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THE GLOBAL SPY APPARATUS: You Are All Suspects Now. What Are You Going To Do About It?

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posted on May, 1 2012 @ 02:40 PM
By John Pilger. Source and rest of article:

The first five paragraphs pretty much sum up my feelings on this..........we need to remain focused and united or there will be only one outcome: enslavement.

You are all potential terrorists. It matters not that you live in Britain, the United States, Australia or the Middle East. Citizenship is effectively abolished. Turn on your computer and the US Department of Homeland Security’s National Operations Center may monitor whether you are typing not merely "al-Qaeda", but "exercise", "drill", "wave", "initiative" and "organisation": all proscribed words. The British government’s announcement that it intends to spy on every email and phone call is old hat. The satellite vacuum cleaner known as Echelon has been doing this for years. What has changed is that a state of permanent war has been launched by the United States and a police state is consuming western democracy.

What are you going to do about it?

In Britain, on instructions from the CIA, secret courts are to deal with "terror suspects". Habeas Corpus is dying. The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that five men, including three British citizens, can be extradited to the US even though none except one has been charged with a crime. All have been imprisoned for years under the 2003 US/UK Extradition Treaty which was signed one month after the criminal invasion of Iraq. The European Court had condemned the treaty as likely to lead to "cruel and unusual punishment". One of the men, Babar Ahmad, was awarded 63,000 pounds compensation for 73 recorded injuries he sustained in the custody of the Metropolitan Police. Sexual abuse, the signature of fascism, was high on the list. Another man is a schizophrenic who has suffered a complete mental collapse and is in Broadmoor secure hospital; another is a suicide risk. To the Land of the Free, they go -- along with young Richard O’Dwyer, who faces 10 years in shackles and an orange jump suit because he allegedly infringed US copyright on the internet.

As the law is politicised and Americanised, these travesties are not untypical. In upholding the conviction of a London university student, Mohammed Gul, for disseminating "terrorism" on the internet, Appeal Court judges in London ruled that "acts... against the armed forces of a state anywhere in the world which sought to influence a government and were made for political purposes" were now crimes. Call to the dock Thomas Paine, Aung San Suu Kyi, Nelson Mandela.

What are you going to do about it?

The rest of the article is well worth reading.

I have three of John Pilger's books and this guy is quite insightful.

The books are (and they are worth reading)

* A Secret Country
* Tell Me No Lies
* Freedom Next Time

* For Mother's Day I'm getting "The New Rulers of The World".

Put down that remote, that Xbox, that cell phone, your "back massager" and start paying attention people - because your lives and those of your children now depend on y'all waking up, uniting and doing something other than keyboarding.................and no your votes don't count, it's a big sham giving the slaves an illusion they have a choice.

We need to clean house, The White House, Parliment, The Federal Reserve (tear that sucker down) and all the others holding us hostage.

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posted on May, 1 2012 @ 05:17 PM
What's John Pilger going to do about it?
- Write another book?
What can any of us do besides try to inform our fellows of reality and voice our concerns to our public officials.
The next step further would be join Occupy and the one beyond that involves more radical measures best instituted by younger, more passionate men who can also run much faster than me.

Any retrograde movement of the current regimes practice of spying and control is considered by them to be a threat to National Security. - Gotta use those capital letters for their most critical memes!

That is to say it's not likely to end by it's own volition.

We live in crazy, scary times....

Article is worth a read. Pilger is an excellent writer.

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