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GCHQ’s “doughnut” building in Cheltenham, west England. (U.K. Ministry of Defence, Wikimedia Commons)

British Government Continues to Aid Repression in Human Rights-Abusing Countries, New Data Shows

In the past year, “telecommunications interception equipment,” or software & technology for it, has been exported to authoritarian regimes such as the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar, report Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis.
In June this year the United Nations special rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, called for an immediate worldwide moratorium on the sale, transfer and use of surveillance technology until human rights-compliant regulatory frameworks are in place.
He noted, “Surveillance tools can interfere with human rights, from the right to privacy and freedom of expression to rights of association and assembly, religious belief, non-discrimination, and public participation. And yet they are not subject to any effective global or national control.”

Americans Enable Unspeakable Atrocities Every Day

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The UK’s involvement in the Papuan crisis

‘Britain provides training and delivery of military equipment to Indonesian forces, including units deployed in Papua,’ the study states.
The first is Kopassus, an elite force of the Indonesian army that has been accused over the decades of extensive human rights violations in the country. The second, perhaps more controversial Jakarta-Westminster partnership concerns Detachment 88, an elite anti-terrorism squad of the Indonesian Police Force. Formed after the 2002 Bali bombings which killed over 200 people – mostly tourists – the unit has been heavily deployed in the Papuan region, particularly around Grasberg, to counter local separatists.

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‘The Spy’ : Netflix’s Mossad Propaganda

As’ad AbuKhalil says Arabs are pushing back against the distortions and fabrications in “The Spy,” a new series based on the supposedly true story of Israeli spy Eli Cohen and his exploits in Syria.

Saving the Planet Means Overthrowing the Ruling Elites

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Christine Lagarde

Lagarde Praises Negative Rates (But Study Shows They Reduce Lending)

There is no evidence negative rates produce a stronger economy or lower unemployment. There is evidence banks are hurt.
Negative interest rates unquestionably hurt EU banks and there is no evidence of Lagarde’s proposed counter-benefits. A European banking crisis awaits.

America’s Grotesque Inequality Can Only End One Way

Recession. Revolution. Recovery.

Thousands protest against new criminal code in Indonesia

Student Protesters' Demands:
1) Reject Criminal Code bill, mineral mining bill, land bill, correctional procedure bill and labor bill, revoke KPK law and Natural Resources Law,pass sexual violence law and domestic worker law
2) Remove KPK's(Anti Corruption Commission)leaders with shady past who were chosen by House of Representative
3) Ban Indonesian military and National Police officer from holding public office
4) End military occupation in Papua and other regions and an immediate release of political prisoners and activists
5) End criminalization of activists
6) End deforestation and the burning of forests in Kalimantan and Sumatra and sanctions corporations responsible for fires and revoke their business permits
7) Resolve human rights violations and put human right abusers on trial, including those at the highest level of government and give the victims and their families the right for justice

Indonesian Students’ Protest in front of House Representative (DPR) in Jakarta

Students are trying to break in and tumble down the House Representative's fence. Compare the similarity with Gilets Jaunes/ Yellow Vests- Acte 13 in front of the National Assembly which is similar to DPR (People Representative Council) in Indonesia.

Student Demonstrations all over big cities in Indonesia, Motion of No Confidence

Documentary film by Watchdog Documentary about student protests all over Indonesia and motion of no confidence. One of the makers of this documentary Dandhy Laksono who is also a journalist was arrested yesterday September 26 on the basis of spreading hate, misinformation and creating chaos on his journalistic reports about Papua. He has been released since but he is still a suspect under investigation by the Indonesian police.

‘All of us are in danger’: John Pilger delivers warning from Julian Assange

The planet is dying, humanity is dying. Prepare for revolt, and it is going to be a world-wide Revolution!

Noam Chomsky for West Papua (2013)