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UK Court Rules Facial Recognition Has Been Used Unlawfully by Police

LONDON – Facial recognition was used unlawfully by British police force and violated human rights, the Court of Appeal ruled in a landmark case. Judges were considering two uses of the controversial technology in Cardiff, but the judgment could have an impact on its growing use in other parts of the UK, according to The […]

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Invasion of the New Normals

By CJ Hopkins – Originally at OffGuardian – Published Aug 10, 2020 FRN They’re here! No, not the pod people from Invasion of the Body Snatchers. We’re not being colonized by giant alien fruit. I’m afraid it is a little more serious than that. People’s minds are being taken over by a much more destructive and […]

5 Ways ‘The New Normal’ is Getting Worse and Worse

By Kit Knightly – Originally at OffGuardian – Published Aug 5, 2020 FRN It’s been a big few days for the New Normal narrative and, through the deliberately cultivated haze of confusion, it’s not hard to see the world they want to build is taking shape. 1. AUSTRALIA’S CURFEW The state of Victoria, and the […]

Crossing The Rubicon: The UK Slips Into a Repressive State

By Mark Chapman – Originally at OffGuardian – Published Jul 31, 2020 FRN Julius Caesar’s crossing the Rubicon River in 49 BC in defiance of Roman law placed him and his army on a direct collision course with Rome, leading to the Civil War which established him as Roman dictator. It is a well-established metaphor for […]

Assange Indictment: Old Wine in Older Bottles

By Binoy Kampmark – Originally at OffGuardian – Published Jul 31, 2020 FRN Demonstrators supporting Julian Assange hold banners outside Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) The book of hours on Julian Assange is now being written. But the scribes are far from original. Repeated rituals of administrative hearings […]

Busted: 11 COVID Assumptions Based on Fear Not Fact

A previous published version on FRN on July 15 was erroneously truncated – the entire piece is now below – ed, J. Flores By Makia Freeman for the Freedom Articles AT A GLANCE… THE STORY:So many people are walking around with their head full of unfounded COVID assumptions. THE IMPLICATIONS:Flaw after flaw, assumption after assumption, […]

Post-Brexit Agrochemical Apocalypse For The UK?

By Colin Todhunter – Originally at OffGuardian – Published Jul 28, 2020 FRN The British government, regulators and global agrochemical corporations are colluding with each other and are thus engaging in criminal behaviour. That’s the message put forward in a new report written by environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason and sent to the UK Environment Agency. It follows […]