UK Repression Newswire Archive
11-07-2005 09:29Reuters titled yesterday: 'Police seek emails and SMS from day of blasts'
10-07-2005 11:37The Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Select Committee Foreign Affairs has launched a damning attack on the government's human rights record in the "War on Terror", urging Blair's government to "end its policy of obfuscation and that it give straight answers to the Committee's questions".
10-07-2005 00:40BRITAIN and America are secretly preparing to withdraw most of their troops from Iraq the SUNDAY MAIL in UK is reporting. The document, Options For Future UK Force Posture In Iraq, is the first conclusive proof that preparations for a major withdrawal from Iraq are well advanced. The secret paper written by UK Defence Secretary John Reid for Tony Blair reveals that many of the 8,500 British troops in Iraq are set to be brought home within three months, with most of the rest returning six months later.
09-07-2005 20:34Here's something I jotted down on the Resist G8 train from Scotland to London. It's basically sets out my feelings at this stage about the political situation, and these may change while I'm actually in London. It's weak on many points, but please see it as a starting point for discussion.
09-07-2005 19:03We've just heard that the South East Assembly Resist train has returned safely from the G8 protests. The train set off at 11.47am this morning - there were some 40 cops there to greet the London-bound protesters, a couple of stop and searches took place before anarchists waved goodbye to the police.
09-07-2005 11:57Think it would be really good idea to come together really soon to debrief and document our mobilisations in Scotland....
We must collectively share and learn from our experiences so we can take forward good tactics and drop our modify those that nolonger work.
09-07-2005 11:31Croatian police violently stops Peace caravan for Palestine
09-07-2005 07:39British and American aid intended for Iraq's hard-pressed police service is being diverted to paramilitary commando units accused of widespread human rights abuses, including torture and extra-judicial killings, The Observer can reveal.
09-07-2005 06:00They've been privately fuming for months at the unnaccountable way in which celebrity campaigners like Bono, Geldof and Richard Curtis have consistently hijacked the Make Poverty History campaign and message. But finally, as the G8's disappointing communique was released, it was only now that the NGOs' anger finally boiled over as they sat with their heads in their hands.
09-07-2005 04:26A message from the post-9/11 US to citizens of the UK who DON'T want their country to go down this same dark catastrophic road! TRUTH and JUSTICE are needed--and it's up to YOU to make up your mind.
Only few people seemed to know about the "noise" demonstration, as it startet off with about 20 protesters, swelling the numbrs to about a hundred people and one dog in the end.
The whole atmosphere was very non-confrontational and the access road was kept open all th times so visitors could still proceed to see inmates (?) during the assembly.
Since Friday 1 July, some 12,000 police officers from across the UK have been carrying out one of the largest and most successful operations against summit protesters ever experienced. After Saturday's Make Poverty History march, this small army has used new powers to clamp down on almost every protest - of whatever kind. One activist group in particular has been targeted in an extreme way - the Wombles. This is the story of 'Operation Get Wombles', and incorporates yesterday's newswire post. It may contain some innaccuracies on numbers and times but the general thrust is correct.
08-07-2005 21:03A report of the anti-state terror action that took place outside Waverley train station in central Edinburgh , Friday 7th.
08-07-2005 19:55Spontaneous leaflet distributed on a spontaneous gathering in front of Edinburgh train station