28 March 2012
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on freedom and democracy
an analysis of the effects on civil liberties and democratic culture in the EU
by Tony Bunyan
Statewatch editor, Tony Bunyan, has written a 5,000 words essay on the effects of measures taken in the European Union since 11 September 2001.
The "war on terrorism" has turned into an ongoing "war on freedom and democracy" which is now setting new norms - where accountability, scrutiny and human rights protections are luxuries to be curtailed or discarded in defence of "democracy".
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