Maybe I, and thousands (millions?) of others, won’t even be able to write articles like this for much longer. Both the UK and the US are busy cracking down on whistleblowers, and journalism. The Leveson Inquiry into the ‘phone hacking scandal’ is being steered into regulation of the press. Likewise with the Media Shield law proposed by Feinstein in the US, and attempts to define ‘real journalists’ as only those in the paid employ of a regulated press.
The future for ‘the news’, it seems, will be vetted and embedded journalists, combined with automated AI-produced news stories, and an even more tightly controlled mainstream media. So far, we activists have had the ‘luxury’ of being able to read and speak relatively freely. But now, the stranglehold is getting serious, and it’s time to take action; instead of just reading and speaking, we need to step away from the Internet and come together.
Start work on a placard or two, ready to walk the streets with those who also got off their seats.
“Domestic Extremism relates to the activity of groups or individuals who commit or plan serious criminal activity motivated by a political or ideological viewpoint”
(Viewpoints which include opposition to FRACKING, capitalism, and austerity! – Source)
|Was it something I said? … ‘cos I certainly hope so!|
Can you believe it has come to this?
The voice of the resistance cannot be quelled, for dissent cannot be regulated.
It’s high time we all became active activists, by getting away from the Internet! NetPol are “encouraging activists to submit subject access requests “to find out who is on the secret police databases, and Brian and Mike suggest phoning ATVOD to seek clarification on the definition of ‘television like’, and to raise awareness of the issue generally.