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Earlier this month it emerged that the FBI had been remotely activating a mobile phone's microphone and using it to eavesdrop on nearby conversations. The surveillance technique, which "functioned whether the phone was powered on or off." came to light as a result of a ruling by U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan on the legality of the "roving bug". It had been approved by U.S. Department of Justice officials for use against members of a New York organized crime family who were wary of conventional surveillance techniques such as tailing a suspect or wiretapping. Cell phones owned by two alleged mobsters, John Ardito and his attorney Peter Peluso, were used by the FBI to listen in on nearby conversations.
The basic principle of a lock-on is to lock yourself onto something so that you cannot be easily physically removed. That something can be another person or something fixed. The best way is with a climbing carabina and a chain or rope around your wrist. The important thing is to make it very difficult for the police or whoever to cut your lock-on off. Thats where the fun part comes in, covering that lock-on to make it very difficult to get to, thus delaying the authorities and making your blockade as successful as possible. They will possibly have access to specialist equipment.
ID cards, injunctions, CCTV with voice activated alerts, national license plate monitoring, face recognition, directional microphones, network profiling, DNA databases, keylogging, phone taping, bugging and tracking, these are just some of the tools of repression being used against those battling to save the world from total domination and destruction.
What can we do to support and encourage radical action against climate chaos?
One of the follow-up meetings after the climate camp focused on what we can best do to support action taking place on climate change. There will be another in Manchester on Dec 14th.
The Earth First Gathering 2007 is well into the planning stage.
Make space in your diary now: 18th - 22nd July 2007, somewhere in Norfolk. Please circulate this information widely.
If you want to get involved contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yesterday four hunt saboteurs were arrested under section 5 of the Public Order Act, as they followed a beagle pack near Chipping Sodbury, just outside Bristol.
Yesterday Bristol and Bath hunt sabs paid a visit to a beagle pack just outside Chipping Sodbury. The groups followed a tip-off from a League Against Cruel Sports hunt monitor that the hunt were still illegally hunting hares.
Hi folks,latest update from radford mill farm is that despite repeated attempts at negotiation with Richard Fox, the landlord, we have been forced by his behaviour to occupy the farm on a squatting basis. We were trying to negotiate a new wave of help for the place and save it as an organic farm and eco project.
Housing project in Cornwall targeted by protesters against urban sprawl
Last night a site of housing development in Helston was targeted by a group of concerned citizens.
Locks on a digger were glued and slogans sprayed over the windows.