Mike Harris

Mike Harris is the Campaign Director of Don't Spy On Us

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Theresa May doesn’t get it - banning ideas we don’t like is to suggest that we are frightened of them

There is nothing more British than tolerating the intolerant

Julian Assange holds a press conference at the Ecuadorian Embassy about his possible imminent departure

America might be waging a war on whistleblowers, but Julian Assange is still a prisoner of his own ego

His refusal to go to Sweden is unacceptable — he is not above the law

The legal definition of terrorism threatens to criminalise us all

The cumulative effect of our anti-terror legislation is deeply problematic

The Government is rushing through an emergency law to allow the state to retain personal data held by internet and telephone companies

Don't call this the surveillance status quo – it's a cross-party stitch-up

Instead of debate, we've had the usual scare tactics

Legal experts warn that Julian Assange walk free while the Government deals with EU formalities

Protect whistleblowers, or you open the door to people like Julian Assange

Whistleblowers aren’t going to go away. Neither should we desire them to

Corporations like ATOS don’t have feelings – why should they be able to sue for libel?

Major companies have alternatives to litigation. With PR teams and big advertising budgets they can easily counter false claims or unfair criticism.

Letter: Nazis in Paris

Sir: In the photo caption accompanying your article "Church repents over wartime silence" (1 October), the writer refers to "Polish concentration camps". I believe that it means German concentration camps in Poland. This is not just a matter of semantics. We would not be happy if a wartime German camp in the Channel Islands was referred to as a "British camp".
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