Oh great a subversion law and the US get to hammer everyone in the whole of Europe senseless...
@“acts of a person that ... are ... dangerous to human life or create a risk of damage to property ... and are reasonably believed to be committed with the aim of ... coercing a government to act or abstain from acting”.
Ok so saying for example, "Here's £500 to buy protest banners against the government proposal for acts XYZ, meet in Hyde Park on Saturday" ... saying this is now more than enough to fulfill all criteria of this agreement. After all protests can "accidentally" lead to deaths (just ask Ian Tomlinson's family!) plus protests are against a government. This deal is literally turning legal protest into a way to hunt down and punish people for terrorist subversion against our rich and powerful overlords!
FFS! ... why don't they just blind fold all of us, up against a wall and then get it over with!
Plus hunting down terrorist subversives is one step away from treason law! i.e. "treason is the crime that covers some of the more serious acts of betrayal of one's sovereign or nation". Our rich and powerful overlords must be loving this deal, its a wet dream come true for them!
@"Thus, the Agreement has the potential to transform law-abiding" ... "industrial disputes into “terrorists”"
It looks like our arrogant overlords are determined to trigger a full scale revolution against their ever increasingly repressive rule over us all. The more they clamp down and seek to control us all, the more people they will force into increasing anger against them. How much of the public are they planning on pissing off before the whole of society can take no more! ... Reading the news these days is like watching a horrific disaster film in slow motion!
This agreement will allow the government to hunt down protesters. Yet without the *freedom* to allow protests against any government (and for protesters to then be free to highlight mistakes made by that government) then that government ends up getting away with whatever it wants without ever having to listen to anyone. With a law that allows them to hunt down and punish protesters as terrorists!, we then take a massive step towards an outright totalitarian state.
@“I am sure that the intent of this Draft Agreement is currently not to do this “
Yeah right and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (starting on 9th February 2000 – i.e. note, before 9/11) wasn't intended to allow the state to spy on school catchment area allocation and rubbish dumpers!, but once RIPA was law, “its the law” ((tm) Judge Dredd style) and then people who want to use the law to control (which is why the law is the law) then use the power of the law, to the fullest extent of the law. So this new agreement will be abused, because its written into law!
Great so now our Police State gets a way to hunt down, punish and so silence subversion as if they are terrorists, which is one step from treason!, but oh we can trust them not to use that law, yes right like every other law they have brought in and then abused.
Plus how the hell is the EU so fucking stupid that it cannot see the huge industrial espionage implications of this one sided law. Or far more likely, we have some EU representatives who are criminally corrupt enough to be allowing this into law in return for some big bribes. The US will use spying on EU business transactions to then allow US businesses to undercut future deals. There is absolutely no doubt in that, because the US has been *caught* doing that before!
This agreement is literally sociopathic!
We need a massive criminal investigation now, looking into who is behind this one sided twisted deal, to workout who on the EU side is guilty of literally treason against us all and then throw them in jail before this nightmare is allowed to get any worse.