UK Repression Newswire Archive
SECURITY FENCE OR APARTHEID WALL?
7.30pm, Sunday 15th February 2004
St Monica’s Church, Little Marton, Blackpool
11-02-2004 13:45Yesturday (Tuesday 10th) there was a successful protest by MEPs against Colombian president Uribe in the European Parliament, whereby around one-third of MEPs walked out of the Parliament's Chamber as Uribe was called to speak. In the afternoon a press conference and hearing were held to enable MEPs, the media and the wider public to get access to alternative arguments about Colombia. Speaking were Gloria Ramirez from the CUT (Trade Union Federation), Reinaldo Villalba from the Colombian human rights organisation affiliated to FIDH, Gloria Cuarta ex-Mayor of Apartado, and Gustavo Petro member of the Colombian Congress.
10-02-2004 01:11Anti Monarchists awarded £80,000 damages from the Met
The Metropolitan Police have settled an action brought against them by 23 anti monarchist protesters for unlawful arrest and breaches of the Human Rights Act in particular in particular their rights to liberty, privacy, freedom of expression and freedom of
association. This followed a demonstration at the Queen‚s Golden Jubilee Day celebrations (4th June 2002).
09-02-2004 15:13In the noprthern province of Santiago de Estero, the government has banned pubic meetings without prior consent. Anyone not complying can be subject to imprisonment between 1- 30 days or a fine of between 10-20 days pay.
09-02-2004 13:16On 3rd January 2004, an animal rights group in Manchester campaigning against the fur trade spoke about police harrassment of their peaceful protest outside Harvey Nichols' store. Video clips.
09-02-2004 12:40The communities near the Plachimada plant of Coca Cola in India,
where one of the bottling plants of Coke is situated are
engaged in a battle since last two and a half years
against the exploitation of the ground water and the
subsequent drying up of wells in the area resulting in
acute shortage of drinking water.
08-02-2004 23:35It is the 40th time in sequence that Ministers of Defense, war strategists, arms manufacturers and other important or powerful people, somehow interested in making war, meet - as last year - in the hotel Bayerischer Hof, to think about the wars of the future.
+links to videos and short english descriptions
07-02-2004 17:56TODAY`S MAIN DEMO IN MUNICH HAS PASSED OFF TOTALLY PEACEFULLY. HOWEVER, THERE HAS BEEN SOME SHOCKING POLICE BRUTALITY ON THE MARIENPLATZ TOWARDS THE EARLY EVENING. AROUND 20-30 ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE AND MANY PEOPLE WERE BADLY BEATEN.
07-02-2004 04:55The insanity. A taste of what goes on before just one state execution in the U.S.A.
This is institutionalized terrorism.
One has the choice to either bow to the terrorists our of fear (as they hope) , or, out of fear again, oppose these terrorists. If one isn't afraid of US policies and influences, one isn't paying attention.
07-02-2004 00:09Free Speech Case From WTO 1999 In Seattle Heard By 9th US Cicuit Court of Appeals
06-02-2004 19:14TODAY`S DEMO IN MUNICH HAS BEEN REPEATEDLY ATTACKED BY THE RIOT COPS. MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED.
06-02-2004 17:35The peaceful protest picket outside Marks and Spencers in Manchester is under attack. This video clip was shot on 3rd January 2004 and gives a taste of the sort of harrassment that is being experienced by those campaigning againt Zionism on a weekly basis.
06-02-2004 12:58A Cambridge peace activist pleaded not guilty to a public
order offense today, 5 February 2004, at the Cambridge Magistrates
court. He was arrested on the 11th November 2003 after hanging a
banner displaying "Stop Bush" and informing commuters of the
President's visit from the top of the footpath bridge, next to the
Cambridge rail station, a week before Bush's visit to Britain. Despite
his protest being peaceful and polite he was finally charged with
"threatening, abusive or insulting words or behavior or disorderly
behavior". In the next few weeks he will be putting up a defense based
on his freedom of expression and peaceful protest.
06-02-2004 06:51expatriots unite!
06-02-2004 06:28For foreign policy, there should be a single, universal standard of justice that is applied to all cases. When "leaders" apply different standards depending on their own short-term political gain, few people are fooled, no one is impressed, and no actual leadership takes place.
Why is it so hard for people such as Bush and Blair to show leadership? Instead of applying a single criterion of judgement on Saddam Hussein and all other national figures, they oppose some while supporting others. That is precisely how the U.S. nurtured previous dictators such as Manuel Noriega, Ferdinand Marcos, and Saddam Hussein himself. Give us consistent morality, not double standards!
06-02-2004 02:01Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 - section 63 "Raves - Powers to remove persons attending or preparing for a rave"
05-02-2004 23:17Report on this week's picket of M&S in support of the Palestinian Intifada and against M&S' support for Zionism.
05-02-2004 11:06In the "only democracy" in the Middle East, something even worse than Guantanamo...