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UK Repression Newswire Archive

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The Rule of (Their) Law: Repression of Political Protest Beyond SOCPA

22-05-2008 13:46

This is a summary of other legislations being now used to repress free assembly and political protest in the UK, apart from the one contained under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Sections 128-138 and 145-149)

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FBI agents created “war crimes file” documenting US torture

22-05-2008 11:13

FBI agents who witnessed the torture of detainees at the US prison camp in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba created what they called a “war crimes” file documenting what they had seen, according to a report released Tuesday by the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

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Sussex Students Union supports Smash EDO activists denied legal aid

22-05-2008 07:45

University of Sussex Student Union has backed the five Sussex students that have been denied legal aid by Brighton magistrates court. The five, part of a group of seven on trial, were denied legal aid on the basis that as students they are "intelligent enough to represent themselves".

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Dawn raids against anti-fur activists in Austria

21-05-2008 22:36

Starting at 6:00am today houses, flats and storerooms belonging to animal rights activists were raided and the inhabitants arrested all across Austria. In several cases activists were woken by armed police and brutally handcuffed. They could only look on helplessly as their homes and possesions were ransacked by police.

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Latest repression against the Escada Campaign

21-05-2008 22:04


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Press Release - re: University Arrests

21-05-2008 13:42

Nottingham University Students and Staff Express Serious Concerns about Recent Use of the Terrorism Act on Campus and Demand Academic Freedom

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Raids And Arrests In Austria

21-05-2008 13:36

...since the early morning hours, houses, flats and storage rooms of austrian animal rights activists have been raided and some of them where arrested. The police forced some people with weapons and handcuffed others while searching the building and rooms.

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ID roadshow in Nottingham

21-05-2008 12:02

The idea of an ID roadshow is, believe it or not, not a jest.

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Clive Stafford Smith: US Holding 27,000 in Secret Overseas Prisons

21-05-2008 09:12

“There is a huge number of [secret prisoners] being held in Iraq, and one of the intriguing aspects of this that doesn’t get much reporting is that the US is bringing people into Iraq from elsewhere to hold them there, simply because that keeps [the media and lawyers] away from the prisoners so they can’t get any sort of legal rights,” reports British attorney Clive Stafford Smith.


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Burma Cyclone Global Day of Actiion London Report

20-05-2008 20:05

French Embassy
Over 100 campaigners, mostly Burmese took part in a protest at the French and US Embassies and the British Foreign Office in London, for the May 17th Global Day of Action for Burma Cyclone Victims. More than 30 events took place worldwide, including in UK, USA, France, Spain, Hong Kong, Thailand, Chile, Australia, Canada, Belgium and Czech Republic. The official death toll has exceeded 140,000 with aid agencies saying 2.5 million people are at further risk.

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What a c**t, eh?

20-05-2008 18:49

The Church of Scientology, religiously aggravated crime, the City of London police force and a kid with a placard

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Saved from landfill or stolen? What do you think?

20-05-2008 17:29

A green plastic garden chair
A Wrexham woman is facing a possible criminal charge of theft under Section 1 of the Theft Act 1968 for allegedly taking four green plastic garden chairs out of the landfill skip at the local household 'recycling' centre.

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Support Animal Liberation Prisoner Sean Kirtley (New site and MySpace)

19-05-2008 23:28

Our friend and fellow Sequani activist Sean Kirtley was remanded and awaits sentencing in relation to the 18 week Sequani trial and Operation Tornado.

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Call for actions! Don't let Israel celebrate 60 years of occupation

19-05-2008 22:34

Calling all individuals, clowns, groups, journalists, first aiders, legal support, cameras & filmmakers: come along and show your disgust at 'celebrating' a nation built on war, terror and ethnic cleansing. Let's see the thousands who supported the people of Tibet also show their solidarity with the people of Palestine. End all occupations!

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BURMA: What are we waiting for?

19-05-2008 18:10

After cyclone Nargis hit Burma, thousands of Burmese are waiting for help amongst the dead. What is the international community doing about it?

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Burma : Repurcussions of Nargis and update on Tsunami

19-05-2008 11:09

getting water after a cyclone
Not alone the fight for survival in the aftermath of Nargis , but issues
of corruption which has prevented aid have appalling repurcussions
for the people of Burma/Myanmar.

Issues unlooked at generally in msm,are those relating to gender and
Lawlessness. The women at are covering
reportage on gender violence in disaster aftermath this month.

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Union Stages MGM Casino Protest at Foxwoods

18-05-2008 21:04

The United Auto Workers gathered near the new MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Ledyard on Saturday to kick off the first of two days of protests against what the union calls an unfair tipping policy and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe's refusal to bargain.

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Antispe report from Veggie Pride march

18-05-2008 19:23

anonymous communique (rough translation):

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Abdul Alfeckhal Belongs to Middlesbrough

18-05-2008 10:51

Abdul Alfeckhal and Joan
Abdul Majeed Alfeckhal served for fifteen years as a high-ranking officer in the Libyan navy. After this length of service he asked to be released from the navy, as he was suffering from depression and felt unable to continue serving in the armed forces of a repressive regime.
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