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  1. NeoConOpticon

    • Ben Hayes
    28 September 2009
    Report

    Are we turning a blind eye to a new kind of arms race? One in which all the weapons are pointing inwards? This report reveals the extent to which Europe’s largest defence and IT contractors are benefiting from a €1.4 billion EU “security research” programme.

     
  2. Interview: Neoconopticon report

    Ben Hayes
    28 September 2009
    The lack of debate on EU's emerging policies on security is not just about "sleepwalking into a surveillance society”, it is also turning a blind eye to the start of a new kind of arms race, one in which all the weapons are pointing inwards.
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    The Neoconopticon

    25 September 2009
    In the media
    Statewatch has, in conjunction with the Transnational Institute, issued a report on the new arms race. The guns in this new arms race are pointing inwards at societies instead at outside at potential threats.
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    NeoConOpticon – new report on Europe’s ‘security research’ sector

    25 September 2009
    In the media
    The NeoConOpticon report, published by the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Statewatch, is probably the most significant independent assessment of Europe’s emerging “security research” sector to date.
  5. NeoConOpticon - The EU Security-Industrial Complex by Ben Hayes

    Ben Hayes
    25 September 2009
    In the media

    Despite the often benign intent behind collaborative European ‘research’ into integrated land, air, maritime, space and cyber-surveillance systems, the EU’s security and R&D policy is coalescing around a high-tech blueprint for a new kind of security.

  6. The Secure and the Dispossessed: Challenging the militarisation of climate change

    01 December 2015 - Event

    "What if government and corporate elites have given up on stopping climate change and prefer to try to manage its consequences instead? As historic UN climate talks begin in Paris, this event will examine issues raised by a new book, The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the Military and Corporations are Shaping a Climate-Changed World.

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    Digital.Leben

    Michael Fiedler
    07 October 2009
    In the media
    Michael Fiedler hat mit dem Autor Ben Hayes gesprochen. Der Titel "NeoConOpticon" hat seinen Ursprung übrigens in der Idee des Panopticon.
  8. The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the military and corporations are shaping a climate-changed world

    25 November 2015 - Event

    What if government and corporate elites have given up on stopping climate change and prefer to try to manage its consequences instead? In the week before the UN climate talks in Paris, this event will examine issues raised by a new
    book, The Secure and the Dispossessed: How the Military and Corporations are Shaping a Climate-Changed World.

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    The E.U. as a surveillance society

    Anthony Barnett
    23 November 2009
    In the media

    For the first time the EU-wide moves towards a surveillance society and a database state are set out in all their appalling glory.

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    The EU security-industrial complex

    Frances Webber
    26 November 2009
    In the media

    This report is an indispensable reference manual on the threats posed to citizens by the convergence of neo-con ideology, power and technology in the name of national security.

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    EU countries trading in tools of torture

    Statewatch
    23 April 2010
    Article

    European companies are participating in the global trade in types of equipment widely used in torture or other ill-treatment.

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    Big business and security

    Ben Hayes
    28 September 2009
    Article
    In its haste to cash-in on the security boom, the EU has outsourced its research agenda to corporate self-interest.
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    Defence industry dominates EU’s security research programme

    25 September 2009
    Press release
    The NeoConOpticon report, released by the Transnational Institute (TNI) and Statewatch, reveals the extent to which Europe’s largest defence and IT contractors are benefiting from a €1.4 billion EU “security research” programme that has the explicit aim of fostering a European Homeland Security industry to compete globally with the USA in a fast growing market.
  14. Profiteers of the occupation of Palestine should be excluded from the ESRP

    Ben Hayes
    10 November 2010
    Article

    Quakers call for an end to participation of Israeli companies “that profit from the occupation of Palestine” in EU security research programme

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  16. About War and Pacification

    29 September 2009

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    In de EU is snel lopen verdacht, een koude neus ook

    Wilmer Heck
    15 October 2009
    In the media
  18. Ben Hayes

    Profile
    Fellow

    Ben Hayes is a TNI fellow and an independent researcher and consultant on security policies, counter-terrorism, border control and data protection. He has worked with the civil liberties organisation Statewatch in the UK since 1996,  and also consulted for the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights, the UN High Commission for Refugees, Cordaid, the Heinrich Boll Foundation,...

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    Corporations in the driving seat and winning big from EU’s security research agenda

    25 August 2017
    Press release

    Transnational corporations are winning millions of euros of public research funds to develop ever more intrusive surveillance and snooping technologies, a new report by Statewatch and the Transnational Institute reveals today.

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    EU to monitor deviant behaviour in fight against terrorism

    Wilmer Heck
    20 October 2009
    In the media

    The EU is funding ambitious programmes to monitor human behaviour in the fight against crime and terrorism. Some people are afraid this will turn us all into suspects.

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