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Declassified UK: London’s Counter Terror Expo – a hotbed of pro-Israel paranoia

At the Counter-Terror Expo in Docklands London, security and defence salespeople boasted about Prevent’s “early intervention successes” and arrests of protestors amid pro-Israeli “paranoia”. Matt Broomfield writes about how the security industry is reaping profit from pro-Palestine protests. Britain’s largest gathering of counter-terrorism experts assembled in London last month to discuss what one police chief called “legal but harmful protest” following Israel’s war on Gaza. Inside a cavernous Docklands conference hall, companies at the Counter Terror Expo displayed gas mask-clad dummies and crowd control systems as enthusiastic AI reps promised revolutionary advances in surveillance. Tools for hacking phones with “brute force”, monitoring someone’s emotional state based on their social media and rapidly digesting the contents of an “acquired” computer were all up for sale. When delegates weren’t browsing spyware or sipping craft beer with a £12 “world food” meal deal, they could listen to the security industry’s leading lights. These […]