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UK Repression Newswire Archive

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Bicycle discrimination in the SOCPA zone.

01-09-2007 07:50

The MP3 recording is further confirmation of the discrimination exercised against cyclists by the police during the monthly Critical Mass.

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Prison officers strike in England and Wales in defiance of High Court injunction

31-08-2007 23:39

Some 20,000 prison officers in England and Wales ended their first national strike on Thursday, following an agreement between the Prison Officers’ Association (POA) and the government to hold new negotiations over pay.

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Information about arrested Petersburg anarchists and call for solidarity actions

31-08-2007 20:28

2 anarchists from Petersburg as well as Chechen from Novgorod Hasan Didigov are still being held in jail in Novgorod. They are suspected of blowing up "Nevsky express" train in Novgorod region which happened on the 13th of August 2007. According to the law people suspected of terrorism may be arrested for 30 days, but we demand their immediate release.

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We Won.... Kenneth Foster Death Sentence Commuted

31-08-2007 18:43

Governor Rick Perry accepted a recommendation from the state parole board and said today he would spare condemned prisoner Kenneth Foster from execution and commute his sentence to life. Foster had been scheduled to die on 30th August 2007.

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Sociologist Andrej H Remains Free (on bail) - Latest Developments from Germany

31-08-2007 08:03

Important news from Germany, where the Federal Prosecution has postponed the appeal hearing by prosecutors who wanted to put Andrej back into solitary confinement after he was released on bail. The postponemnt is to allow time to examine the application of the terrorism law in this case. This is a huge issue. Below see latest campaign press release and also an article from Der Spiegel (Germany's most influential weekly magazine).

See this Indymedia feature for some background:

And previous update:
Andrej is free again.. for now

More info at:

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The ban on the Quran of Mr Wilders/Wardeclaration on human rights

30-08-2007 12:20

With his recent hateprovoking remarks, in which he pleaded in favour of a ban on the Quran and also made a comparison between this Holy Book and ''Mein Kampf', the biography of Adolf Hitler, The Dutch right-wing politician G Wilders has declared war on the fundamental human rights, which are the heart of real civilisation

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The case of Pegah Emambakhsh and the new frontiers of Human Rights

30-08-2007 11:29

Roberto Malini (sit-in in Rome, August, 27 2007)
It is now time to reflect and remain calm. Pegah’s case could become a symbol and help all governments to shed light on this delicate priority which is so essential for the safeguarding of human rights. The horrors of history, genocides and holocausts emerge slowly and develop when indifference reigns or when human rights are forgotten or ignored by the authorities. We are all watchdogs of the respect for human rights and each and every one of us – as Mark Twain wrote – is a patriot and represents his own country when it fights for the observance of what one believes is right, even if he is the last person to see where Truth and Justice lie.

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Camberwell Squatted Centre Evicted 30-08-07

30-08-2007 09:58

Camberwell Squatted Centre was unexpectedly evicted this morning by the police and high court bailiffs. The building had been occupied since March 2007 and was planning a busy weekend of events including a soca night, a bike wheel making workshop and a vegan cake day.

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Team Tibet - documentary film

30-08-2007 09:02

“Team Tibet” is a short documentary film which follows a group of Tibetans living in exile in India, who want Tibet to be able to take part in the 2008 Olympics.

Filmed August 2007 in McLeod Ganj and Delhi, it asks: Why did they flee Tibet? What is the situation in Tibet under Chinese occupation? What are their hopes for the future of their country, people and cultures? And What about the 2008 games?

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What they tried to hide from Mandela

30-08-2007 08:34

So ashamed are Ken and the GLA of our government's war record and its slaughter of thousands of innocents, including children, they tried to hide Brian Haw's anti-war display from view.

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Philippines: Widow to testify against CPP founder Joma Sison

30-08-2007 08:28

Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) with Comrade Jose Ma. Sison
Gloria “Joy” Jopson-Kintanar has blamed Sison for the murder of her husband, Romulo Kintanar, on Jan. 23, 2003. She and another widow, Veronica Tabara, filed complaints against Sison early last year that served as grounds for the arrest of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder in the Netherlands on Tuesday.

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SOCPA - nelson mandela in parliament square

29-08-2007 19:32

brian's welcome for mandela
it is a terrible irony that the great freedom-fighting icon of the 20th century has his statue placed in parliament square where freedom has been substantially curtailed by the labour government.

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How the police estimate crowd sizes

29-08-2007 18:16

Interesting article on the BBC about how the police lie about crowd sizes on demos. Prompted by the 60,000 / 10,000 disparity between organisers and police estimates for the size of the Stop the War demo in Feb, the beeb asked the Met how they came up with their figure.

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Animal Rights stallholder arrested in Gloucestershire

29-08-2007 14:57

The 'Offending' Stall
More repression against animal rights activists on the streets of Gloucester..

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Parliament Square this morning.

29-08-2007 13:05

Police attempt to suppress freedom of speech in Parliament Square today and fail.

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Smash EDO camp update: Dog bites and bylaw repression

29-08-2007 10:04

The Smash EDO camp held a noise demo at 8 o'clock this morning at EDO's Mouslecoomb site. The gate to the site was open so a few people decided to casually walk in.

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Disarm DSEi Public Meeting @ rampART London 1st September

29-08-2007 09:56

Disarm DSEi Public Meeting Saturday 1st September, 2pm-4pm
rampART centre, 15 Rampart Street, London E1 2LA

Tube : Whitechapel, Shadwell, Aldgate, Aldgate East, Tower Gateway
Bus : 15, 115, D3, 100

There will probably be police photographers outside the meeting, don't be intimidated.
You might choose to wear a scarf in this unpredictable weather.

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Smash EDO Camp still resisting and actions will continue!

28-08-2007 16:54

17:30 update

Sussex police have taken all the tents including the large marquee.

Someone locked onto the pole of the marquee confused around 50 police for a good hour. Eventually they had to lock-off because police were talking about dismantling the marquee, which would have been extremely dangerous for the locked-on protester.

There are reports that there are still people up in the trees on the site.

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Nottingham Market Sq Demo against deportation flights to Congo

28-08-2007 16:14

A (Temporary) Victory to the campaign against deportations of 'refused asylum seekers' to DR Congo!The Home Office say they will not attempt to remove any refused asylum seekers on the 'Charter Flight' scheduled for Thursday or any other flight, pending the AIT Country guidance case.
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