UK Repression Newswire Archive
18-03-2005 10:1110 cyclists arrested on the Critical Mass bike ride yesterday morning were released on bail last night, pending further investigation and consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service.
18-03-2005 09:13ENCOD DAY
18-03-2005 01:56Every year, dam-affected populations demonstrate, in March, to celebrate the International Day of Action Against Dams, for Rivers, Water and Life, the 14 of March. In 2005, MAB’s day of action is being target of a series of aggressions and political arrests.
18-03-2005 01:28As President of the BUIAS, I would like to set the record straight on several inaccurate comments in the article 'Colombian Vice President receives a Bristol welcome'
18-03-2005 01:13Guatemala has seen over 36 years of military dictatorship, initiated and supported by the US with technical advisors, equipment and funding, and 250 000 civilians, particularly children and women, were massacred by the paramilitaries during the civil war. Thousands of clandestine mass graves are still all over the country.
1996 the peace accords were signed, before only the armed struggle was an alternative to oppose the military dictatorship.
Today atrocities are still not talked about, the paramilitary forces and the intellectual authors of massacres not convicted nor do they stand in court, and many mass graves have not yet been exhuminated.
Jesus Tecu Osorio is one of the few human rights activists in Guatemala who has been able to give evidence against and the only one to thereby convict three paramilitary perpetrators of some of their crimes - linking them directly to at least one of the five massacres occuring to his community during 1981 and 1982.
He spoke at an event hosted by Amnesty International in Edinburgh, on Thursday, 17th of march 2005.
17-03-2005 18:09Police in Derby this afternoon made around a dozen arrests during a critical mass bike ride in the city center. The arrests were made using section 14 of the public order act which is supposed to be used in relation to public assembles and allows police to limit numbers and restrict the location and duration of an assemble. Further more, offences under sections 14 are minor offences only punishable by a fine and not an “arrestable offence” under Section 24 of PACE. The police are increasingly abusing their powers in relation to section 12 and 14 of the public order act and charges are frequently dropped and many people have successfully sued the police for compensation in relation to unlawful detention.
17-03-2005 18:01Video: 'Jackals' are C.I.A.-sanctioned people that come in and try to foment a coup or revolution. If that doesn't work, they perform assassinations. or try to.
Confessions of an economic 'hit man'.
17-03-2005 13:01A 7 strong tactical response unit of Notes from the Borderland mounted an enjoyably provocative counter strike against the capitalist media at the annual 'newspaper oscars', the British Press Awards, at London Hilton Park Lane on evening of Tuesday 15th March - thanks to all who assisted. Our campaign against Journocops continues.
My name is Dave Maass; I'm a grad student in documentary film at the University of Manchester (UK). I've recently completed a film on death penalty defense investigator Mary Durand (AZ) and I was hoping you'd watch it and give me some feedback.
17-03-2005 11:50It's almost four years on since the 2001 G8 converence....
17-03-2005 11:19Ex Ambassador to Uzbekistan uncovers lies by Straw and MI6 - intends to defeat him on his own patch at election time (yeah, right!)
The concept of brand is the problem.
Viewing a nationality as a product goes to the core of the basic problem issue of a psyche that believes that ownership and marketing is all.
Ownership of responsibilty is surrendered.........
IF YOU SEE WAR CRIMES, SAY WAR CRIMINAL
16-03-2005 22:58The director of the department for human rights of the Colombian trade union federation CUT informs the national and international public about the existence of a strange plan. This plan is to murder trade unionists who are critical towards the current negotiations between government and paramilitaries in Colombia.
16-03-2005 18:53Dubious goings on in Staffordshire grave-digging case and high court injunctions.
16-03-2005 17:49LONDON ISM PRESENTS
SIGNS OF RESISTANCE: FILM NIGHT
Saturday 19th MARCH 6:00 -10:00