Daily Archives: January 13, 2015

‘Democratic Outrage’: Cameron Pledges New Anti-Strike Laws – 13 January 2015

RT logoPrime Minister David Cameron has promised to make it harder to call strikes in the public sector if the Tories win the general election in May.

A majority Conservative government would change the law so that workers in “essential” public services would only be able to strike if 40 percent of eligible union members vote in favor of industrial action.

At the moment, a strike will go ahead if it is backed by the majority of those balloted. As such, there is currently no stipulation as to how many eligible union members must vote in order to make the action legally legitimate.

Tory plans would also overturn a ban on using agency staff to cover striking workers, implement new curbs on picketing, and impose a time restriction – forcing unions to take action no longer than three months after a ballot.

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ActivistPost – A Doctor, A Pick-Up Artist And Frank Zappa Walk Into Australia… – 13 January 2015

Logo_activistpost-comHeather Callaghan
Activist Post

In this scenario – a doctor, a pick-up artist and Frank Zappa try to walk into Australia. But they can’t and it’s not just because one of them’s dead.

Last week, we reported on the pro-vaccine campaign to ban Dr. Sherri Tenpenny from entering Australia on a speaking tour. She has spoke of the damaging effects of vaccines. For that, she was catapulted into international and Internet infamy. The Australian Today Show segment showing the one time she was allowed to share her side of the story was removed from YouTube.

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New Document Reveals FBI’s Role In NSA Surveillance Program – 13 January 2015

RT logoDocuments provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation suggest that the FBI has played a part in the National Security Agency’s surveillance operations to a much greater extent than previously acknowledged.

AFreedom of Information Act request filed last year by New York Times journalist Charlie Savage prompted the FBI to release a redacted versionof an inspector general report from September 2012 in which the Department of Justice’s internal watchdog weighed in on the bureau’s use of a federal provision that permits the collection of foreign communications.

It’s no secret the NSA relies greatly on the rule called Section 702, which comes from the amendments tacked on to the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in 2008, to collect internet and phone data from non-Americans reasonably believed to be located outside of the country. According to Savage, the FBI “has gradually become a significant player” with regards to administering the sweeping-up of signals intelligence, as indicated by the DOJ Inspector General report published by the Times on Monday.

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Erosion Of Free Speech? Cameron Pledges To Ban Snapchat And WhatsApp – 13 January 2015

RT logoPM David Cameron may block encrypted messaging platforms Snapchat and WhatsApp if the Conservatives win May’s general election, as part of the party’s agenda to bolster surveillance powers following last week’s terror attacks in Paris.

During a meeting with Britain’s security chiefs, the Prime Minister pledged to halt the use of communications platforms that can withstand snooping from security services who are in possession of a warrant.

Such software applications focus on popular messaging and social networking apps that deploy encryption techniques to protect users data.

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ActivistPost – Sky News Reporter Makes Freudian Slip Covering Up False Flag in France – 13 January 2015

Logo_activistpost-comEric Blair
Activist Post

Much has been made about the lack of blood in the video showing a French policeman allegedly shot in the head at point-blank range with an AK-47 assault rifle during the Charlie Hedbo attack.

The video continues to be removed and censored on YouTube and other platforms despite the lack of blood. Yet, countless videos of John F Kennedy’s head exploding from a long-distance shot remain on these websites. Continue reading

‘I Am Not Bothered With Civil Liberties Stuff For Terror Suspects’ – Boris Johnson – 13 January 2015

RT logoLondon Mayor Boris Johnson said he’s “not bothered” with civil liberties when it comes to terrorism suspects, while he attended a vigil in Trafalgar Square in solidarity for the 17 people that have lost their lives in terrorist attacks in Paris.

Johnson said: “I’m not particularly interested in this civil liberties stuff when it comes to these people’s emails and mobile phone conversations. If they are a threat to our society then I want them properly listened to.”

He argued that security services should be able to monitor the emails and phone calls of anyone who posed a threat to Britain and that those who are unwilling to accept British values should “go away.”

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NATO Defense Missiles Arrive In Turkey – 13 January 2015

RT logoNATO air defense missiles belonging to the Spanish military have arrived at Iskenderun Limak Port in Turkey’s southern province of Hatay.

Authorities started unloading the naval ships carrying the Patriot air defense missiles on Friday, according to the Anadolu Agency. Turkey had requested NATO assistance for defense against potential attacks across its southern border with Syria.

The equipment is to be deployed in the southern province of Adana, in south-central Anatolia, at the Incirlik 10th Tanker Base Command, a US Air Force base used primarily by the US and Turkish Air Forces.

In 2012, the US, Germany and the Netherlands each sent two Patriot missiles to fellow NATO member Turkey as the civil war in neighboring Syria intensified. Shells fired inside Syria frequently find their way into Turkey across the 822 km border between the two countries.

In September, Spain decided to send the batteries along with 130 soldiers to Turkey to replace withdrawing Dutch units. The Netherlands announced in August that they no longer had the resources to fund the mission. US and German Patriot missiles are to remain in Turkey.
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ActivistPost – Vindicated: Paris Events Meet The False Flag Checklist – 13 January 2015

Logo_activistpost-comJay Dyer
Activist Post

Already numerous patterns I listed in my initial analysis, as well as others consonant with false flags, have made themselves apparent in the Paris shooting and hostage incidents. Also apparent are the predictable results that follow these events. We have seen all of the following:

1. Mass mainstream media buildup and rollout, with ready-made “placards” to call global attention to event. Continue reading

Turned A Blind Eye? Police Urged To Investigate Prince Andrew’s Bodyguards – 13 January 2015

RT logoThere are fresh calls for police to investigate the bodyguards who accompanied Prince Andrew during his alleged visits to the homes of convicted sex offender and disgraced billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.

The protection officers who accompanied the Prince on the trips, where he allegedly had sexual relations with underage girls, have been accused of “turning a blind eye.

The Duke of York has become embroiled in an international sex-scandal after accusations that he had sex with a 17-year-old girl, which came to light during a separate sexual abuse investigation brought before Florida courts.

Now members of the Crime Committee and London Assembly Police have urged Scotland Yard to begin further investigations into the Duke’s bodyguards in order to ascertain whether or not they witnessed any criminal activity during visits to Epstein’s mansions.

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‘Thought Police’: Academic Freedom Threatened By Anti-Terror Bill, MPs Warn – 13 January 2015

RT logoUniversities should be exempted from new counter-terrorism laws because they will ‘restrict’ freedom of speech, the government’s human rights watchdog has said.

The Joint Committee on Human Rights said government plans to make universities legally obliged to refer suspected would-be terrorists to the authorities would undermine academic freedom.

Under the bill, Home Secretary Theresa May would be given authority to force universities to ban speakers who are considered “extremist.”

The warning comes before the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill’s second reading in the House of Lords on Tuesday.

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