UK Repression Newswire Archive
29-11-2010 16:26In 2008, Rangzieb Ahmed from Rochdale was sentenced to life in prison for directing acts of terrorism and was ordered to serve a minimum of ten years. In late June this year, he was given leave to appeal his convictions following allegations that he had been tortured in Pakistan with the complicity of the UK intelligence services.
29-11-2010 01:2413 December City of Westminster Magistrates
For the first time all reporting restrictions will be removed and the case will be heard in a public court.
As used successfully by our Italian cousins!
28-11-2010 05:13Following the events of the least few weeks we need to take time to re read:
27-11-2010 15:49Cops making proposals to be able more easily to shut down sites they don't like, without oversight.
27-11-2010 13:44Here is a video(unfortunately from Sky News) that shows the police had abandoned the van in the middle of a peaceful crowd.
27-11-2010 13:17Thessaloniki Solidarity Campaign Benefit
Venue to be confirmed, call info-line on the night after 7pm, 07572 626 859... "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", a benefit in an autonomous occupied London venue. Dub, bass, reggae, hip hop, techno, noise, electronica, bar and projections :: Megabitch, Dub Mark, DJ Deadlybuzz, Walid & Krank, Prisce de Cockroach; Ryan Jordan, Tonesucker, Ed Kelly, Litter Shitter
As Wikileaks prepares to expose  a huge cache of classified diplomatic communications, the US has warned allies that new revelations may lead to public embarrassment. The cables are expected to expose sensitive foreign policy issues including corruption allegations against foreign governments and leaders, and clandestine US support for terrorism. The leak is expected to contain seven times more data than the infamous Iraq War Diaries released earlier this year.
Update following the first week of the month long trial at Nottingham Crown Court.
Well, we've got to the end of the first week of the month long trial. The Prosecution wrapped up their case yesterday afternoon, and on Monday Morning the defence begins.
Firstly a massive thank you to everyone! Whether you've been out there spreading these blogs around the internet, or chopping vegetables for the defendants at the Sumac Centre, your help is greatly appreciated by all.
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While the Prosecution's case this week was rather dull and tedious at times as she read through every single digit of every single phone number found in the evidence, it did make clear just how sophisticated the plans to shut down Ratlciffe on Soar coal-fired power station were. Not only were they designed to be effective in stopping emissions, but they also placed the safety of participants and workers as a top priority. The jury have the seen the detailed safety briefings all partipants were equipped with, and witnessed the comprehensive set of safety equipment given out to participants with everything from gas detectors to ear defenders.
So what's coming next?
Having admitted that they did indeed plan to shut down Ratcliffe on Soar power station, the defendants will now explain that they were acting out of necessity to prevent carbon dioxide emissions that would cause catastrophic climate change.
Monday will see the first defendant give evidence, followed by expert witness and NASA scientist Jim Hansen.
Ed Rees QC, defending, set the tone the defence will take when he said:
"You're not going to hear about forlorn looking polar bears floating on dwindling ice sheets. This case, if anything, is about getting real."
Court begins 10am Monday. Supporters very welcome.
26-11-2010 13:02Cop say Day X marked an end to protest as we know it. I think not...
26-11-2010 11:29As the illegal detention camp at Guantanamo Bay rapidly approaches its 9th birthday and President Obama approaches the first anniversary of his broken promise to close it, the war crimes conviction of child soldier Omar Khadr, the British government’s cover up of its collusion in torture through an out-of-court settlement and other recent events show that justice is not only elusive but non-existent at Guantánamo Bay.
26-11-2010 09:45Demonstrations so far organised for Human Rights Day 10th December 2010
25-11-2010 13:26BREAKING NEWS on the current situation of the student occupation at Sheffield University. Security attempt to forcefully evict protesters, when this fails they set off fire alarms to force legal evacuation of the building.
25-11-2010 12:02Letter sent to the Guardian about the policing of the student protest in London