|( 2010s: ) 2018|
Trump's vaunted tax cuts are another gift to the hyperrich
In 2018, the antics of President Trump dominated commercially-controlled media coverage, "sucking the oxygen" from discussion about more weighty topics such as the rollout of universal surveillance and a police state under the guise of the "war on terror". On 5 November 2018, 'Anonymous' published leaked documents from a hithreto unregarded UK charity named the Integrity Initiative, which was to expose it, and its parent group the Institute for Statecraft as UK deep state run propaganda outfits focussed on promoting Russophobia.
UK Deep state exposure
The UK government lost a seven-month legal battle and were forced to admit that MI5 operatives were allowed to participate in crimes. After being legally required to publish the document, they posted a barely legible copy online on 1st March.
Integrity Initiative leak
2018 saw 3 leaks by 'Anonymous' of material from the Integrity Initiative, followed by another one on 5 January 2019, which lead the group to shut its doors. It was exposed as part of the Deep state's "fake news" effort - pretending to be exposing Russian propaganda while actually engaging in Russophobic propaganda.
Australia lead the way amongst Western "democracies" in rolling back civil liberties about privacy. In December it passed laws which claim the right to compel both "local and international providers -- including overseas communication giants such as Facebook and WhatsApp -- to remove electronic protections, conceal covert operations by government agencies, and help with access to devices or services."
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If the 2017 moves towards internet censorship continue, 2018 will be a year of expanded internet censorship and continued mass surveillance, amid talk of "fake news", "hate speech", "hate groups" and the online "radicalisation" of vulnerable people through exposure "extremist" material (including "non-violent extremism", which is likely to be included in legislation passed to try to stifle free speech). YouTube has been increasingly aggressive in closing down channels which breach its guidelines, closing down channels with hundreds of videos at a stroke.
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CPU Design Flaws
In early January, a range of flaws were revealed, including 2 problems with the design (not the implementation) of both Intel and AMD CPUs going back around 20 years. They reportedly have great potential for exploitation to compromise data security.
In UK, the NHS is predicted to delay over 50,000 operations as funding and resources are throttled, in USA trumps budget reduced funding for the EPA while prioritising the MICC and other big businesses.
|Brexit||March 2017 - 2019|
|Saratov Airlines Flight 6W703||11 February 2018|
|Skripal Affair||4 March 2018|
|2018 Gaza Massacre||30 March 2018 - 15 May 2018|
|Douma attack||7 April 2018|
|2018 Brussels DisinfoLab||11 April 2018 08:30:00 - 11 April 2018 13:30:00|
|Bilderberg/2018||7 June 2018 - 10 June 2018|
|Cold War Then and Now?||13 October 2018 09:30:00 - 13 October 2018 16:30:00|
|Independent Office for Police Conduct||8 January 2018 - Present|
|Yellow vests movement||17 November 2018 - Present|
|The Deep State Blog||June 2018 - Present||http://deepstateblog.org|
A Group that was Wound Up
|"Independent Police Complaints Commission"||April 2004 - 8 January 2018|
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