Tag Archive for Censorship

How your MP voted on the Gagging Law

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38 degrees have published a handy list of MPs and how they voted for key ammendments My own MP Jim Dowd of the authoritarian Labour Party did okay. Did my letters work? Meanwhile, the Backbencher has more information about the problems and politics around the Act, it includes a little good news and a few…

Gagging law U-Turn

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Campaigners “left right and centre” were united against the Gagging Law, an anti-lobbying policy designed to restrict corporate vote buying has ended up restricting the activities of most non-party political organisations. Libertarian Home would have been included. David Babbs of the highly successful 38 Degrees activism website summarised the Bill thusly “If you are not…

Tech giant shows accountability of markets

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Facebook has to be one of the biggest of “big business” players out there and has certainly had it’s fair share of scrutiny from social campaigners, in particular, from privacy campaigners. The privacy issue is one where an instinctive mistrust of powerful entities seems to drive large sections of the population to paranoia. What these…

Woolwich murderer cited Koran

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Perhaps I am slow to pick up on this, but I find it interesting that the first sentence of this video did not get broadcast. “There are many, many ayah throughout the Koran [referring to religious verses] that says we must fight them as they fight us, an eye for an eye and a tooth…