June 28, 2015
ASIO can now assassinate activists and get away with it
|ASIO powers allow them to assassinate activists and prosecute anyone who talks about it, including the media.|
As an activist, you may just one day end up on a watch-list, or, you may even encounter a visit by ASIO officers, What does this mean for you? Do you have any rights? ASIO powers allow them to assassinate activists and prosecute anyone who talks about it, including the media. no… this is not a joke or a conspiracy, keep reading.
|Prime Minister Tony Abbott receiving an update on the security situation in Muslim majority neighbourhoods from ASIO chief Duncan Lewis.|
ASIO has special powers when investigating alleged ‘Terrorist activities’.
This can include:
- the compulsory questioning of suspects.
- the indefinite detention of suspects by the Australian Federal Police, and their subsequent interrogation by ASIO officers.
- frisk or strip search of suspects by AFP officers upon their detainment.
- the seizure of passports.
- the prevention of suspects leaving Australia.
Keep in mind that being “alleged” or “suspected of” certain activities does not require any proof that needs to be disclosed in court, having the capacity to mount criminal activities, or when it is said to be the case, but not proven, you could find yourself in a very unpleasant situation. Brett Walker, The former independent national security legislation monitor, said he had grave concerns the new laws would give ASIO, and its foreign arm, the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, too much power and could allow illegal activities conducted by officers to go unreported. A terrorism offence may be committed by merely possessing an item, piece of intelligence or through association, in connection with engagement in a terrorist act., , .
Deputy Greens leader Adam Bandt said Mr Walker’s concerns were worrying.
|Federal Police spying on protesting Activists in Brisbane, back in 2013 for the ‘march against Monsanto’.|
According to Fitzroy Legal Service Inc. It is likely that in the ‘war on terror’, public debate and media coverage will be manipulated to suggest that activist groups are potential or actual terrorists. In 2001 in America, the FBI listed numerous non-violent, citizen based activist organisations and networks, including ‘The Animal Liberation Front’ and many global justice networks amongst the ‘Threats of Terrorism to the United States’. In a May 10 statement before the Senate Committees on Appropriations, Armed Services and Select Committee on Intelligence, FBI director Louis Freeh listed these groups as a ‘potential threat’ to the United States along with assorted terrorists from Egypt and Lebanon. The list also included “extreme fringes of animal rights, environmental, anti-nuclear, and other political and social movements”
In part, the FBI report reads:
Are we seeing a trend here? Regardless, the impact of these “counter-terror” laws may go beyond the scope of ASIO’s legal powers and because nobody can talk about it, nothing can be done. However, as an Australian citizen you still have rights, The Parliamentary Library website has a special section on Current Issues devoted to these proposals with frequent updates and links to different resources.
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