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  • Named persons: spies in the family home

    06/27/2014 9:57:49 AM PDT · by D_Idaho · 12 replies
    Spiked ^ | June 25, 2014 | Josie Appleton
    Those concerned about state surveillance and intervention should direct their sights less to CIA bunkers, than to Edinburgh, and specifically to the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act. This act – one of the most significant of the past decade – will mean the state appointment of a ‘named person’ for every child, from birth to the age of 18. These have been dubbed ‘state guardians’, which is not a bad description of their role. They are not practicing a particular profession or service, such as education or healthcare, but instead will have a general interest in the ‘wellbeing’ of...
  • Mystery clouds deadly clash in western China with 'suspected terrorists'

    04/24/2013 12:30:14 PM PDT · by D_Idaho · 6 replies
    Christian Science MOnitor ^ | April 24, 2013 | Peter Ford
    Mystery surrounds official Chinese reports Wednesday of a violent clash between “suspected terrorists” and the authorities in the restive Muslim province of Xinjiang yesterday that left 21 people dead, including 15 officials. According to a statement on the provincial government website, a group “planning to conduct violent terrorist activities” armed with knives seized three local officials who had surprised them in a house near the city of Kashgar