UK Newswire Archive
a peaceful protest to save the nhs yesterday became a blockade of whitehall and then a march through the streets of london. as TSG officers were deployed, there were some incidents and injuries, as well as a controversial incident with some gun-wielding diplomatic protection police.
On Thursday the 15th of March a demonstration was held outside the Bulgarian Embassy in London in solidarity with Jock Palfreeman. The Anarchist Federation’s Stormy Petrel flag and banners with ‘Free Jock’ and ‘Leeds Anarchist Black Cross’ were displayed. About 30 people turned-up to the picket including comrades from Brighton, Bristol, Norwich, Reading, London AF, Surrey/Hants AF, Staines Anarchists, Leeds Anarchist Black Cross, London ABC, ALARM and the Traveller Solidarity Network. Leaflets explaining Jock Palfreeman’s case were handed out and a Bulgarian Flag was burnt in front of the embassy.
18-03-2012 00:39A slightly farcical day out for Brighton's EDL contingent (laughably calling themselves 'The Mighty Brighton Infidels', today (Saturday 17th.)
Friday 16 March 2012 marked the 100th episode of Dissident Island Radio marks our centenary, and with that in mind we decided to make it a bit special. Alongside the usual mix of music, banter, and special guests on the mic we be heard an extended piece on the consolidation of neoliberal capitalism in Europe post 'crisis'. The discussion focuses primarily on the situation in Ireland, Spain, and Greece looking at shifts in power and wealth distribution in recent years...[read more]
This episode of Dissident Island Radio marks our centenary, and with that in mind we decided to make it a bit special.
Alongside the usual mix of music, banter, and special guests on the mic we be heard an extended piece on the consolidation of neoliberal capitalism in Europe post 'crisis'. The discussion focuses primarily on the situation in Ireland, Spain, and Greece looking at shifts in power and wealth distribution in recent years.
Also live in the studio we chatted anti-fascism anorak Joe about the historical roots, and current status of fascism and anti-fascism in Europe and Britain. After a musical interlude our good friend Pete the temp popped by with some (rhyming) words of wisdom. George W. Bush was also on the show, but the less said about that the better. Sending us off into the night celebrating 100 episodes of goodness we had an appearance by the one and only DJ Warlock with a nice banging set.
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17-03-2012 14:55New research shows cyclists' injuries which TFL decided to ignore
17-03-2012 14:35Since thier election in 2006 the Canadian Conservative party, through lies, stealing and cheating, have turned their beautiful country into one of the worst human rights abusers in the world. It´s time for Canadians to say ENOUGH!
17-03-2012 13:47The North West Infidels (NWI), a splinter group from the English Defence League with links to many other fascist and extreme-right groups, are planning a demonstration in Greater Manchester on Saturday 24 March.We call on all anti-fascists, anti-racists and organised workers to mobilise in opposition to the presence of these fascists on our streets.
We call for a national mobilisation of anti-fascists!
17-03-2012 13:38On Sunday 25th of March members of the Traveller Solidarity Network are coming to Cambridge to hold an info night on the issues effecting Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller (GRT) communities. The tour hopes to bring together grass roots activists, human rights groups, and those from travelling communities with the aim of building the GRT civil rights movement.
17-03-2012 13:09A meeting to bring together NHS campaigns and campaigners for urgent action to save the NHS - including discussion about a national demo.
17-03-2012 12:55End Poverty. It's Not a Game
17-03-2012 12:50This Monday (19th March) members of the Traveller Solidarity Network are coming to Sheffield to hold an info night on the issues effecting Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller (GRT) communities. The tour hopes to bring together grass roots activists, human rights groups, and those from travelling communities with the aim of building the GRT civil rights movement.
17-03-2012 10:55The Traveller Solidarity Network (The direct action Network formed out of the Dale Farm Eviction Resistance) are doing a series of info nights across the country to share their experiences, bring together different activist and Travelling communities and to try and build the work of the Network.
The Police' sforceful confiscation of photographic eveidence from journalist Lewis Stainer raises some important issues that should not be overlooked.
It was reported on Notts IMC (16th Mrach) that the NUJ intends to pursue the case of the student journalist who had his photographic evidence of a police arrest taken from him against his will by Nottinghamshire Police.
It is to the credit of the NUJ that they are doing this although some aspects of thier language is worrying:-
Diana Peasey, the chair of the Nottingham NUJ branch said: “Legislation recognises that journalists have ‘rights’ under Special Procedures and the tape should never have been confiscated in the first place.”
This statement further reinfiorcesed the dangerous attitude that the Police (and other authoriites) should be permitted to do as they please unless we can point to evidence of a 'right' the people have to stop them. Bearing in mind that such right are conveyed upon us in any case by those in power this is a circular arguement perpetuating the subjugation of the people.
Further, it is to be hoped that the NUJ (and I have not evidence to suggest otherwise) would be equally supportive of any member of the public who finds themselves in this position, given the increasing use by the media of bystander images (often the only availbale in fast moving situations).
But, perhaps, or greater significance is the issue of police tampering with evidence. By quickly removing the evidence from an independant witness at the time of the incident the police potentially denied the defence evidence which may have been important to them. This serious breach was compounded by the later tampering with the evidence by officers unknown prior to returing it to the photographer.
Now, I am just a member of the public and no lawyer, but I had always believed that tampering with evidence relating to a suspected crime was a very serious matter. People do get custodial sentences if convicted for such offences.
I will not hold my breath for justice in this case: I suspect another criminal will walk free because he is in uniform.