Upcoming Events

International | Crime and Justice

no events match your query!

Blog Feeds

Spirit of Contradiction

offsite link The Party and the Ballot Box Sun Jul 14, 2019 22:24 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

offsite link On The Decline and Fall of The American Empire and Socialism Sat Jan 26, 2019 01:52 | S. Duncan

offsite link What is Dogmatism and Why Does It Matter? Wed Mar 21, 2018 08:10 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link The Case of Comrade Dallas Mon Mar 19, 2018 19:44 | Sylvia Smith

offsite link Review: Do Religions Evolve? Mon Aug 14, 2017 19:54 | Dara McHugh

Spirit of Contradiction >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Did RTE journalists collude against Sinn Fein?

offsite link Irish Examiner bias Anthony

offsite link RTE: Propaganda ambush of Sinn Fein Anthony

offsite link Hong Kong and democracy Anthony

offsite link Oliver Callan: Back in his box Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Iraqi Hezbollah: Iraq?s PM sought to prove US loyalty by raiding our HQ Tue Jul 07, 2020 00:18 | amarynth
From Middle East Observer Description: The military spokesman of the Iraqi Kataib Hezbollah (Hezbollah Brigades), Ja?far al-Husseini, said in a recent interview that Iraq?s prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi unmasked his real

offsite link Syrian Army Fights ISIS In Homs. SDF Rejects Deal With Damascus Mon Jul 06, 2020 18:48 | amarynth
South Front Clashes between government forces and ISIS terrorists have continued in central Syria since July 2, when ISIS cells stormed army positions in eastern Homs. In response, the Syrians

offsite link Kazakhstan may hold the secret for Greater Eurasia Mon Jul 06, 2020 18:42 | amarynth
Submitted by Pepe Escobar ? source Asia Times The no holds barred US-China strategic competition may be leading us to the complete fragmentation of the current ?world-system? ? as Wallerstein

offsite link USA ? Most Aggressive Military Power in the World. Those Who Have Friends Like That Don?t Need Enemi... Sun Jul 05, 2020 23:19 | Leo V.
Translated by Dagmar and subtitled by Leo. Original German description in English: Trump had “threatened” for a long time and now actually wants to withdraw 10,000 US soldiers from Germany.

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2020/07/05 ? Open Thread Sun Jul 05, 2020 15:00 | Herb Swanson
2020/07/05 14:00:02Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

The Saker >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

offsite link Turkish President Calls On Greece To Comply With Human Rights on Syrian Refugee Issues Wed Mar 04, 2020 17:58 | Human Rights

offsite link US Holds China To Account For Human Rights Violations Sun Oct 13, 2019 19:12 | Human Rights

offsite link UN Human Rights Council Should Address Human Rights Crisis in Cambodia Sat Aug 31, 2019 13:41 | Human Rights

offsite link Fijian women still face Human Rights violations Mon Aug 26, 2019 18:49 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Uk government internet porn filter adviser up on child porn charges

category international | crime and justice | other press author Monday March 10, 2014 21:33author by v for vendetta Report this post to the editors

Shock Horror! Another Tory sex scandal!
Tory internet porn filter adviser to David Cameron up on child porn charges.
You couldn't make it up.
patrickrockb4.jpg

http://news.techeye.net/business/camerons-censorship-me...arges

"Patrick Rock has been closely involved in drawing up Government policy on internet porn filters. It seems that while he was filling David's head with the terrors of paedophiles he was at the centre of a police probe over images of child abuse.

Detectives from the National Crime Agency even searched No 10 and examined IT systems and offices used by Rock who was the deputy director of the Downing Street policy unit."


Of course, this is not the first time Tories were "caught with their pants down" on this particular issue

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/....html

Go figure. :shock: It appears the people attempting to limit our internet access using secret website blacklists, or surveilling our every move on the internet using hi tech secret programs as revealed by Snowden's leaks, as Cameron's GCHQ have been doing, often using the excuse of that they are protecting our children from paedophiles, are in fact themselves the very paedophiles they are supposed to be protecting us from.

To cap it all, apparently the Tories knew about this at least 3 weeks before it broke in the newspapers. And Cameron was tipped off the night before the arrest it seems. No doubt, just in case there might have been any residual juicy kiddy porn on nr.10 computers that might be found the next day to embarrass the government.

According to the mirror:

"Mr Rock was arrested in the early hours of February 13. David Cameron was made aware of the investigation the previous evening, before officers raided Mr Rock’s home.

Since then the National Crime Agency has been searching his office and computer system inside Number 10 Downing Street.

Yet until the Daily Mail learned of the operation this week, it had been shrouded in secrecy. Clearly, the Prime Minister would not have been anxious to broadcast the fact that one of his closest advisers was helping the police with their inquiries into online child abuse.

Particularly as the suspect in question had been personally selected by Mr Cameron to head the clampdown on internet porn.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2573442/Do-re....html

This case is merely one of the many hypocrisies and contradictions that have arisen in relation to internet and other censorship.

I am reminded of the rather excellent and revealing documentary on the moral panics of the "video nasties" era
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (Video 2010) - IMDb

Can we really trust the likes of Cameron and his advisors to censor, regulate and monitor our internet use?

Is it time the "moral panic" argument for censorship lost it's legitimacy?

author by Olliepublication date Tue Mar 11, 2014 08:44author address author phone Report this post to the editors

That's the way they handle things of this nature . Hold the news back as much as possible , check to see that there is nothing potentially damaging to any others in the club and then allow an official anodyne version of events to come out. Better still , as in this case, if an establishment paper or one of its editors pseudonymously breaks the story rather than have it come from somebody from "outside the tent" . Then the wagons are circled and the whole dirty affair gets shut down and hopefully forgotten about asap.

author by fredpublication date Sun Jul 06, 2014 00:19author address author phone Report this post to the editors

June 5th article in the guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jul/05/lost-ch...ffice

A dossier compiled by an MP detailing allegations of a 1980s Westminster paedophile ring is one of more than 100 potentially relevant Home Office files destroyed, lost or missing, it has emerged.

The government faced fresh calls for an overarching inquiry into historical cases of paedophilia as it was revealed that a total of 114 Home Office files relevant to allegations of a child abuse network have disappeared from government records.

author by Damocles45publication date Wed Oct 22, 2014 17:49author address author phone Report this post to the editors

UK law in this area is quite wide-reaching and offers their police quite flexible tools to bring down people they don't like.

 
© 2001-2020 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy