UK Repression Newswire Archive
07-08-2008 22:06I’ve just returned from a 2-3 day sojourn at the Climate Camp at Kingsnorth — site of a proposed new coal-fired power station – which is now gearing up towards its climax. As usual the headlines focus upon policing and the inevitable ‘discovery’ of a weapons cache, more on which below. But once you make the effort – a word I use advisedly — to get through police lines and into the camp itself the overwhelming impression is of a D.I.Y. heaven: solar panels and a wind turbine being erected, water pipes connected, sanitation systems constructed, media and cinema tents put up, impromptu kitchens, cleaning zones … an al fresco and non-commercial soukh catering to the pleasures and necessities of daily life.
07-08-2008 20:47I talked at length to locals near the camp today. Interesting stuff. main point is, they are almost as pissed off with the police as us!
07-08-2008 19:41i just received the following information on an email list.
it seems to suggest that the bowl court social centre has been evicted this morning..
07-08-2008 14:34Local press claims Section 60 in force on Hoo peninsula
07-08-2008 13:28Collection of mainstream and activist videos from the Climate Camp 2008 - updated daily.
07-08-2008 09:45Prisoners’ Justice Day demonstration
Sunday 10 August 1-3pm, outside Styal prison, Wilmslow, Cheshire (nearest stations Wilmslow and Manchester Airport).
07-08-2008 08:48I have been impressed and inspired by campers resistance to the repeated police encursion attempts. The police are shooting themselves in the foot!
06-08-2008 18:42Address of Paul Morozzo, in prison until 11 August (at least), for trying to participate in Climate Camp. Plus an article about the Drax Coal Train bail-breakers' mostly successful attempt to get to Climate Camp openly defying their bail conditions. Plus a link for a short film about the bail-breaking.
06-08-2008 17:47Two campaigners have climbed London's Tower Bridge to unfurl banners in protest at China's occupation of Tibet on the eve of the Olympics. The banner-hang was linked to similar actions internationally, most notably the unfurling of free Tibet banners within metres of the 'Bird's Nest' Olympic stadium in Beijing. The activists are linked to the group Students for a Free Tibet.
06-08-2008 13:11A BBC reporter buys into police propaganda and fails to report campers' side of an issue
06-08-2008 11:44Many are unaware that in addition to the hearing on Israel’s supply of gas/electricity to the Gaza Strip, HCJ 9132/07 Jaber Albasyouni Ahmed and others v The Government of Israel , the Israeli High Court of Justice (HCJ) also heard a petition dealing with the supply of energy in the opposite direction – from the Gaza Strip to Israel
Video and report at: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2008/08/405517.html
06-08-2008 10:37Two Britons have been detained in Beijing after a protest about Tibet.