UK Repression Newswire Archive
18-07-2005 10:25Jaya Sacca, the peace activist currently in Lewes prison near Brighton, has a bail hearing this Wednesday at 10 at Lewes Crown Court. There will be a support demo outside the court from 10.
18-07-2005 03:53It is commonly thought than Gianfranco Sanguinetti -- the author of "On Terrorism and the State" (1978) -- also wrote "Il Reichstag Brucia?" ("Is the Reichstag Burning?" 1969), which is a classic situationist denunciation of terrorism executed by the State (in this case, the secret services of Italy). But recently translated materials (see below) indicate that the tract's real author were other situationists: Eduardo Rothe and Paul Cesoni.
17-07-2005 17:27Part 3 of a short review of pre-1950 Iraqi history for US and UK anti-war movement activists.
17-07-2005 10:21During the ten years I worked in the Middle east too, I often heard people speak about the 'Zero option': Palestinians and others that sometimes were trained in - what they thought were 'Jihad camps' - and got hand grenades or bombs with timers to execute attacks. They wrongly thought they needed return tickets too.
16-07-2005 16:48[Disclaimer: I have tried to make light of last week's experience in Strathclyde Police cells but this in no way reflects the serious torment I, and my fellow G8 protestor detainees experienced. I wrote the following as my clown whilst actually in the cells and the act of writing was therapeutic for me during an intensely dehumanising experience.]
On the weekend of July 8th through July 11th, I was a very lucky clown as I was invited to the Strathclyde Police Slumber Party!
16-07-2005 10:19Report on protests in support of Mehmet Tarhan, Gay Turkish conscientious objector on the day of his trial.
16-07-2005 01:23All that is required is that we bring to an end the last traces of gullible trust which will then get rid of that mass confusion, which is the only thing that has kept the lid on the revolution up to the present time...
15-07-2005 21:45"A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes”, said Mark Twain. Modern communications help the lie travel even further, although Velcro having replaced lace-ups, the truth is not all that slow anymore in getting ready – mainly thanks to the internet.
15-07-2005 10:56Although Respect is not something i support, Yaqoob and Galloway have recently been brave enough to be open about their views in a time when not many people seem to be criticising Blair's lack of political analysis of the london bombs.
14-07-2005 20:14FOUR G8 protesters may sue police after claims they were psychologically tortured and mistreated while in custody in Glasgow.
14-07-2005 18:21Jaya Sacca, a long term peace activist was remanded in Lewes Prison this afternoon (JJULY 14TH) by District Judge Arnold. On Wednesday 13th July he was ‘arrested’ and handcuffed by members of Guardian Security hired by arms dealers EDO MBM. He was ‘detained’ by the security firm for allegedly stepping onto the road which constitutes the ‘no protest zone’. At the time no police were at the scene. Mr Sacca is also alleged to have assaulted one of the security guards when four of them ‘arrested’ him as attempted to leave the area.
14-07-2005 17:31At 9 am a march called by different organisations departed from Avenue Juarez “El Llano”. The aim of the march was to give the farewell to the caravan that is heading towards Mexico City to demand freedom for political prisoners...
14-07-2005 15:27Scientists predict brave new world of brain pills.
( All the better to control you all my dears....)
14-07-2005 15:25Post-G8 Bristol Dissent meet/debrief - Tue 19 July, 7.30pm, at Kebele, 14 Robertson Rd, Easton, BS5.
A chance to reflect on what happened, learn lessons, consider what next, and organise for prisoner & defendant support.
Al those genuinely interested are welcome to attend!