UK Repression Newswire Archive
05-01-2008 01:40A look at our right to demonstrate, the importance of dissenting voices and the cornered animal of the government attacks.
05-01-2008 00:10Reposted from Open Democracy (with the original title).
04-01-2008 23:03The Western World's War of Terror Against Its Own Citizens
04-01-2008 21:16The highest court in Germany has ruled that the raids earlier this year just before the G8 on activists in Germany in several federal countries by different police forces were illegal.
The raids were conducted using anti-terrorist legislation initially introduced to fight terrorism (or armed struggle if you wish) from the left in the 70ies.
04-01-2008 16:06In the first trial of its kind in the UK 7 animal rights activists are set to challenge section 145 of the serious organised crime and police act 2005 which made it an "offence" to "interfere with an animal research organisation".
*Gandhi said it's better to resist violently than to use nonviolence to
hide your passivity. Meanwhile, Bono, the Burmese military, and 9 out of
10 humanitarian NGOs agree, peaceful resistance is the best!*
03-01-2008 14:24The scandal surrounding two CIA-connected drug planes which flew from St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport to South America before being busted in Mexico on the way back with multi-ton loads of cocaine grew more serious last week..
03-01-2008 12:57National day of action defending right to protest in response to government consultation on SOCPA, plus links.
03-01-2008 10:36No detentions, no deportations, for the right to work.
Fight back against the racist Labour government's immigration and asylum laws.
Solidarity with the Harmondsworth 4!
Called by London FRFI. All individuals and organisations invited to participate.
03-01-2008 08:58In France, in 2 "centres de rétention" (one of the types of detention centers for migrants, where they are held before deportation) in Paris region, a strong protest movement has been going since Dec 20, 2007. Migrants went on hunger strike to try to alert public opinion on detention, which they characterize as "shameful and arbitrary".
02-01-2008 18:16This letter was sent to ABC Poznan address, we have no idea how this prisoner got our address. But three months before sending this letter, he sent the first letter asking us to send him some press, zines etc. We did so, but apparently, he didn't get the package we sent to him. This letter was sent without any censorship. We don't know the case of this prisoner, but the letter describes Polish prison reality perfectly. Artur asks for publishing it all over and he also wrote that press is very welcome. We don't think he speaks any other language that Polish but you're all welcome to send him signs of solidarity and publishing this letter everywhere you can.
02-01-2008 15:36On October 29, 2007, Dylan Barr entered a guilty plea to one felony count of Second Degree Extortion in Seattle, WA for disrupting the operations of Washington Mutual Bank with a Denial of Service attack because of its investment in Huntington Life Sciences. After a two-year period of legal limbo and non-snitching plea deal negotiations, he was sentenced to 232 hours –29 days— of community service and ordered to pay Washington Mutual Bank $25,000 in restitution.
02-01-2008 11:30Bungled wars, like the current debacle in Iraq, leave disastrous fallouts and kindle soul-searching for causes and culprits. Suddenly alliances are challenged, accepted truisms disputed and victims metamorphose into villains, villains into victims.
In this atmosphere of escalating introspection in the U.S. two American professors have managed to publish a meticulous investigation into the negative effects of the Israeli lobby over the last 45 years on the foreign policy of the United States.
In the process they exposed the intimidating power ‘The Lobby’ wields in suppressing academic and media criticism of the Jewish state.
02-01-2008 09:41Six years of arbitrary detention, detention without charge or trial, without access to full legal representation, adequate medical care or their families, at the whim of the US military, for almost six years. Enough is enough. Will 2008 be the year to see Guantánamo close?
02-01-2008 08:28An article reposted from the mainstream media about immigration regulation for G8 in Japan 2008