Terrorism

Amber Rudd will break encryption

Sunday, 26 March, 2017 - 17:45

Today Home Secretary Amber Rudd claimed that end-to-end encryption is "absolutely unacceptable" when referring to how she believed terrorists primarily communicate.

Statement Regarding Today's Suspected Terror Attack

Wednesday, 22 March, 2017 - 22:15

Pirate Party UK statement about today's suspected terror attack in London.

The victims included many people just crossing Westminster bridge at the time of the incident. Some reported French students were included in the injured, along with some Policemen who were just returning from a commendation ceremony. While 2 of the confirmed dead include the assailant and an armed police officer.

The full police statement from Commander Harrington at this time can be found here.

"Terrorist house" boy: Pirate Party calls to scrap Prevent law

Wednesday, 20 January, 2016 - 13:00

The Pirate Party is gravely concerned that a 10-year-old Muslim boy at a primary school in Lancashire was investigated by police on suspicion of terrorism for making a simple spelling error in an essay, and calls for a change in the law.

Mark Chapman, Pirate Party justice spokesperson, said:

Privacy Campaigners Smeared by ISC

Friday, 13 March, 2015 - 16:30

In a recent report by the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), MPs singled out privacy campaigners by selectively quoting evidence that seemingly implies an indifference toward terrorism.

The inquiry was tasked to investigate the impact intrusive surveillance activities has on privacy. It was sparked after whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed US and UK mass surveillance programmes and detailed extensive internet and phone surveillance.

Pirate Party Leader, Loz Kaye said:

High Court Dismisses Miranda Claim

Wednesday, 19 February, 2014 - 10:00

The High Court has dismissed the claim by David Miranda that his nine hour detention at Heathrow under anti-terror laws was unlawful.

The judges concluded that Miranda’s detention at Heathrow under the Terrorism Act was lawful, proportionate and did not breach the European human rights protections of freedom of expression.

They accepted that the detention of Miranda and the seizure of computer material was “an indirect interference with press freedom” but that it was justified by legitimate and “very pressing” interests of national security.

More Democracy: Learning From Norway's Response to Terror

Loz Kaye comments on the context of the Anders Breivik attacks.

Right from the outset, the reaction from Norway has set the tragic events in a wider perspective. The Justice Minister noted how the attack was against one of the best expressions of democracy, young people meeting together to discuss politics and be active. In Scandinavia many have felt it was an assault on the kind of open society that people see as fundamental to their way of life. They pride themselves that their politicians and public figures are accessible.

The Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's response has been very clear- the answer to violence must be more democracy, more openness, more participation in society. On the national broadcaster NRK various commentators expressed a fear that increased security would also lead to the shutting off of the political class from ordinary people.

Monday, 25 July, 2011 - 01:00

UK government Prevent strategy will block web sites

"Internet filtering across the public estate is essential. We want to ensure that users in schools, libraries, colleges and Immigration Removal Centres are unable to access unlawful material. We will continue to work closely with [the] filtering industry," Prevent the report states.

Loz Kaye, leader of the Party in the UK added his own thoughts to the mix in a short conversation with the INQUIRER. He said that the Party was concerned about the report, and added, "With its public Internet filtering the Coalition's Prevent strategy undermines the freedoms it purports to protect." 

Thursday, 9 June, 2011 (All day)

The threat of Internet Filtering - "To belong here is to believe in these things"

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This week the Home Secretary Theresa May unveiled the Coalition Government's optimistically titled new counter terrorism strategy 'prevent'¹.  'Prevent' is being billed by the Government as a way to deal with all forms of terrorism and extremism that the country is supposedly overrun by, as well as things like non-violent extremism and harmful ideas being disseminated by groups hell bent on... well, something.  

 

'Prevent' Strategy may undermine the freedoms it is meant to protect.

Thursday, 9 June, 2011 - 18:30

The Coalition Government's Prevent counter terrorism strategy has been unveiled by Home Secretary Theresa May. Prevent has been billed as a plan to deal with all forms of terrorism and extremism including non-violent extremism.

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