The coalition, started in August 2016, has launched for a national boycott of the Department of Education census collecting the country of birth and nationality data of 8 million children. The census promises to make our schools part of Theresa May’s ‘hostile environment’ and would subject children as young as five to the census – and its potentially devastating consequences. … More Refuse. Retract. Resist borders for children!
The Snowden leaks have revealed some of the darkest secrets of the British and American intelligence agencies. From dignitaries and dissidents to ordinary people, online and on the phone, we are all being watched. Are our privacy and civil rights being compromised, or is this a necessary line of defence in the war on terror? … More DOCUMENTARY: Watching the Watchers – Exposing the Secret Surveillance State
The surveillance programmes exposed by Edward Snowden reinvented the term ‘Orwellian’. Yet while in the USA thousands marched in solidarity with Snowden and against what he exposed; congressmen demanded resignations from their spy chiefs; and authoritative institutions ruled bulk data collection illegal – in London, with honourable exception, all I hear is crickets; and the … More Lessons from the Snowden Leaks