UK Repression Newswire Archive
26-11-2008 10:08United and Strong - Anti-fascist benefit
A late night of loud music and cool politics
25-11-2008 17:24The inquest into the shooting of innocent Brazilian electrician Jean Charles de Menezes on July 22, 2005, has revealed more about Britain's secret shoot-to-kill policy. Jean Charles was shot nine times in the head at Stockwell station by anti-terrorist squad officers following-up the failed explosions on London's transport system the previous day.
24-11-2008 23:13Press release from NO2ID on the introduction of “ID cards for foreigners”
24-11-2008 22:16USA Today reports that border guards along Mexico/US and Canada/US borders have begun use of machines that can remotely read biometric chips in ID cards of travellers.
24-11-2008 17:17According to the local comic, the Rotten Borough of Rushmoor has heaped praise on Pavilion Housing Association.
24-11-2008 14:43A couple with learning disabilities, living in a 'residential family centre', have had to invoke the Human Rights Act to have CCTV switched off in their bedroom at night.
23-11-2008 16:27The broad purpose of the event is to strengthen our network, build solidarity and consider concrete actions necessary to strengthen civil society's response to the ongoing crackdown. We will consider the politics of police power, surveillance, prisons and detention, aswell as possibilities for liberation from this 'open prison' society we now inhabit. Lefebvre's Right to the City, collective control of public space and housing will all be considered. Please come along and help us to connect traditonal HR activists with planners, housing and wider migrant support networks.
23-11-2008 13:44Wednesday 26th November
24 HOUR "HUNGER STRIKE/FAST" for Burma
Place: Parliament Square, Westminster, London (Tube: Westminster)
Time: 9am 26th Nov to 9am 27th November
Reason: Burmese Student Leaders were imprisoned for 65 years by Burmese
Military Dictatorship. We urge UK Government and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to take serious action on this issue
22-11-2008 19:36Lauren Booth will talk with George Galloway at Talk Sport from 10pm to midnight, about the situation in Gaza under siege and her plans for Aloha Palestine a ferry to Gaza.
A 42-page, full colour calendar packed with writing, art and campaign/solidarity info relating to US political prisoners and related projects. The calendar is an educational & fundraising project by solidarity activists in North America, and 3 long term US political prisoners who have so far served 95 years in prison between them. All proceeds go to The New York State Task Force On Political Prisoners; Addameer; and The San Francisco 8. See for more info http://www.certaindays.org/?q=proceeds
22-11-2008 17:15Members of the Scottish Parliament have voted overwhelmingly against ID cards, but the Scottish parliament has no jurisdiction over ID cards.
22-11-2008 15:56In the early morning on the 11th november the french police conducted one of the biggest police raids in the latest history in the name of counter terrorism against the left in france. The police searched several buildings and appartements in Paris, Rouen, Limoges, the La Meuse region and in the village of Tarnac in central France. During this raid ten people were arrested and taken into custody, nine of them are now confronted with serious charges of terrorist conspiracy and malicious mischief. The official reason for the raids are sabotage actions on the high speed train (TGV) network conducted with grapples in the night of the 7th to the 8th november in four different places in France.
21-11-2008 17:46Riot police in the northern Czech town of Litvinov waged a bloody battle with far-right protesters trying to reach a Roma (Gypsy) suburb last Monday.
There is a need for greater solidarity across Europe to defend growing hostility towards the Roma population, particularly in Eastern Europe and Italy....