UK Repression Newswire Archive
31-08-2007 23:39Some 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.
31-08-2007 20:282 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.
31-08-2007 08:03Important 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:
30-08-2007 12:20With 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
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?
29-08-2007 18:16Interesting 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.
29-08-2007 17:236pm update:
29-08-2007 13:05Police attempt to suppress freedom of speech in Parliament Square today and fail.
29-08-2007 10:04The 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.
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.
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.