They could plug in your wire whenever they wanted to.

20. Thought Police & Snitches

Nothing is efficient in Oceania except the Thought Police....A Party member lives from birth to death under the eye of the Thought Police. Even when he is alone he can never be sure that he is alone. Wherever he may be, asleep or awake, working or resting, in his bath or in bed, he can be inspected without warning and without knowing that he is being inspected. Nothing that he does is indifferent. His friendships, his relaxations, his behaviour towards his wife and children, the expression of his face when is alone, the words he mutters in sleep, even the characteristic movements of his body, are all jealously scrutinized. Not only any actual misdemeanour, but any eccentricity, however small, any change of habits, any nervous mannerism that could possibly be the symptom of an inner struggle, is certain to be detected. He has no freedom of choice in any direction whatever. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside you skull.

The person in the next table could be a spy of the Thought Police.

There was no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever they wanted to. You had to live - did live, from habit that became instinct - in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness every movement scrutinized. ...The most deadly danger of all was talking in your sleep. There was no way of guarding against that, so far as he could see.

Thoughtcrime was not a thing that could be concealed forever. You might dodge successfully for awhile, even for years, but sooner or later they were bound to get you.

Nearly all children nowadays were horrible. By the rubbish that was dinned into them at school and in the Spies and Youth Leaque, by lectures, parades, songs, slogans, and martial music, the natural feeling had been driven out of them... They were systematically turned into ungovernable little savages, and yet this produced in them no tendency whatever to rebel against the discipline of the Party... All their ferocity was turned outwards, against the enemies of the State, against foreigners, traitors, saboteurs, thought-criminals.

They were systematically turned against their parents and taught to spy on them and report their deviations. The family had become in effect an extension of the Thought Police. It was a device by means of which everyone could be surrounded night and day by informers who knew him intimately.

It was almost normal for people over thirty to be frightened of their own children. And with good reason, for hardly a week passed in which The Times did not carry a paragraph describing how some eavesdropping little sneak - 'child hero' was the phrase generally used - had overheard some compromising remark and denounced its parents to the Thought Police.

It was always at night - the arrests invariably happened at night. The sudden jerk out of sleep, the rough hand shaking your shoulder, the lights glaring in your eyes, the ring of hard faces round the bed. In the vast majority of cases there was no trial, no report of the arrest. People simply disappeared, always during the night. Your name was removed from the registers. Every record of everything you had ever done was wiped out, your one-time existence was denied and then forgotten. You were abolished, annihilated: vaporized was the usual word.

It was unusual for political offenders to be put on trial or even publicly denounced. The great purges involving thousands of people, with public trials of traitors and thought-criminals who made abject confession of their crimes and were afterwards executed, were special show-pieces not occurring oftener than once in a couple of years. More commonly, people who had incurred the displeasure of the Party simply disappeared and were never heard of again. One never had the smallest clue as to what had happened to them. The only real clue lay in the words 'refs unpersons', which indicated that the person was dead. He did not exist: he had never existed. Perhaps thirty people personally known to Winston, not counting his parents, had disappeared at one time or another. Very occasionally some person whom you had believed dead long since would make a ghostly reappearance at some public trial where he would implicate hundreds of others by his testimony before vanishing, this time for ever.

The proper thing was to kill yourself before they got you. Undoubtedly some people did so. But it needed desperate courage to kill yourself in a world where firearms, or any quick and certain poison, were completely unprocurable.


Teacher fired over 'Animal Farm' book (play-acted violence with student). Fox, Mar 11, 2008

Google streetmaps raise privacy concerns (users can view, zoom-in, pinpoint). NationalPost, Sep 12, 2007

SURVEILLANCE STORIES WANTED (for documentary film). Sep 11, 2007

Orwell was a paranoid rebel (Soviet & British secret police *were* watching him) & MI5 confused by Orwell's politics (did not believe he was a mainstream communist) & Orwell right - Big Brother was watching (amid concerns he was a member of the communist movement). Guardian/BBC/Age, Sep 5, 2007. Go to ORWELL NOT COMMIE, DUH & TEMPTED TO VISIT ORWELL & 3.Surveillance & 22.Thought Police

Top cop says Britain "Orwellian" society (doesn't want to live in a country with surveillance on every corner) & Health fear over airport scanners (show passengers' naked bodies) & Flying saucer police spy helicopter (CCTV cameras record from 500m). SydneyMH/ThisLondon May 20, 2007

USA university shooting kills 33 (alleged shooter kills self) & How can schools keep students safe? (build elaborate 'security' systems). BBC, Apr 17, 2007. Go to SCHOOLS LIKE PRISONS

Only 1 in 40 cops respond to calls (don't target crime hotspots). DailyExpress, Mar 31, 2007. Go to POLICE NEW NO-SHOW NOW

UK peers slam school fingerprinting (kids victimized who don't comply). BBC, Mar 30, 2007. Go to FINGERPRINTING FUTURE FIRST

Big Brother is shouting at you (loudspeakers on cameras in city; in residential areas next). DailyMail, Sep 18, 2006

Computers set to read our minds (by analysing facial expressions). BBC, Jun 26, 2006

RFID meets Orwell's telescreen (real-time location system - RTLS tracks human beings to within 12 inches & beams 3-D map to computer screens). FreeMarketNews, Jun 2, 2006

School with 250 CCTV cameras (in classrooms-corridors-staircases-labs-activity rooms-staff rooms-everywhere). CalcuttaTelegraph, Jan 14, 2006

Watching neighbours on CCTV cameras (reporting anti-social behaviour) & Police may kick people out of homes (for anti-social behaviour). BBC & Times, Jan 10, 2006

Britian to monitor EVERY car journey (with facial recognition cameras) & all motorways, main roads, towns, (ports, petrol-stations, supermarkets). Gizmag & Telegraph, Dec 31, 2005

Austria arrests British Holocaust denier (said Auschwitz gas chambers a hoax; Jews died from typhus not gas) & David Irving an acclaimed historian (accused of anti-semitism for saying Jews are enemies of free speech). CBC/BBC, Nov 23, 2005. Go to ORWELL ON ANTI-SEMITISM & ANTI-SEMITISM IN BRITAIN

House OKs switch to digital TV (mandatory by 2009). MediaWatch, Oct 28, 2005

Sheep TV (Americans over 50 watch more TV than any other group)

Technology drives road safety revolution (cops equipped with handheld computer inspect biometric smart card licence). Telegraph, Oct 10, 2005. Go to ANIMAL FARM DOGS & WHO'S BEHIND ROAD CONTROL

RFID chips to track hurricane dead (also used in prisons & jails). News.Com, Sep 26, 2005. Go to RFID VERICHIP MARK OF BEAST

Teen's parents appeal bomb threat (no presumption of innocence, gov't publicly trying youth before trial & stirring nationalist sentiment). CBC News, Jun 15, 2005 & Canada teen convicted in bomb plot (unwitting victim of zero-tolerance). Globe & Mail, Jun 15, 2005. Go to TERROR BILL & SCHOOLS LIKE PRISONS & CANADIAN TEEN DINGO BAIT

Patients get 999 chip implants (computer in body allows medics to take control from miles away). Times, Jun 12, 2005

Toddlers targeted as criminals (after-hours school for 4-14 run by private & voluntary groups trained to spot children at risk). Times, Jun 12, 2005

40,000 police & army circle Baghdad (675 checkpoints at 23 entry-points 24 hours a day). AP Fort Wayne, May 27, 2005. Go to IRAQ HELL BAGHDAD BRACELET

Warning on spread of state surveillance ("globally interoperable biometric passport"; governments share information on race, political opinions, religious beliefs, health & sex life of individuals). Guardian, Apr 21, 2005

INDIVIDUAL A THREAT TO THE PARTY (reader wonders why). Apr 13, 2005

IGNORANCE = FREEDOM LOST (reader asks meaning of phrases: 'slavery is freedom' and 'strength is ignorance'). Mar 25, 2005

ORWELL REVIEWS ZAMYATIN'S "WE" ('Russia refused publication on grounds that it was ideologically undesirable'). Mar 24, 2005

Japan won't release Fischer to Iceland (no visitors, no phone calls, no window). Scotsman, Mar 4, 2005 & Fischer a human tragedy in the making ("history will not judge mightily the USA & Japan over what is happening here"). Mainichi, Mar 4, 2005 & Iceland only nation on planet with guts (to stand up against super-power & defend rights of completely defenceless & completely innocent man). ABC Australia, Mar 4, 2005. Go to BOBBY FISCHER A WINSTON SMITH

HOLOCAUST DENIER DEPORTED ('Canada is a country where dissidents can be imprisoned for years without ever knowing why, just like in Stalin's days'). Canada East, Feb 28, 2005. Go to TERROR BILL IS TERROR & GOLDSTEIN'S CONSPIRACY IN 1984

Bobby Fischer: 'Get Me Out!' (locked in cell most of day; feels dizzy & suffers headaches). Mail & Guardian, Jan 23, 2005 & Petitioning for Bobby Fischer (let him go to Iceland instead of deporting to USA). CBS News, Jan 23, 2005. Go to BOBBY FISCHER A WINSTON SMITH

Copy of 1984 waved in House of Commons (after MPs pass ID cards for UK, saying "don't fear Big Brother"). BBC, Dec 21, 2004. Go to TERROR BILL IS TERROR ('May I see your papers, comrade?')

WHY O'BRIEN WATCHED WINSTON (reader wants to know). Nov 18, 2004

UK unveils anti-social behaviour law (Asbos) (people forced to undergo drug treatment without conviction of criminal offence). BBC, Oct 29, 2004. Go to 21.Crimestop

Cameras to keep watch in Hollywood (at flick of joystick police can pan-tilt-zoom, seeing every inch of a block). LosAngelesTimes, Oct 28, 2004. Go to 3.Surveillance & 2.Big Brother is Watching You

Security under the skin (barcode built into your arm like a DVD tagged in supermarket). BBC, Oct 15, 2004. Go to HUMANS SCANNED LIKE GROCERIES & KISSINGER'S NUMBER IS 666

Brain implants ok'd for depression (19-million Americans suffer sadness-guilt-physical pain-thoughts of suicide-change in appetite or sleeping). SmartMoney, Jun 16, 2004. Go to 14.Experimentation & BRAIN IMPLANTS IN USA & VONEGUT'S HARRISON BERGERON

RFID chipped licence plates in UK (can be read at speeds of 200mph to enforce road tax, insurance, etc). RFID News, Jun 11, 2004. Go to 3.Surveillance

Wal-Mart tests alternative to bar code (RFID tags are tiny chips that when hit with specific radio signal broadcast information stored on them). Globe & Mail, Jun 6, 2004. Go to 3.Surveillance & SCAN-U-RIGHT & RFID

GULLIVER EXPLAINS CONSPIRACIES (workmanship of persons who desire to raise their own characters). Apr 22, 2004. Go to 28.Reality Control

ORWELL'S VOICE & BLUE EYES (wish there was a recording of Orwell's BBC broadcasts). Go to 17.Falsificatin of Past. Mar 28, 2004

Watch your tiny surveillance camera! view kids playroom (from work!) view store/office (from home!) view dogs in yard (from work!) see if boss's car in lot (from home!) view kitchen-is dinner ready? (from work!). Pop Up Ad, Jan 24, 2004. Go to 3.Surveillance & 23.The Proles & BEYOND ORWELL

Snooping industry set to grow (who people call, websites they visit, who they swap email with). BBC, Jan 21, 2004. Go to 3.Surveillance

Mobile phone is spying on you (same as every person in UK wearing electronic tag like convicted criminal). Daily Mirror, Jan 19, 2004. Go to 3.Surveillance & 26.Julia & Rebellion

Cuban librarians sent to prison (for lending out Animal Farm). WorldNetDaily, Jan 14, 2004. Go to COMMUNISM CUBAN STYLE

Interpol widens I-24/7 alert network (world police body opens up its encrypted Internet databases to Red Cross & U.N. organizations). Yahoo! Jan 13, 2004. Go to 2.Big Brother & 5.Pyramidal New World Order

Big Brother Britain, 2004 (without any debate at all UK has highest level of cameras & gov't wants more cops). Independent, Jan 12, 2004. Go to 3.Surveillance ANIMAL FARM DOGS & 18.Newspeak (freedom no longer exists in UK- not even as a concept)

USA Patriot Act 11 secretly expanded (while press frenzied over Saddam on Dec 13, the 11th hour). Wired News, Jan 6, 2004. Go to TERROR BILL IS TERROR

USA to screen Canadians (massive invasion of privacy). Toronto Star, Jan 6, 2004 & JFK's Foreigner Finger Scans ($368-million program named US-VISIT). New York Post, Jan 6, 2004. Go to PINKERTON'S ALL-SEEING EYE

This car can talk (what it says may cause conern). NewYorkTimes, Jan 6, 2003 & Germany toys with Big Brother Technology (traffic cameras to track criminals). Deutsche Welle, Dec 29, 2003. Go to TECHNOLOGIES OF SURVEILLANCE

Your cellphone is keeping tabs (everyone tethered to GPS satellite bouncing off local cell towers). NewYorkTimes, Dec 22, 2003

RFID credit cards end swipe (faster than cash & no fumble factor & interceptable w/o consumer's knowledge). CNN, Dec 13, 2003

Prepare to be scanned (multibiometric systems use finger/face/iris to wipe out privacy for social control). Economist, Dec 13, 2003. Go to EMERGING FROM ASHES OF 9/11

Camera phones fastest selling tech device (take pictures on run & email from phone). WAFF.com, Dec 8, 2003. Go to PREDICTIONS FOR CELL PHONES & BEYOND ORWELL

City installs surveillance system downtown (costs $500,000, includes 87 cameras). Carolina News, Dec 8, 2003. Go to 3.Surveillance & SURVEILLANCE OF AMERICAN CITIES

VERI-CHIP IS THE MARK (man from Veri-chip company on radio talking about its benefits). Calgary AM779, Dec 8, 2003. Go to & CASHLESS SOCIETY

Subdermal RFID chip coming soon (walking around with chip in your arm carrying personal/financial information being scanned without your knowledge). Register, Dec 8, 2003. Go to 20.Thought Police

Your phone can track you down (GPS lets bosses locate employees). Guardian, Dec 7, 2003. Go to 3.Surveillance & PREDICTIONS FOR CELL PHONES

THE SURVEILLANCE CAMERA PLAYERS (coming to video monitor near you). Not Bored, Dec 4, 2003. Go to 3.Surveillance

SNOOPING HELICOPTERS & CAMERAS (what they're all about in response to brilliant question). Dec 4, 2003. Go to 3.Surveillance & ODE TO FRUITLOOPS

Orwellian eyes likes Wheels of Zeus (orgy of privacy-invasive technology used by government & private industry). Wash Times, Nov 27, 2003. Go to 3.Surveillance & TERROR BILL IS TERROR

Strip search scanners will be everywhere (see thru clothes as easily as we can see thru glass) & 16,000 offenders will be tagged (electronically on wrist & ankle for crimes under 6 months jail). Scotsman, Nov 15, 2003. Go to 21.Crimestop & 3.Surveillance

Behaviour-Monitoring Machines ('see you when you're sleeping, know when you're awake'). Tech Review, 11-13, 2003. Go to 3.Surveillance & SANTA CLAUS IS BIG BROTHER (another reason not to shop)

Post Office getting ready to pry (all mail chipped and tracked). Wired, Nov 12, 2003 & The future of airport security (takes your temp, strips you bare). BBC, Nov 12, 2003. Go to 3.Surveillance & TERROR BILL IS TERROR

TV to be completely digitalized (We need to get everybody with the program). Globe & Mail, Nov 11, 2003 & 'Black Box' Big Brother in cars (motorists monitored by own vehicles). Netscape, Nov 11, 2003 & RFID chips track everything we buy (size of grain of sand emits a radio signal) & ID cards for all Britons (or no benefits, NHS or job). BBC, Nov 11, 2003 & Home Office defends 'stop & search' (7,500 drivers & pedestrians pulled over). ThisIsLondon, Nov 11, 2003

Guide to West Bank/Gaza checkpoints (Palestinians pass thru for work-social/family visits-medical treatment). BBC, Nov 5, 2003. Go to 3.Surveillance

USA visitors face new rules (fingerprinted & photographed & biometric chips in passports). USA Today, Nov 3, 2003. Go to TERROR BILL IS TERROR & PINKERTON'S ALL-SEEING EYE

Random roadside drug testing (sucking saliva tube detects cannabis but not heroin, opiats or legal drugs pushed by doctors & cartels). News.com.au, Nov 3, 2003. Go to DRUG WAR & PEACE

RCMP WATCHDOG WARNS CANADIANS (police misusing anti-terrorism powers). National Post, Jul 4, 2003. Go to TERROR BILL IS TERROR & 21.Crimestop & POLICE STATE OF UNION

Teens abused at detention centers (physical & psychological torture makes them docile robots). Guardian, Jul 3, 2003. Go to 27.Goodthink & PAVLOVIAN TEACHING IN BNW & TEEN TORTURE SCHOOLS & SCHOOLS LIKE PRISONS

1/2 million protest in Hong Kong (against law giving cops more power & torch flag of Communist Party). WashPost, Jul 1, 2003. Go to 7.Systems of Thought & TERROR BILL IS TERROR

Cops' message to people of Canada ('Do as you're told & you won't get hurt'). Province, Jul 1, 2003. Go to 37.We Are The Dead & ANIMAL FARM DOGS & CANADA COPS UNLEASHED

Israel running secret jails (blindfolded in black, windowless cells; psychological torture immense). Newsday, Jun 30, 2003. Go to 20.Thought Police & 34.Miniluv (Torture) & 39.Interrogation & Torture

Gates says Orwell's nightmare isn't happening at meeing with VP & Homeland Security head to set up Big Brother technology). Globe & Mail, Jun 26, 2003. Go to 3.Surveillance & 22.Doublethink & 2.Big Brother is Watching You!

Shame Orwell no longer around (cities ringed with CCTV cameras allow private contractors to spy on us). Telegraph, Jun 25, 2003. Go to 3.Surveillance

Bullying goes beyond schoolyard (boys & girls all villians or victims to be monitored). National Post, Jun 20, 2003. Go to 27.Goodthink

Neighbourhood cameras never sleep (residents tape & monitor street to help police get leads). IndyStar, Jun 20, 2003. Go to 3.Surveillance BEYOND ORWELL

JOKE OF THE DAY: PLANTING POTATOES

USA gov't wants more powers (life inprisonment/death penalty for suspected terrorist acts). Yahoo! AP, Jun 5, 2003. Go to 21.Crimestop & TERROR BILL IS TERROR

Kill chips in cars (miss a payment, won't start). Fox News, May 26, 2003

DNA sweep alarms Toronto (state imposed coercion & enormous privacy intrustion). Buffalo News, May 25, 2003. Go to 21.Crimestop

DARPA's LifeLog program (collects everything on everyone). Wired, May 21, 2003. Go to 3.Surveillance & DARPA ALL-SEEING EYE

Pentagon to identify walks (DARPA scans with radar). Guardian, May 19, 2003. Go to 3.Surveillance & DARPA "All-Seeing Eye"

Extent of UK snooping revealed (of public net & phone use). BBC, May 17, 2003. Go to 3.Surveillance

Cops kick down wrong door (throw in stun grenade - woman dies soon after). ABC News, May 17, 2003

Ignition breathalizers in all cars (connected to police station). New Scientist, May 2, 2003. Go to DUI IS DUI

Cop union leader investigated (sent death-threat to journalist for disclosing cop chief facts). Tacoma News, Apr 30, 2003. Go to ANIMAL FARM DOGS

Cops kill man with taser (electric jolt stops heart). Vancouver Prov, Apr 22, 2003 & Taser dem turns shocking (cop knocked-out in fall). Madison.com, Apr 22, 2003. Go to 13.Weapons & ANIMAL FARM DOGS

Zimbabwe torturers on the run (Youth Service camps train teens to beat, rape & kill for gov't). BBC, Apr 17, 2003. Go to 9.Keeping Masses Down

USA expanding DNA database (adding adult arrestees and juvenile offenders). USA Today, Apr 16, 2003. Go to 3.Surveillance & PINKERTONS' ALL-SEEING-EYE

Teens prey to smoke-police (age-defined criminal activity). Edmonton Journal, Apr 1, 2003 & Teens caught in cop sting (enticing and entrapping youth). Florida Ledger, Apr 1, 2003. Go to 20.Thought Police & Snitches & DRUG WAR & PEACE & SCHOOLS LIKE PRISONS

FBI planes watch & listen (track people in cars-homes). Fox News, Mar 15, 2003. Go to 3.Surveillance

UK 'Snooper Charter' has wide powers (expands access to personal details to over 450 UK agencies). Telegraph, Mar 12, 2003. Go to TERROR BILL IS TERROR

Police move into your browser (after domain name forfeiture they pretend they're you). ZDNet, Mar 4, 2003

Offensive opinions a 'thought-crime' (if UK courts get their way). Telegrah, Feb 18, 2003 Go to 18.Newspeak & 21.Crimestop

Secret in-car black-boxes (snitch on driver's activity). Louisville News, Feb 18, 2003. Go to 3.Surveillance

Cops peer down school halls (cameras relay to cruisers). Milwaukee, Feb 17, 2003. Go to 3.Surveillance

USA wants more spying powers (to snoop on innocent citizens). Financial Times, Feb 9, 2003. Go to TERROR BILL IS TERROR

Big Brother's shadow (Canada's Jewish Revenue Minister wants monstrous 6-year data base). Globe & Mail, Jan 31, 2003

UK cops get stun guns (to prevent "suicide by cop"). Telegraph, Jan 30, 2003. Go to ANIMAL FARM DOGS

Cop car camera scans plates (provides owner profile instantenously). Toronto Star, Jan 30, 2003

9-11 laws strip Canada of privacy (why-should-I-worry mentality is intellect level of bumper-sticker). Ottawa Citizen, Jan 29, 2003. Go to 3.Surveillance & TERRORBILL IS TERROR

Infrared eye-in-sky shot down (judge rules it invades privacy). Ottawa Citizen, Jan 28, 2003 & CCTV suicide man wins claim (right of privacy breached). BBC, Jan 28, 2003

Libraries give names to FBI (of patrons internet & book use). St LouisToday, Jan 23, 2003 & TERROR BILL IS TERROR

Finland surveillance all-intrusive (by gov't & private companies "to keep people safe"). Globe & Mail, Jan 19, 2003

No escaping the spy eyes (police operate cameras & watch from station 24/7). Newcastle Sun, Jan 17, 2003. Go to 3.Surveillance

500 quid bounty on drink-drivers (friends-neighbours-workmates-relatives phoning cops to get reward). London Times, Jan 14, 2003

Is someone watching you? (Employers spying on employees inside and outside workplace). Globe & Mail, Jan 10, 2003

Traffic cops traumatize family (blow head off dog for protesting). WorldNetDaily, Jan 4, 2003

Sniper tips used to find firearms (rumours by neighbours bring police). Wash Times, Jan 3, 2002. Go to GUN CONTROL & THE GHOST FROM VALLEY FORGE

'Burning Bush' joke earns prison (bartender overheard & told police). CNN.com, Dec 10, 2002. Go to 38.Cellars

Taking liberties with freedom (Homeland Security & Patriot Act rammed into law). Wired News, Dec 2, 2002. Go to 3.Surveillance & TERRORBILL IS TERROR

Backlash over anti-terror laws (hysteria creating totalitarian regime). Sydney Morning Herald, Nov 27, 2002. Go to ORDER OUT OF CHAOS & TERROR-BILL IS TERROR

Pentagon to track your purchases (database created by DARPA run by Information Awareness Office). Fox News, Nov 2O, 2002. Go to "ALL-SEEING EYE" ON PYRAMID (is the logo of new organization). Go to 30.The Brotherhood

Public to patrol smoking-ban (phone in to snitch-line). Delaware, Nov 18, 2002. Go to DRUG WAR & PEACE

FBI spied on chess king (says holocaust a Jewish lie). Philly, Nov 17, 2002

Another friend defends butler (and says Di was spied on). Daily Mirror, Nov 16, 2002. Go to DIANA FEARED BEING WATCHED

You are a suspect (felon running USA surveillance). NYTimes, Nov 14, 2002. Go to TERROR BILL IS TERROR

Privacy watchdogs slam database (expands state & police powers). Globe & Mail, Nov 13, 2000

Hate crime cops raid 150 homes ('suspected' of homophobia & racism). BBC, Nov 13, 2002. Go to 27.Goodthink & 18.Newspeak

Aussies want Homeland Spies too (police kick-down doors). Sydney MH, Oct 31, 2002

USA wants domestic spy agency (will recruit informers & use bugs & surveillance cameras). London Telegraph, Oct 31, 2002. Go to TERROR-BILL is TERROR

Big Brother becoming reality (cops snoop without warrant). Montreal Gazette, Oct 30

Canada reads peoples' mail (& uses listening devices). Calgary Herald, Oct 21, 2002

Staying safe from snipers (walk briskly in zig-zag pattern). Wash Post, Oct 17, 2002. Go to ORWELL WAS ARMED

Hong Kong anti-subversion law (expressing an opinion "criminalized"). BBC, Sep 24, 2002. Go to 21.Crimestop

Innocent "terrorists" lose jobs (based on emails & publicity). Florida Sentinel, Sep 16, 2002

Canada to track internet use (Police want national database). Financial Post, Aug 30, 2002.

Kids to be implanted with chips (American TV programme promoting it). VNUnet.com, Aug 2, 2002

Saudis block 2,000 websites (internet being constrained worldwide). BBC, Jul 31, 2002

USA creates "Operation TIPS" (aka Turn In People System). FEMA, Jul 2002. Go to 36.Volunteerism

Europol to spy on all emails (secret plan for computers & phones). London Observer, Jun 9, 2002. Go to 3.Surveillance

Critics of gov't get harassed by FBI (surveillance since 9-11 raises privacy fears). CBS News, May 16, 2002. Go to TERRORIST means DISSIDENT

Anti-terror law gives police unfettered power (unprecedented assault on law-abiding citizens). National Post, May 16, 2002. Go to TERRORIST means DISSIDENT

Shoppers pay with fingerprint (women appreciate "Secure Touch"). Houston Chronicle, May 15, 2002

Australian children face strip-search (people can be detained without charge). Sydney Morning Herald, May 1, 2002. Go to TERRORIST = DISSIDENT

Surveillance cameras to predict behaviour (watching how you behave). BBC, May 1, 2002. Go to 3.Surveillance

Walk This Way (technology ID's each person's gait). Technology Review, Apr 28, 2002. Go to 3.Surveillance

LA beaches get camera surveillance (government watching people tan). Washington Post, Apr 28, 2002. Go to 3.Surveillance

Police want to keep watch on sexual predators in BC (plan 10 surveillance teams costing $10-Million). Vancouver Sun, Apr 26, 2002. Go to 21.Crimestop

Interactive TV (telescreen) spies on viewers (from inside your digital set-top box). White Dot Org, Apr 2002

Security cams not OK in Canada? (same as police tailing person 24hrs/day). Wired News, Apr 16, 2002. Go to 3.Surveillance

Satellite surveillance from space (UN Global People Control Program). National Post, Apr 15, 2002. Go to 3.Surveillance and 2.BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU!

Neighbourhood Watch enlisted in terror war (brings together citizens and law enforcement). Washington Post, Mar 7, 2002

Police recruit civilians to be "eyes & ears" (nickname "Rat Patrol" a badge of honour). National Post, Feb 1, 2002. Go to 20.Thought Police & Snitches

Australia's secret police get unprecedented powers (under pretext of combatting terrorism). WorldSocialistWebSite, Dec 30, 2001. Go to TERRORIST=DISSIDENT

A story about eavesdropping neighbours (who listened to next-door's phone calls). National Post, Dec 22, 2001

Police armed for crackdown (new offences, new powers, severe punishment - police can break the law). National Post, Dec 22, 2001

Cops deny taser caused fetus' death (woman zapped with 50,000-volt shock). United Press, Dec 19, 2001

FBI plan to put more agents in Canada. CBC News, Dec 17, 2001.

C-36 may invite Big Brother inside your PC ($37 million to upgrade eavesdropping technology). Toronto Star, Nov 21, 2001

Police and FBI like watching ordinary citizens (they promote and profit from video camera surveillance). Maclean's Magazine, Nov 19, 2001. Go to 3.Surveillance

Police State ('Congress rolled over and played dead'). Insight Mag, Nov 9, 2001. Go to Crimestop and TERRORIST means DISSIDENT

Teachers told not to preach against the war. London Telegraph, Nov 4, 2001.

The war on dissent (Americans are sacrificing the very freedom they are defending), Globe & Mail, Oct 6, 2001.

Federal privacy watchdog says of police video surveillance:'Big Brother is watching'. Vancouver Sun, October 8, 2001.

Anti-terrorism bill to grant police unprecedented eavesdropping powers. Wired News, Oct 1, 2001.

Flood of cheap Afghan heroin on way. London Times, Sep 25, 2001.

Police prefer group hugs to pepper spray. National Post. Sep 6, 2001.

Police to be armed with wallet-sized computers. National Post, Aug 21, 2001.

Police targeting ordinary Canadians. Ottawa Citizen, Aug 18, 2001.

Germany proposes international riot police. Washington Times, Aug 17, 2001.

Toddlers will be frisked at White House egg roll. London Times, April 13, 2001.

Kiddie coke. Globe and Mail, April 7, 2001.

'Shooting gallery' for heroin users gets go-ahead. London Independent, April 6, 2001.

Bill would let lawmen be lawless. Ottawa Citizen, April 6, 2001.

Mugabe bulldozes shanty town opponents. Electronic Telegraph, March 30, 2001.

Orphanage is target of Zimbabwe mob terror. Electronic Telegraph, March 24,2001.

I spy with my little mind. National Post, March 16, 2001.

Jackie Jura
~ an independent researcher monitoring local, national and international events ~

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