Tag: Human Rights

Mass Surveillance

Data Retention And The Devotees Of Mass Surveillance

It is a stinker in terms of policy, and unconvincing in effect, but the wholesale, indiscriminate retention of telecommunications data continues to excite legislators and law enforcement.  In the European Union, countries continue to debate and pursue such measures, despite legal challenges. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), passed […]

US prison

U.S. Government’s Global Hypocrisy Ridiculed

The U.S. Government holds in its prisons a higher percentage of its citizens than does any other government anywhere on the planet but accuses every national government that it seeks to overthrow and replace, of being a ‘police state’ (and therefore supposedly deserving to be overthrown and replaced). On 8 […]

US intelligence community

The US Intelligence Community Sets Out Its Priorities

On Thursday, 30 September 2021, the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee approved the fiscal year 2022 budget for intelligence and intelligence-related activities. These activities cover the work of the Defense Department, the CIA, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, […]

THAILAND-CHINA-POLITICS-PROTEST

Who Is Behind The Milk Tea Alliance?

The Economist writes disapprovingly that the King of Thailand, Maha Vajiralongkorn, wants to restore an absolute monarchy. The article states that way back in 1932, revolutionaries proclaimed the end of Thailand’s absolute monarchy, and a monument was installed to mark the event. But in December 2018, it was removed. Last […]

War-Crimes In Afghanistan Should Face Justice

CNN reported that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned a decision by the International Criminal Court to authorize an investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Afghanistan by US armed forces, the CIA, and the Taliban. “This is a truly breathtaking action by an unaccountable political […]

Google Fake Maps

Against the rapid deterioration of “soft power” and the collapse of liberal ideology in the West, we are starting to see a rather strict censorship being imposed to protect the propaganda machine that has been so painstakingly created. It is under the pretext of curbing fake news that censorship and a transparent micromanagement of the media space is being introduced in the West.