A New World Order is emerging …
– President Obama’s New World Order: ‘We have to shape an international order that can meet the challenges of our generation’
– President Dmitry Medvedev Calls For ‘New World Economic Order’
– ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet calls for ‘Global Governance’ at the Council on Foreign Relations
– EU Draws Up Plans For Single ‘Economic Government’
– Gordon Brown Praises New World Order (19 Feb 2010)
– Gordon Brown On Saddam Hussein: ‘This New World Order That We Were Trying To Create Was Being Put At Risk’
… and we have to stop it NOW.
Russia to introduce ‘draconian’ Minority Report-style law
Russian police arrest a political opposition activist at a rally in Moscow. (AFP)
Russian citizens can be issued official warnings about crimes that they have not yet committed under powers granted to the security services today.
President Dmitry Medvedev signed off on a new law giving the FSB, the successor agency to the KGB, the right to caution people suspected of preparing acts of extremism, or to jail them for obstructing the agency’s work.
The powers appear similar to those enjoyed by Precrime, the police unit in the 2002 Hollywood film Minority Report. “This is a draconian law reminiscent of our repressive past,” said Boris Nemtsov, a leader of the Solidarity opposition movement.
Rights activists had hoped Medvedev would rein in the security services, after his predecessor, Vladimir Putin, a former KGB colonel, stuffed his administration with hawkish veterans. The Kremlin’s tough stance comes against the backdrop of a disparate but emergent civil movement protesting against corruption and authoritarian government.
Under the new provisions, the FSB will be able to echo Soviet practices. The punishment for ignoring a warning was unclear, but 15-day jail sentences are envisaged for “obstructing an FSB officer’s duties”. Sergei Ivanenko, a leader of the Yabloko party, called it “the law of a police state”. He said: “If such a law exists in a democratic country then it is limited by a very powerful system of civil, public and parliamentary control. In our conditions it will mean absolute power for the security services.”
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