The DOJ to train community leaders to spot ‘radicals’


hipsterlibertarian:

This is so, so creepy.

It seems the War on Thought Crime is ramping up. The line between social activism and unacceptable radicalism will soon blur.

The DOJ to train community leaders to spot ‘radicals’

The DOJ to train community leaders to spot ‘radicals’


hipsterlibertarian:

This is so, so creepy.

It seems the War on Thought Crime is ramping up. The line between social activism and unacceptable radicalism will soon blur.

The DOJ to train community leaders to spot ‘radicals’


The argument that is often made in favour of The British Empire for ex-colonies is that “at least you weren’t run by the French, The Beligans, The Portuguese” but that seems very like a bully telling their victim “at least I only pushed your head down the toilet – the other bullies wanted to set fire to you and punch you in the face until you could no longer see.”

My point is that it seems like a false equivalence.

Sarah Stillman: The Use and Abuse of Civil Forfeiture


Forfeiting freedom one legal loophole at a time.

Sarah Stillman: The Use and Abuse of Civil Forfeiture

Sarah Stillman: The Use and Abuse of Civil Forfeiture


Forfeiting freedom one legal loophole at a time.

Sarah Stillman: The Use and Abuse of Civil Forfeiture

Detaining my partner: a failed attempt at intimidation


This is obviously a rather profound escalation of their attacks on the news-gathering process and journalism. It’s bad enough to prosecute and imprison sources. It’s worse still to imprison journalists who report the truth. But to start detaining the family members and loved ones of journalists is simply despotic. Even the Mafia had ethical rules against targeting the family members of people they felt threatened by. But the UK puppets and their owners in the US national security state obviously are unconstrained by even those minimal scruples.

If the UK and US governments believe that tactics like this are going to deter or intimidate us in any way from continuing to report aggressively on what these documents reveal, they are beyond deluded. If anything, it will have only the opposite effect: to embolden us even further. Beyond that, every time the US and UK governments show their true character to the world – when they prevent the Bolivian President’s plane from flying safely home, when they threaten journalists with prosecution, when they engage in behavior like what they did today – all they do is helpfully underscore why it’s so dangerous to allow them to exercise vast, unchecked spying power in the dark.

Terrible but as a friend pointed out to me poc get arrested and detained for no reason every day of the year. 

So this is terrible but we live in a terrible fucking world.

So that would be a reason to defy all of this.

Detaining my partner: a failed attempt at intimidation

Detaining my partner: a failed attempt at intimidation


This is obviously a rather profound escalation of their attacks on the news-gathering process and journalism. It’s bad enough to prosecute and imprison sources. It’s worse still to imprison journalists who report the truth. But to start detaining the family members and loved ones of journalists is simply despotic. Even the Mafia had ethical rules against targeting the family members of people they felt threatened by. But the UK puppets and their owners in the US national security state obviously are unconstrained by even those minimal scruples.

If the UK and US governments believe that tactics like this are going to deter or intimidate us in any way from continuing to report aggressively on what these documents reveal, they are beyond deluded. If anything, it will have only the opposite effect: to embolden us even further. Beyond that, every time the US and UK governments show their true character to the world – when they prevent the Bolivian President’s plane from flying safely home, when they threaten journalists with prosecution, when they engage in behavior like what they did today – all they do is helpfully underscore why it’s so dangerous to allow them to exercise vast, unchecked spying power in the dark.

Terrible but as a friend pointed out to me poc get arrested and detained for no reason every day of the year. 

So this is terrible but we live in a terrible fucking world.

So that would be a reason to defy all of this.

Detaining my partner: a failed attempt at intimidation