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Authoritarianism Keeps Surging In Western "Free Democracies"

• by Caitlin J

Let's dig in.

1. Grayzone reporter detained by British counter-terrorism police for doing journalism.

The Grayzone's Kit Klarenberg was detained by "six anonymous plainclothes counter-terror officers" who "grilled him for over five hours about his reporting" upon returning to Britain on the 17th of May, according to a new report by Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal.

Blumenthal reports that Klarenberg was asked many questions about The Grayzone and his work with the independent outlet, saying police "seized the journalist's electronic devices and SD cards, fingerprinted him, took DNA swabs, and photographed him intensively," threatening him with arrest if he didn't comply.

Blumenthal writes that the police action was likely a retaliation for Klarenberg's reporting for the outlet, which has angered British officials and establishment media figures with the inconvenient information it has reported about their behavior: