UK Repression Newswire Archive
04-01-2005 10:02A call to organize all whistle blowers from all countries around the world.......
03-01-2005 22:19As the elections draw closer in Iraq the co-alition forces with the Interim government have decided that silence speaks a thousand words.
Up to the end of the elections all communications within Iraq have ceased, they are effectively cut-off from the world and each other. In a country fighting for basic rights there has descended a new method in the fight against ‘Insurgents’, which I call QUARANTINE IRAQ
03-01-2005 07:12Devlish's journal of time spent observing Israeli army manoeuvers in the village of Talluza somewhere near Nablus.
Talluza is a small village north of Nablus in the West Bank with a population of around 2,000. The village has been calm for two years following a number of house demolitions in 2002. The neighboring village of Asira, with a population of around 12,000, has been suffering constant harassment from the army for over a year.I have been in Talluza one week and my duties have been mainly to observe the IOF checkpoint between Al Badan and Talluza and to give occasional talks at the Talluza boys’ school.
Christmas day 2004, in the village of Asira south of Nablus, next to a school four internationals are outside a narrow four storey white house which is home to a family of ten. The internationals are there, because the Israeli army has been occupying this home and the neighbouring school since midnight of the 24th of December 2004.
As one of the four internationals outside the house I am concerned for the welfare of the family. We know that the armies have imprisoned the ten members in one room at the top of the house and that the youngest held is a three months old baby. At the point that we approach the house, approximately 1600 hours on the 25th of December, the family has been imprisoned for almost 18 hours with one male soldier standing guard over them at all times.
03-01-2005 07:05Olive Tree planting protest in lands stolen from Jayyous village by the Israeli Apartheid Wall December 30th and 31st 2004
30th of December 2004
Myself and ten other Internationals arrive at Qalqilya checkpoint to camp out on the Israeli side of the Apartheid wall prior to a symbolic olive tree planting action the following day with Tayush members (an Israeli peace group).
This symbolic planting of olive saplings is happening on the site of the apartheid wall plundered land of Abu Hassan. We will be staying in a hut on his stolen earth and then join with the 300 strong Tayush group for our peasant action in the early afternoon
Horror stories — including the use of napalm and chemical weapons by the U.S. military during the siege of Fallujah — continue to trickle out from the rubble of the demolished city, carried by weary refugees lucky enough to have escaped their city... an interview with a cameraman with the Lebanese Broadcasting Corp. who witnessed the first eight days of the fighting told of what he considered atrocities.
31-12-2004 12:04You may not know it but your computer could have this software installed on it by someone who wanted to index your hard drive if you are an activist.
31-12-2004 11:01NEWSWEEK ! -- Jesse Jackson on why he thinks Kerry WON THE ELECTION
30-12-2004 13:01Fewer than 1 percent of eligible Iraqis have responded to a voter-registration drive, forcing authorities to look for other ways to build up voter lists, whilst for the overseas voting, registration in most parts has not yet even started.
29-12-2004 14:28Although Simon Chapman was released, there are still many people in jail in Greece since the Thessaloniki anti-capitalst protests.
28-12-2004 18:36Children as young as eight living near Gleneagles will be issued with identity cards as part of a massive security operation ahead of next year’s G8 summit, it emerged today.
28-12-2004 17:37The basque group against torture – TAT - together with the family of Amaia Urizar, denounced today in a press conference, that the girl was raped during incommunicado arrest in the headquarters of the Guardia Civil. Here is her terrible testimony.
27-12-2004 06:44Tali Fahima: The political persecution continues
26-12-2004 05:03No wonder how the dictators like Fidel Castro, Robert Mugabe and Hosni Mubarak are successful to gain their popularity among their countrymen and let their countries starve for decades.
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23-12-2004 20:04call for participation at the alternative fashion week to the posh 'london fashion week'
from 13.-17.2.05 at the rampart creative centre, 15-17 rampart street, whitechapel, E1 2LA
with workshops, talk/diskussion, shows and entertainment.