America, Fighting Terrorism with Terrorism

Tomorrow, there will be a domestic terrorist attack on Capitol Hill. It won’t be the first, and it won’t be the last either, as legislation that strips away rights from both citizens, and non-citizens is pushed through the US Congress. Tommorow, it’lll be reauthorizing aspects of the USA PATRIOT Act that are due to expire, and it […]
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UK ID Cards Are No More!

In the last ten years, governments have fallen over themselves to try and obtain more information about their citizens. Sometimes it’s databases, or new regulations, or cameras, but the one thing they have in common is that they can be used to identify you, and track you. Today is a positive step then, as in […]
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UK Speedtraps Not For Safety

In the UK, speedtraps, GATSO’s, speeding cameras – call them what you will – have been marketed as a way to reduce road deaths, by reducing speeds at accident blackspots, and thus increasing safety. However, a Magistrates Court in Grimbsby has charged someone with wilfully obstructing a policewoman in the execution of her duty for […]
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Jabba the Hut’s Pirate Prohibition

It might not seem like a particular surprise, that the African nation of Tunisia – better known to many as Tatooine – has arrested pirates. However these aren’t your ‘Knock-off Nigel’ types selling DVDs that are in prison, but Pirate Politicians, arrested for having a political view different from the ruling government. Pirate Party Tunisia’s […]
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Maryland Judge Says Recording Cops OK

In recent times, we’ve had a judiciary that seems to go out of it’s way to give government agents Carte Blanche to do whatever they want, as soon as someone makes some half-hearted reference to ‘national security’, or ‘anti-terrorism’. There’s expanded wire-taps, a constitution free zone, and even the government spying on legitimate protesters. Thankfully, […]
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