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#UK: Spycops Bill – the encroaching police state

UK. On the 27th of January, MPs voted 363 to 267 to remove restrictions put on the Covert Human Intelligence (Criminal Conduct) Sources Bill. Restrictions had been put on the bill by the House of Lords, these restrictions removed from the bill the legal right to commit serious crimes such as murder, torture and sexual offences and the disgusting use of vulnerable people and children as state operatives, ensuring that they are at grave risk. The reversal of these restrictions means that the state (including the police, the National Crime Agency, MI5, the armed forces and Prison service) are now legally allowed to commit such crimes and abuses of human rights.

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China: the repression against the Uighurs

Xinjiang, or Chinese Turkestan as it was once known, has been a Chinese sphere of influence for many centuries. Lying to the west of China, it was through the oases cities that the silk route to the West ran. It was fought over by different Chinese dynasties in their wars with the Xiongnu tribal confederacy to the north, and then with successor steppe empires.

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The Bud Light Putsch (or the storming of the US Capitol)

The irruption of a medley of fascist, far right, white supremacist, and conspiracy QAnon groups and individuals into the US Capitol building shows the profound malaise reigning in the United States, aggravated by four years of Trump’s promotion of reactionary ideas and policies on a whole range of issues. Those who took part in the invasion of the Capitol presented an alliance of interests that went across class. So, you could find a CEO of a data analysis company, an owner of a supermarket chain, and an attorney, a lawyer and police officers, alongside teachers, college professors, real estate brokers (estate agents), firefighters, bartenders and tattoo artists.

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#France: thousands demonstrate against extension of police state

France. On Saturday November 21st thousands demonstrated in Paris and other cities over plans to bring in a new security law on “global security”.

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#Trump on his way out but big struggles ahead

“In the final analysis, Trump may want a personal dictatorship. But the other guy [Biden], he’s an agent for the state and he’s an oppressor in his own right. He’s helped to get the prison system to the point where it is. His running mate, Kamala Harris,—well she is just as much of an establishment Democrat as he is. She’s just as much in favor of using the police and the government against the poor. We need to be able to educate masses of people about these things while we’re creating an alternative, so they will not be fooled. We need a new society and a new world, not more capitalism.”

Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin, black American anarchist and ex- Black Panther, from interview with William C. Anderson: Ungovernable: An Interview with Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin
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Fédération anarchiste (FA), #France: Murder of a teacher by an islamic fundamentalist

France. Statement by the External Relations of the Fédération anarchiste (FA) on the murder of a teacher by an islamic fundamentalist.

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#UK: The Overseas Operations Bill and Labour: yet another reason to leave #Labour

UK. On September 23rd the Overseas Operations Bill was passed through Parliament with a massive majority at its second reading. The Bill’s main proposals are to put a strict time limit on prosecution of war crimes committed by the British armed forces.

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#UK (& beyond…): The real enemy

UK. London. Regents Park in London contains probably the richest street in the city. Many of the mansions here are said to be ‘worth’ £165 million. Many of these large properties are empty, while just a mile away people are left to sleep in doorways.

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