In Britain the police raids go on as do the arrests which without exception are being carried out under the Terror Act. The latest were on Thursday when six people were arrested in relation to demonstrations in support of Gaza last January.
This is the police state that Blair and now Brown are chiefly responsible for having created where literally anyone who speaks out or protests at government policy is deemed a potential terrorist.
"...Alex Jones has been covering some of this about a new leaked 'lexicon' government document that breaks down society into groups and individual 'terrorist' threats ... this lexicon document intended to be issued to police and law enforcement officers classifies everyone who's not serving government in some sort of state role or capacity as 'potential terrorists'. From people who are technophobes and don't understand new technology, to people who openly 'disagree' with government policy. "
In a Department of Homeland Security document "entitled Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment (PDF link) ... A footnote attached to the report by the Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis defines “rightwing extremism in the United States” as including not just racist or hate groups, but also groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority."
"Controversy over the assessment was heightened earlier this week when another disturbing DHS security document emerged."
"Entitled “Domestic Extremism Lexicon”, it shockingly lists the “alternative media” with other radical extremist groups and implies that people who disagree with the mass media’s version of events are potential domestic terrorists."
Though the DHS reports apply to the US they should be taken into consideration where UK police strategy is concerned. The UK 'War on Terror' is nothing more than a copycat version of what was first instigated by George W. Bush and immediately imitated by Tony Blair.
Although the UK has its own history of encroaching police powers which I have covered elsewhere on this blog and particularly in the article, Edward Thompson and the Growth of Britain's Police State, a pattern of events in the Blair/Brown administration over the last twelve years illustrates how a US-instigated phoney 'War on Terror' provided Blair and his successor Brown to attack British freedoms and to vastly accelerate their country's slide into a police state.
There was a time not long ago when people such as Bush, Blair and Brown would have been denounced and punished as traitors and criminals. Instead they are lauded by a corrupt establishment whose inherent criminal nature they served-out faithfully.
The increasingly oppressive character of the police on both sides of the Atlantic signals the true nature of an Anglo-American fascism masquerading as 'liberal democracy'.