UK Repression Newswire Archive
02-08-2005 15:03During the G8 protests across Scotland the police arrested and imprisoned around 354 people. Almost two hundred people are due to have trials in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Stirling and Falkirk following the G8. Court cases have already started and more are due in the next few weeks. One person are still on remand.
02-08-2005 00:22Five peace protestors were arrested today in a peaceful vigil outside the Houses of Parliament, as the Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill (SOCPB) was enforced for the first time in London.
01-08-2005 16:07An appeal for witnesses to arrests on the A9 wednesday protests at Gleneagles...
01-08-2005 10:26The Iraq Body Count has published a dossier on civilian casualties in Iraq over the last two years.
Three Monkeys Online carries an interview with Prof. John Sloboda, founder of IBC - to discuss the figures, their methodology, and criticisms of their work.
….Recommendation 10 of the MacPherson Report into the murder of Stephen Lawrence suggests that the reports of investigating officers be made available to complainants against the police. That recommendation is subject of consultation and debate within the Home Office. The view of the Association of Chief Police Officers, supported by the Metropolitan Police, is that there is significant law supporting the view that such reports should not be routinely disclosed to complainants. It is vital that Investigating Officers feel they can be can be candid when preparing their reports. Any loss of candour would significantly detract from their value to senior officers who rely upon the insight, views and perceptions of investigators when reaching decisions. Such views are frequently subjective and need to be interpreted with care by an experienced person…..
…A matter I have considered is whether or not I should have the report redacted if it were revealed to you.It is 82 pages long and contains 349 paragraphs. Redaction would take some time and render the report meaningless
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Roy Clark in a letter to murder victim Daniel Morgan’s family
The (de Menezes) investigation is being led by IPCC Director of Operations Roy Clark
"The IPCC have forfeited the appearance of independence before a single statement has been taken by appointing a former Met officer of senior rank to investigate his former colleagues. This is not the way to create confidence in a new watchdog.
Alastair Morgan Press release 29/07/05
31-07-2005 01:32[ http://www.asylumpolicy.info ] A digest of asylum, anti-racism,
immigration control, oppression, conflict, war and human rights issues
Action Alert : Ugandan women hunger strikers face harassment from
Authorities in Yarl's Wood
For more information contact: Legal Action for Women
Crossroads Women's Centre PO Box 287 London NW6 5QU
Tel: 020 7482 2496 minicom/voice Fax: 020 7209 4761; 07958 152 171;
Women inside Yarl's Wood are available for interview
A number of Ugandan women, including mothers being held with their young children, are on hunger strike in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Bedfordshire. Other Ugandan women and men are refusing food in Dover, Doncaster and Oakington. Like the Zimbabwean hunger strikers, they are protesting against being removed and demanding that their asylum claims are reconsidered in light of the conditions in Uganda. Ms N has now been on hunger strike for 10 days; eight women joined her five days ago and numbers are growing. Ms N is now very weak and tried to commit suicide two days ago after a male guard entered her room when she was dressed only in her underwear. Ms N fled Uganda after suffering rape and was terrified that she was about to be raped again.
30-07-2005 18:25Zippos Circus are currently in the Hay Mills area of Brum. Due to their use of animals(horses, dogs & birds), a protest took place to encourage a public boycott. Undercover cops showed up and left protesters wondering WHY??
Read the demo report below
30-07-2005 13:10Notes: Despite being advertised elsewhere as a "South Wales Dissent! Gathering", the event is, rather, a network-wide Dissent! Gathering which will be held in South Wales. See you there!
30-07-2005 02:05Following Anti-Terrorist Task Force raid and arrests last weekend, New Jersey activists have been rearrested today [7/29/2005]. They need your support now!
29-07-2005 11:28Seymour Hersh says the US government has videotapes of boys being sodomized at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
29-07-2005 09:26Jean Charles ( 7.1.78-22.7.05) Murdered by the police at Stockwell station on Friday 22 July 2005 the Menezes family call upon the people of London to join them remembering Jean Charles.