UK Repression Newswire Archive
25-06-2005 09:10Not that this will come as a shock to anyone who knows the priority of some media corporations. However it's worth noting the following:
25-06-2005 08:55Birmingham Guantanamo Campaign has called a conference of all activists nationally to discuss the threats to our civil liberties and the anti terror measures and their impact on our abilities to oppose repressive measures and regimes internationally.
25-06-2005 08:38After a long period with fairly starightforward newspaper reporting about protest worries and news of different demonstrations - the last few days has seen a resurgence in anti-protestor propaganda.
Most laughable, and indeed most malicious, is an article by The Scotsman claiming that "splinter groups" (implying exteme groups as opposed to just groups) are planning "disruption" of the Make Poverty History march on 2nd June. But who are these groups that plan to "infiltrate" (er attend i think is the right word) the MPH march? Well the terrifying list of groups is the rebel Clown army, the Disco dancing bloc, and the Fairy Army! All groups who like to dress up in colourful costumes, do street theatre, dance and prance about... Many groups who are part of the Dissent network have always said they will attend the MPH march, mostly to hand out leaflets about the protests in the following week (hence "radicalising")...
Other articles have focused on Glasgow with two examples of gutter journalism. An empty warehouse that is on the route of a planned road and which will be demolished has been used as an accomodation centre - but in the words of the press it becomes "condemnded". Then as press photographers chase people down to road or call at their houses to take pictures of people on their doorsteps, the newspapers revel in the fact that people do not like being photographed - especially when they know the photos are due to end up in an article branding them as extremists. This is becoming a growing trend with newspapers publishing names and photos of individuals.
Sadly this is part of the landscape in the run up to any large protest - demonise the protestors, spread alarm and fear, justify a clampdown by police. Selling newspaperrs is one thing, spreading lies and fear another.
24-06-2005 21:35News Release : Bristol Indymedia Server Threatened.
by imc bristol
24th June 2005
Bristol Indymedia Server Threatened
24-06-2005 20:14Today, Iran's voters go to the polls faced with an unenviable choice for President.
24-06-2005 15:49Repression in Copenhagen after squatters' demonstration...
24-06-2005 14:49It's not only their genocide in Iraq and Afghanistan: in England twenty-two-thousand old people died as a result of the cold last year. In Brussels however, the British PM shamelessly lied about his country as 'supporting a social Europe'.
& Western corporate greed in West Papua (New Guinea).
24-06-2005 08:36english translation of the second review by autistici/inventati
23-06-2005 18:16Edinburgh-Solidarity Action with political asylum seekers Bahoz and Temiz//Greece
23-06-2005 17:18Paul rebailed today till commital July 29th
EDO Injunction Court Date fixed.
23-06-2005 13:31Debt is not an act of generosity on behalf of the lender, it is a tool of subjugation.
23-06-2005 11:03Indoensian repression in West Papua continues as two men are jailed for over ten years simply for raising their national flag. Please help.
23-06-2005 09:35First you scare them and then you play on their fears
Iain MacWhirter June 22 2005
22-06-2005 14:33Bush welcomes European Union Traitors to the White Haus - The Netherlands war criminals send another thousand troops to fight and do the dirty work for the US. Like Blair's England?
22-06-2005 11:21Get ready to support anti-G8 prisoners in Scotland