New Statewatch Report – Arming Big Brother

Arming Big Brother: new research reveals the true costs of Europe’s
security-industrial complex

The European Union is preparing to spend up to 1 billion Euro per year on new
‘research’ into surveillance and control technologies, according to Arming
Big Brother, a new report by the Transnational Institute (TNI) and
Statewatch.

„Arms industry lobbying is leading to the creation of a powerful new
internal security-industrial complex” says Ben Hayes, author of the report.

Arming Big Brother lifts the lid on the secretive committees and arms
industry lobbying that led to the creation of the European Security Research
Programme (ESRP).
„The EU is basically funding the diversification of the “military-industrial
complex‚ into the highly profitable internal security field” said Hayes.

„The militarisation of policing and border controls will not prevent crime
or terrorism” said Hayes, „it does nothing to address “root causes‚ while
posing a massive threat to civil liberties”.

Press release
Five page Summary
Copy of full report (pdf)

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