15 thoughts on “British government attacks civil liberties

  1. Many believe Britain has becoming a police state by design of the establishment over some decades, we must remember the British public are culpable in cooperating with this outcome either they have become asleep or and being alarmed now struck with fear have become unable or paralyzed to make the effort towards change.


  2. LIBERTY director Shami Chakrabarti warned yesterday the Tory attacks on human rights could spark a return to the apartheid of South Africa.

    The human rights campaigner and lawyer reminded Equity delegates that in 1965 it called on its members not to support apartheid in South Africa.

    But Ms Chakrabarti said Conservative plans to axe the Human Rights Act and replace it with a British Bill of Rights amounted to “British rights for British workers.”

    She warned that once a government starts determining who is more deserving of human rights it will start treating people as less than human, risking a return to the apartheid in South Africa.

    “We need your help again to save human rights,” she told delegates at the acting union.

    “Why should human rights abuses around the world be an excuse for wars when they are being attacked at home?”



  3. From the USA:

    Hi friend. Just wanted to check in and make sure you’ve signed our petition urging Congress to repeal the Patriot Act.

    The USA Freedom Act passed the House last week, and although it takes some good first steps, it just doesn’t go far enough to protect Americans’ privacy. So we’re pushing Congress to consider an alternative act: The Surveillance State Repeal Act, which would actually repeal the Patriot Act.

    There is bipartisan support in the House for repealing the Patriot Act, as well as support from privacy advocates and whistle-blowers like Daniel Ellsberg.

    Help us put pressure on Congress to enact real privacy reforms by passing the SSRA and repealing the Patriot Act. Sign our petition.



    —Team Lee

    —- Begin Forwarded Message —-

    Dear fellow activist,

    On Wednesday, the House passed the USA Freedom Act, which reauthorizes portions of the Patriot Act through 2019. The Act was billed as a way to put limits on the Patriot Act, but it doesn’t go nearly far enough in protecting Americans’ civil liberties. That’s why I voted no.

    House progressives have proposed a real solution: The Surveillance State Repeal Act, which would do exactly as it says: Repeal the Patriot Act. This month, the Progressive Fund is teaming up with RootsAction to urge Congress to take action on ending mass surveillance by repealing the Patriot Act and passing the SSRA.

    Under the USA Freedom Act the NSA is still able to access Americans’ privileged phone conversations as long as they have a reasonable suspicion that those conversations are related to international terrorism. That’s an incredibly flimsy level of justification that can be easily abused.

    Congress should be considering legislation that truly protects Americans’ privacy, and this legislation does not go far enough. Sign our petition urging Congress to pass the Surveillance State Repeal Act and repeal the Patriot Act once and for all.

    Thank you,

    Barbara Lee


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  8. Monday, 27 July 2015

    UK Martial Law plan

    A REPORT published in error on National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) website and quickly taken down, has revealed a secret plan for the deployment of 5,000 armed troops on the streets of the UK.

    The military contingency plan, codenamed Operation Temperer, is revealed in the minutes of a NPCC meeting held on April 22nd at a hotel in Leicester. The plan would see troops guard key targets alongside armed police, providing ‘protective security’ against further attacks while troops and counter-terror experts and MI5 officers hunted down alleged terrorist plotters.

    After this year’s Paris massacres, senior police officers discussed raising the terror threat level in Britain from ‘severe’ to the highest level of ‘critical’, meaning a terror attack is ‘imminent’ rather than ‘highly likely’. Under the heading ‘Counter Terrorism Post Paris Large Scale Military Support to the Police’, the NPCC meeting minutes reveal that deputy chief constable Simon Chesterman, the ‘national lead’ for armed policing, briefed the other chief officers.

    The paper says up to 5,100 military personnel could be deployed ‘based upon force assessments of how many military officers could augment armed police officers engaged in protective security duties’. The minutes add: ‘Discussions were ongoing with government,’ saying: ‘Chiefs recognised that the army played an important part in national resilience and supported the work going forward.’

    Yesterday it was revealed that prime minister Cameron has ordered that plans be drawn up for a new military intervention in Libya to take the fight to IS.

    Days after the Tunisia beach massacre last month, security forces and emergency services held a major training exercise called Exercise Strong Tower which Cameron said would ‘test and refine the UK’s preparedness for dealing with a serious terrorist attack’.



    • Britain having a history of bad karma we must ask ourselves is it surprising terrorism is at such a high level? the unfortunate activity of the terrorist campaign is they focus on soft targets such as the common people rather than targets of significance, this is because terrorist are unable to get to salient targets, and worst this targeting of the general public creates a police state that tends to amalgamate police and military becoming proactive and thus the individual loses individual freedom and also the cost of taxation becomes more expensive.
      I am not suggesting anarchistic as a power structure to overthrow the present elite of the rich, the problem with this solution is the new order becomes the same as those who are over thrown, what this shows is the truth of what the elite is? that is a primeval structure that by chance and opportunity has risen to power rather than a intelligent mind set that has the ability to have vision and rises above corruption and a a major contribution would be to above nationalism, globalism is not the same as wise steward government of our planet and resources rather than as at present cartels who monopolize resources and govern propaganda all for the most base outcome often resulting in violence of the individual and widespread violence as seen in Syria of some four hundred thousand killed or murdered in so called war and a toll of some million injured, this is all part of our present elite planning this destruction not for the betterment of the people of these countries but for profiteering for the elite.


  9. Monday, 27 July 2015

    Martial Law plan for the UK as Cameron plans to strike Libya

    THE capitalist press over the weekend was full of ‘revelations’ concerning ‘Operation Temperer’ a plan drawn up by police chiefs to put Britain under Martial Law, with 5,000 armed troops ready and trained to support the police in massive operations against terrorists, or a terror attack that the state alleges is about to take place, and wants to pre-empt.

    In such an operation civil and democratic rights and the rule of law will be the first casualty as the police and the army move into action to kill terrorists or terrorist suspects (people who get in the way – remember Jean Charles de Menezes).

    The only law will be ‘Martial Law’, with army officers the judge and jury. The plans of the UK’s police chiefs go hand in hand with the rapid evolution of Cameron as a would-be ‘war leader’ in the service of President Obama.

    Cameron has announced to his media friends that he is ready to strike Libya after the murder of British tourists in Tunisia by IS forces allegedly trained in Libya. The immediate problem with Cameron’s new adventure is that there are any number of ‘governments’ in Libya, and any intervention by the UK in the air or on the ground would not be at the invitation of the Libyan people.

    This imperialist invasion would be a continuation of the disastrous 2011 intervention when, with Cameron in the van, NATO organised the Libyan Islamists to overthrow and murder Colonel Gadaffi, destroying what was a prosperous and advanced country and handing it over to Al Qaeda and then IS armed gangs.

    That failed intervention and the following failed intervention in Syria is responsible for the mass movement of hundreds of thousands of would-be migrants across the Mediterranian. These migrants have been drowned in their thousands. This disaster is the responsibility of the Cameron and other NATO governments. They are responsible for the mass drownings that would have been impossible under Colonel Gadaffi.

    Destroying Libya and then Syria is not enough for Cameron. He now wants to continue with the imperialist wars against the Arab peoples. The rise of the IS and other terrorist groups, and the willingness of many young British people to act as their suicide bombers, is the responsibility of Cameron and other imperialist leaders – it is their wars that have done it!

    A new UK attack on Libya and Syria will provoke terrorist actions in London and the UK, as Cameron and the police chiefs well know. They, however, intend to proceed. In fact, this attempt to enslave the Arab peoples is leading directly to the emergence of a military police dictatorship at home. Already MPs have been told that the Wilson Doctrine, under which their privacy as far as communications is concerned, has been scrapped as out of date.

    Already the British people are the most spied on in the world, with Cameron classifying anti-imperialist opinions as being responsible for terrorism and therefore, in themselves, criminal. The scene is being set for Martial Law in the streets where democratic rights are seen as an aid to terrorism, and therefore have to be suspended indefinitely.

    However, the war will not be directed just against ‘bomb throwing terrorists’ and those whose ideas are held to be supports for terrorism. The Tory government is determined to bring in new anti-union laws to make strikes illegal. This will see strikers being criminalised and their strikes being termed as terrorist actions, doing more damage to the country than bomb-throwers.

    The truth is that the bodies of armed men and the anti-terror forces, will be used against the working class and the trade unions at home, and also against the youth. The Police Chiefs are sure that ahead are major youth rebellions against the massive daily attacks on youth – that will have to be dealt with.

    The truth is that the enemy of the working class and the youth is the British ruling class, the same enemy that the Arab peoples face. Putting an end to terrorism will require overthrowing the British ruling class with a socialist revolution to end the terror that British imperialism has imposed on the world for more than a century.



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