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UK Repression Newswire Archive
Splitting the Sky, indigenous activist, seized by security forces in Canada last year when he attempted to make a citizen's arrest of George W. Bush will have his day in court on Monday, March 8th. According to Professor Anthony J. Hall, this case will demonstrate whether Canada is ruled by law or fear and highlight the need for new principles, the Calgary Principles to amend the victor's justice of the Nuremberg Principles, in light of the new impunities for high level crimes against humanity and the Earth in this era, and the need to protect and honor civil resistance to those high crimes.
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A former comedy club, Cheltenham Rd, Bristol, proposed to be yet another tesco metro, buit now turned into a temporary social center - at which there has been an event on for the last fortnight, withstood an eviction attempt this morning.
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If desecrating Nottingham Castle was not enough, on Friday the 5th of March, whilst in London to pay homage to their far right extremist prophet Geert Wilders, the "patriotic crusaders of England's cultural heritage" paid their ultimate respect to one of England's most historic sacred Christian sites, deluging Westminster Abbey with gallons of filthy urine.
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More than 50 men and women, mainly Iranians, took part in a protest organised by the 8 March Women's Organsiation (Iran-Afghanistan) to mark International Women's Day. They protested at the Iranian Embassy against the 31 years of anti-women Islamic laws and repression and calling for an end to the Islamic regime in Iran before marching to Trafalgar Square for a rally. London 07/03/2010
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After a great first meeting, Bath Radical Debate group will be coming together again this Thursday (11th) at 7-9pm at the Black Cat Centre
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Dateline: Tate Britain to the Palace of Westminster, Millbank to Abingdon Street, London, UK, 12:45-17:00 Fri 05 Mar 10 – The far-right English Defence League rallies a white male extremist mob outside Tate Britain on Millbank, to march to the Palace of Westminster on Abingdon Street, in support of Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders showing his anti-Islam film Fitna in the House of Lords, at the invitation of Baroness Cox and UK Independence Party leader Lord Pearson. So Unite Against Facism called a counter-demonstration which attracted a mix of women and men from varied ethnicities to oppose the rightist ravings of the racist boot boys – only to face harassment, restriction and arrests by the rozzers.
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For the first time in the history of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, a preemptive request to withdraw a nomination—by the nominee—was made.
It was revealed last week that in a letter to the Committee, Mordechai Vanunu had asked for his candidacy to be rescinded. It was unusual enough for Geir Lundestad to acknowledge that a nomination had even been received, let alone publicly disclose Vanunu’s request. But for Vanunu—a man who should have been awarded the Peace Prize long ago—it was in full keeping with the dignity, integrity and uncompromising nature of one to whom the world owes a great debt.
The year 2010 has begun and we already know what’s going to be the most unlikely election coalition of the year. The legal National-Democratic (ND) movement of the Philippines, politically aligned with the underground Maoist Communist Party of the Philippines, has made an alliance with multimillionaire Manuel ‘Manny’ Bamba Villar Jr. and indirectly with Marcos’ admiring son, Ferdinand ’Bongbong’ Marcos jr.
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Banners were displayed over the Central Motorway in Newcastle during rush hour yesterday morning in support of the women on hungerstrike at Yarl's Wood immigration prison.
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More than 50 people protested at Holloway Prison on Wednesday evening against the holding of five women from Yarl's Wood immigration detention centre without trial or charge and to support the women at Yarl's Wood in the fourth week of their hunger strike against the degrading conditions and inhumane treatment there. Photographs Copyright (C) Peter Marshall, 2010. All rights reserved.
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Cynthia McKinney will be speaking in London on March 8.
Cynthia had been a member of the US House of Representatives for 12 years and now a global campaigner for many human rights causes, including Palestine. She was targeted for removal from the US Congress after asking what the White House knew about 9/11 and when they knew it.
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These videos show police violently arresting peaceful protestors at a demonstration against job cuts at Sussex University.
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This Saturday see the 3rd Million Women Rise! March and rally in London.
There are coaches going from all over the country. For further details visit www.millionwomenrise.com or ring 07727 419634
first published here: http://shiftmag.co.uk/?p=341
Mass arrests of anarchist activists, squatters and punks are nothing new to Copenhagen. Compared with the battle to protect an autonomous social centre in 2007, the climate protests last December hardly saw the worst of the Danish police.
The hunger strikers in Yarl's Wood refute the Home Office's completely false allegations that they are healthy and consuming food, and describe the incident where they were punitively kettled in a corridor for over six hours, and women were beaten when they tried to escape through a window.
MALAYSIA is to be the target of international protests at the Malaysian government’s mandatory death penalty policy for drug trafficking on Thursday March 4th.
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We spoke with nineteen women yesterday who confirmed they remain steadfastly on hunger strike.