UK Repression Newswire Archive
24-03-2009 00:12At the last climate camp it was difficult to track down video footage for the lawyers/arrestees; the hope that a central database would come together did not come together as well as we would have liked.
23-03-2009 07:47The Critical Mass (CM) ride is often accompanied by cycle sound systems, which the police in the past have silenced in the vicinity of Parliament.
23-03-2009 07:16First the Law Lords came down on the side of Critical Mass and now a Parliamentary Committee is supporting public protesters against police. Whatever next!
23-03-2009 01:55Protest against the BNP
This is part 9 of a series, for parts 1-8 see:
22-03-2009 13:53The Home Office's new counter-terrorism document called 'Contest Two' - to be published on Tuesday - will increase the focus on challenging individuals and groups who undermine the UK's "shared values" - even if they are not actually breaking any law.
22-03-2009 09:14I was arrested yesturday under section 69 of the Crminal Justice Act for aggravated trespass
21-03-2009 21:26Respect MP George Galloway has been barred from entering Canada to address a forum of Canada's Peace Movement. The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration cites "national security concerns...
21-03-2009 09:19Internal bank memos about alleged tax avoidance were withdrawn from Guardian website after lawyers obtained emergency temporary injunction
BUT (hush hush) they ARE available on Wikileaks (secure.wikileaks.org)
20-03-2009 15:35It's now a year since the government said they accepted that SOCPA s132-138 should be repealed, but still there is no bill before parliament which would repeal, and the government can only repeat that they aim to...
"My Lords, I absolutely believe in everyone’s right to protest within the law. That is exactly what we are aiming to do. We are intent on repealing this provision, which clearly was not a clever thing to have done in the first place."
- Lord West of Spithead
19-03-2009 18:23An article on CNET is reporting that: "The U.K. government is considering the mass surveillance and retention of all user communications on social-networking sites, including Facebook, MySpace, and Bebo."
19-03-2009 16:58Borough Solicitor at the Rotten Borough of Rushmoor has got her knickers in a twist over a leaflet distributed in Farnborough highly critical of the council.
19-03-2009 13:44In May 2008 Hicham Yezza, an IT technician at the University of Nottingham, was arrested, together with student Rizwaan Sabir, in a well-publicised anti-terrorist swoop. They had downloaded al-Qaida material from the US Department of Defense website as part of Sabir's academic work on terrorism.
19-03-2009 11:59As if to prove what lying self serving bastards the cops are, the assistant chief constable of Kent Police wrote the following letter which was published in the Guardian. In the face of this kind of blatant spin it is not hard to understand why trust in the police is at such a low ebb. It barely contains a single word of a truth...