Monday, June 17, 2019

Police Raid Home of Prominent Journalist Who Reported on Secret Spying Program

by Eoin Higgins, The Anti Media:

Australian police raided the home of one of the country’s prominent journalists Tuesday, raising questions about press freedom in that country and across the western world.

Journalist Annika Smethurst, the national politics editor at Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph, was the target of the early morning raid. Police served a warrant at her home related to materials she obtained and used in a story on April 29, 2018, about an Australian government plan to expand surveillance capabilities for the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD).

Montana’s Brownshirt Secret Police

by Jim White, Freedom OutPost:

“The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.” ― Adolf Hitler

Few things strike fear into the heart of a parent more than the knowledge that you are on the radar of Child Protective Services, or more commonly known as CPS.

Congress Proposes Legislation to Screen Adults and Children to Predict if You Pose a Threat

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

An Orwellian bill is gaining traction in Congress which would rate American citizens to allow law enforcement to assign you a threat assessment level.

(TAC) It has been nearly two years since I reported on the dangers of creating a law enforcement run Mental Health Assessment (MHA) program. In Texas, police use MHA’s to “screen” every person they have arrested for mental illness.

Video Reveals How Far Left Google Censors Conservative Content in Search Results

by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:

The Gateway Pundit is one of the hundreds of conservative publishers, political operatives and social media stars who is being censored and smeared by Google.

If you ‘google’ Gateway Pundit you typically have to wade through several hit pieces before you can find a link to the website.
If you use search engines Duck Duck Go or DogPile you will have completely different and uncensored results without the far left bias.

WATCH: ‘You Ain’t Seen Excessive Force Yet!’: Cops Restrain Man and Then Torture Him

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

St. Paul, MN — When 24-year-old Terrell Wilson was arrested on April 13, 2016, he never thought an accusation of swiping someone’s cellphone at a night club would end up with him being held down by a half dozen officers—and savagely tortured—while in handcuffs. But that is exactly what happened. Now, after three years, the disturbing video has been released and the taxpayers, not the cop who did most of the torturing, are being held liable.

Court Sentenced 77-Year-Old Disabled Veteran to Die in Prison for Treating Illness with Marijuana

from Humans Are Free:

Many people have spoken vehemently against this draconian law in the state before, but state officials have deliberately ignored the concerns.

Medical marijuana legalization, on the ballot in Florida, received a whopping 71% support from voters. Medical marijuana legalization also received massive endorsements in Arkansas and North Dakota. Voters in California, Nevada, Massachusetts and Maine also approved measures to legalize marijuana for recreational use in their territories.

Chicago Cops Use Explosives to Raid Innocent Family’s Home, Hold Kids at Gunpoint, Cuff 8yo Boy

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

Chicago, IL — In only a matter of months, the city of Chicago is now facing its fifth lawsuit for raiding the homes of innocent people — allegedly by mistake. TFTP has reported on several of these lawsuits in which cops raided a four-year-old’s birthday party and held other children at gunpoint. In the most recent lawsuit stemming from violent police negligence, an innocent family was terrorized, a small child handcuffed, and police used explosives to literally blow holes in their home to search it.

Edward Snowden: With Technology, Institutions Have Made ‘Most Effective Means of Social Control in the History of Our Species’

by Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams:

NSA whistleblower says “new platforms and algorithms” can have direct effect on human behavior

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden said Thursday that people in systems of power have exploited the human desire to connect in order to create systems of mass surveillance.

Snowden appeared at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia via livestream from Moscow to give a keynote address for the Canadian university’s Open Dialogue Series.

Right now, he said, humanity is in a sort of “atomic moment” in the field of computer science.

Chicago Cops Use Explosives to Raid Innocent Family’s Home, Hold Kids at Gunpoint, Cuff 8yo Boy

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

Chicago, IL — In only a matter of months, the city of Chicago is now facing its fifth lawsuit for raiding the homes of innocent people — allegedly by mistake. TFTP has reported on several of these lawsuits in which cops raided a four-year-old’s birthday party and held other children at gunpoint. In the most recent lawsuit stemming from violent police negligence, an innocent family was terrorized, a small child handcuffed, and police used explosives to literally blow holes in their home to search it.

Taxpayers Shell Out Record $6.75m After Cops Deprived Man of Water for 7 Days Until He Died

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

As TFTP reported in 2017, a jury found probable cause to bring criminal charges against seven jailhouse employees in the dehydration death of Terrill Thomas for cutting off the water to his cell until he died of dehydration. Since then, three of the officers were found guilty and handed down insultingly low sentences. And now, the taxpayers are taking the brunt of the responsibility as Thomas’ family receives a $6.75 million settlement.

Detention of Gaspard Glanz is a Sign of France’s Increasingly Authoritarian Treatment of Journalists

by Global Voices, Activist Post:

On 20 April 2019, video journalist Gaspard Glanz was arrested while filming a demonstration in Paris’ Place de la République. Gaspard runs the photo news agency, Taranis News, which covers social movements in France.

After his arrest, Glanz was placed in custody for “insulting a representative of law enforcement” and “participating in a group in order to provoke acts of violence and destruction.” Glanz was assigned an “S card,” indicating that he is considered to be a serious threat to national security, and may be subject to increased surveillance. He was also banned from entering Paris to cover subsequent Yellow Vest demonstrations, a measure that could leave him unable to do his work and earn a living.

Mom Cries Foul As Cops Say Teen Shot Herself in Mouth While Cuffed Behind Her Back

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

Police gathered up all the surveillance footage from the area and are refusing to release any information on the teen who allegedly shot herself while cuffed behind her back.

Chesapeake, VA — It’s been nine months since police claim 19-year-old Sarah Wilson allegedly got a hold of a gun and killed herself in police custody while her hands were cuffed behind her back. Since then, her mother has been grieving and also crying foul after police are sticking by the story and refuse to release any information.

Technotyranny: The Iron-Fisted Authoritarianism of the Surveillance State

by John W. Whitehead, Rutherford Institute:

“There will come a time when it isn’t ‘They’re spying on me through my phone’ anymore. Eventually, it will be ‘My phone is spying on me.’” ― Philip K. Dick

Red pill or blue pill? You decide.

Twenty years after the Wachowskis’ iconic 1999 film, The Matrix, introduced us to a futuristic world in which humans exist in a computer-simulated non-reality powered by authoritarian machines—a world where the choice between existing in a denial-ridden virtual dream-state or facing up to the harsh, difficult realities of life comes down to a red pill or a blue pill—we stand at the precipice of a technologically-dominated matrix of our own making.

Several French journalists summoned by Macron’s security services, ‘warned’ about prison sentences

from RT:


A Le Monde journalist, the latest who was questioned by French security services, has refused to reveal her sources over stories she wrote exposing alleged corruption and cronyism in President Emmanuel Macron’s inner circle.

They asked me many questions on the manner in which I checked my information, which was an indirect way of asking me about my sources,” Ariane Chemin told AFP, adding that she declined to answer the implied question: “I explained that I only did my job as a journalist.