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UK Repression Newswire Archive

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Chevron-Texaco purges its website of Burma references as it stands trial

01-11-2008 12:11

Charges of Rape and Murder Prompt Disappearance of Entire Country from Corporate Website

SAN FRANCISCO — Chevron [trading as Texaco in the UK] has quietly removed from its website any reference to its operations in Burma [Myanmar], a country where the oil giant has been implicated in allegations of rape and murder connected to a lucrative pipeline project that generates up to $1 billion annually for the country's brutal military regime, the Amazon Defense Coalition said today.

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Communique from CIPO-RFM. Compañeros y Compañeras, please pass on and act.

31-10-2008 20:46

Miguel Cruz Moreno
“There’s not justice for the people, precisely because is poor,
and justice only use is to humiliate and depreciate the poor. “
Ricardo Flores Magon. 1911.

To the good at heart men and women
To the Other Campaign
To the honest media
To Human Rights Organisations

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a well run council

31-10-2008 16:37

It has been claimed the Rotten Borough of Rushmoor is a very well run council, with first class officers.

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Big Brother targets the school run

31-10-2008 16:33

Parents dropping off their kids outside schools are to be tagetted by the Stasi car parking police.

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Italian Student rebellion spreading: Photos and Info

31-10-2008 14:17

The 'Wave' of struggles against Government reforms of education (the Gelmini law) has caused a mass movement to begin in Italy. For one month, students, school students and education workers have been out on the streets. Numerous University faculties are occupied and demo and blockades are a daily occurrence. Now that the Law has been passed, everyone is waiting for a possible State repression to come down hard. Numerous days of action are up and coming.

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Demonstrate in support of asylum seekers - Tuesday 4 November

31-10-2008 10:16


Show solidarity with asylum seekers and immigrants

TUESDAY 4 November 1 – 2PM
Outside the UK Immigration Service Communications House
210 Old Street, London , EC1V 9BR
(nearest tube – Old Street )

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Packaged by HM Prison Service

30-10-2008 22:32

Prisoners across England and Wales will pick, pack and bag retail orders for outside businesses after DHL and Booker won a contract to supply prison canteens. Under the new scheme, 500 low-risk prisoners will be selected by HM Prison Service, based on 'good behaviour record', to work in 17 workshops in prisons across the country. DHL, who manage the deliveries, will provide training for prisoners to complete NVQ qualifications in Warehousing and Logistics.

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[Tokyo]Lets go and see Prime Minister's House! 3 arrested at the "reality tour"

29-10-2008 12:46

Police violently arrest tour participant
3 comrades were arrested yesterday 26th Oct during a walking-tour just to see Prime Minister's house

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Christiania fires it up

29-10-2008 11:29

Foto: Helene Meden Hansen.
After the police evicted a house in Christianiain the morning, Copenhagen saw yet another day of actions and night of rioting. For both police and activists this was a test of strengths and a taste of things to come as legal proceedings are getting more and more troublesome for the inhabitants of Christiania

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Videos of Sandholm Detention Centre Action, Copenhagen 25/10

28-10-2008 13:35

Photos and videos of the direct action march and assault on the Sandholm detention centre in Copenhagen by an estimated 1500 - 2000 people on Sat 25th Oct 2008.

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10th United Friends and Family Demo. In pictures.

27-10-2008 18:11

2008 marks the tenth year that the bereaved relatives of those who have died at the hands of the state have taken to the streets. This year the Police kept a low profile and mostly a respectful distance from the families. The optimist could say that they have learned their lesson and decided to do things differently after their actions on the 2007 parade see:

Meanwhile the cynic might suggest that they knew damn well that there would be a lot more media interest this year. Due to the de Menezes enquirey, and the presence of Jean Charles' family on the demo. And were therefore told to be on their best behaviour? There was certainly three times more journalists present than last time. Take your pick.

Below are some pictures of the day:

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CAAN ACTION REPORT: Protest with Ben Westwood, 21st October 2008.

27-10-2008 12:32

With the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill (CJIB) coming closer to becoming enforcable in January, this time led by Ben Westwood, fetish photographer and son of the acclaimed fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, CAAN took to the streets of Westminster again to protest against the prying eyes of an intolerant government and their puritanical agenda.

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Report on 10th Annual United Families & Friends Remembrance procession

26-10-2008 11:49

On Saturday 25th October 2008, the tenth annual United Families and
Friends Remembrance procession took place, with several hundred people in
attendance, including many family members of those who have died in
suspicious circumstances in police custody, prison and 'secure' mental
health facilities.

The march made its way in silence down Whitehall to Downing Street where,
after the bouquets had been subjected to a police examination, family
members were allowed to come forward and fix them to the gates in front of
Downing St, where police had agreed they would be allowed to stay until
the end of the protest.

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United Families and Friends Campaign, London - pictures.

26-10-2008 11:42

An appaling roll-call of the dead.
Friends and families of those who have died while in the care of the state march and hold a procession through London to bring attention to their plight.

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An education system not to trust!

26-10-2008 09:38

We need to dismantle the education system!

This system cannot be tusted!

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Rome Film Festival: Police attack protest students

25-10-2008 23:36

Italian policemen in riot gears stand guard near students gathering outside Rome's Auditorium Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, during the Rome International Film Festival.

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United Families and Friend March in London (23 Oct 2008)

25-10-2008 21:32

Justice for Sean Rigg
Several hundred people, including many family members and friends of those who have died in suspicious circumstances in police custody, prison and 'secure' mental health facilities, marched at an appropriately funereal pace through the centre of London this afternoon (25 Oct 2008.) Pictures (C) 2008, Peter Marshall, all rights reserved.

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Animal rights protesters raided for banner drop

24-10-2008 23:44

Banner drop against Ciba Vision
CIBA PUNKS - Issue 652


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Deaths in Custody: A Call for Solidarity for tomorrow 25.10.

24-10-2008 14:09

Every last Saturday in October, the friends and families of the victims gather for a protest march to Downing St 10. In addition, there's a press conference announced beforehand. Deaths in custody are still rampant, both by police and in prisons, and the new Counter Terrorism Bill won't change that for the better. As the ongoing Menezes inquiry shows, the persons responsible for the killings still go off scot free.

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Stop the War Activist Graffiti on Recruitment Office: Appeal to Nottingham Crown Court

24-10-2008 13:51

On Thursday 23rd October, I attended the Nottingham Crown Court to hear the appeal against conviction of Henry Twigger.

On the 6th April 2008, Henry had initially painted graffiti on the Army Careers Office at the Victoria Centre, in Milton Street, Nottingham. He did so while wearing a hi-vis vest and was unmasked. His choice of slogans included "War 4 Oil" & "Terrorists join here" on the front of the building in red paint.
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