UK Repression Newswire Archive
31-03-2007 09:55The sham trial of Australian detainee David Hicks at the Bush administration’s prison camp at Guantánamo Bay is drawing to a close. Yesterday presiding judge Colonel Ralph Kohlman formally convicted Hicks on one charge of “providing material support for terrorism”, and released the details of a plea bargain that will return Hicks to Australia to serve his jail term. The deal provides for a maximum of seven years, but all but nine months have been suspended.
31-03-2007 09:52A Guantánamo detainee has charged that he was tortured into confessing to a role in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, 41, a Saudi national of Yemeni descent, said he faced years of torture following his arrest in 2002 and that he fabricated stories to satisfy his captors.
31-03-2007 03:45What if the police win their appeal? Could it be the end of this Critical Mass, after 12 years of monthly rides, or the beginning of a strategic rebellion?
31-03-2007 03:01Oscar Beard returns to Horseferry Court with the Parliament Square peace campaigners for round 2000 of the twisted and debauched circus known as UK democracy.
30-03-2007 20:32Seeing is believing... for those who would question the veracity of events, a journey down Horseshit Road to Westminster Magistrates Courts is most illuminating when trying to understand why Tony has not yet been sent to the Hague.
Halil Savda needs international support, to break the vicious cycle of imprisonment, "release", transfer to military barracks, being given a military order, disobedience, and imprisonment. But support will also be crucial to achieve the recognition of the right to conscientious objection in Turkey.
For these reasons, activists in Turkey and War Resisters' International call for an international day of action on 12 April 2007, in support of Halil Savda and all COs in Turkey.
30-03-2007 01:12district judge wickham had clearly decided on a course of action before hearing any evidence in an 'inquisorial' hearing at horseferry road today. she found barbara tucker and brian haw in contempt of court and she set fines rather than imprisonment for explicitly stated political reasons.
29-03-2007 16:27Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca. Saturday, March 24, 2007
4 anarkopunk comrades arrested and beaten*
29-03-2007 10:13We are launching an urgent appeal for donations to the Uddhav Bhandari Appeal to return his body to Nepal so that his family can grieve properly and organise his funeral arrangements according to Nepalese culture.
29-03-2007 08:32Important article from a few weeks ago from EPUK website:
EPUK also carries some good articles on the npower Radley Lakes injunction (also recently coverede by SchNEWS):
28-03-2007 21:372pm horseferry road thursday 29th march
brian haw and barbara tucker face possible imprisonment for contempt of court.
earlier this week they challenged the right of district judge evans to enter pleas for barbara after summonses had been sent to the wrong address for offences she couldn't even recollect.
28-03-2007 21:1023rd March 2007
Smash EDO Press Release
COURT VICTORY FOR THE RIGHT TO PROTEST
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28-03-2007 18:49title says it all
28-03-2007 12:09On March 14th, 15 people were killed and many more injured when the police opened fire on peasants trying to protect their land from being acquired for a Special Economic Zone (SEZ). On Monday the 2nd of April, there will be a demo outside the Indian High Commission to protest the tragic loss of human life caused by the violent expansion of neo-liberal economic forces.
27-03-2007 21:26Scans of original drawings of the North Tower of the World Trade Center have been published online by a coalition of independent 9/11 researchers and journalists.