Skip to content or view mobile version

Home | Mobile | Editorial | Mission | Privacy | About | Contact | Help | Security | Support

A network of individuals, independent and alternative media activists and organisations, offering grassroots, non-corporate, non-commercial coverage of important social and political issues.

UK Repression Newswire Archive

Full article

Repression in Landquart, Switzerland, when travelling to WEF protests

25-01-2004 19:18

After the demonstration in Coire, the demonstrators have been blocked at Landquart. There is violent repression going on.

Today, Saturday, January 24th 2004, at 18.00h, demonstrators coming back from the Coire demo are being confronted with heavy repression.

The demonstration had gathered about 3000 people to protest against the WEF. On the way back form the demo, the train stopped in Landquart. The police attacked the demonstrators on the train, several witnesses said they shot teargas grenades into the carriages.

Full article

Gideon Levy - Israeli Journalist

25-01-2004 18:10

From the mainstream Israeli Newspaper Ha'aretz

Full article | 8 comments


25-01-2004 17:09

Here is an account of the police repression that followed on from the anarchist demo in Chur on Saturday 24 January, plus a few reflections on organising future events of this nature.

Full article

eyewitness account from Nablus

25-01-2004 10:52

I received this account from a friend of mine living in Nablus. She and I are both Jewish and are increasingly appalled at the way in which the Army perpetuates the cycle of violence. Out of these 100s of traumatised victims, I wonder how many got to the end of the day and thought 'We must have understanding for the Jewish people, and maybe not all Israelis are soldiers, maybe some are normal people'? If there were any, it would be a miracle. If none of these victims contemplate suicide bombing, it will also be a miracle and no thanks to the Israeli Army. But I hope ridiculously that these miracles somehow happen.

Full article

Inspiration at Budrus

24-01-2004 22:13

"This is part of the campaign to isolate Palestinian activists from the outside world and crush their resistance. However, we maintain that Jews who stand against injustice must have equal rights with Jews who support it." IWPS

Full article

Suicide and the aftermath of the New Year invasion of Nablus

24-01-2004 18:46

The aftermath of the Israeli military invasion of Nablus City and Balata Refugee Camp over the New Year.

Full article | 3 comments

Double Standards

24-01-2004 01:04

Israel's terrorisation of the Palestinian people have obviously driven the Palestinian people to the edge of despair. The hatred thus engendered is multiplied by the record of Western politicians who so often display double standards by demanding a condemnation of Palestinian terrorism while turning a blind eye to Israel's terrible crimes.

Full article

Agg. Trespass now chargeable in buildings

23-01-2004 21:13

As of Monday 20 Jan 2004, aggravated trespass, s68 CJA&PO Act 94, can now be charged in relation to trespass disruptive to lawful activity inside buildings, as well as in the open air.

Full article

Four arms fair protestors jailed

23-01-2004 18:52

A group of 11 people were on trial for staging a peaceful blockade at DSEi arms fair on 9 September 2003. 4 were sent to prison for one day rather than go against their consciences and pay fines and court costs.

Full article

Morning Star report on Seven Sisters hunger strike

23-01-2004 13:01

Article appearing in today's Morning Star describes reasons for Seven Sisters hunger strike protest and mentions tomorrow's rally.

Full article | 1 comment


23-01-2004 12:24

One month after the incident Martin Shaw finally leaves the Swiss hospital.
Maintaining our right to protest - by Martin Shaw - Tuesday 3rd Feb

A talk and video by Martin Shaw who was almost killed when police cut his climbing ropes at the G8 summit last year.

Full article

China Labour Action Express No. 40

23-01-2004 00:09

Desperate fears over loss of livelihood spur more protests by taxi-drivers in Dazhou, Sichuan Province: Update on detentions

Published by China Labour Bulletin P.O. Box 11362, General Post Office, Hong Kong Fax: (852) 2359 4324 Tel: (852) 2780 2187 Email: Website:

Full article | 9 comments

Jenin: a town of wasted hopes

23-01-2004 00:04

Eyewitness report from Jenin in Palestine by two British observers.

Full article | 1 comment

Tom Hurndall Vigil - Video Clip

22-01-2004 22:44

Broadband-encoded video clip of the vigil for Tom Hurndall outside manchester Town Hall on 14th January 2004.

Apologies for wrong date on Indybay site which has been corrected.

Full article | 2 comments

State of the union speech (uncensored) ;-)

22-01-2004 14:26

Here's a much more truthful recording of Bush's speech

Full article

Basque Country: Arrested before committing a crime

22-01-2004 10:54

Preventive arrests, arrests with no legal basis
To date, 69 people have been arrested under this new concept

Full article

Sara Fernandez, killed by the policy of dispersal.

22-01-2004 10:51

Izaskun Urkijo was injured in the same crash; she is still in hospital.
Basque prisoners’ relatives and friends have suffered 23 car accidents on their way to visits since last January 12.
This was the third death so far this year. On February 28 Argi Iturralde and Iñaki Balerdi, prisoner Iñaki Balerdi’s mother and father died on the road.
Thousands of people travel long distances over every weekend to visit Basque prisoners

Full article | 1 comment

Recent court decisions on torture in Basque Country

22-01-2004 10:47

The court decrees that blows and insults are not torture and confirmed an absolution of a crime of torture because the injuries were caused during the arrest.

Full article

Hunger strike at Seven Sisters - 32nd day

22-01-2004 00:15

Press release on the 32nd day of the Seven Sisters hunger strike, opposing prison repression in Turkey. There will be a rally on Saturday the 24th at 2 pm, where a press statement will be read out.

Full article | 1 comment

The End of Freedom

21-01-2004 20:04

Hannah Arendt's the Origin of Totalitarianism and The Human Condition provide insight into Bush and Bin Laden's War on Freedom
Upcoming Coverage
View and post events
Upcoming Events UK
24th October, London: 2015 London Anarchist Bookfair
2nd - 8th November: Wrexham, Wales, UK & Everywhere: Week of Action Against the North Wales Prison & the Prison Industrial Complex. Cymraeg: Wythnos o Weithredu yn Erbyn Carchar Gogledd Cymru

Ongoing UK
Every Tuesday 6pm-8pm, Yorkshire: Demo/vigil at NSA/NRO Menwith Hill US Spy Base More info: CAAB.

Every Tuesday, UK & worldwide: Counter Terror Tuesdays. Call the US Embassy nearest to you to protest Obama's Terror Tuesdays. More info here

Every day, London: Vigil for Julian Assange outside Ecuadorian Embassy

Parliament Sq Protest: see topic page
Ongoing Global
Rossport, Ireland: see topic page
Israel-Palestine: Israel Indymedia | Palestine Indymedia
Oaxaca: Chiapas Indymedia
All Regions
South Coast
Other Local IMCs
Bristol/South West
Social Media
You can follow @ukindymedia on and Twitter. We are working on a Twitter policy. We do not use Facebook, and advise you not to either.
Support Us
We need help paying the bills for hosting this site, please consider supporting us financially.
Other Media Projects
Dissident Island Radio
Corporate Watch
Media Lens
Earth First! Action Update
Earth First! Action Reports
All Topics
Animal Liberation
Climate Chaos
Energy Crisis
Free Spaces
Ocean Defence
Other Press
Public sector cuts
Social Struggles
Terror War
Workers' Movements
Major Reports
NATO 2014
G8 2013
2011 Census Resistance
Occupy Everywhere
August Riots
Dale Farm
J30 Strike
Flotilla to Gaza
Mayday 2010
Tar Sands
G20 London Summit
University Occupations for Gaza
Indymedia Server Seizure
COP15 Climate Summit 2009
Carmel Agrexco
G8 Japan 2008
Stop Sequani
Stop RWB
Climate Camp 2008
Oaxaca Uprising
Rossport Solidarity
Smash EDO
Past Major Reports
Encrypted Page
You are viewing this page using an encrypted connection. If you bookmark this page or send its address in an email you might want to use the un-encrypted address of this page.
If you recieved a warning about an untrusted root certificate please install the CAcert root certificate, for more information see the security page.