By Tyler Durden
(Activist Post) All across the world, starting with China, the COVID-19 pandemic has allowed for the proliferation of the surveillance state.
More than 100 rights groups are warning that governments and corporations are partnering as a collaborative force to employ big data and increase widespread surveillance that threatens freedoms and privacy, reported Reuters →
Read more via World Is “Sleepwalking Into Surveillance State” As COVID-19 Crackdowns Escalate — Activist Post
(Humans Are Free) The United Nations wants to hand power to dictatorial regimes like China to control the Internet, prompting fears of a massive new free speech purge.
The General Assembly has approved a resolution sponsored by China and Russia to set up a committee of “international experts” whose role would be to stop “the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes.”
However, many caution that the move is merely a back door for authoritarian regimes to further censor dissent. →
Read more & video: “Social Credit Score USA” (7:16) via https://humansarefree.com/2019/12/un-moves-towards-handing-dictatorships-power-to-control-the-internet.html
(Prepare For Change) A top Human Rights Watch official recently deported from Israel spoke to RT about his expulsion, warning that the world will hear about more rights abuses in the occupied Palestinian lands if it doesn’t act.
Omar Shakir, an American citizen and Human Rights Watch (HRW) director for Israel and Palestine, was deported earlier this week under the pretext of calling for a boycott of the Jewish state. He told RT that evicting a HRW official for his professional activity was a telling move. →
Read more & video RT News: “Dangerous precedent’: Israel court upholds deportation order on HRW chief” (2:54) via — Prepare For Change
Investigators on Canada’s west coast have uncovered the suspected mass graves of indigenous women and children at three separate locations. This announcement came today after months of independent investigations conducted ➡
Read more & video: Kevin Annett; “Mass Graves of Women, Children Found – Tribunal asks for UN peacekeepers” (5:28) and “Uncovered! Mass Graves in British Columbia – Kevin Annett (Stop 007)” (1:04:04) via Mass Graves of Indigenous Women and Children uncovered in British Columbia — Era of Light
An estimated 5,000 people braved freezing temperatures in Berlin on March 2 to protest a proposed EU copyright rule that could radically shift the dynamics of posting and sharing content online.
The latest draft of the EU Copyright Directive would require internet platforms like YouTube to install “upload filters” — a technical mechanism that would block users from uploading copyright-protected content, effectively imposing a system of “prior censorship” on major internet and social media platforms.
Read more: They Want to Censor and Control the Internet, But Activists Reject EU Plan to Pre-Censor Copyright Violations — Humans Are Free
By Afef Abrougui The October 2018 murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi — who US and Turkish officials say was killed at the order of Crown Prince Bin Salman — has cast new light on the many human rights abuses that take place in the kingdom. International and regional human rights groups and activists are…Read more & petition
via Meet the Women’s Rights Activists Behind Bars in Saudi Arabia —
Petition: Hold Saudi Arabia Accountable – Free Saudi Activists!