UK Repression Newswire Archive
31-01-2009 19:14CAMPAIGN AGAINST ANIMAL CRUELTY CONTINUES DESPITE GOVERNMENT REPRESSION
Is Recent Jailing of Anti-HLS Activists a Call to Action?
31-01-2009 09:05Demonstration Against Judicial Corruption, Unlawful Imprisonments, Human Rights Abuses and Institutional Failures in the UK. Every Saturday commencing from 12pm – 3pm outside HMP WORMWOOD SCRUBS, DU CANE ROAD, LONDON W12 0AE.
31-01-2009 00:17Obama has yet to make any commitment to dismantle the key components of George Bush's attack on human rights
Scottish-based human rights group Scotland Against Criminalising Communities and the Scotland Stop the War Coalition are giving a cautious welcome to orders signed by President Obama today to close Guantánamo Bay and to put an end to some of the harshest interrogation techniques. But we are dismayed that Obama has so far made no commitment to permanently abandon trial by the notorious Military Commissions and that his comments during the signing ceremony indicate that some Guantanamo prisoners may continue to be held indefinitely without trial. We think Obama could do better. He needs to be a great deal firmer in dealing with the legacy that George Bush has left him.
30-01-2009 14:35If you're under 25, there's a good chance you've have your ears pierced...by the Mosquito, a nasty device that emits a very loud, high-pitched noise. Howard Stapleton, the inventor, has made an even louder model and a cute version for the child-hating homeowner. Stapleton's company Compound Security Systems Ltd is based in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales.
30-01-2009 08:33Join Tibetans and supporters and protest Wen Jiabao’s visit to the UK this weekend
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) stepped up indiscriminate artillery barrage towards the heart of 'safety zone' since Thursday noon killing at least 44 civilians and causing injuries to 178, initial reports from Vanni said. The shelling has targeted Chuthanthirapuram 100-housing scheme, where at least 7 civilians were reported killed. 16 civilians were reportedly killed and scores wounded near St. Antony's Church in Chuthanthirapuram.
29-01-2009 16:40Forward Intelligence Teams on the Gaza march on Saturday faced their toughest opposition to date, as people from the march joined Fitwatch activists in blocking police cameras.
29-01-2009 13:25Sri Lankan Tamils Solidarity Demonstration - This Saturday
31 January 2009
(Nearest station Vauxhall or Pimlico)
March to Parliament Square
Called by the British Tamil Forum
29-01-2009 12:36The Home Office has said today that Manchester is being considered as a 'beacon area' for the introduction of ID cards, ie. it is to be one of the first places where mandatory ID cards will be introduced for British citizens.
29-01-2009 01:07This is the statement issued by the general assembly of the Cambridge law school occupation about their imminent threat of eviction.
29-01-2009 00:51At about 9pm the university closed the doors of the occupation not
allowing anyone to go in any more. A statement from the university was
distributed inside stating that the occupiers were trespassing (but of
course no injunction -- therefore not making it an actual legal issue
yet.) A group of about 50 people were outside to show their
solidarity, including lots of people who had left the occupation to be
present at the CUSU (student union) meeting where motions relating to
the occupation were discussed.
28-01-2009 20:07This is a continuation of an earlier report:
Teh courtcase is postponed to April, apparently, and there was a supporting demo in Sevilla. Here are infos in spanish, maybe someone could translate or summarise them in English, pleeeze?
Video (Interviews, demo):
Messages of support:
28-01-2009 17:55After the recent dubious illegal eviction of the long-standing COX 18 social centre in Milan, a big worry has been the (hopefully temporary) loss of the space holding the amazing Primo Moroni archive. Below, relatives of Primo (who died in 1998) outline their outrage at the crap eviction and bullshit from the Mayor of Milan, Moratti
The relationship between photographers and police could worsen next month when new laws are introduced that allow for the arrest and imprisonment of anyone who takes pictures of officers 'likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism'.