Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Elephant in Your Livingroom: The 5 Eyes Surveillance State

Bill C-51. Secret Police / Anti-Terrorism

by Sandra Finley - The Battles

It’s about U.S. Surveillance, U.S. “Homeland Security”, American hegemony. (Hegemony is the political, economic, or military predominance or control of one state over others.)

That’s the Elephant in the Room. Ya better put it on the table, folks! Bad outcomes if we don’t.

We have followed the developments – - American military intrusion into Canada – - over the years. I won’t repeat the list. Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald have confirmed the legitimate basis for citizen action.


1. Australia passed legislation six months ago that is similar to Bill C-51. 2014-09-26 Journalists and whistleblowers will go to jail under new national security laws, Australia, The Guardian

2. Canada, Australia, the U.K., and N.Z. are in an “intelligence alliance” with the U.S. (5 countries). The acronymn is FVEY, hence the common name “Five Eyes”. It is a successor to ECHELON, the espionage of the Cold War. Info at Journalists and whistleblowers will go to jail

To my thinking, the distinction between Espionage and Surveillance has been erased. I googled and found this article on that theme:

3. The Minerva Initiative

. . . The goal of the Minerva Initiative is to improve DoD’s (Dept of Defence’s) basic understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral, and political forces that shape regions of the world of strategic importance to the U.S. The research program will: Leverage and focus the resources of the Nation’s top universities. … see The Minerva Initiative

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