UK Repression Newswire Archive
11-11-2010 03:02A statement in solidarity with the student protesters arrested in London today - to sign email email@example.com
11-11-2010 01:53Four suspected illegal immigrants were arrested yesterday during a dawn raid on the flagship Hamleys store in Regent Street, central London.
They conducted a search of all seven floors of the shop and eventually rounded up 14 suspects - in the teddy bear shop section of the store.
10-11-2010 14:16SAVE SHAKER AAMER, SHUT GUANTANAMO AND BAGRAM
British Resident Shaker Aamer has been held without charge or trial for over eight years in Guantanamo in the harshest of conditions. All the other UK Guantanamo detainees have now returned home. They have all suffered years of cruel and inhuman treatment as victims of the US policy of abduction, rendition to torture and indefinite detention in the so-called “war on terror.” Despite President Obama’s executive order to close Guantanamo by January 2010, many detainees, including Shaker, are still being held there without hope of an end to their ordeal. Meanwhile, the CIA prison at Bagram , Afghanistan , is the new Guantanamo . Hundreds of detainees are locked away, tortured and abused in absolute denial of all their human rights. They have been silenced but it is up to us to demand an end to their detention and torture.
On Saturday 11 December 2010 there will be a day of action for Shaker Aamer, and calling for the closure of Guantanamo, Bagram and other secret US prisons and an end to the US practices of "extraordinary rendition" and indefinite detention without charge or trial in the name of the so-called "war on terror". A demo, public meeting and film showing are already planned in Battersea, south London, home to Shaker's British wife and children, the youngest of whom he has never met.
10-11-2010 14:01During the recent strike wave in France against the Nicolas Sarkozy government’s austerity measures and pension “reform”, demonstrators observed police infiltrating several contingents and carrying out a variety of provocative actions. The police have very conspicuously decided not to deny that they infiltrated the demonstrations.
10-11-2010 09:18SMASH SEOUL, SMASH THE G20!
PROTEST/ACTION 2 – 6 pm FRIDAY 12th NOVEMBER, SOUTH KOREAN EMBASSY, LONDON.
ANTI-G20 SOLIDARITY. CAPITAL KNOWS NO BORDERS, SO WHY SHOULD WE?
09-11-2010 23:17The UK and US media smears described in Part 1 http://sheffield.indymedia.org.uk/2010/11/467342.html should be kept in mind when considering the gravity and importance of the latest WikiLeaks. In addition to thousands of previously unreported civilian killings, the leaks revealed more than 1,300 claims of torture by Iraqi police and military between 2005 and 2009. More than 180,000 people were detained at some point between 2004 and 2009, or one in 50 Iraqi males.
09-11-2010 20:04Activists from the French nonviolent direct action group GANVA were seriously injured and hospitalised by police while being cut out of lock-on tubes during a blockade of a train transporting nuclear waste between France and Germany. Immediately upon their release from hospital, they were held in police custody for 24 hours. They will go back into custody until their trial next month if they do not pay bail of €16,500 by 15 November.
1) 'To opt out for a pat down, say “I opt out.”
2) 'Warning: Pat downs are no longer the simple search like those in the past. In some instances, as part of an “enhanced patdown,” the TSA screener may use the front of their hands to touch your genitals.
Should you feel that you or your child were inappropriately touched, call for a law enforcement officer.
If presented with the option to leave the checkpoint for a private screening, consider politely declining with a “No, thank you,” as you will likely be asked to remove your clothing. Pat downs can be performed in public view.'
3) Warning2: Should you sensibly choose to exercise that right, then you have to deal with the possible trauma of being groped and molested: 'TSA agents stand accused today of fondling the genitals of women and little children as part of their "enhanced pat-down" procedures being rolled out at airport security checkpoints.'
4) Warning3: Should you sensibly choose to quote your inalienable rights guaranteed by the Constitution to protect yourself and your loved ones from these vile indignities, you may have to deal with being labeled a "domestic terrorist"!
5) Based on this escalation path of making the price of discontent progressively costlier and costlier, the vast majority will simply choose the body-scan. That appears to be the strategic thinking behind these enhanced pat down procedures and the occasional case of vile molestation which will be widely reported!
08-11-2010 17:59A public showing of the film “Occupation 101” followed by a discussion of the plight of Palestinians living under the ongoing Israeli military occupation.
08-11-2010 09:06After inspiring resistance the train of nuclear waste has made it to the end of the railway. They now have to get the waste onto trucks and to the dump.
November 6th, 2010
POLICE RAID AGAINST AN A/I SERVER
06-11-2010 09:39MASS PROTEST FRIDAY 12th NOVEMBER, SOUTH KOREAN EMBASSY. G20 SOLIDARITY
STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH SOUTH KOREAN WORKERS, G20 PROTESTORS, PRISONERS AND ALL ANTI-G20 ACTIVISTS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE WHO ARE TAKING PART IN THE G20-PROTESTS IN SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA ON 11-12 NOVEMBER
05-11-2010 23:44Dear TCAR members and supporters,
The following open letter is being sent this week by the organising group for the Northern March Against Racism, after much consideration. It is a response to an unacceptable act of sectarianism by a leading member of UAF (Unite Against Fascism) to undermine the Northern March Against Racism, which has been called by TCAR. Unfortunately, this is not the first time that leading members of UAF around the Socialist Worker Party have attempted to undermine the work of other anti-racist organisations in the North East. We are writing this open letter in the hope that this issue will be addressed by UAF and that similar situations can be avoided in the future.
05-11-2010 01:51SUSSEX MURDER WITNESS MAKES A STAND OVER SUSSEX POLICE CORRUPTION
04-11-2010 23:00Story reposted from anarchistnews.org about a UK Counter-Terror 'Security Consultant' exposed in Kanada. The British man was overheard in a cafe talking to another man, by an individual who subsequently videoed his personal exchange and posted the footage online.
04-11-2010 21:10Repression and social control gets stronger and stronger.
We face all the time arrests, accusations of various kind, restrictive measures, people getting fired, administrative sanctions while our living conditions get more and more precarious.