Monday, 26 August 2013


Henry Porter v Malcolm Rifkind: #surveillance and the free society - porter makes all the right points #gchq

Bloomberg, Health Experts Denounce Obama's Gift to Big Tobacco in the #TPP - shameful cowardice again

David Miranda's detention is a threat to press freedom, say European editors - too right #censorship

#NSA hacked into UN communications, leaks show - given all this info, amazing how maladroit US foreign policy is

EU Data Retention Directive finally before European Court of Justice - hugely important case (v @aral)

Investor-to-state dispute settlement: a threat to democracy - few know about it (v @Engstrom_PP)#TAFTA/#TTIP #TPP

Surveillance and the state: this way the debate goes on - "ambition is to put entire populations under #surveillance"

"in Abkommen mit der Uno hat sich die USA verpflichtet, keine verdeckten Aktionen zu unternehmen." - (v @jwildeboer)

India government planning another sell out of farmers’ interest at the altar of the proposed India-EU FTA - crazy

Brian May hits out at 'propaganda' war against RSPCA on eve of #badger cull - UK gov ignoring experts, playing dirty

When authorities confiscate your electronics - excellent; basically, chuck it all away, it's spyware (v @AnnieMachon)

Watch a Visualization of Every Protest Since 1979 - nice little crescendo there (v @BiellaColeman @metronomephil)

Golden Rice: Lifesaver? - problem is the greed of  #monsanto et al. have poisoned well for altruistic #GM research

New law 'needed to protect secrets - pathetic they always invoke debunked threat of "terruh" -

New lobbying bill affects charities' ability 2 campaign on political stuff - at best a mess, at worst, cynical attack

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