Direct Democracy proposal for Defence
In 2010, we published information about censorship, spying and Prism but, no action was taken against us because the US and UK governments didn't want to acknowledge its existence and, because they couldn't prove that we broke any laws in how we obtained our information about it. However, our information was later confirmed through Edward Snowden's revelations in 2013.
The potential threats to UK security are changing dramatically as the world heads towards political and financial globalisation and, as other civilisations feel more threatened by our foreign policy and adopt new methods of attack. The People's Administration believes that it is less likely that the UK will face a military attack from any country [as was the case during the Cold War] and that any potential threat is more and more likely to come in the form of terrorism.
We also believe that future potential attacks from other regimes or organisations of any nature [including corporates] will come in the form of cyber attacks. As we become more and more dependent upon the Internet, we become more vulnerable socially, economically and personally and so we feel that this is an area that requires the installation of defence mechanisms.
Our financial institutions are utilising the Internet more and more which although brings massive benefits, also brings weaknesses as our financial systems become more vulnerable. Our political institutions are utilising the Internet more and more which although brings massive benefits, also brings weaknesses as our social systems become more vulnerable.
PA direct democracy video: Cyber attacks as dangerous as WMDs
PA direct democracy video: Google chairman warns of cyber horror
PA direct democracy video: What you've already told the world - must see!
PA direct democracy video: Assange confirms PA cyber fears - 13 years later!
PA direct democracy video: Everyone in US under FULL virtual surveillance
PA direct democracy video: PA cyber warfare forecast confirmed - 2 years later!
In our opinion, by letting foreign governments [such as the US] have unaccountable access to all domestic UK digital communications, the UK government has already left us all vulnerable to unforeseen future attacks that could be formulating at this very moment. Even if this data is collected with the best of intentions, where is our guarantee that this data can never be used against us by people and organisations other than those who collect it?
PA direct democracy video: EU shocked by unaccountable US surveillance
PA direct democracy video: Obama backs massive NSA civil spy strategy
PA direct democracy video: US Gov. harvests millions of phone call records
PA direct democracy video: NSA spying already happening in UK
By not monitoring, vetting or restricting the data that foreign governments are able to legally collect regarding UK citizens, The UK government has put itself and all UK citizens in a place of complete vulnerability, as the government has no idea themselves of the data that has been collected or even why it has been collected.
To give a real example; the People's Administration voter website itself could quite easily become a target for potential attack by those in any country who oppose majority expression, self-rule and direct democracy. In our opinion, it is not right that anyone should know of how UK citizens vote on policies and this should remain anonymous to anyone - even the People's Administration. In defence of such an attack, we have designed the public voter website to be able to run without having to obtain or store any personal voter data at all. All votes cast on any policies will be collected and manually transferred on a daily basis from the on-line server to an off-line database which is not connected to any network [a stand-alone network], where all votes will be tallied for use in policies implementation.
We do not believe that any of the current political parties are paying any serious regards to any aspects of cyber warfare and this may simply be due to the old ways of thinking not being able to fully-grasp the nature of Internet technologies and therefore, its strengths and weaknesses.
In the interests of enhancing protection against potential cyber attacks and enhancing personal privacy for UK citizens, should the People's Administration install direct democracy, we propose with immediate effect, to reverse current government policy and to disallow any agency, government, corporation or organisation of any nature to be able to access any domestic digital communications within the UK without consent.
Should the People's Administration install direct democracy, we also propose that no UK-based organisation [including the People's Administration] be allowed unauthorised access to such data and that to obtain such data, any agency or organisation must first obtain a court order to do so.
The People's Administration believes that all UK citizens should be presumed innocent until found guilty - not the other way around [as in the US] and we aim to protect this notion.
The People's Administration has identified the following potential areas of vulnerability regarding cyber attack threats to the UK. Although we feel that to prioritise them would be naive and generate a weakness in itself, the People's Administration does believe that the major threats come in the form of off-line attacks:
1. Hijacking of systems [military, personal and business]
2. Direct system/network hacks [military, personal and business]
3. Webbot/Webkit/Edos/Ddos attacks ['burning']
1. Current government policy to allow foreign regimes unaccountable access to UK domestic communications
2. Current government policy to out-source census data collection of all UK citizens to Lockhead [US]
3. General government assumption that 100% safeguards are possible
4. Operational legal and political restrictions placed upon high-tech anti-crime and defence units
5. Exposed and accessible fibre optic network cables lying on the sea bed
6. Decommissioning of domestic telephone network servers and exchanges
7. Decommissioning of any of the Internet's 13 global hubs
To enhance both security and the UK economy, the People's Administration believes that all contracts should go only to UK-based and owned software firms. When David Cameron talks of making the UK a world-leader in IT while giving contracts to foreign companies [such as US arms manufacturer Lockhead], he shows in his actions that he has no serious intention of improving our security or our economy.
Voting for direct democracy outside a general election
It is up to us, the people [not the politicians] to use the power that we have always had, to choose to implement direct democracy as soon as possible.
This is not a protest campaign.
In accordance with Magna Carta Article 61 and with UN UDHR Article 21 and with all democratic principals up-held by the UN [which the UK is signed-up to], the People's Administration's Direct Democracy Twitter blog is a UN-sanctioned and legally recognised voting format for UK reform to direct democracy - even outside a general election.
Vote legitimately for a peaceful and structured UK reform to direct democracy now simply by following the People's Administration's Direct Democracy Twitter blog and when numbers reach a point of critical mass, we'll do the rest.
The People's Administration's constitution for reform to direct democracy and our voting protocols for implementing direct democracy have both been accepted by the UK Electoral Commission and the UN as legitimate. In a general election, the People's Administration DOES NOT have to field candidates to secure your vote on the ballot paper. Outside a general election, you can vote for a legitimate reform to direct democracy now by following @self_rule