UK Repression Newswire Archive
05-02-2009 12:49On the evening of 4th Feb 2009, local people from West Yorkshire were keen to hear about the Shell to Sea campaign and the Rossport Solidarity camp. However things didn't go quite as planned.
05-02-2009 12:23Just as the U.S., with the surprising help of the Supreme Court, is starting to emerge from its shell of puritan genophobia, Britain is persisting in its state of paranoia and censorship with the passage of a new law, the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act, that will make possessing ``extreme pornography'' (''any extreme image produced solely or principally for the purpose of sexual arousal'') illegal, as reported by Telegraph UK. In addition, another law, the Coroners and Justice Bill, will ban possession of any image involving sexual activity and children.
05-02-2009 11:53This morning (Tuesday 3rd February, 2009), farmers from Abassan Jadiida (New Abassan), to the east of Khan Younis , the southern region, returned to land they’d been forced off of during and following the war on Gaza. The continual shooting at them by Israeli soldiers while they work the land intensified post-war on Gaza. The Israeli soldiers’ shooting was not a new thing, but a resumption of the policy of harassment that Palestinians in the border areas have been enduring for years, a harassment extending to invasions in which agricultural land, chicken farms, and the houses in the region have been targeted, destroyed in many cases.
Gaza is in the grip of a man-made humanitarian crisis. Thousands of tons of food, medical and emergency shelter aid including blankets and mattresses, is being denied entry through crossings by both the Israeli and Egyptian governments.
04-02-2009 22:06The Pine Bluff Arsenal, a United States Army installation in Arkansas, specializes in chemical and biological weapons. The military touts them as the only facility in the Northern Hemisphere which fills white phosphorus munitions. That's the important point here, as it once again ties the US military directly into the Israeli war.
Nottingham Gaza protest at BBC [Full report]
02-02-2009 15:26MASSIVE DAMAGE AT BRIGHTON ARMS FACTORY.
Nine activists were arrested at a Brighton weapons factory in the early hours of January 17th
This is part 3 of a series, for parts 1 and 2 see:
01-02-2009 22:49At around 6pm today the student occupation of B62 at Nottingham University was violently evicted by campus security. Around 10 security staff used force to remove the occupants into the snow outside. Students are being forced to wait in the cold whilst they go in one by one to pick up belongings. They are being forced to give ID in order to be allowed entry.
01-02-2009 22:02Forward from the occupation blog - university attempts to silence dissent, first by violently evicting the occupation, then by censoring media, refusing to record security guards' abuse and keeping protesters in the cold.
01-02-2009 21:01On Thursday, January 29th, I sent President Obama this message:
"Mr. President: The Bush Administration lied to the people in pursuit of war. As a result, at least one million Iraqis and thousands of U.S. soldiers are dead. Thousands more are maimed. The stature of the U.S. is severely damaged. The U.S. Constitution is in shreds after signing statements, wiretaps, and torture. Your obligation is to investigate and bring to justice those who violated U.S. and international law, such as the torture treaty. Failure to do so makes you complicit in their crimes."
01-02-2009 14:03A not so carefully worded response has finally been received from the BBC, weeks after the DEC appeal scandal began. Below is a transcript followed by an analysis tearing their crap arguments to shreds.
01-02-2009 07:52Israeli 22 – day military operation, dubbed “Cast Lead,” against the Palestinian Gaza Strip was “not simply a reaction,” but “a calculation," Daniel Klaidman wrote in Newsweek on January 10.