The State You May Not Criticise

In the 15 year history of this blog, I have criticised the Human Rights records of states including Bahrain, Belarus, Brazil, Burma, Cameroon, China, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Libya, the Maldives, the Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, …

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Big Brother Watch signed a joint civil society statement in defence of end to end encryption

Big Brother Watch signed a joint civil society statement in defence of end to end encryption, in light of growing government attacks. More about the statement is here: https://www.gp-digital.org/news/gpd-signs-joint-civil-society-statement-in-support-of-encryption/ The post Big Brother Watch signed a joint civil society statement in defence of end to end encryption appeared first on Big Brother Watch. Source

Courage Foundation and the Assange Defense Committee Dog Whistle to Trump’s Base

OPINION: Yesterday a member of the Socialist organization Class Conscious published an article entitled, A Further Warning to Marxists In Regards to Trump’s Coup Attempt, in which activist Davey Heller addressed the dangers of Trump, fascism, and counter-arguments made by hostile critics who stubbornly cling to politically rose-colored glasses. In Source

Submission: Privacy Act Review Issues Paper

Digital Rights Watch has provided a submission to the Attorney-General’s review of the Privacy Act 1988. To understand our stance on the Australian privacy landscape and the rationale behind our submission, check out this blog post. The recommendations from our submission to the consultation, are as follows: Redefine the scope and reach of the Privacy …

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The Privacy Act review could shake up Australia’s value-based approach to privacy

When you look around the world, Australia stands out as somewhat unique when it comes to privacy. Why? Unlike most “western” democracies, it lacks a federal recognition of the right to privacy. And while there are some protections at the state level, the fact that there isn’t an explicit right to privacy has let the …

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A further warning to Marxists in regards to Trump’s coup attempt

by Davey Heller, 26th November, 2020 Whilst Trump’s attempt at overturning the election continues in the weeks following the US election, there is a state of paralysis both in the US working class and in the revolutionary left, in particular. The crisis of leadership is reducing the working class to passive bystanders while the two factions …

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Freedom of the Press Foundation releases its priorities and objectives for the next three years

The world is experiencing a dangerous surge in authoritarianism and attacks against fundamental freedoms. Today, journalists are routinely described as “enemies of the people”, surveilled, physically assaulted, and arrested—even in the United States. To protect democracy, we must protect press freedom. At Freedom of the Press Foundation, we use our diverse expertise and networks to …

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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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