UK Repression Newswire Archive
09-06-2008 17:24The new Conservative mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced sweeping measures to ramp up police powers. After a series of highly publicised knifings in central London last month, the mayor called for a policy of “zero tolerance” and “immediate operational response.” This announcement neatly dovetailed with the launch of a £3 million public relations campaign funded by the Home Office.
- Dr Martin Balluch, Chairman of the Association against Animal Factories (VGT)
09-06-2008 16:16Statement of the War Resisters' International Executive Committee
London, 9 June 2008
War Resisters' International is very concerned about the death threats received by its Colombian affiliate Red Juvenil de Medellin. Last week, Red Juvenil received death threats in the name of "Aguilas Negras" (Black Eagles) , a name widely used by groups of supposedly demobilised paramilitaries.
On Thursday 29 and Friday 30 May 2008, Red Juvenil de Medellín received the following message from email@example.com: "Death to anarchists disguised as a pacifists. No more concerts of drugs and communists. No further notice." The threats were directed at eight named members and close friends of Red Juvenil , and signed Aguilas Negras.
07-06-2008 22:47This text is being distributed and posted as a single-sheet flyer inside and on the streets of the Puget Sound area of Washington state. It is an attempt to communicate to anyone who is willing to contemplate and engage the growing prominence of repression in the glorious United States, breadbasket of fascistic democratic control.
07-06-2008 22:42On the 4th June, a well known American eco-activist, Tre Arrow, pleaded guilty to two counts of arson. In exchange for his Guilty plea Tre is expected to be sentenced to six and a half years imprisonment. However the court will also acknowledge the four years he has already served on remand, in Canada, fighting his extradition to the USA.
07-06-2008 20:58Tabi Rounin, better known as 'Rebel_Jill' has been detained by police on minor charges in the run-up to the G8 in Japan, as the police attempt to investigate his international connections and disrupt his revolutionary activities. This is a known tactic of the Japanese political police, see the 325 magazine website for a similar case (Interview with Comrade 'M') and also see the interview with Tabi/Rebel Jill.
07-06-2008 09:26Following a judicial review on the 6th June, all ten remanded Austrian animal protectionists are to remain in custody for another four weeks. The justice scandal worsens
06-06-2008 17:49Video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=4gQgu4Z3ozs
06-06-2008 13:50A personal report from last week's action days for autonomous spaces in Berlin. This report reflects the thoughts and opinions of the authors, not of any campaign, although these opinions may be shared by others.
06-06-2008 08:58Break the chains – International solidarity with the political prisoners of imperialism!
SATURDAY 14 JUNE, 12 – 3pm
NORTH PAVEMENT , TRAFALGAR SQUARE , LONDON
06-06-2008 07:27An EU official blows the whistle about the Secretary General and President of the European Court of Auditors reacting to his reporting fraud and blackmail suspicions and evidence with a disciplinary procedure against...the official!
06-06-2008 02:16Americans might ask Senators McCain and Obama if they support S.1959.
06-06-2008 02:15Andy Worthington, author of “The Guantánamo Files”, reports on the latest news about British resident Binyam Mohamed, who has just been put forward for trial by Military Commission at Guantánamo, at the same time that a UK court has made a ruling in his favour regarding his demand that the UK government reveal evidence of what it knew about his rendition to torture.
05-06-2008 21:57Statement by Amnesty Internatioinal in response to the repressive police action against Austrian animal rights campaigners
05-06-2008 20:29You'll find below a letter from jail as well as an international call for
action and solidarity with 4 people locked up in french jails since a few
months. They are accused of planning terrorist activity (sometimes just because
they were going to a demonstration with DIY smoke bombs) or taking part in
sabotage actions. They, amongst others, are pointed out as symbolic figures of
the « the resurging threat of anarcho-terrorists preparing for armed
struggle ». The french State is trying to build up this myth as a reaction to
ongoing revolts (migrants', workers', students', struggles against jails...).