UK Repression Newswire Archive
20-03-2011 09:23The chairman of the police federation has spoken publicly of his officers' increasing support for austerity protesters. Apparently as they bash us over the head next saturday they'll be with us in spirit. But worst of all, he makes the claim that it is the police who are really the victims of austerity.
20-03-2011 01:11Squatting is to change from being a civil offense to a criminal offense This is the first attack on the most essential tool for the poor to be able to live a life of of the streets, something must be done http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/8388795/Squatting-to-be-made-illegal-vows-Clarke.html
19-03-2011 23:31Animal rights activists in Cambridge scooped the jackpot this week as they were awarded compensation for a wrongful arrest back in 2009.
A coalition of as many as 25 U.S., Canadian, and Italian vessels, including the USS Mount Whitney command vessel, led an attack that included U.S. Tomahawk cruise missiles and aerial jamming, according to a Pentagon official"
Demonstration against Lockheed Martin and 2011 UK census processing
A small demonstration was held outside Victoria station to raise awareness of the fact that the government has paid Lockheed Martin £150m of public money to help run the 2011 census. London, UK, 19/03/2011.
According to information compiled by 'Count me Out', (a collective taking action against the 2011 census as a result of the ties with Lockheed Martin UK) the government awarded the World's second biggest arms company a £150m contract to help run the data processing for the 2011 UK census.
Count me out take the view that "Our government shouldn't be paying an arms company, which fuels conflict and war, huge amounts of money to help run the census."
The company used to have offices in Victoria but they were recently moved to an unknown location.
Perhaps best know in the UK for producing Britain's Trident nuclear weapons, they have also sold weapons to Bahrain which have been used recently against anti-government protesters in line with sweeping protests across the Middle-East.
The census is undertaken by the government every 10 years and is a method of counting people and households in the UK. Under UK law, every household is obliged to fill in the relevant information which can be done online, by post or collected by census agents.
Census day for this year is March 27th.
18-03-2011 23:27So the Tories are going to have another crack at criminalising squatting. This along with their attacks on the welfare state signify a new and disturbing trend - disturbing for them, that is.
Please distribute on March 26th
It is based upon several well-known guides.
Print out copies and hand them out, and hopefully we'll see more than just an A to B march next saturday!
18-03-2011 10:29The United Nations Security Council Thursday night approved a resolution that paves the way for the United States and other major imperialist powers to conduct a direct military intervention in Libya under the pretense of a “humanitarian” mission to protect civilian lives.
18-03-2011 09:56It's been coming, it was in their manifesto, but it appears that the tories are now acting on their promise to criminalise squatting. We need to plan for this early, squatting has been destroyed in other countries across Europe recently by swift gov/cop action. But we have the infrastructure to make them regret picking this fight. Time to start planning.
17-03-2011 21:22Six Zimbabwean activists are facing the death penalty for the heinous crime of watching a video on the Egyptian uprising. They need to raise $12,000 between the 12 of them. This is a lot of money, but far less in Europe than in Africa - perhaps we can help them out? Obviously there's a lot of donate-able causes right now what with Japanese relief efforts, UK cuts activism, etc etc etc. But given the usual shit showing from the corporate media, I just wanted to make sure people know this is happening and how to donate.
The U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates visited Bahrain three days before the launch of the Saudi military intervention. The U.S. Fifth Fleet, one of six used by Washington to patrol the world's seas and oceans, is headquartered near Manama, where between 4,000-6,000 American military personnel are stationed. Unlike Tunisia and Egypt, U.S. military partners but not hosts of American bases, Bahrain is vital to U.S. international military and energy strategy.
Census forms are dropping through letterboxes in Scotland. Some vital information is missing from them.
16-03-2011 00:25In trying to conform to Indymedia's strict guidelines to avoid removal of this post, mostly by reason of the source of the material, nevertheless, its worth the read. The sources are translated in Russian and English.
Sinn Féin activists to meet members of Sortu and Kurdish BDP in Venice to discuss negotiation tactics and dialogue with state Irish republicans will meet Kurdish and Basque separatists at a summit designed to encourage armed movements to adopt political dialogue and put an end to two conflicts that have cost thousands of lives.
15-03-2011 22:54New rules for posting on YouTube are an invasion of privacy and make anonymous posting much harder.
15-03-2011 22:25the very small sign of atrocity of religion ,
imagine when these kind of medieval idea rules the societies such as Iran, Pakistan, Somalia ,,etc.
Islamic Schools are gift of God for British culture ;) ,,,