UK Newswire Archive
17-12-2011 16:54In Berlin a demonstration was held in order to remember the victims of nazi violence. The solidarity group of Oury Jalloh therefor published a call. Oury Jalloh was a refugee in the city of Dessau, who was burnt alive in a death cell of the local police headquater. The trial against one of the murderers is supposed to come to an end in early 2012. Adequate reactions to the court decision will be announced.
Here the translation of the call for the demonstration.
17-12-2011 12:54THE stormtroopers of the global neoliberal order today moved into Tahrir Square, the cradle of the international pro-democracy uprising.
17-12-2011 11:39In Germany today there is a demo to kick off Action Week Against Spies.
A very good article about the new UK women's lawsuit against police, connecting also the ongoing German lawsuit has been published.
17-12-2011 10:08YOUTUBE (1min 41 ecs) "Lovers Electric" and friends in hometown Adelaide, South Australia celebrate Bradley Manning' 24th. birthday & his nonviolent resistance to the war and spread the word!
17-12-2011 09:33Defending a Fine Art: Anarchism and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)
17-12-2011 02:00In all probability, yes...
17-12-2011 01:05Sixty-four young people have been held by the Aceh Police since Saturday for the supposed crime of being “punk”. They have not been charged with any crime or brought before a court.
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Sparks held a picket at 6pm at Kings Cross station.
Sparks & supporters from IWW, Anarchist Federation, Solidarity Federation, Boycott Workfare and some SWP met at the rear of Kings Cross. Had a quick leafleting of the site and moved off towards Network rails nice new office block. There the activixts went to the 6th floor reception and asked to speak to management. Bizarely, British transport police barricaded the activists in the reception, keeping them imprisoned.(legal?)
Then the Met police turned up, they were talking about an aggrivated tresspass. The activists then left the building after half an hour. No arrests were made. Interesting that the police seem to hold back from confrontation, so far, unlike the uncut actions. A Guardian journalist turned up and spoke to the Sparks. There has been a media blackout on these weekly actions.
According to a new article in the Guardian, 8 former lovers of undercover cops have started legal action against police chiefs for the psychological suffering they've endured. The women include three former lovers of Mark "only twice" Kennedy, two former lovers of Jim Boyling, and women who had relationships with Mark Cassidy, Bob Lambert and John Barker - a name that doesn't seem to have been associated with undercover policing of activism before (but could it be this man?)
The women say that the cops "deliberately and knowingly deceived them" using them "physically and emotionally" in a manner that was "deeply degrading" for intelligence purposes. They are threatening to sue the Metropolitan police on human rights grounds for the psychiatric and psychological injuries their experiences have caused them. Police chiefs (the Guardian doesn't name them) will be sued for "assault, deceit, negligence and misfeasance in public office" They also demand full disclosure of details of the undercover officers' activities.
It is fantastic that these women have refused to be cowed by the abuse and have come together to fight back. I wish them every success and hope it is a further blow to the scum who have used and abused so many.
Activists believe that up to 5 people have died in Cairo today following clashes between troops and protesters. Hundreds are reported to be injured after pro-SCAF thugs hurled rocks onto the protestors from the roofs of neighbouring buildings. According to Joseph Mayton:
The violence began around two in the morning after an Ultra – a hardcore football fan – was allegedly abducted by security near the nearly three-week old sit-in in front of the Egyptian cabinet building.
The man was reportedly beaten up and tortured by his captors.
16-12-2011 17:57OIL workers in the south of Kazakhstan have rioted and torched local government offices, an oil company building and a hotel.
16-12-2011 11:17This article is published in conjunction with Pickled Politics ( http://www.pickledpolitics.com/) and EDL News ( http://edlnews.co.uk/).
The Sunday Times have formally investigated the English Defence League’s backers and have confirmed that two key individuals in particular are involved.
Occupy Hackney had a great afternoon in Mare Street with more than over forty Hackney based occupiers coming together.
There was a local samba band, cinema in the evening screened onto the wall of the old town hall, lots of people stopping and asking questions, kids dancing, flyers given out plus some interactive boards with pens for residents to record what they feel are the problems of Hackney and what makes Hackney beautiful.