UK Repression Newswire Archive
18-02-2008 23:06A series of events took place in London this week calling for justice for Guantánamo detainees past and present, and for the detention camp to be closed down, taking in protests outside the Spanish Embassy and Westminster Magistrates’ Court, London Fashion Week and a packed meeting with Moazzam Begg in East London.
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18-02-2008 12:23The incursions on civil liberties in the United States in the past 25 years, and particularly since 9-11, are mind-boggling. It matters not whether you are a Democrat or Republican, rich or poor, conservative or liberal, you have been deprived of substantial freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, unnecessarily, in the War on Terrorism. Fear the loss, perceive the danger, and do something about it!
The calendar may say 2008, but, increasingly, we’re living in 1984. America may not have concentration camps yet, but we’re sure enough working on ‘em.
17-02-2008 14:00On Friday 15 February the judge finished summing up in the trial of four men who were in Harmondsworth IRC at the time of the protest there on 28 November 2006. The jury are now considering whether the four should be found guilty of various charges, the main one of which is conspiracy to commit violent disorder. There has been a demonstration each Monday morning throughout the trial, and solidarity is even more important for this final week. Please join us!
17-02-2008 00:18STOP! CONGRESS GIVING “RETROACTIVE IMMUNITY” to TELECOM INDUSTRY.
See former U.S. Attorney General Ashcroft's intentions to use illegal-wiretaps against ordinary U.S. Citizens, going back decades: not only against potential terrorists.
16-02-2008 15:12To mark the fifth anniversary of the 2,000,000-strong anti-war demo in London, members of the Sheffield Activist Network (SAN) blockaded the city's military recruitment centre on Church Street.
16-02-2008 13:38Following inquiries by DWP concerned at adverse comments on Indymedia UK, CDG were asked to comment. Their comments make interesting reading and reveal the extent to which they are prepared to lie to hang on to their lucrative training contracts.
16-02-2008 10:24An asylum seeker continues to languish in Britains (Guantanamo Bay) Harmondsworth Detention Centre for 8 months after been detained despite the facts that it is against Home Office published policy on detention, on parents enagaged in Child Contact Proceedings and Case law regarding eminent removal.
15-02-2008 20:42Valentines Day demo at Midsummer House, Cambridge.
15-02-2008 16:47Disability claimants to be outsourced to private companies.
15-02-2008 16:40Today Gordon gave a major speech on training to a Labour conference in Wales.
15-02-2008 13:47Andy Worthington, author of “The Guantánamo Files,” reports on the latest stage in the Spanish government’s attempts to extradite Omar Deghayes and Jamil El-Banna, two of the three Britons freed from Guantánamo in December, on long-discredited charges.
15-02-2008 13:140. Prologue.
Tottenham Court Road, 10th February 2008. A busy London high street filled with shoppers. On one side of the road, the “Dianetics and Scientology Life Improvement Centre”. On the other, a crowd of people clad in V for Vendetta masks, dancing to Rick Astley and holding placards. Fair Game. Lisa McPherson. The Rehabilitation Project Force. What in the name of Xenu are they on about?