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UK Repression Newswire Archive
The first book-length expose of CIA kidnappings and prisons -- two of the greatest evils in the Bush government, and the world -- by the Italian investigative journalist Guido Olimpio is here, and it's new and as current as todays news stories about secret jails the CIA runs! The book is a must-read for anyone wanting to know about the CIA's practice of "rendition": kidnapping people and transporting them to places like Egypt for torture. It's an extremely controversial practice, a threat to America's security and character, and a sweat-provoking threat to potential victims and an insult to the sovereignty of countries like Italy and Sweden. Read the book, and your reactions will range from cold sweat to boiling mad.
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Email asking for solidarity and support against increased repression from the new radical rightwing government of Lech Kaczynsk. Sent by the Anarchist Federation of Poland, Poznan Section. Please read and please help....
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I was concerned about the publishing of 31 photos of G8 `suspects` in the local press here in Edinburgh and this is my open letter to the Edinburgh (Lothian and Borders) Police. 9 labelled phots (including one of me) are attached. This letter was also sent to Home Secretary Charles Clarke.
There is widespread unease among Government backbenchers and civil libertarians. These orders will be imposed for no crime, control people and prevent people from speaking out or participating in their normal day-to-day activities. The backbench committee and Attorney-General were at loggerheads over issues of no principle in the laws.
Solidarity with F.I.E.S prisoners - Stop torture and isolation.
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MEDIA LENS: Correcting for the distorted vision of the corporate media
November 4, 2005
On October 31, the Guardian published an interview with Noam Chomsky by Emma Brockes, ‘The greatest intellectual?’ (The Guardian, October 31, 2005).
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For anyone still clinging to hopes that the parliamentary system represents democracy here is the reason why the government was not defeated in the vote on new terror laws.
In Azerbaijan, banned rallies, arrests and public beatings have created an environment of intimidation in the run-up to the parliamentary elections on Sunday, Nov 6. BP's profits from and is sustaining the ruling Aliev regime's grip on power through its strategic relationship and demand that Western governments protect its enormous investments.
WE WERE ILLEGALLY EVICTED ON TUES 11TH OCT IN A EARLY MORNING RAID WHILE STILL WAITING FOR A HIGH COURT APPEAL. WE WILL VERY SHORTLY BE POSTING A FULL UPDATE HERE AND THROUGH ALL THE RELEVANT CHANNELS. BIG THANKS TO ALL THE TRIBE, THE THOUSANDS OF VOLUNTEERS AND CARETAKERS WHO HELPED THIS ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNITY PROJECT KEEP RUNNING OVER THE YEAR. YOU CAN TAKE AWAY THE BUILDING BUT THE FREE SPIRIT LIVES ON.
Against arbitrary repressions of named "Teknival" and "Free Parties".
WE DEMAND NOT LAWS BUT RIGHTS!
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Call for International Solidarity Actions: 23-27th Nov. 2005
Celebrating 20 years of Resistance
Against the Narmada Dam!
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The July 2005 Solidarity Group, a support group for people arrested at the G8, has denounced the police publication of “Wanted” photos of anti G8 demonstrators. The Group states that they will support all facing charges arising from the G8 demonstrations, and calls for all charges to be dropped. Scotland against Criminalising Communities, a grass-roots organisation campaigning against the “anti-terrorism” laws, is supporting the stand of the July 2005 Solidarity Group.
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American newspaper Washington Post publsihed an interesting article yesterday, 2nd November, about secret prisons run by the CIA on foreign soil. Unsurprisingly, the agency, as well as top US politicians, are trying hard to keep the information secret, as the article shows.
Secret police detain Kurzyniec
On 31.10.2005 Marek Kurzyniec, member of Polish Anarchist Federation and many pro-freedom and social initiatives, was detained in Krakow.
The detention was carried out by five secret police. They didn't give
any reason for the detention.
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Although it had evacuated its settlers and troops from the Gaza Strip earlier this year, Israel continues to control the territory's airspace, coastline and borders. It has also continued to carry out air raids against what it says are militant targets. What's more, Israeli jets are are now said to be flying regularly over the Palestinian land, with sonic booms designed to be a show of force.
The UK-based charity MARCCH (Medical Aid and Relief for Children of Chechnya) in association Centre of Contemporary Central Asia & the Caucasus (SOAS) are organising their second Conference on Chechnya on Friday 25th November at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS.