UK Repression Newswire Archive
01-09-2006 13:33I've copied this from comments as it's important that it is seen. The media have been feed bullshit statements by the police about weapons being found on protesters and the story below is from one of those people (not a protester at all in this case). It's important to counter the deliberate misinformation coming from the police about weapons. Their press statements have resulted for example in a Reuters piece saying that the majority of those arrested were for possesion of weapons or crimnal damage which simply isn't true. The two arrests for weapons include the photograper below and a cyclist who had a screwdriver in his tool kit that the police said was an offensive weapon! Both these people have been released without charge and yet the police and media are still quoting these arrests as if they are indicative of violent intent by protesters....
(Would the author of the article below please contact either the legal or media team at the climate camp ASAP)
31-08-2006 21:25One minute I am choking on fumes in smog and heat-ridden Central London, the next it's raining, it's cold, it's northern and I am only armed with a mountaineering helmet and a camera.
31-08-2006 17:31So what about the Brough BAe noise demo?
This posting, made a while ago, has asked for support for a noise demo against a large, power using, weapon making factory(hawk jets - for the UK government/military) tomorrow, Friday 1st September.
31-08-2006 15:46During Climate Camp's Day of Mass Action at Drax Power Station fellow activists attempted to get water and food to dehydrated activists stood on the perimeter fence. However, police refused access to the nessecery footpath meaning the supplies couldn't reach them. It demonstrates the heavily unreasonable police presence during the whole camp.
31-08-2006 10:54En eye opening review of the israeli army tactics in urban warfare. Israelis capitalize on Deleuze, Guattari, Derrida and even Guy Debord in order to figure out the best possible way to fight in hostile streets. The scientific way to kill an entire city.
31-08-2006 08:46Police are justifying draconian stop and search activity around the Camp for Climate Action by telling press that they have arrested people for posession of weapons....
30-08-2006 19:02This is a first. Usually it's the US media blocking European news from reaching the minds of its citizens ... Something to hide, Phony?
30-08-2006 17:36Fundraiser for Nottingham Jenin Friendship Group and to support work of Palestinian Solidarity Campaign.
On Monday 4th September, at 9am
at the Immigration Tribunal office, Mosley St, Manchester
near Piccadilly Plaza and Mosley St. Tram
29-08-2006 20:45Over the weekend, I experienced a new variation on unlawful police 'stop and search' tactics in London. They looked like a trial run for Israeli-style 'check-points' being used in Britain, setting a worrying precedent.
29-08-2006 13:52How easy is it to organise a major terrorist scare like the one that’s currently gridlocking the world’s airports? Dead easy. If you follow a few simple points you can panic the populace and stampede the media with virtually no risk of getting caught. All it takes is a little confidence.