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UK Repression Newswire Archive

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Ongoing Repression in Brugge – 2 people in prison – Noise Demo on Friday morning

02-04-2009 15:03

In the early hours of Wednesday 30th of march, two occupants of the Lappersfort forest protest site were arrested cycling back to the camp. Based on the fact that they had a screwdriver on them and a bike trailer full of food, they are accused of breaking a fence in order to take food from a skip that they never actually visited.

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Trying to make sense of the G20 protests

02-04-2009 15:01

There have been ominous signs ( of it coming for some time but it seemed protesters were still unprepared for the level of police violence ( that was unleashed in London yesterday. The infamous kettling tactics of the British police have claimed their first life
( and there are numerous reports of head wounds, crushing and unprovoked attack. Today the convergence centre and Ramparts have been raided ( by riot cops and there are reports of further arrests. When we attack capital the defenders of capital will hit back, viciously.

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Man Dies, Police Eat Donuts

02-04-2009 14:17

Having a chat while coercively detaining peaceful protestors.
Literally, the title says it all.

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Vigil today ongoing at Bank of England

02-04-2009 14:15

Bank of England vigil underway for the man who died at yesterday's G20 Meltdown protest.

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Watch "Battle in Seattle", see how activists shut down the WTO meetings.

02-04-2009 13:49

"Activists arrive in Seattle, Washington en masse to protest a meeting of the World Trade Organization. Riots and chaos ensue as demonstrators successfully stop the WTO meetings."

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UK Police Chiefs counter-terrorism PREVENT strategy briefing 2008

02-04-2009 13:00

"UK Association of Chief Police Officers, Terrorism and Allied Matters, Police PREVENT Strategy - Partners Briefing, version 1.7, dated 27 March 2008 and written at the RESTRICTED level. "

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G20 Radio on Dissident Island - Part 1 ready for download

02-04-2009 10:45

APRIL 1: Montages from the day, interviews with the Whitechapel Anarchist Group, participants in the 'Black Horse', and child space. Sounds from the G20 Critical Mass and trying to communicate with the cops. Dubstep and reggae from Delsa to finish

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New Zealand Solidarity Demo Against Police Brutality

02-04-2009 10:20

A small solidarity demonstration was held in Auckland New Zealand in solidarity with those facing police repression and violence whilst protesting against the G20.

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film of police attack on climate camp

02-04-2009 10:03

around 19:45 police push into the south side of the climate camp on bishopsgate. this short film shows the campers calling out "this is not a riot" and holding their arms in the air, while riot police surge forward wielding batons and shields in an unprovoked attack.

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IMC - about death of demonstrator

02-04-2009 07:54

Yesterday evening, a protester died during demonstrations against the G20 outside the Bank of England in London. The circumstances are currently unclear, but he died inside a police cordon (or kettle) where police had crushed and baton charged protesters. The case has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission. A solidarity demonstration will be held today, assembling at 1pm at the Bank. [Demo info]

Anyone with information they believe may help clarify the circumstances surrounding his death should, as soon as possible, write a full statement and contact the legal team at Bindmans Solicitors on 020 7833 4433 and the Legal Monitoring groups present at the demonstrations. Information can also be sent to Indymedia London: (this is a private email address).

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01-04-2009 23:36

Mainstream media sources, including ITV and the BBC, report the death of a protester this evening. We are not able to confirm any details about the circumstances. Anyone with hard information should contact the legal team at Bindmans Solicitors on 02078334433 to clarify the circumstances of this death. All information at the moment seems to originate from the police or rumors (which we do not wish to spread any further). We will provide timely updates of confirmed information.

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UK “citizens” to be known as “suspects” from July 1st

01-04-2009 11:14

Civil liberties campaigners have condemned as “chilling” UK government plans to replace the term “citizen” with “suspect” on all passports and driving licenses from July 1st.

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Students for a Free Tibet UK Publish Open Letter to G-20 Leaders

01-04-2009 10:56

LONDON - Students for a Free Tibet UK have published an open letter to world leaders attending the G20 Summit in London on April 2nd, asking 'What is the exchange rate between Chinese Yuan and Tibetan lives?' The letter, framed in economic language, seeks to highlight the fact that trade itself funds state oppression, resulting in the Chinese regime's 'extraordinary growth in human rights abuses' and states directly to world leaders: 'The choice is yours; the G20 summit is an opportunity to invest in a portfolio of Chinese human rights abuses. It is also an opportunity to seek an ethical alternative. People of conscience, the world over, are asking you to put human rights before trade.'

"There is another crisis, aside from global economics, which the world expects the Chinese government to take action on, and that is the human rights crisis in Tibet." said Terry Bettger, spokesperson for Students for a Free Tibet UK, "Despite de facto martial law existing in the region Tibetans continue to strive to call for their rights and justice. World leaders must listen to this cry for help and press Hu Jintao to allow an independent investigation into Tibet to monitor the human rights situation immediately."

Tibetans and supporters will be protesting against Hu Jintao's during his visit to the G-20 Summit, demanding that action is taken towards a peaceful solution for the Tibetan people.

The full text of the open letter is as follows:

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protest leaders laising with police

01-04-2009 10:35

according to BBC news police have agreements with protest groups.
a police spokesman is reported to have said
"Direct action is part of the plan for them. When I spoke to some of the demonstrators last night, they said their strategy was to sit down if anyone starts throwing stones, so that those who are violent can be quickly isolated."

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Riseup! Radio 15: Britain's Moral Meltdown

01-04-2009 09:56

Riseup!'s April show is now available for listening and download.

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Disabled activists occupy Birmingham City Council office: photos and video

31-03-2009 23:50

activists assemble at the Council House
Disabled People's Direct Action Network (DAN) returned to Birmingham on Monday March 30th to occupy Louisa Ryland House (Birmingham City Council's main housing and social services office) to demand accessible housing and choice and control over personal assistance for disabled people in Birmingham and across the country

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G20: Big Brother's 25th birthday today! I Kid You Not!

31-03-2009 23:12

Some ambiguity surrounds the exact date but it looks like today is as good a day as any 'bright cold day in April' to celebrate rotten brothers many years of intrusion and spying.

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Day of International Action for the "25 of Caxias", Portugal

31-03-2009 22:27

This next 2nd of April will continue the trial of those accused of the supposed mutiny that occurred inside the prison of Caxias, in 1996, in Portugal.

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Protest against closure of UEL and cancellation of G20 Alternative Summit

31-03-2009 15:17

Following the decision of the University of East London's
Corporate Management Team to close down the entire university on
Wednesday, April 1st and Thursday, April 2nd, staff and students have
launched a petition to keep the university open, arguing that they
"would feel ashamed of UEL if this institution [...] were to become known
as the university that had closed its doors to democratic debate and
education in times of crisis such as these."

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Stop Forced closure of University of East London (UEL)

31-03-2009 08:57

Dear friends
the University of East London (UEL) was supposed to host an alternative summit on April 1st in the context of the upcoming G20 meeting on April 2nd. Following the media and police hype about possible disruptions to the city, the University withdrew its support for the alternative summit.
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