Is former MI6 officer Richard Tomlinson going to be arrested again ?

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Is former MI6 officer Richard Tomlinson, whose evidence and opinions featured recently in the Operation Paget report into the death of Princess Diana, going to be arrested again ?

He is rightly demanding that at least a copy of his own private data, taken from the computer equipment seized more than 6 months ago when he was arrested in France, and then released without charge, should be returned to him by the British Police.

His threat to inform the local police in an allied country, about a Secret Intelligence Service MI6 intelligence asset, does seem to be set to cause further trouble of some sort:

I have now contacted and identified myself to the police force of a certain democratic country which is an ally of the United Kingdom. I have informed them that I know the identify of a senior official in their country who has been breaking the laws of that country for many years by selling their state secrets to MI6.

I plan to give them the name of this person to the police tomorrow. This is not illegal under French law, where I reside.

I have informed the British Special Branch police and the Treasury Solicitor.

He does not yet seem to be planning to make the name public, only to inform the police, who could, of course, already be aware of the name.

It is unclear if this morsel of information is known to Tomlinson as a result of his former MI6 career, which has been over for several years, or if it has come to his attention since then.

How effective is this potential whistleblowing protection technique, mentioned in his "Reply from the police" posting ?

In the meantime, in order to reduce the possibility that they might try to arrest me or kill me, I have set up an email program to send the identity of the criminal in question to the other police force at a time interval of about twelve hours in the future. I have to reset the timer personally to stop the information going out.

Is there now a behind the scenes rush to clamp down and block, or at least snoop on Richard Tomlinson's French internet service provider traffic from the south of France ?

Is anybody experiencing mysterious internet problems in the south of France at the moment ?

Or will the swift moving Whitehall and Police bureaucracy leap into rapid action immediately after a public holiday, and send him a copy of his own private data as he demands ?

Surely MI6 and the Treasury Solicitor should not be wasting scare public money and manpower resources on harassing Richard Tomlinson ? How is it making the UK any safer ?

More details on Richard Tomlinson's blog MI6 v Tomlinson (it's back!)

41 Comments

During the Christmas and New Year period the whole of Monaco has been experiencing internet and email difficulties, WiFi especially.

Hi

I need some more information on actvity that happening in the UK. Most of the call -handlers in any other organisation to do with crime class shop-lifting as major priority over human rights abuses. So i've come to the on;y intelligent place i can find on the web. Talking about intelligence there has been talk for a number of years of military intelligence operations involving technology classed a weaponry supporting the existing electronic warfare, telephone taps etc on any one that happens to walk by. Out of entertainment there have been some sick perverted persons on these operations which have abused there positions and used this weaponry for intelligence/ counter intteligence or an act of terrorism to fwd there paedophilic aims to use laser/radio frequency to dis-orientate, cause bodily harm, and use whaterver suggestions they can to confuse vunerable individuals from adistance. They've used a multiple of resources to pretend to be doign case-studies on people when actually there making people ill in the hope that no-one will notice or question their peodophilic ring. Something needs to be done to stop them - the call handlers have no intention of making an issue of anything other than shop-lifting - what can we do, how is stop, and can people be made aware.

Does anybody else have anything further to add about this issue.

Email me asap

Anon

Would you alter the way in which comments are attributed please. By putting my pseudonym, "The Laughing Cavalier" below the line it seems at first glance that the gibbersih posted by 'Anon' was posted by me, that I wrote this nonsense, not the simple observation above the line about internet problems in Monaco during the Christmas period.

@ The Laughing Cavalier - is there really that much danger of mixing up the two postings ? Are you reading the screen without background colour cues ?

@ Anon - you will have to be a lot more specific - "electronic warfare, telephone taps etc" covers a very wide range of possible topics.

There is plenty of military microwave weaponry research, but, it is more along the "see through the walls of buildings" or "see through your clothes" or even "pain induction on the surface of the skin" as a crowd control or torture technique, rather than what you are alluding to.

What number did you phone to talk to these "call handlers" ?

I agree with Anon and the U.S.A. probably have the same equiment available. You think it is trivial, but people who can't figure out what is being done to them and what is causing themselves lots of medical bills searching for the cure of imaginary illnesses being inflicted on them are not a joke to any people. Niether are the suicides probably induced by not knowing what is causing your body to be tortured when there is no one there to inflict any pain on you. The issue and the equipment should be made aware to the public, so they can find counter measures to stop the abuse.

Good luck Aron, and I hope someone appreicates what you are saying.

try dowsing the curtains in water and rehanging them in your windows to stop the laser from coming through. i believe water can stop radio frequencies, but laser frequencies might be different. i'm sure water alone can't stop it.

@ susan - there could be plenty of other explanations for mysterious or even imaginary illnesses.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin-foil_hat

"Some symptoms of directed energy attacks: Highly accelerated growth of cancers and funguses. Diminished eyesight, accelerated, (ENMOD Laser experiments). Joint pain, intermittent and abnormal. Back pain from inflamed discs. Severe tightening and damage to tendons. Confusion and distraction--forgetfulness, intermittent and abnormal. Unexplainable anger, disruption of thought from unexplainable anxiety. Many of the DEW cause gastro-intestinal distress, one being affectionately termed the COLON POW by its military adherents. Tectonic weaponry employs ultrasound which can stop the heart, or other organs, and cause excessive freezing temperatures in tightly restricted areas, like a home, or stationary vehicle. There are many other DEW symptoms, and it is well known among the enemy deploying them against Americans that the effects are cumulative, so it is quite easy to make a person die of what appears to be natural causes, but in fact is relatively long term over-exposure to DEW."

more on the subject at the url above

some suggested tin foil window shades, maybe mirrored windows?

for some reason the url didn't show when i posted it above.

http://www.luxefaire.com/HPRF.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday_cage

they use faraday cages to protect themselves from some of them.

http://www.endtimesreport.com/faraday_cages.html

this shows how to make the to protect electronic equipment.

i wish i could edit my posts and add to them instead of reposting a new post every time i find something.

@ susan - if you click the Preview button then you can do exactly that.

Have you any actual evidence that this sort of technology is being used illegally on civilians ?

http://www.lessemf.com/personal.html

here is one selling suits!!!!!!!!!

does this guy reply? i would like to know the information is going to who asked.

i'll say no, because of course there is no proof someone will ever have that this is being done to them, but i believe totally they are being used especially by the bush administration and 6 weeks before any visit to city he plans to visit they use them to scope crazies out or encourage them to come out using these kind of mind game electronics.

i'll say one experience that the guy i lived upstairs from thought he was psyicly spanking me and told the whole campus he was doing this and his friends thought they could read each other's minds by having sex in each other's beds. I'm not kidding!!!! i had a long ongoing arugment with these morons who followed me around making the cross like catholic priests do when someone dies every time i walked by.

the whole campus really believed him!! I AM NOT KIDDING!

The blogger.com address for Richard Tomlinson has been deleted and I don't see a new address for him. The alternative blog is still up and nothing has been posted as of why the blog was deleted.

Does anyone know if he has been arrested or has gotten his things back from the police deparmtent? He said he would delete it if his things were returned.

Richard Tomlinson's blogger site "MI6 v Tomlinson (it's back!)" has disappeared. The reserve "Blogs are Forever" site is up and running, but not a peep out of Richard yet.
Please register at the new blog and let's communicate and see what the hell is going on in this God-foresaken world (NOT for much longer I feel!)

@ Alan - presumably the "Blogs are Forever" backup blog for Richard Tomlinson, is the one at:

http://richardtomlinson.wordpress.com

You are also welcome to speculate in this comments thread as well (no registration required).

i have been on the back up blog and commented. Someone there told me the blog had been blocked. Tomlinson has not made any attempt to post there and there is no news on him yet. You would think this would have been in the news already, but nothing on the interntet yet.

thanks for the url though. i found it at wikipedia when i searched his name.

i wonder if he was arrested? he has another blog i think other than this because the UK and Denmark areas are being automatically sent to it. The U.S. and other countries don't have that option. I wonder if they will put the new address on the internet, so we can go there manually. the one above can't be the same blog they are talking about.

Hello Richard, you may have received my personal email message to your email address, as you may know by now that the blog site is down, no access whatsoever. Not too sure what has happened Richard.

Did MI6 take the site down? BASTARDS they are.... I am sure it is the only conclusion and that no messages from my email to you Richard.

You will always have my full supoort Richard. Fight back with anything you can with these bastards - MI6 SHAME ON YOU.

Leslie Sargent - UK

@ Leslie - I doubt if Richard Tomlinson reads Spy Blog, although quite a lot of UK Government proxy servers do.

Leslie Sargent, Please post on the standby blog. You will find lots of new urls for current news. The only newspapers willing to print the truth is a canadian one!

www.canadafreepress.com/2007/thomas031107.htm

@ susan - you could also read the Daily Telegraph: "Former spy Tomlinson escapes prosecution" or the official Crown Prosecution Service press release

thanks for the urls. i bookmarked both places.

I was hoping to get a name drop off spot started for people being followed by suspicious characters who especially like to play spygames by dressing up to disguise themselves. I've come a cross about 3 of them wearing wigs on and off to disguise themselves and one of them did work for the military, so I'm assuming he's involved in government in some way.

If spyblog could create a nontracable way to drop off suspicious names, it might save lives. No description would be needed other than what the poster wanted, and there is no way to trace it back to them.

There are so many people pretending to be police officers and government employees that it's outright dangerous, so when someone comes across these names, they have at least somewhere to drop the names to warn others about it. The police don't even care if you tell them someone impersonated a police officer and don't take those kind of complaints, so that leaves any documentation to people.

If you have a real name of someone who does this even better to put their name up there. It might save someone's life to start a database like this worldwide. This should stop a lot of crap.

If it can be done through spyblog, please let me know.

@ susan - such a scheme would run into the the same technical and ethical and trust problems as those faced by the WikiLeaks.org project which claims to be developing an anonymous, untraceable, yet easy to use publishing system for the benefit of political dissidents living under totalitarian police states.

See the WikiLeak blog for some discussion of these.

How would you propose sorting out the inevitable false accusations and disinformation, if such a practically untraceable system were to be made available ?

If the original names of these people worked in the military, would they be allowed to do this kind of job on the side?

One of the people I'm referring to worked as a Senior Chief in the U.S. Navy in Virginia and showed up in my home town in another state in a wig, fake teeth, and a bad accent. He wasn't even making much of an attempt to hide himslef that is how obvious he was. I turned this guy in for murder through the military in 2004 or 2005, but it was in 2003 I think the incident happened, and he came to my home town in 2006 dressed up as someone else, so if he were working for the U.S. Navy, then how would that be legal to use an officer you had turned in murder?

That doesn't sound like very good judgement on the government's part if he was here on government business considering this man was a threat to me.

That is the type of people I'm talking about. I don't know how to seperate them from the frauds, but there has to be some regulation of names of at least those who proved to be false officers. Maybe even just starting a data base for names used illegally by imposters to the government.

I also know of an older lady, now deceased that was robbed by two imposter police officers in her own house. She died of old age, but years ago she opened her door to two police officers who said they were there on police business, they entered her home, tied her up in a chair and robbed her. The police department said they never sent a cop to her address and the description of the officers didn't match any that worked there.

So bogus names can't be considered illegal information to put on a website, and at least the false names these people were proven to have used could not be considered private information.

What about a false name drop off? I'll check out the other url you gave me and see what there doing. I'm not doing spy business, and there is no reason why anyone like this should be following me.

Also a woman was murdered in Tennessee by a man driving a police car. She was pulled over, taken out of her car, raped and tied to a tree. A dog from a neighbors yard wandered where her body was and drug her head home and that is how they started to search for her body.

These kinds of things they need to try to stop. How do you know if you are talking to a real police officer? What do you do when the police doesn't seem to be interested you came in contact with a imposter? Those are the things people should get together on.

Hi there folks! Good evening from a very rough stormy night in Barcelona! I am as intrigued as everyone is, as to Richard's movements. He is no fool, even though he gives the odd impression he is naive sometimes. (Perhaps that's all down to the fact he can't quite believe just how obscenely nasty his old bosses really are!) In all the time I have supported Richard I have not had one direct communication with him. - Neither do I need one. He is shrewd enough to realise that he cannot let his left hand know what his right hand is doing. I respect that totally.
The recently imposed Goldsmith Gag on Richard Tomlinson could not be more indicative of just how crucially important Richard's affidavit to Judge Hervé Stephan in May 1999 has been all this time; especially for the coming judicial inquiry into Diana's and her companions' deaths. The criminal stifling of it is obvious.
See: www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/article.asp?ID=2
(Just IF anyone needs reminding!)

I connect the 9/11 and Diana story together; they are so easily equated. Now, with the latest catastrophic BBC Jane Standley "Cock-Up", real sparks could be flying very soon. The situation could not be more grave; the unsavoury Messrs Bush & Blair might even provoke World War lll, if they sense their smoke and mirrors tricks are being tumbled! - Simply to divert attention from an awakening population. They might even throw in another yet more ghastly false-flag outrage, for good measure, before that provocation! Would you put it passed them?

By the way ... I am SURE Richard Tomlinson does indeed read Spy Blog and any other references to his ghastly story; wherever and whenever he can.
The blogs and the few newspapers that are not frightened, are his only means of taking the temperature of public opinion and of checking how the wind is blowing out here.
... BE SURE OF THAT! Be sure, likewise, other rather nastier, mean, beady eyes are also scanning the pages for juicy morsels ... They may get their little giggles in sometimes. OK ... Let them; while they may. Their days are numbered; due to the internet itself, their mystique and raison d'etre are shrivelling up faster every day, like well dried up prunes.

You can find Richard Tomlinson's blog again:

http://mi6vtomlinson.blogspot.com/

We have yet to hear him tell us if the Lord Goldsmith injunction will gag him and prevent him offering evidence at the forthcoming judicial inquiry into the crash which took the lives of Diana, the last Princess of Wales, her paramour Dodi Al Fayed and their chauffeur Henri Paul.

the current Richard Tomlinson blogger.com blog has turned out to be a fake. Does any one now how to contact him?

@ susan - which *.blogspot.com / *.blogger.com blog are you referring to specifically ?

It's the one currently running on blogger.com.

http://mi6vtomlinson.blogspot.com/

After a long ongoing argument (totally not worth mentioning and off topic of Tomlinson) several posts were deleted along with about 400 comments. It's better deleted because it was all bull, but the point is this could not be a blog from Tomlinson on blogger.com because he violated their user terms agreement and would not be allowed to open another blog. Also the posts are shaky and not at all similar to Tomlinson's usual tactics. It even has a paper with Tomlinson's home address on it that was not blacked out, so this was obviosly planted by someone else. I hope it's not his real home address, but honestly I think he has shown himself to be a fraud because of the blogs, so I don't really care to support him in any way. I hope he gets caught in what ever game he is playing.

None of the current contact information for Richard Tomlinson is valid, so we will never know if the statements of Tomlinson recieving his hard drives back from SIS is really true. That would have made the news, but so far there is nothing that verifies that he really did recieve anything back from SIS.

PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE!

Richard Tomlinson WILL connect with the High Court in London by video-link. This will be the true highlight of the current Diana Inquest under Coroner, Lord Justice Scott-Baker, ... THEN the sparks will fly! Hold onto your wigs, wooden legs, glass eyes, silicon breasts and cod-pieces! It will be riveting!

hey susan, u no wut richard's email is?i wanna contact him and ask him sum qweschuns

o-i found it(his email)-thanks anyway- and the question was directed to leslie-but no prob. now.

test

http://salonesoterica.wordpress.com/2008/06/16/richard-tomlinson-swiss-air-111-and-israel/

Old article, but thought it was worthy.
He was paid a large lump sum.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1318792/Tomlinson-was-paid-andpound60,000-to-keep-quiet-on-MI6-link.html

Maybe a current photographs?

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/2/story.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10468265

http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?in_article_id=98896&in_page_id=34

Here's a link saying Tomlinson was last seen April 2007 and his where abouts are unknown.

http://richardtomlinson.org/

If anyone really knows if he's really missing or not could say, I would appreciate it. I'm sure he's somewhere in Cannes.

The links that said he was missing were old, don't bother to look (not that anyone was). The guy just didn't update his page.

Where is Richard Tomlinson? does anyone know... if so, let me know.

Last time i was in contact with Richard, his email was...richardtomlinson@orange.fr

Hope this is of use.

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BlogSafer - wiki with multilingual guides to anonymous blogging

Digital Security & Privacy for Human Rights Defenders manual, by Irish NGO Frontline Defenders.

Everyone’s Guide to By-Passing Internet Censorship for Citizens Worldwide (.pdf - 31 pages), by the Citizenlab at the University of Toronto.

Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents - March 2008 version - (2.2 Mb - 80 pages .pdf) by Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Guide to Covering the Beijing Olympics by Human Rights Watch.

A Practical Security Handbook for Activists and Campaigns (v 2.6) (.doc - 62 pages), by experienced UK direct action political activists

Anonymous Blogging with Wordpress & Tor - useful step by step guide with software configuration screenshots by Ethan Zuckerman at Global Voices Advocacy. (updated March 10th 2009 with the latest Tor / Vidalia bundle details)

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Identity Project report by the London School of Economics
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Statewatch - monitoring the state and civil liberties in the European Union

The Policy Laundering Project - attempts by Governments to pretend their repressive surveillance systems, have to be introduced to comply with international agreements, which they themselves have pushed for in the first place

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ARCH Action Rights for Children in Education - worried about the planned Children's Bill Database, Connexions Card, fingerprinting of children, CCTV spy cameras in schools etc.

Foundation for Information Policy Research
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Digital Rights Ireland - legal case against mandatory EU Comms Data Retention etc.

Blindside - "What’s going to go wrong in our e-enabled world? " blog and wiki and Quarterly Report will supposedly be read by the Cabinet Office Central Sponsor for Information Assurance. Whether the rest of the Government bureaucracy and the Politicians actually listen to the CSIA, is another matter.

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Committee to Protect Bloggers - "devoted to the protection of bloggers worldwide with a focus on highlighting the plight of bloggers threatened and imprisoned by their government."

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Parliamentary Opposition

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Bichard Inquiry delving into criminal records and "soft intelligence" policies highlighted by the Soham murders. (taken offline by the Home Office)

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Every Step You Take a documentary about CCTV surveillance in the Uk by Austrian film maker Nino Leitner.

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Miscellanous Links

Michael Field - Pacific Island news - no longer a paradise
freetotravel.org - John Gilmore versus USA internal flight passports and passenger profiling etc.

The BUPA Seven - whistleblowers badly let down by the system.

Tax Credit Overpayment - the near suicidal despair inflicted on poor, vulnerable people by the then Chancellor Gordon Brown's disasterous Inland Revenue IT system.

Fassit UK - resources and help for those abused by the Social Services Childrens Care bureaucracy

Former Spies

MI6 v Tomlinson - Richard Tomlinson - still being harassed by his former employer MI6

Martin Ingram, Welcome To The Dark Side - former British Army Intelligence operative in Northern Ireland.

Operation Billiards - Mitrokhin or Oshchenko ? Michael John Smith - seeking to overturn his Official Secrets Act conviction in the GEC case.

The Dirty Secrets of MI5 & MI6 - Tony Holland, Michael John Smith and John Symond - stories and chronologies.

Naked Spygirl - Olivia Frank

Blog Links

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Rat's Blog -The Reverend Rat writes about London street life and technology
Duncan Drury - wired adventures in Tanzania & London
Dr. K's blog - Hacker, Author, Musician, Philosopher

David Mery - falsely arrested on the London Tube - you could be next.

James Hammerton
White Rose - a thorn in the side of Big Brother
Big Blunkett
Into The Machine - formerly "David Blunkett is an Arse" by Charlie Williams and Scribe
infinite ideas machine - Phil Booth
Louise Ferguson - City of Bits
Chris Lightfoot
Oblomovka - Danny O'Brien

Liberty Central

dropsafe - Alec Muffett
The Identity Corner - Stefan Brands
Kim Cameron - Microsoft's Identity Architect
Schneier on Security - Bruce Schneier
Politics of Privacy Blog - Andreas Busch
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Richard Allan - former Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam
Boris Johnson Conservative MP for Henley
Craig Murray - former UK Ambassador to Uzbekistan, "outsourced torture" whistleblower

Howard Rheingold - SmartMobs
Global Guerrillas - John Robb
Roland Piquepaille's Technology Trends

Vmyths - debunking computer security hype

Nick Leaton - Random Ramblings
The Periscope - Companion weblog to Euro-correspondent.com journalist network.
The Practical Nomad Blog Edward Hasbrouck on Privacy and Travel
Policeman's Blog
World Weary Detective

Martin Stabe
Longrider
B2fxxx - Ray Corrigan
Matt Sellers
Grits for Breakfast - Scott Henson in Texas
The Green Ribbon - Tom Griffin
Guido Fawkes blog - Parliamentary plots, rumours and conspiracy.
The Last Ditch - Tom Paine
Murky.org
The (e)State of Tim - Tim Hicks
Ilkley Against CCTV
Tim Worstall
Bill's Comment Page - Bill Cameron
The Society of Qualified Archivists
The Streeb-Greebling Diaries - Bob Mottram

Your Right To Know - Heather Brooke - Freedom off Information campaigning journalist

Ministry of Truth _ Unity's V for Vendetta styled blog.

Bloggerheads - Tim Ireland

W. David Stephenson blogs on homeland security et al.
EUrophobia - Nosemonkey

Blogzilla - Ian Brown

BlairWatch - Chronicling the demise of the New Labour Project

dreamfish - Robert Longstaff

Informaticopia - Rod Ward

War-on-Freedom

The Musings of Harry

Chicken Yoghurt - Justin McKeating

The Red Tape Chronicles - Bob Sullivan MSNBC

Campaign Against the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill

Stop the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill

Rob Wilton's esoterica

panGloss - Innovation, Technology and the Law

Arch Rights - Action on Rights for Children blog

Database Masterclass - frequently asked questions and answers about the several centralised national databases of children in the UK.

Shaphan

Moving On

Steve Moxon blog - former Home Office whistleblower and author.

Al-Muhajabah's Sundries - anglophile blog

Architectures of Control in Design - Dan Lockton

rabenhorst - Kai Billen (mostly in German)

Nearly Perfect Privacy - Tiffany and Morpheus

Iain Dale's Diary - a popular Conservative political blog

Brit Watch - Public Surveillance in the UK - Web - Email - Databases - CCTV - Telephony - RFID - Banking - DNA

BLOGDIAL

MySecured.com - smart mobile phone forensics, information security, computer security and digital forensics by a couple of Australian researchers

Ralph Bendrath

Financial Cryptography - Ian Grigg et al.

UK Liberty - A blog on issues relating to liberty in the UK

Big Brother State - "a small act of resistance" to the "sustained and systematic attack on our personal freedom, privacy and legal system"

HosReport - "Crisis. Conspiraciones. Enigmas. Conflictos. Espionaje." - Carlos Eduardo Hos (in Spanish)

"Give 'em hell Pike!" - Frank Fisher

Corruption-free Anguilla - Good Governance and Corruption in Public Office Issues in the British Overseas Territory of Anguilla in the West Indies - Don Mitchell CBE QC

geeklawyer - intellectual property, civil liberties and the legal system

PJC Journal - I am not a number, I am a free Man - The Prisoner

Charlie's Diary - Charlie Stross

The Caucus House - blog of the Chicago International Model United Nations

Famous for 15 Megapixels

Postman Patel

The 4th Bomb: Tavistock Sq Daniel's 7:7 Revelations - Daniel Obachike

OurKingdom - part of OpenDemocracy - " will discuss Britain’s nations, institutions, constitution, administration, liberties, justice, peoples and media and their principles, identity and character"

Beau Bo D'Or blog by an increasingly famous digital political cartoonist.

Between Both Worlds - "Thoughts & Ideas that Reflect the Concerns of Our Conscious Evolution" - Kingsley Dennis

Bloggerheads: The Alisher Usmanov Affair - the rich Uzbek businessman and his shyster lawyers Schillings really made a huge counterproductive error in trying to censor the blogs of Tim Ireland, of all people.

Matt Wardman political blog analysis

Henry Porter on Liberty - a leading mainstream media commentator and opinion former who is doing more than most to help preserve our freedom and liberty.

HMRC is shite - "dedicated to the taxpayers of Britain, and the employees of the HMRC, who have to endure the monumental shambles that is Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC)."

Head of Legal - Carl Gardner a former legal advisor to the Government

The Landed Underclass - Voice of the Banana Republic of Great Britain

Henrik Alexandersson - Swedish blogger threatened with censorship by the Försvarets Radioanstalt (FRA), the Swedish National Defence Radio Establishement, their equivalent of the UK GCHQ or the US NSA.

World's First Fascist Democracy - blog with link to a Google map - "This map is an attempt to take a UK wide, geographical view, of both the public and the personal effect of State sponsored fear and distrust as seen through the twisted technological lens of petty officials and would be bureaucrats nationwide."

Blogoir - Charles Crawford - former UK Ambassodor to Poland etc.

No CCTV - The Campaign against CCTV

Barcode Nation - keeping two eyes on the database state.

Lords of the Blog - group blog by half a dozen or so Peers sitting in the House of Lords.

notes from the ubiquitous surveillance society - blog by Dr. David Murakami Wood, editor of the online academic journal Surveillance and Society

Justin Wylie's political blog

Panopticon blog - by Timothy Pitt-Payne and Anya Proops. Timothy Pitt-Payne is probably the leading legal expert on the UK's Freedom of Information Act law, often appearing on behlaf of the Information Commissioner's Office at the Information Tribunal.

Armed and Dangerous - Sex, software, politics, and firearms. Life’s simple pleasures… - by Open Source Software advocate Eric S. Raymond.

Georgetown Security Law Brief - group blog by the Georgetown Law Center on National Security and the Law , at Georgtown University, Washington D.C, USA.

Big Brother Watch - well connected with the mainstream media, this is a campaign blog by the TaxPayersAlliance, which thankfully does not seem to have spawned Yet Another Campaign Organisation as many Civil Liberties groups had feared.

Spy on Moseley - "Sparkbrook, Springfield, Washwood Heath and Bordesley Green. An MI5 Intelligence-gathering operation to spy on Muslim communities in Birmingham is taking liberties in every sense" - about 150 ANPR CCTV cameras funded by Home Office via the secretive Terrorism and Allied Matters (TAM) section of ACPO.

FitWatch blog - keeps an eye on the activities of some of the controversial Police Forward Intelligence Teams, who supposedly only target "known troublemakers" for photo and video surveillance, at otherwise legal, peaceful protests and demonstrations.

Other Links

Spam Huntress - The Norwegian Spam Huntress - Ann Elisabeth

Fuel Crisis Blog - Petrol over £1 per litre ! Protest !
Mayor of London Blog
London Olympics 2012 - NO !!!!

Cool Britannia

NuLabour

Free Gary McKinnon - UK citizen facing extradition to the USA for "hacking" over 90 US Military computer systems.

Parliament Protest - information and discussion on peaceful resistance to the arbitrary curtailment of freedom of assembly and freedom of speech, in the excessive Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 Designated Area around Parliament Square in London.

Brian Burnell's British / US nuclear weapons history at http://nuclear-weapons.info

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UK Legislation

The United Kingdom suffers from tens of thousands of pages of complicated criminal laws, and thousands of new, often unenforceable criminal offences, which have been created as a "Pretend to be Seen to Be Doing Something" response to tabloid media hype and hysteria, and political social engineering dogmas. These overbroad, catch-all laws, which remove the scope for any judicial appeals process, have been rubber stamped, often without being read, let alone properly understood, by Members of Parliament.

The text of many of these Acts of Parliament are now online, but it is still too difficult for most people, including the police and criminal justice system, to work out the cumulative effect of all the amendments, even for the most serious offences involving national security or terrorism or serious crime.

Many MPs do not seem to bother to even to actually read the details of the legislation which they vote to inflict on us.

UK Legislation Links

UK Statute Law Database - is the official revised edition of the primary legislation of the United Kingdom made available online, but it is not yet up to date.

UK Commissioners

UK Commissioners some of whom are meant to protect your privacy and investigate abuses by the bureaucrats.

UK Intelligence Agencies

Intelligence and Security Committee - the supposedly independent Parliamentary watchdog which issues an annual, heavily censored Report every year or so. Currently chaired by the Conservative Sir Malcolm Rifkind. Why should either the intelligence agencies or the public trust this committee, when the untrustworthy ex-Labour Minister Hazel Blears is a member ?

Anti-terrorism hotline - links removed in protest at the Climate of Fear propaganda posters

MI5 Security Service
MI5 Security Service - links to encrypted reporting form removed in protest at the Climate of Fear propaganda posters

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Secure Your Fertiliser - advice on ammonium nitrate and urea fertiliser security

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Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure - "CPNI provides expert advice to the critical national infrastructure on physical, personnel and information security, to protect against terrorism and other threats."

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Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) recruitment.

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Government Communications Headquarters GCHQ

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National Crime Agency - the replacement for the Serious Organised Crime Agency

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Defence Advisory (DA) Notice system - voluntary self censorship by the established UK press and broadcast media regarding defence and intelligence topics via the Defence, Press and Broadcasting Advisory Committee.

Foreign Spies / Intelliegence Agencies in the UK

It is not just the UK government which tries to snoop on British companies, organisations and individuals, the rest of the world is constantly trying to do the same, regardless of the mixed efforts of our own UK Intelligence Agencies who are paid to supposedly protect us from them.

For no good reason, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office only keeps the current version of the London Diplomatic List of accredited Diplomats (including some Foreign Intelligence Agency operatives) online.

Presumably every mainstream media organisation, intelligence agency, serious organised crime or terrorist gang keeps historical copies, so here are some older versions of the London Diplomatic List, for the benefit of web search engine queries, for those people who do not want their visits to appear in the FCO web server logfiles or those whose censored internet feeds block access to UK Government websites.

Campaign Button Links

Watching Them, Watching Us - UK Public CCTV Surveillance Regulation Campaign
UK Public CCTV Surveillance Regulation Campaign

NO2ID Campaign - cross party opposition to the NuLabour Compulsory Biometric ID Card
NO2ID Campaign - cross party opposition to the NuLabour Compulsory Biometric ID Card and National Identity Register centralised database.

Gary McKinnon is facing extradition to the USA under the controversial Extradition Act 2003, without any prima facie evidence or charges brought against him in a UK court. Try him here in the UK, under UK law.
Gary McKinnon is facing extradition to the USA under the controversial Extradition Act 2003, without any prima facie evidence or charges brought against him in a UK court. Try him here in the UK, under UK law.

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FreeFarid.com - Kafkaesque extradition of Farid Hilali under the European Arrest Warrant to Spain

Peaceful resistance to the curtailment of our rights to Free Assembly and Free Speech in the SOCPA Designated Area around Parliament Square and beyond
Parliament Protest blog - resistance to the Designated Area restricting peaceful demonstrations or lobbying in the vicinity of Parliament.

Petition to the European Commission and European Parliament against their vague Data Retention plans
Data Retention is No Solution - Petition to the European Commission and European Parliament against their vague Data Retention plans.

Save Parliament: Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill (and other issues)
Save Parliament - Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill (and other issues)

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Open Rights Group

The Big Opt Out Campaign - opt out of having your NHS Care Record medical records and personal details stored insecurely on a massive national centralised database.

Tor - the onion routing network
Tor - the onion routing network - "Tor aims to defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal anonymity and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security. Communications are bounced around a distributed network of servers called onion routers, protecting you from websites that build profiles of your interests, local eavesdroppers that read your data or learn what sites you visit, and even the onion routers themselves."

Tor - the onion routing network
Anonymous Blogging with Wordpress and Tor - useful Guide published by Global Voices Advocacy with step by step software configuration screenshots (updated March 10th 2009).

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Amnesty International's irrepressible.info campaign

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BlogSafer - wiki with multilingual guides to anonymous blogging

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NGO in a box - Security Edition privacy and security software tools

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Home Office Watch blog, "a single repository of all the shambolic errors and mistakes made by the British Home Office compiled from Parliamentary Questions, news reports, and tip-offs by the Liberal Democrat Home Affairs team."

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Reporters Without Borders - Reporters Sans Frontières - campaign for journalists 'and bloggers' freedom in repressive countries and war zones.

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Committee to Protect Bloggers - "devoted to the protection of bloggers worldwide with a focus on highlighting the plight of bloggers threatened and imprisoned by their government."

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Icelanders are NOT terrorists ! - despite Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling's use of anti-terrorism legislation to seize the assets of Icelandic banks.

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No CCTV - The Campaign Against CCTV

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I'm a Photographer Not a Terrorist !

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Power 2010 cross party, political reform campaign

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Cracking the Black Box - "aims to expose technology that is being used in inappropriate ways. We hope to bring together the insights of experts and whistleblowers to shine a light into the dark recesses of systems that are responsible for causing many of the privacy problems faced by millions of people."

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Open Rights Group - Petition against the renewal of the Interception Modernisation Programme

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WhistleblowersUK.org - Fighting for justice for whistleblowers