August 21, 2013
The Tough British Terrorism and Media Laws Behind the Crackdown on The Guardian

One Saturday in July, British intelligence officers watched as two Guardian employees used grinders to destroy hard drives and memory chips that held documents from the U.S. and U.K. spying programs revealed by Edward Snowden. It was their only choice, the Guardian  later wrote, other than to surrender the equipment to officials.
According to Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, the incident was foreshadowed by sinister warnings from the U.K. government, including: “You’ve had your fun. Now we want the stuff back.”
Today, Reuters reported that British Prime Minister David Cameron personally dispatched his Cabinet secretary, Jeremy Heywood, to try to stop the Guardian from publishing its Snowden stories.
Read more. [Image: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters]

The Tough British Terrorism and Media Laws Behind the Crackdown on The Guardian

One Saturday in July, British intelligence officers watched as two Guardian employees used grinders to destroy hard drives and memory chips that held documents from the U.S. and U.K. spying programs revealed by Edward Snowden. It was their only choice, the Guardian later wrote, other than to surrender the equipment to officials.

According to Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, the incident was foreshadowed by sinister warnings from the U.K. government, including: “You’ve had your fun. Now we want the stuff back.”

Today, Reuters reported that British Prime Minister David Cameron personally dispatched his Cabinet secretary, Jeremy Heywood, to try to stop the Guardian from publishing its Snowden stories.

Read more. [Image: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters]

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    The results of corporatized national security police states.
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