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Terrorism Laws – crows come home to roost?

The misuse of Britain’s hastily conceived anti-terrorism/counter-terrorism laws and security regimes is now affecting society as a whole…  Carly Nyst in the Telegraph: “Destroying online freedom in the name of counter-terrorism will make the world a more dangerous place..Just as the trade off for a truly democratic society is that dissent, insecurity and even hatred…

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WoT and the deeper malaise

                    John Naughton in the Observer, 29 December 2013:”…The ‘war’ on terror is …a rhetorical device aimed at engineering consent for a particular political strategy. But it was enough to provide legislative cover for the acquisition by the US intelligence-gathering agencies of warlike powers, which included…