UK Repression Newswire Archive
20-05-2009 10:16Text messages sent by Sri Lankan officials told the rebels how to give themselves
up. They obeyed the instructions – but were shot dead.
20-05-2009 09:53A day after the conflict was said to be officially over, there are reports coming out of Sri Lanka overnight that over 1000 Tamils were shot on sight in the enclave where civilians & LTTE forces had been confined in the last few weeks. There are reports that Sri Lankan soldiers were using mechanical diggers to dig large holes in the same region (Mullaivaikal - northern Sri Lanka). An estimated 25,000 people are dead since January this year and 30,000 injured. This figure is expected to rise dramatically if the whereabouts of 25 to 50 thousand civilians who were left in the enclave and still confirmed to have been there last Sunday can no longer be verified.
Meanwhile, Tim Martin from Act Now! continues into day-3 of his indefinite hunger strike outside the US Embassy.
20-05-2009 00:19"The deteriorating position of the US is manifest in the tightening circle around all the roads leading in and out of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul as well as the expansion of Taliban control and influence throughout the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Obama’s inability to recruit new NATO reinforcements means that the White House’s only chance to advance its military driven empire is to escalate the number of US troops and to increase the kill ratio among any and all suspected civilians in territories controlled by the Afghan armed resistance."
March via Downing Street to New Scotland Yard.
The United Campaign Against Police Violence has called a national demonstration to highlight the issues of police violence and demand justice for those who have died in police custody.
The police tactic of "kettling" demonstrators - essentially detaining protestors and bystanders without charge - will be turned on its head on the protest, when we kettle New Scotland Yard.
19-05-2009 12:32Video of Monday 15 May, includes assaults and threats of arrest to journalists, and catches spurious comments by a police officer about the press "parasites".
19-05-2009 10:53TRANSNATIONAL DEMO FOR FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT AND THE ABOLITION OF
MIGRATION CONTROLS. Calais, Saturday 27th June 2009.
18-05-2009 23:53eye-witnesses claim many injured as police push tamils from two sides, leaving them with nowhere to go. there is panic among the peaceful protestors, and people are being crushed against barriers. police are not in riot gear because they have experienced over and over that the tamils are completely non-violent.
18-05-2009 18:10Call-out from supporters in the Square. Please come into the crowd with tents.
18-05-2009 15:30monday 4pm tamils at parliament square have once more flooded the roads and brought the area to a standstill
18-05-2009 05:37Spot the difference
17-05-2009 22:37with news of more than 1000 new deaths and thousands injured in just a few hours today in Vanni, tamils in london are calling for a solidarity protest outside the US embassy, grosvenor square on monday morning to urge barack obama to intervene.
16-05-2009 16:10Issue 6 of Shift Magazine is out! It includes articles by Steve Cohen "writing as a Jewish traitor", interviews with the Whitechapel Anarchists and with Marina Pepper, a diary of the G20, thoughts on violence and the Climate Camp, and a review of the film "Baader Meinhof Complex". This is the editorial:
16-05-2009 14:13If you google " http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&num=100&q=%22infringement+information%22+site%3Abaytsp.com&btnG=Search" you can see where anti-pirate mafia company BayTSP send warnings to people they believe downloaded illegal files. Anyone can click their web form to agree a legally binding contract on behalf of the alleged perp. But that is illegal. You can type anything, say anything. Just be careful what you click re: 'Compliance Statement'.