UK Repression Newswire Archive
26-06-2003 10:51There was celebration and confusion at Oxford Magistrates Court this morning when an
Oxford activist appeared on a charge of criminal damage.
26-06-2003 00:29Scottish MPs/ Amnesty International/Refugee and Faith groups Voice Concerns over detention of families at Dungavel Removal/detention centre.
Press release of the National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns (NCADC),
25-06-2003 13:02With hundreds of protesters jailed for demanding the ouster of the ruling Islamic establishment, Iranian student leaders vowed Tuesday to defy a government ban on street rallies and mark the fourth anniversary of a bloody raid on a university dormitory.
25-06-2003 12:58The trial of Ulla Roder for damaging a Tornado jet at Leuchars airbase in March, is now scheduled to be heard sometime during the two weeks beginning 28th July, following another hearing on 22nd July to check whether she is prepared for trial, given the barriers she is facing in getting legal representation.
25-06-2003 12:49I looked at the seat in the cockpit in the streamlined white Tornado warplane, which I had just entered. In my mind I had the picture of a young pilot, boy, son, father; the many years of fear for the people of Iraq; for their survival; for a new world war nuclear war; fear of losing the little bit of freedom we people have left in this world, to a state which has officially declared that it wants "Full Spectrum Dominance" on earth as well as in space and which has shown all willingness and cynicism to use whatever means of power to gain this. All this made me lift the red and black bolt-cutters in my hand. Crash! I shouted out aloud in the hangar. There was no-one to hear, but it helped. "We don't want your war, Bush and Blair!" This for all the dead civilians in Iraq and all the children still suffering at poor hospitals, caused by 12 years of sanctions against civilians. Crash! The control panel was out of commission.
25-06-2003 02:30When I picture a high-ranking government official, I think of someone who is corrupt. I think of a corporate shill. I think of someone who is not
a friend to the people of this country. I think of Lord Acton’s famous line about power corrupting, and absolute power corrupting absolutely. I
think of the disdain with which so many Americans have viewed so many of their leaders for so many years.
24-06-2003 23:45Prisioners charged with silly illusions - Expertise in international terrorism!
24-06-2003 22:02two translations from lahaine about the legal situation particularly of one of the Spanish guy.
24-06-2003 20:00Itinerary of Vladimir Putins UK State Visit
Tuesday, 24 June 2003
**Largest Arrest Campaign since Beginning of Intifada
**Nablus: Ongoing Military Measures Following Invasion
**Jenin: Occupation Army Blows Up Home; Imposes Curfew on Villages
**Rafah: New Military Tower Established South of City
**Bethlehem: Tight Military Siege and Arrests
**Israeli Soldiers Hold Dozens of People in Al-Ram
**Heavy Settlement Activities around Toubas
**Qalqilya: Israeli Army Intends to Bulldoze More Olive Trees
**The Palestinian Wedding: Obstacles Always on the Road
**190 Women Killed until Yesterday Morning
24-06-2003 12:57Prisoners charged with silly illusions - Expertise in international terrorism!
24-06-2003 11:18translation of an article on imcGermany.
24-06-2003 02:26The city of Vancouver’s attempt to discredit Human Rights Watch only highlights the city’s failure to address concerns about an anti-drug crackdown in its Downtown Eastside, Human Rights Watch said today.
23-06-2003 21:11The Los Angeles Times reports that the document is part of the ongoing effort to eradicate any remanents of the outlawed Ba'ath party.
At issue is the sentence, "I will obey the laws of Iraq and all proclamations, orders and instructions of the Coalition Provisional Authority," a vow some in Hillah see as a direct conflict with their religious and national identities.
Hillah residents marched in protest earlier this week after government employees were told they wouldn't be paid unless they signed the document.
Complicating the issue is a fatwa issued by Shi'ite clerics calling for followers not to sign.
In an effort to compromise, community leaders requested the addition of a clause to protect "the interests of the Iraqi people."
Thus far, the civil administration seems cool to the idea, asserting that troublemakers seeking conflict are behind the issue.
YellowTimes.org correspondent Lisa Ashkenaz Croke drafted this report.
23-06-2003 14:27Good court results from the last few days...
Toby & Phil are out on bail, many other cases dropped or offered bindovers.
23-06-2003 14:09As part of an international day of action against Swiss Embassies and Consulates around the world – a small (but perfectly formed) group of mixed pink and silver and black paid a visit to the Swiss Embassy in London this morning, Monday 23rd June 2003. We went there to voice our outrage at the political repression and police brutality during the recent G8 meeting
23-06-2003 13:44We need to follow up on the general and specific cases from the G8 to ensure that the police (Swiss, French, German...) do not get away with their actions, and that their actions are seen as connected to wider global repression, by the press as well as the public.
In order to do this the different legal groups need funding to initiate legal procedures. WE are calling for international support......