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Police have been handed 'Chinese-style' powers to enter private homes and seize political posters during the London 2012 Olympics.


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Carole S (338)
Friday July 24, 2009, 12:41 pm

Thanks for posting this, Barbara . . .


Sally Ann G (256)
Friday July 24, 2009, 12:47 pm
oh my goodness gracious me

Janet G (108)
Friday July 24, 2009, 3:24 pm
This is the NEW WORLD ORDER's agenda for all of us! Remember, power in numbers, divided we fall, let's all stay united, worldwide. There are more of us than there are Bilderburgs or Bilderbugs.

Alice B (241)
Friday July 24, 2009, 3:28 pm
Thanks for posting this; and thanks, Just C., for fwding it to me. As I pointed out in the comment I posted on the actual article after visiting the site: this 'protocol' is part of the unbroken history of police-state tactics in the UK - reminiscent of the mass-internment "policies" in the North of Ireland; and, it explains yet again why there is such a "special relationship" between the UK and the USA - both 'nations' having an unbroken history of trampling on civil rights, and of imperialism at home and throughout the world.

Blue Bunting (855)
Friday July 24, 2009, 3:29 pm
Keeping ROYALTY IN PLACE for all these many years will do that to a society ...

Morgan Griffith (225)
Friday July 24, 2009, 3:49 pm
Oh Carole, I had to laugh when I saw the title of your forward to me I said to myself "WTF!!!" and then when I opened your message that was your opening comment too!!!! Great minds...what can I say. Free speech, it ain't really free at all. This is one reason why I will never watch or support the Olympics in any way ever again It has become an excuse for governments to prove to us once again how evil they can be. Thanks Barbara for posting this story and thank you Carole for sending it to me, luv ya girl.

Elm Morrison (357)
Friday July 24, 2009, 4:05 pm
Did anyone note the date when this act was passed?
The powers were introduced by the Olympics Act of 2006, passed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, supposedly to preserve the monopoly of official advertisers on the London 2012 site.
Yip 2006

Did the British people object then? How come it was passed? How come it slipped through?

If we don't fight before the law is passed it is almost impossible to change it afterwards. Like trying to catch a horse once it has bolted from the stable......

Blue Bunting (855)
Friday July 24, 2009, 4:12 pm
Whatever do the Bu$h people have to do with Acts being passed in the U.K.?

. (0)
Friday July 24, 2009, 5:51 pm
power to the people

. (0)
Friday July 24, 2009, 6:07 pm
I fear that the British have become incredibly apathetic..reduced to moaning and voting.We have in the past 40 years gone backwards,as our civil liberties,union rights and once public services have been eroded in the privatisation lovin,community squashing ,free market.
We had so much in the post war period..but have gone down a US style road..with our two major parties at elections ,offering a grim contest of right wing vs centre right.
We still have more fairness than the US..but always the corporate scum,are looking to erode what working class people with guts and brains fought for.
It is a fight,it is an international fight and it is one that we will all lose,unless the zombiefied quasi-derelict consumers wake up.
We had around 2 million people march against Cheney's War in the potential is still there in Britain.
As for this tale re the is again a case of the police being used to make the world safe for expropriation.The police do some good work in Britain..some solid community work..but increasingly they are becoming more paramilitarist..


Elderberry T (201)
Friday July 24, 2009, 6:24 pm
OMG! They must have sneaked this in quietly...usually thru distraction.

Elderberry T (201)
Friday July 24, 2009, 6:26 pm
Thanks for posting Barbara

Karen S (106)
Friday July 24, 2009, 7:01 pm
So much for democratic rights. Sounds like this one must have been slid under a pile of stuff and gone unnoticed. I can't imagine a democratic nation not standing up against this before it received Royal Ascent.

Dana H (229)
Friday July 24, 2009, 7:45 pm
Thanks for forwarding this to me Just C and for posting it Barbara. Looks like a case of politics gone wild.What a bunch of sneaky no-gooders.

Kit B (276)
Friday July 24, 2009, 9:08 pm
Thanks to Barbara and Carole, this really is UNFU*&ING believable. How did it get through? Because the British press seems to be as lousy as the American press, isn't that supposed to the function of the press---to inform? I had to laugh that Scotland Yard has no plans to use this measure, they don't need plans to use it as they now have it, guess democracy in the UK is as much a dusty memory as it is here in America. And just what if some citizens don't care for the influx of people, traffic and pricing for the Olympics, why is that so threatening to the government? These sneaky items that get added to bills in our Congress are the prime reason that I believe need reform on bills, one bill one item no amendments. That, of course is a dream that is not about to happen. Remember the credit card bill? It was useless and did nothing, but no one noticed because all that was talked about was the gun amendment added at the last minute. I do hope the people of the UK will fight this, it's worth fighting.

Mandi T (367)
Friday July 24, 2009, 10:52 pm

Tx Barbara

Ben O (135)
Saturday July 25, 2009, 2:05 am
Thanks Barbara.
I did not know about this, and I agree;
it is un-DUCKING- believable!!!

Elle J (276)
Saturday July 25, 2009, 2:40 am
Thanks Barb for this story. Unbelievable!

Barbara D (70)
Saturday July 25, 2009, 7:37 am
Thanks everyone for the comments, support, and information (yea, Eureka M.!). We need to be aware of these inroads on our security; I can see them coming to the U.S. in the near future. Bleah.

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday July 25, 2009, 9:57 am
This is how they do things, sneak a little clause in a budget or some other thing. Next thing you know it is ingrained in the system and then everyone goes WTF. They are sneaky and I think the whole lot. It saddens me that this is happening in Britian and our Country as well. So many Countries have looked to our systems for their possible freedoms...when we go down it doesn't help them either. We loose more than our own personal rights and freedoms...we were a beakon for many.

. (0)
Saturday July 25, 2009, 12:05 pm
Sherbet what an oppressve society when they take away ones democratic rights... sherbet... let them unite and stand up as one voice... and let the world stand with them

serge vrabec (278)
Saturday July 25, 2009, 12:38 pm
The only thing(s) that are being torn down is the greed, selfishness, fear and abuse of power of the old paradigm. The time of truth, unity and sharing is here, hang on for a minute, lol.:) thx barbara!

Carole S (338)
Saturday July 25, 2009, 12:39 pm

I love these comments -- and the growing awareness . . .

(Elle, so good to see you participate, even with what you're going through.)

Accepting the smallest infringement of rights, leads to the suppression of all of them! Constant vigilance is the burden of those who value freedom. (But, well worth it.)

Faith M (161)
Saturday July 25, 2009, 12:41 pm
I saw this last night and read noted it but did not have a comment.
Thanx C 4 fwding,Thanx Barbara for a very important read.

Faith M (161)
Saturday July 25, 2009, 12:42 pm
Sending a Green Star is a simple way to say "Thank you"
You cannot currently send a star to Barbara because you have done so within the last week.

Saturday July 25, 2009, 3:13 pm

Simon Wood (207)
Sunday July 26, 2009, 12:10 am
This is what you get when you vote for capitalist parties, such as New Labour, and the Conservative Party.

Simon Wood (207)
Sunday July 26, 2009, 12:10 am
Let's democratise the system!!!

Eternal Optimist (115)
Sunday July 26, 2009, 8:36 am
Noted thanks Barbara. This brings a chill to the spine! Thanks Carole for forwarding :)

sue M (184)
Sunday July 26, 2009, 12:21 pm
Why is this so hard to believe? It has been happening here in the US all the time for ages now.
Congress does not read the bills nor even attempt reading the 942 page ones. They rely on Lobbyists and pay offs. Lots of stuff gets sneaked into the bills that we have no clue about and to our demise. Join a grass roots petition site growing steadily in numbers fighting for your rights. We can do something about it! Read the Bills Act and One Item at a Time Bill plus many more great petitions.

Feisty McLeod (75)
Monday July 27, 2009, 8:07 am
You don't suppose it's a coincidence that Hitler started the resurgence of the Olympic Games, do you? I think it's fair to say that Nazis are shape-shifters.

Elderberry T (201)
Monday July 27, 2009, 9:43 am
Yes and look whats now happened to The Big Green Gathering UK....cancelled and why?....

Bob Jones (4)
Tuesday July 28, 2009, 2:29 am
I thought that we had the democratic right to protest or give our point of view. I don't agree with the group that are against the Olympics but I think the powers now given to the police are Draconian and the short end of the stick.

Winefred M (88)
Tuesday July 28, 2009, 4:26 am
Oh dear Lord what´s becoming of the world, governments are becoming more totalitarian.
Seems people are afraid of their own shadow and what happen to freedom of speech!

Merthyr Stevens (56)
Tuesday July 28, 2009, 5:10 am
Oh dear oh dear oh dear......I do believe this country is in meltdown - how sad!!!! Whatever NEXT will the "powers" that be concoct in order to control the lives of the British population???? I'm almost at a loss for words, and that, for me, is most unusual!!! The right to peaceful protest is supposed to be a given in a TRUE democracy - obviously something we don't have here anymore. It's definitely time to re-think the choice of they not think the police should rather concentrate on more serious matters, like security and catching the criminals who are all going to come out of the woodwork when the Olympics are on?? Maybe not though.....bit too much like hard work I suppose!! Let's take the easy road, and forgive us if we bend over backwards to appease the rest of the world! This beggars belief, and I for one will NOT be supporting the London Olympics in any manner or form! I will also NOT be voting for the current administration in the next General Election!

Phyllis P (232)
Wednesday July 29, 2009, 1:50 pm
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