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A compendium of stories pointing towards the move towards a totalitarian police state

A compendium of stories pointing towards the move towards a totalitarian police state

Towards a police state in  Anglophone countries: the  totalitarian tiptoe Look at this graph and contrast the Asian countries with Western nations.  We don’t know that Japan, Singapore, Taiwan etc didn’t have a milder strain of the virus but it seems to indcate that they had something right in their response to the virus. There are some really suspicious things going on and I have said before that the rules are being set to discriminate against small businesses (or larger…

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Is New Zealand becoming a police state?

Is New Zealand becoming a police state?

New Zealand becoming police state: Covid-19 lockdown to be taken seriously, but reporting neighbors & abuse of power goes too far Darius Shahtahmasebi RT, 31 March, 2020 New Zealand – the “land of the long white cloud” – has evolved into a police state overnight amid the fallout of Covid-19, with people now being encouraged to dob in fellow Kiwis who flout lockdown rules. While slow to apprehend Covid-19 initially and taking nonsensical measures such as banning travel from Iran…

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Coronavirus: A look at what is happening in Russia

Coronavirus: A look at what is happening in Russia

Russia’s strong quarantine regime This is an article which appeared in RT, written by a NZ-based legal and political analyst. A lot of people have a pretty rose-tinted view of Putin and Russia which, although I support Russia in many regards, especially geopolitically. However, Russia is still a country that has roots in  authoritarianism and is capable of taking strong actions that  sometimes go against human rights. I found the following reports (in Russian) that, although they  had taken early…

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