with equality laws Liberty and Big Brother Watch have called on Chief Constables at 10 police forces to act on discrimination and misuse of …

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The Route to Independence Leads Through Oban

Grassroots Oban are hosting me for a zoom talk on the Route to Independence this evening at 7pm. You are welcome to join us, which you can do by registering in advance (ie now) here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kfuqrpzIrGNLlxVYFLb2z2LlxT6Hx_vFf After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. I hope that over half …

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Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union

News In anticipation of the various proposals and action plans for regulating digital platforms, funding media and protecting democracy that the European Commission will unveil on 2 December, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is submitting its recommendations to European institutions on how to respond to the challenges to democracy and fundamental rights. RSF is presenting 10 …

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Indian independent website reporter hounded by big press group in Maharashtra

News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Maharashtra state government in western India to end the constant harassment of a website reporter – harassment involving nepotism, police pressure and judicial manipulation – because he made the mistake writing two articles about the Sakal Media Group, one of the state’s biggest press groups. The Newslaundry …

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BIG BROTHER WATCH AND LIBERTY WARN COVID FINES MUST BE URGENTLY REVIEWED

Big Brother Watch and Liberty have written to police forces urging them to undertake a review of all fines issued under the lockdown laws, amid serious concerns of wrongfully issued fines and racial discrimination. Across England and Wales, people of colour have received fines at a rate 1.6 times higher than white people. This is …

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Blog: Parliament metadata report is a step in the right direction

The introduction of the metadata retention regime way back in 2016 was one of the catalysts for creating Digital Rights Watch. Mandatory metadata retention, for access by a list of agencies that could grow at the whim of the Attorney General, seemed like a bad idea to a lot of people. Turns out now a …

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