is a naturalized Canadian
born in Romania
. Galalae successfully employed a hunger strike to encourage the Canadian government to regularise his status. While studying in the UK
he stumbled across the government’s Surveillance and censorship program
, and determined to publicise it, gaining him notoriety and (arguably) tacit support from academia
possibly preventing the programme’s Europe
-wide expansion as the Stockholm Programme
. Galalae subsequently challenged the ideological overtones of CONTEST
, a UK Government “counter-radicalization” measure.
His efforts to compel the Council of Europe
to condemn SAC and force UK to compensate all students wronged by the spy program remained unheeded despite a 30-day hunger strike and the legal case he brought against the UK in 2011 at the European Court of Human Rights
(ECHR). His mental health has been questioned by the Canadian government and in February 2012 he fled Canada for the United States, from where he continues his activism and is petitioning governments for political asylum.
In 2014, Galalae carried out a 46 day hunger strike outside the Vatican City to protest depopulation
Galalae was born in Constanta, Romania, son of Dr. Costel Galalae, a physician and political dissident
who was convicted to five years in prison for challenging Caucescu’s government. His mother, Georgeta-Maria Galalae (née Vişan), is a retired school teacher. Costel and Maria have four children and Kevin is their third.
In 1981, Galalae, his twin sister (Irina), his mother, and his older brother (Razvan) traveled to France
, from where they sought political asylum
, settling in Hamburg. Galalae’s younger brother (Daniel) and his father were held back by the communist government for 2 and 6 years respectively before they could be reunited with the family in Germany.
Kevin Galalae immigrated to Canada in 1985, aged 19, became a naturalized Canadian in 1991, and received a scholarship from St. Jerome’s High School in Kitchener, Ontario, where he graduated with the distinction Ontario Scholar in 1986. In the summer of 1987, Galalae engaged in a hunger strike
for seven days in Victoria, to encourage the Canadian government to process his application for landed immigrant status so he could begin his university studies and not have to pay triple tuition fees as a foreign student.
He received a Bachelor of Arts in art history and German studies from the University of Victoria
in British Columbia in 1991 and fulfilled all course requirements for a Master of Arts in architectural history at McGill University
in 1992. Funding for his research in Italy
was withdrawn due to government cuts in higher education and in protest Galalae refused to hand in his thesis on Venetian 15th
century architecture. In the summer of 1989, Galalae studied art and architectural history in Venice on a scholarship awarded by Queen’s University
Exposure of covert Surveillance and censorship program
- Full article: Surveillance and censorship program
While studying political science at Oxford and Leicester universities, Galalae found the academic environment in the UK unsettling. He describes it as being “covertly controlled”. His experience at Oxford led him to create “Freedom in Education”, a fledgling organization concerned with safeguarding freedom of expression and thought in education and with the de-politicization of intellectual discourse. He has so far unsuccessfully tried to establish an admission by the UK authorities of the surveillance and censorship program which he claims was in force in UK.
European Court of Human Rights
On the 1st of March, 2011, Galalae flew to Strasbourg, France, and presented his pleading to the European Court of Human Rights
in person. The case file was designated as application No. 13386/11.
|Kevin Galalae in Strasbourg on day 21 of his hunger strike
On Monday 11 April 2011 Kevin began a 30 day hunger strike in front of the Council of Europe
administrative Building in Strasbourg, in an unsuccessful bid to secure a declaration from the Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr T Hammarberg, that the operation of the SAC system in universities is contrary to the European declaration of Human rights .
- Day 8: File:Kevin Galalae’s hunger strike appeal letter.pdf – Open letter hand delivered to Mr T. Hammarberg.
- Day 15: File:Message from the man outside after 14 days of hunger strike.pdf – Kevin’s second open letter to Commissioner Hammarberg . The link contains a brief extract from the letter which constitutes a good introduction to SAC.
- Day 22: File:Educating the educated.pdf Another message from the Man Outside – Kevin’s third open letter to Commissioner Hammarberg.
- Day 29: More files from Kevin on day 29 of his hunger strike. They are the fruits of long hours of contemplating the actions and behaviour of the ‘Authorities‘ that finally prompted him to embark on the hunger strike in Strasbourg
- Day 30: Kevin abandoned his hunger strike 
Surveillance and censorship program
||This page is the work of evidence from a single source, Kevin Galalae. Evidence from others sources would be most welcome.
Surveillance and censorship program(censorship, mass surveillance)
||2007 – Present
||The UK government’s ‘Surveillance and censorship’ (SAC) program is alleged by Kevin Galalae to be a part of the their CONTEST ‘war on terror’ strategy. He describes it as a project to ‘brainwash the young and the impressionable to hold skewed and hypocritical views in line with the British Government’s foreign and domestic policy objectives’.
SAC is the acronym for a covert surveillance and censorship programme operating in Britain’s higher education institutions since 2007, uncovered and exposed at Oxford and Leicester universities in 2009. SAC works by assigning secret service agents to university programs and courses to act as moles. Disguised as common students they then collaborate with the course tutors to control the debates and to censor students in line with the requirements of CONTEST (The United Kingdom’s Strategy for Countering International Terrorism). They gather information on every student, test the students’ allegiance to the system, assist the course tutors in deflecting and diverting the discussions away from subjects the government deems taboo or when the opinions expressed by students run counter to Britain’s foreign or domestic policies, bully and coerce students into toeing the politically correct line, manufacture consent and, should that fail, provoke students to commit netiquette breaches or simply create an environment so harassing as to cause targeted students to quit their studies of their own accord. The overall effect is to brainwash the young and the impressionable to hold skewed and hypocritical views in line with the British Government’s foreign and domestic policy objectives.
Experience and Dispute with Oxford and Leicester Universities
Galalae summarises his Oxford experience as follows:
The Great Secret and it’s accompanying library of articles and files, document the existence of a covert surveillance and censorship (SAC) program in British higher education institutions, how it was uncovered at Oxford and Leicester universities, how it operates, and the ongoing international cover-up to prevent it from being exposed to the general public.
I am releasing all my evidence and data pertaining to SAC, to the general public for the following reasons:
- To ensure that other students will not have to suffer the indignity of being treated as second class citizens and the sense of alienation and persecution I felt when my right to free speech, thought and conscience were infringed while attending university.
- To give other victimised students who find themselves in a similar position the ability to use my case as a reference when lodging complaints against their universities with the Office of the Independent Adjudicator or an international authority.
- To empower Britain’s beleaguered students with leverage against their government so they may negotiate funding for education from a position of strength – the implication being that if their government has enough money for spying on and censoring them then it must have enough money to properly fund education. If not then its priorities are wrong.
- To hold the UK government accountable, the EU, and the European governments that have signed on to implement SAC through the Stockholm Programme so they will think twice before surreptitiously violating international laws and betraying the civil and privacy rights of their citizens in covert, underhanded and extrajudicial ways.
- To ensure that secret service agencies are once again subordinated to proper civilian oversight or, better yet, deprived of the right to hold surveillance and censorship powers over the citizens of the free world.
- To prevent the destruction of the evidence pertaining to SAC through cyber attacks.
I consider WikiSpooks
a safe repository for the data I have collected on SAC, which needs to be sheltered and accessible in perpetuity. My personal computers have been attacked and disabled three times by, I assume, Britain’s intelligence agencies. Had I not stored the data on external hard drives I would have lost all the evidence I had collected.
Articles and Files pertaining to Kevin Galalae’s Experiences of UK Higher Education Institutions
The following files are a complete record of Kevin Galalae’s experiences with UK Higher education and the SIS‘s to date. They are listed below in approximate chronological order although there are considerable time overlaps with many of them.