UK Repression Newswire Archive
15-02-2005 14:15Two campaigners found guilty of libelling McDonald's have won a ruling that they should have been given legal aid by the British Government.
Helen Steel and David Morris were dubbed the McLibel Two during a landmark 314-day trial - the longest civil or criminal action in English legal history.
15-02-2005 11:18This morning (15th February) the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg declared that the notorious and long running McLibel case was in breach of the right to a fair trial and right to freedom of expression. The McLibel 2 (Helen Steel, 39 & Dave Morris, 50) had launched legal proceedings against the UK government arguing that the marathon 'McLibel trial' which lasted 313 days - the longest trial of any kind in English legal history - and UK libel laws, breached the European Convention on Human Rights Article 6 (right to a fair trial) and Article 10 (right to freedom of expression).
14-02-2005 17:58Join the last great civil rights movement. Fight psychophobia! End the barbarism done in the name of psychiatry! Join the European Association for Democratic Psychiatry (EADP)
14-02-2005 14:32what the newsmedia and govt dont want you to hear or see
14-02-2005 14:28In the name of urban renewal, creating sustainable communities, social cleansing on a vast scale is being pushed through unchallenged.
14-02-2005 11:05The secret genocide of Europe & Belgians politicians & concerned members of Justice !.
13-02-2005 19:39Scotsman roundup of security measures re G8 Summit in July 05 - including assertion by Tayside Chief Constable that "known activists" were already being "monitored" by "undercover officers" both in the UK and mainland Europe, and that police are "talking to the Crown about a range of issues... ...including restricting access to Scotland". John Vine, the Chief Constable of Tayside Police said: "In extreme situations we may apply to prevent entry into Scotland".
13-02-2005 03:57In the U.S. , the FBI definition of "terrorist" also describes men who beat and rape women.
13-02-2005 02:28while we get right wing extremist sellouts = condi rice, colin powell
and barack obama ("afrikan"?) -- 60yr old white women, pissed off white
kids, natives youth and 12yr so called "arabs" are doing more for the
cause of justice, light and freedome than the north amerikkkan so called
"afrikan"....remember the main point in the f.b.i and, prior to that, the colonial powers, in the directive to the control the, what william carlos
williams refered as, "pure products of ameri(kkk)a" (blacks in north
amerikkka) was to insure they did not get a black "messiah" and to
destroy the black male.
12-02-2005 01:27How do americans look at themselves in the mirror? The are such disgusting greedy pigs that can support the constant murder of innocent people as if it doesn't really matter...
11-02-2005 21:26James Welch, Legal Director of Amnesty, spoke on current threats to civil liberties at a meeting in Oxford Town Hall on 10 February, called by OSTWC (Oxford Stop the War Coalition).
11-02-2005 19:56Sandra Bakutz, an Austrian citizen, was arrested at Istanbul Airport on the way to join a delegation observing a trial. She has been charged with belonging to a banned organisation and has gone on hunger strike. Below is a statement dated February 11, 2005:
11-02-2005 18:37The territories occupied by Israel that should constitute a future Palestinian state (the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem) are just that - under military occupation. It is currently the longest military occupation in the world, dating back to 1967. In the run up to this past 9th of January, the Palestinians here did everything they could to run an election as professionally as possible under harsh constraints from the Israeli state. Contrary to the racist picture painted every day in the western media, the Palestinian people understand what democracy is and how to get it. And they understand that the primary thing preventing democracy is the Israeli military occupation. Democracy under occupation is an oxymoron. Since the first intifada in the late 80’s it has been crystal clear that the vast majority of Palestinians recognise the fact that Israel exists and is not going to go away. Even before this, the “rejectionist Arabs” of Palestine had in reality been trying to find ways to live alongside Israel. At every turn, these moves are blocked by the US government, which -beyond the rhetoric- has been rejectionist in practice for a long time, supporting Israeli state terrorism no matter which political party is in government in either country.
11-02-2005 18:23After my first stint in Hebron over election day, I went back to Jerusalem to gather my thoughts, do some laundry and decide on my next move. After a few days, I decided that I would go back to Hebron for the last week of my trip as the limits of spending a day here and a day there had become clear to me. As luck would have it, the Hebron ISM group came to Jerusalem to spend the night because they had been to a nearby meeting in the afternoon, so we had a mini reunion. Far too early the next morning (the 14th of January) we headed back down to Hebron. We met one of the ISM coordinator’s downtown and headed off to Idhna - yet another area soon to be devastated by the Wall. A demonstration had been planned there and our coordinator had arranged for us to meet with some local families too.
11-02-2005 18:00As US civil rights lawyer is facing up to 35 years in prison after being found guilty on 5 counts of conspiring to aid terrorists.