UK Repression Newswire Archive
24-02-2006 13:04Protests to be held ,led by IDAHO (Intl day Against Homophobia), at the Russian Embassy over the Moscow gay Pride parade ban as part of a Euro wide protest.
Palestinian Medics and International Medical Volunteers Fired on and Injured
See www.balatacamp.net for more info and pictures from the scene.
24-02-2006 09:05Amnesty International today (23 February) released a damning 83-page report exposing the damaging effect of the UK's anti-terrorism policies on human rights.
This is a call out for everyone who wants to defend the right to protest to come to the Smash EDO Victory Demo at 4pm next Wednesday the 1st March...
(from the freelance site http://www.londonfreelance.org )
23-02-2006 14:01This is probably too late for physical support, but the Fairford 5 could do with help towards expenses or just messages of support.
23-02-2006 13:00Sixty two years ago, on 23 February 1944, Stalin ordered the forcible deportation of the Chechen, Ingush and other nations of the North Caucasus to Central Asia. The people who were were transported with little or no provision in cattle trucks and more than half died in transit or in massacres committed by Soviet troops. Those who survived the journey were left facing starvation and disease in the harsh winters of Siberia and Central Asia. In 2004 the European Parliament passed a motion formally recognising this tragedy as a genocide.
23-02-2006 12:45On Thursday 23rd February 2006, Save Chechnya Campaign UK, along with many other individuals and organisations around the world, will commemorate World Chechnya Day.
23-02-2006 10:39The healthcare of asylum seekers in Britain's detention centres is to be independently monitored following a catalogue of suicides and alleged mistreatment. Tony McNulty, the Immigration minister, bowed to pressure after years of protest from doctors and refugee campaigners angered by the standard of treatment given to detained asylum seekers.
23-02-2006 05:29I found this show right on target, laying out the source of the endless war we find ourselves in filled with a lot of insight to how it is maintained, the manufacture of dissent, the anti-WTO movement and NGOs. Kosovo, war and globalization, financial warefare, the support of Islamic insurgencies and terror networks, the Taliban and drug trade in Afghanistan, the War on Terrorism to justify nuclear war. bellow is a link to a audio stream of the information.
22-02-2006 19:53Following the lead of Swindon Borough Council (see http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2006/01/332459.html ), North Wiltshire District Council have voted to oppose the introduction of national identity cards.
Demonstration at Waterside Reporting Centre on Kirkstall Road
22-02-2006 16:33"An American soldier told us of our father's death. He said: "Your father died during the interrogation." So we thought maybe it was high blood pressure under personal stress. This would happen in American detention centers. People would die of high blood pressure. But afterwards the people who were imprisoned, detained with him said "No. They would torture him and they assigened American soldiers to him especially for the torture. He died during the torture."...Honestly, my mother, after the case, she entered a state we can say a coma or like a coma. She withdrew from life." -Hossam Mowoush
22-02-2006 14:477 North and East London Sabs are attacked then arrested by Sussex Police. Still being held after 28 hours in Hastings, no charges. The Police truncheoned the windows leaving one sab with glass in his eye.
22-02-2006 14:23Locals equipped with bows and arrows wounded two security guards at a mine run by a unit of U.S. company Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. in Indonesia's remote Papua province on Tuesday.
22-02-2006 13:06Don’t feel ashamed if you’ve never heard of the ‘Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill’ currently traversing the Commons. A newspaper database search reveals only 46 mentions of the Bill’s title for the past twelve months – several of which were in such popular journals as Cabinet Maker and Building Design. None of these 46 mentions, incidentally, is earlier than January of this year. The Bill was formerly known as the ‘Bill for Better Regulation’, the title under which it was announced in the Queen’s Speech of May 2005 (there are four additional mentions under this title). It is only in the last few weeks that the bill has had even scant attention in the press. This is something of a shame since, arguably, the Bill is the first step to abolishing the last remnants of parliamentary democracy in Great Britain.
Wed 22nd February 7:30pm - 9.30pm
St Colomba's URC Church,
Alfred St, Oxford
(Alfred Street is off The High, opposite The Mitre pub)