International Peace Conference set for Tipperary 08 Aug 2018; posted by the editor - International, Ireland
World BEYOND War, in collaboration with Shannonwatch, is organizing a Peace Conference in Cloughjordan Eco-village, Tipperary, on Saturday the 8th of September, to investigate many aspects of war and militarism in relation to international law and conventions.
Russia Is Our Friend 06 Aug 2018; posted by the editor - Features, International
By David Swanson Last May I was in Russia when fascists held a rally in my hometown of Charlottesville, not to be confused with their larger rally which followed in August. At the May rally, people shouted "Russia is our friend." I was on a Russian TV show called Crosstalk the next day and discussed this. I also discussed it with other Russians, actual friends in the human sense. Some of them were completely bewildered, arguing that Russia never had slavery and couldn't be the friend of Confederate-flag-waving people whom they saw as advocates for slavery. (Anti-Russian Ukrainians have also waved Confederate flags.)
German police raid privacy group's premises 17 Jul 2018; posted by the editor - Human Rights, Internet news, Germany
By Anamarija Tomicic, Communications and Community Officer at EDRi
In the early morning of 20 June 2018, German police forces raided several locations – the headquarters of the privacy group Zwiebelfreunde, and the homes of three of its board members, as well as the association OpenLab, which is part of EDRi member Chaos Computer Club (CCC) in Augsburg. Zwiebelfreunde promotes and creates privacy enhancing technologies, and educates the public in their use. The board members are not considered suspects but witnesses in an ongoing investigation.
Spycops Infiltrated Bloody Sunday March Organisers 18 Jun 2018; posted by the editor - Human Rights, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland
Report by campaignopposingpolicesurveillance.com
There are renewed calls for a Northern Ireland Inquiry after it has been revealed that an undercover officer from a disgraced political policing unit infiltrated Northern Irish civil rights groups, including the Bloody Sunday march organisers.
EU plans to include fingerprints in identity cards are unjustified and unnecessary 11 Jun 2018; posted by the editor - Human Rights, European Union
By Chris Jones, Statewatch Proposals for mandatory fingerprints in national ID cards to "facilitate free movement" will affect 370 million people London, UK, 11 June 2018 - The European Commission has published a proposal calling for the mandatory inclusion of biometrics (two fingerprints and a facial image) in all EU Member States' identity cards. The demands to include fingerprints are an unnecessary and unjustified infringement on the right to privacy of almost 85% of EU citizens, as explained in a new analysis published today by civil liberties organisation Statewatch. (1)
A digestible guide to individual's rights under GDPR 31 May 2018; posted by the editor - General, Features, Human Rights, Journalism, Internet news
Alarming breaches discovered in the live export of calves trade 21 May 2018; posted by the editor - Environment, Ireland
Over 100,000 calves have been exported from Ireland so far this year. The majority of these have gone to veal farms in Spain and the Netherlands. The journeys can take over 50 hours. On arrival, the calves are kept in cages too small for them to turn around in, with bare slatted flooring.
Upload filters endanger freedom of expression 16 May 2018; posted by the editor - Journalism, Technology, Internet news
By María Rosón, EDRi intern
In September 2016, the European Commission proposed a controversial draft for the new Copyright Directive that includes de facto mandatory automated upload filters for every internet user in the EU.
IAWM condemns massacre in Gaza and calls for expulsion of Israeli ambassador 16 May 2018; posted by the editor - International
The Irish Anti-War Movement has condemned Israel's killing of at least 58 Palestinian protesters at the Gaza border on 14 May and has called on the Irish Government to expel Israel's ambassador from Ireland.
9/11 Truth campaigners call to re-open 9/11 inquiry 11 May 2018; posted by the editor - Switzerland, United Kingdom, Holland, Belgium
Two leading US campaigners for 9/11 Truth, Richard Gage and Barbara Honegger, are to present the case for reopening the 9/11 investigation on a tour that will include London and Bristol, Zurich, Brussels and Utrecht.
US, British And French Airstrikes On Syria Will Not Help Syrians 16 Apr 2018; posted by the editor - International, United States, United Kingdom, France, Syria
The Irish AntiWar Movement (IAWM) today condemned the recent airstrikes by the US, Britain and France on Syria which were ostensibly conducted as a response to the alleged chemical attack on Douma last week.
Statement on Syria 14 Apr 2018; posted by the editor - Opinion
By David Swanson - director World Beyond War
Donald Trump has just committed a murderous immoral criminal action and sought to depict it as law enforcement. Congress has sat on its hands, failed to cut off funding, and failed to move on impeachment. It is to be hoped that those Congress members who said such an attack on Syria would be impeachable will at least find the decency now to act after the fact.
Undercover Policing Inquiry confirms Mark Cassidy as undercover officer 06 Apr 2018; posted by the editor - Human Rights, United Kingdom
by Police Spies Out of Lives
The Undercover Policing Inquiry has finally named Mark Cassidy as an undercover police officer, more than five years since his identity was first exposed, and more than two years since the Metropolitan Police issued a public apology for human rights abuses committed by him and other undercover police officers.
Behind the Wall of Illusion - the religious, occult and esoteric world of the Beatles 03 Apr 2018; posted by the editor - Events, Entertainment, Showbiz, United Kingdom, Ireland
Part of what makes the Beatles so special is that no matter how much you know about the band already - no matter how many times you've listened to their songs, no matter how many books about them you've read, no matter how much trivia you know, no matter how long you've analysed them - there are always new things to learn.