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UK Repression Newswire Archive

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PARIS: Officials extinguish Olympic torch again

07-04-2008 11:58

More trouble for the Olympic flame as it wends its way through Paris today

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Photographer arrested by armed officers [finally, the pictures]

07-04-2008 11:25

This is all old news really...... but I have recently got access to the pictures that were seized by police on my memory card. I thought I might show you what all the fuss was about ....!

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Canada To Charge Sea Shepherd Crew For Documenting Seal Hunt

07-04-2008 09:54

The slaughter of the baby harp seals has been condemned around the world

Canadian Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Loyola Hearn has decided to charge the Captain and 1st Officer of the Sea Shepherd ship Farley Mowat with the "crime" of approaching too close to a seal slaughter without permission from the Minister.

The Sea Shepherd argues that their vessel has "right of free passage" through the waters they have been navigating in: "The problem for Hearn is that the Farley Mowat is a Dutch registered yacht not engaged in economic activity navigating with the right of free passage as allowed by International Maritime law in waters beyond 12 miles of Canada. .. If the Canadian government forcefully boards a Dutch registered ship in international waters that will not be looked on very kindly in Europe. If they actually arrest two Europeans for the "crime" of documenting a seal being skinned alive, that will not play very well in Amsterdam, Stockholm or London or Paris."

Also on the newswire: Sea Shepherd Crew Attacked By Mob Of Seal Hunters | Interview With Captain Onboard Sea Shepherd Ship On Current Seal Hunt | Canadian Coast Guard Rams Sea Shepherd Ship (twice) | Sea Shepherd Moves In On Canadian Seal Slaughter

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Tibet Protest Great, But . . . .

07-04-2008 09:33

Are there lessons to be learned for the wider activist scene in London?
or questions to be asked about these Free Tibet Protests that seemed so successful in saturating the media?

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Police compete in olympic farce

07-04-2008 03:30

Cops surrounding and pressuring pro Tibetans off the pavement
The police were today acting in a blatantly political manner to try and sideline Tibetan protesters as well as making themselves and the olympic procession look quite absurd.

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Parody of Justice: Toronto 18 Suspects undergo Trial by Media

07-04-2008 00:51

The trial of the only remaining youth in the Toronto 18 case commenced last week in a Brampton courtroom. The new details disclosed in the Crown factum filed in the case elicited depressingly new emotional lows in all of the accused and their families. Reminiscent of that fateful day in June, 2006, the media sensationalism started all over again, with the reporting of incomplete evidence and outrageous headlines.

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Secret Prisons: Timeline of the European Inquiry

06-04-2008 22:47

On Friday, Swiss senator Dick Marty of the Council of Europe once again prodded European governments to come clean about their involvement in candestine operations by the US. As recently as February 22nd, Romania and Poland continued to deny their role in illegal rendition programs, but the EU has refused to accept their blanket denials. On February 24, AP came forth with additional evidence from sources in Romania..

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Harmodsworth repression

06-04-2008 19:34

It is official: some detainees have been assaulted and injuried when the riot police intervened to break the hunger strike and took 30 detainees out Harmondsworth IRC.

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Sea Shepherd Crew Attacked By Mob Of Seal Hunters

06-04-2008 18:01

Police standing around while sealers cut rope

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s ship, the Farley Mowat, was attacked this morning by a mob of 30-40 angry fishermen. The attack took place while berthed in the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon. The Farley Mowat was berthed in St. Pierre to transfer video footage of the Canadian seal slaughter onto shore and await the resumption of the slaughter, which was temporarily suspended after the death of four sealers.

Tensions quickly escalated in St. Pierre as the growing mob hurled rocks, threats, and insults at crew members of the Farley Mowat. Cameraman Simeon Houtman was assaulted by an axe-wielding fisherman after stepping onshore to film the incident. "The fisherman raised the axe above his head with one arm and tried to knock Simeon back with his other. Simeon jumped back onto the ship just before the mob threw our gangplank into the water," said Peter Hammarstedt, First Officer of the Farley Mowat.

Also on the newswire: Interview With Captain Onboard Sea Shepherd Ship On Current Seal Hunt | Canadian Coast Guard Rams Sea Shepherd Ship (twice) | Sea Shepherd Moves In On Canadian Seal Slaughter

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Police Manhandle Press at Tibet Demonstration

06-04-2008 17:42

The Metropolitan Police today used physical force against photographers during the Olympic Torch protest along Whitehall.

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Torch Protest hits Whitechapel

06-04-2008 15:47

Torch Protest hits Whitechapel_1
There were a few scuffles with police near the Blind Beggar pub in Whitechapel, at the cross roads of Mile End Road, Cambridge Heath Road and Whitechapel Road. Otherwise a fantastic turnout by the locals with some colourful banners.

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Demonstration outside S.A.D.A.C.C.A for Eritrean Human Rights

06-04-2008 00:00

There was a demonstration Saturday 5 April 2008 outside bringing attention to the poor human rights record of the Eritrean govenerment

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Free Mumia now! All out for 19 April united-front demonstration!

05-04-2008 17:44

Free Mumia now!

Mumia Abu-Jamal
is innocent!

Abolish the racist
death penalty!

Saturday 19 April
1pm, US Embassy,
Grosvenor Square, London W1A
(Nearest Tube: Bond Street)

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Campaign For Free Assembly Demo.

05-04-2008 15:18

FIT photographer Trafalgar Square
The demo went from Trafalgar Square via Parliament Square to the Home Office and back to Parliament Square then along Whitehall to the pub.

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Repression of the Harmondsworth detainees' protest

05-04-2008 12:11

Riot police intervene to break the hunger strike

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FLASHBACK: The Liquid Bomb Hoax: The Larger Implications

05-04-2008 10:50

The Times, 4 April 2008
"The charges leveled by the British, US and Pakistani regimes that they uncovered a major bomb plot directed against nine US airlines is based on the flimsiest of evidence, which would be thrown out of any court, worthy of its name" wrote James Petras on August 2006.

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Ergenekon investigation in Turkey: “terrorist organisation” or a “military junta

05-04-2008 09:09

Describing Ergenekon as a terrorist organisation implies that it has no connection with the Turkish military. In this way, a message is conveyed to the military personnel involved in the alleged coup, advising them to wash their hands of it before it's too late.

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Totalitarian Fossil Fools Day report

04-04-2008 17:47

Total Petrol Station Marylebone Rd
Totalitarian Fossil Fools Day took place at the Dorest House Total Petrol Station 170-172 Marylebone Rd on April 1st. Joining in with the events of the 5 protesters demonstrated against the French oil company's fossil foolishness causing climate change and pollution as well as the usual protest against Total's support of the brutal Burma junta. Total funds the evil junta with 500 million dollars a year and its gas pipeline in Burma was built with slave labour (see

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Brown's Cannabis Ourtage

04-04-2008 11:43

Cannabis campaigners call for Prime Minister to listen to the advice of his own Advisory Council on Misuse of Drugs on cannabis classification and call for an inquiry into the legality of the law itself.
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