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UK Repression Newswire Archive

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Calais solidarity Demo UKBA Brighton

01-04-2010 21:01

Brighton CMS held demo outside the UKBA offices yesterday in Brighton, in solidarity with migrants in Calais and beyond.

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Ethiopians Protest Bloodthirsty Tyrant at Downing St

01-04-2010 18:27

Birtukan Mideksa on banner
Ethiopians came from across the UK to demonstrate at Downing St where Meles Zenawi was co-chairing the UN climate finance group, demanding the UK stop appeasing the Ethiopian dictator, and calling for the release of opposition leader Birtukan Mideksa and other political prisoners in Ethiopia. London, UK. 31/03/2010 Photographs copyright (C) 2010 Peter Marshall, all rights reserved.

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Gyrocopter Trial

01-04-2010 11:28

Sorry this is a bit late

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The Summer of Rage?: A critical look at the G20 London protests, a year on

01-04-2010 09:50

Did anyone notice the summer of rage? Like all British summers, it was disappointingly non-existent: a few letters in the guardian, a climate camp of Cath Kidston tents and, to top it all, hardly a day of sun.

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Torture in America

01-04-2010 05:44

Contrary to popular belief, Gestapo’s or Secret Police are not phenomena of the past. Activists who dare to hold law enforcement accountable to democracy, freedom and basic human rights are being repressed and imprisoned in the United States, simply for refusing to accept violation and abuse from their own country men.

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Mark Collett suspended?

31-03-2010 22:21

April Fool or (very) late Christmas present?

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It was 20 years ago today :-)

31-03-2010 11:42

Poll Tax riot London.

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Defend the Gaza Protestors

31-03-2010 09:14

Chris, George & Jeremy outside the Home Office
A small group of protesters came to the Home Office on Tuesday evening to protest against the trials of protesters, mainly young Muslims, against the Israeli invasion of Gaza last year and the draconian sentences which are being imposed. London, UK. 30/03/2010 Photos Copyright (C) 2010, Peter Marshall, all rights reserved.

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Police shut down Kurdish TV in Belgium (by Latuff)

31-03-2010 03:01

Police shut down Kurdish TV in Belgium
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

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Rome immigration prison set on fire by detainees

31-03-2010 00:37

«Total chaos!» At midnight on 30th March, this text message was sent from one of the detainees inside Ponte Galeria, the immigration prison in Rome, Italy. An hour prior to the text, a riot inside the detention centre had started: mattresses were burnt and two huge fires reached the infirmary. Some of the detainees were on the roof, while others broke three or four doors and reached the outer fence. The detention centre was soon full of riot police. Gunshots were heard around 1.20am.

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On Iran, is UK again 'helping' the US pursue regime change in the Middle East?

30-03-2010 12:32

Is London really ready to help Washington go down the primrose path of regime change in the Middle East one more time? Because, if Washington follows London’s diplomatic advice, that is, in all probability, the place where American policy will end up.

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A glimmer of hope for the London-Gaza protesters

30-03-2010 12:18

All charges were dropped against 24 year old protester Jake Smith yesterday in Isleworth Crown Court after it emerged that the police had withheld crucial CCTV footage which could have exonerated him at a much earlier stage. The prosecution held onto the footage for 14 months and only released an extra seven and a half hours worth of video evidence to his legal team the day before his trial was due to take place, hidden amongst which were a few vital seconds of exculpatory evidence. Jake had been charged with two counts of violent disorder which included moving a police barricade during the protests, but what the withheld footage has now revealed was him being hit repeatedly by the police with their batons and shields and then him falling to the ground only 37 seconds before he moved the barrier, which he said he did for his own protection.

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Global Boycott Divestment Sanctions Day Action

29-03-2010 19:46

We will be leafletting outside Tesco's on the Cowley Road from 5 to 7pm Tuesday 30th March against the continued stealing of goods by Israel from illegally occupied Palestinian Land.

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Dissident Island Radio - check out the show!

28-03-2010 15:20

...featuring an exclusive interview with one of the Belgrade 6, how to make your own alcohol, Campaign Against the Arms Trade and much more...

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Abahlali baseMjondolo March on Jacob Zuma, Durban, South Africa, 22 March 2010

27-03-2010 16:53

Abahlali baseMjondolo March on Jacob Zuma
Between three and five thousand Abahlali baseMjondolo members marched on Jacob Zuma on South Africa's national holiday 'Human Rights Day'. This march was the first mass protest by the movement since they were attacked by a state backed militia last year at the cost of two lives and many hundreds of people made homeless. City Manager, Mike Sutcliffe, had sought (and failed) to ban the march altogether.

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More jail terms for Gaza protesters

27-03-2010 14:16

26th March 2010 – Lizzie Cocker in Isleworth

Police hide video evidence from defence lawyers.

Two more youngsters charged with violent disorder during last year’s protests against Israel’s two-week massacre of the Gazan people have been handed harsh jail terms.

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Palestine campaigners threatened with legal gag

26-03-2010 13:50

March 29th will see the resumption in an Edinburgh court of an extraordinary trial with disturbing implications for freedom of expression and campaigners for Palestinian rights.

Back in August 2008, five members of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign disrupted an Edinburgh performance of the Jerusalem Quartet, who are promoted and indeed contracted to act as official ambassadors of the Israeli state and specifically the Israel Defence Forces. The protesters shouted “End the siege of Gaza”, “Boycott Israel”, “Israel is an apartheid state”, “Stand up for human rights” and similar slogans, were detained by security guards, handed over to the police and charged with a breach of the peace.

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Charges dropped against KuDOs Pharmaceuticals Protesters

26-03-2010 01:46

Despite the police's best efforts, peaceful protest will go unpunished this time!

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UN Human Rights Council adopts 5 resolutions against Israel

26-03-2010 01:03

Israeli ambassador gestures during the UN Human Rights Council session on 24 Mar
The UN Human Rights Council has roundly condemned Israel in resolutions tabled under the agenda item 7, “Human Rights Situation in Palestine and Other Occupied Arab Territories”. Five resolutions have been adopted against Israel, amounting to the greatest number of condemnatory resolutions on a single country.

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Immigrants in Italy - victims of murder and violence

26-03-2010 00:15

In the photo, young Abdul Salam Guibre, known as Abba, victim of racial hatred
It is no coincidence that the anti-immigrant, anti-Roma policies are put forward as policies for legality, security and against social and urban decay. It is a media strategy which also prevents the news getting out of Italy about the climate of racism that is now present on all levels of society. And this is one of the tasks our group has taken upon itself: to stop a curtain of silence and disinformation falling on the tragedy of racial violence and abuse.
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