Tag: surveillance

The Dismissal: The Beginning of the Era of Total Surveillance

The Kerr–Palace letters have turned attention back to the role of the Queen and British power in the sacking of the Whitlam government. But the dismissal was really the beginning of a new type of US power, linked to total surveillance, with Sir John Kerr as its willing accomplice.

Some (Un)intended Consequences

Without genuine oversight, openness and critique, this pandemic might change our social world in ways that are undesirable at best, and frightening at worst.

Expand and Centralise: Twenty Years of Google, by Timothy Erik Ström

The first of three articles in the twentieth anniversary year of Google: from garage project to global institution

Landscapes of Secret Power, by Richard Tanter

Pine Gap and Menwith Hill

Power Assymetries and Australian Hubris

7 Jan 2014

Indonesia, Australia and Edward Snowden By Richard Tanter

The State and Terror in the New Era

Jenny Hocking: Imprecision over the language of 'terrorism' and its application, leads to concerns that counter-terrorist security measures will be broadly targetted in ways that are neither appropriate nor efficient, ways that may impinge upon legitimate political agitation and dissent

Them’s Fighting Words

Douglas McQueen-Thomson: Language of War and War Through Language.

The Terrorist Syndrome

Paul James: Mainstream Western responses to global violence involve disturbing reassertions of nationalistic parochialism.

Will Democracy Come to the USA?

Simon Cooper: Political dissent, so-called un-Americanism and the erosion of civil liberties in the US

War?

Guy Rundle: Can We See the Beginnings of a New Global Carve-Up and Crackdown?