UK Repression Newswire Archive
15-08-2005 02:47An interview of UK IndyMedia system administrators at DEFCON hacking convention about how hackers can work together to defend open publishing systems. The interview is being released as part of the new site Hacktivist.net.
14-08-2005 14:07(The Observer) - Greater Manchester Police secretly targeted a black officer who co-operated with a BBC documentary that exposed racism at a police college.
From 5th to 13th August, over 100 activists gathered for a week of discussions, socialising and action at the Prekär Camp 2005, an action camp raising issues of precarity, and its impact on daily life and social movements, near Lüchow, north east of Hamburg, Germany.
On Wednesday 10th August, activists from the camp evicted a local social benefits office in Lüchow of its executive, who is according to activists "well known for his strict and inhuman interpretation of the new german labour and social security benefit laws". The following day, police raided and searched a house for an alledged call for criminal offences on the pracarity camp's website. It has now become clear this was in relation to the use of the word 'Yomango' on the website.
The offices of 'Anti-Atom-Aktuell', a monthly grassroots magazine on anti-nuclear issues, were also affected by the raid. They have given out a statement, explaining they are unable to work as equipment and papers have been seized. Some people say the police intentionally raided the offices of the magazine in an attempt to repress media activists. Furthermore, Anti-Atom-Aktuell being a prominant source of information within the anti-nuclear movement, the repression against the magazine, located in the region of the Castor-Protests, is considered by some as an attack on the movement in general. Early July, german police also raided the offices of LabourNet; a german website adressing issues of (un)employment and precarity.
13-08-2005 19:48Iraqis say 15 dead after military shooting -- but U.S. denies
13-08-2005 18:06Coming September 3, when IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei reports on Iran's nuclear activities, the figures below will be used concerning the number of visits in the field to inspect in Iran.
13-08-2005 15:21We have relocated to Reykjavik and the camp in the East of Iceland has been dissolved. We have accomplished what we set out to do in the East and are extending our campaign to the capital in spite of heavy state repression, police surveilance and harassment.
13-08-2005 15:21Danish anti-terror legislation campaign group Oprør (Rebellion) is once again in the searhlight, due to the appeal below, which the police has ordered removed from their site. It is, of course, now appearing everywhere in cyberspace in solidarity.
13-08-2005 14:57Around forty Anti arms trade protestors were prevented from marching through Brighton today (saturday 13th August) by over 150 officers, some in public order gear with dogs.
The camapaigners were trying to draw attention to local arms dealers EDO MBM.
13-08-2005 10:36Civil Liberties
Torture - An Idea For Our Time
Please find below the link to an article by Mijal Grinberg,an Israeli jewish anti-occupation activist. Mijal has taken part in anti-occupation anti-wall protests on a regular basis, and writes about them.
12-08-2005 14:59The seizure by police in Bristol of an IndyMedia server is a worrying example of the growing gap between the so-called establishment and the ordinary citizen, or as was more widely known to many, "them and us".
12-08-2005 11:42OutRage's demo 11 Aug Iranian Embassy
12-08-2005 06:12It is not often that semantics attracts our attention, but the recent media saturation with the latest word-fad has prompted this response. The latest word that is ‘sweeping’ through the vocabularies of all right-wing speech writers is (you got it) “sweeping”! Have you noticed that there’s a ‘whole lot of sweeping going on’? “Sweeping new terrorist laws; sweeping new security measures; sweeping new changes”, etc. It is a shame that Bush, Blair and Howard haven’t been swept out of office. But it’s a bigger shame that we are being swept back into a quasi-feudal world of Lords and slaves – no need to guess what your status will be, but more on that later – for now, “the Word was with God, and the Word was God”. Disregard it at your own peril!