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UK Repression Newswire Archive

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Libya: Heaviest blitz yet brings terror to Tripoli

25-05-2011 11:30

NATO Terror in Libya
NATO has launched its most intense bombardment yet against Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi's stronghold of Tripoli with a series of airstrikes causing explosions in the Libyan capital.
The international community has stepped up raids and diplomatic efforts against the regime in a bid to break a virtual stalemate, with the rebels in the east and Col Gaddafi maintaining his hold on most of the west. The Nato attacks came in rapid succession within a half-hour time span, setting off more than 20 explosions and sending up plumes of acrid-smelling smoke from an area around Col Gaddafi's sprawling Bab al-Aziziya compound in central Tripoli.

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The appeal of climate activists

24-05-2011 18:07

Supporters of the accused at the original trial
Twenty activists, many of them with long links to Oxford, have launched an appeal to challenge their convictions of conspiracy to commit aggravated trespass.

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‘why us?’ possilpark youth speak out against dispersal zone

24-05-2011 11:55

An interview conducted with youth in the Possilpark area of Glasgow, subject to a trial ‘dispersal zone’ order.

‘I’m wondering, though, if there’s four police cutting about, can we tell them to disperse?’

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Oops, Schillings Did It Again!

23-05-2011 23:04

Schillings Idiocy Goes Global
A couple of weeks ago, I posted in genuine admiration of Ryan Giggs . Now Schillings have set out to destory his reputation, and rook him of several hundred thousand pounds at the same time. Guido has a good graph:

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Saving Iceland on Mark Kennedy Report

23-05-2011 17:16

Icelandic police "deal with" Mark Kennedy at Karahnjukar in July 2005
Statement from Saving Iceland regarding the recently published report by the National Commissioner’s ‘National Security Unit’. The report was requested by the Minister of the Interior and was supposed to answer the questions if the Icelandic police were aware of and collaborated in British police spy Mark Kennedy’s infiltration of the Saving Iceland network. (Translated from Icelandic.)

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Defend Dale Farm Planning Meeting Brighton

23-05-2011 15:42

Defend Dale Farm!
Planning Meeting
Monday 23rd May, 8pm
The Cowley Club, Brighton

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EGYPT: Imprisoned pacifist blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad in solitary confinement

23-05-2011 14:50

War Resisters' International has learned that imprisoned pacifist blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad has been moved to solitary confinement at El Marg prison.

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LGBT Rights in the UK: free Edson Cosmas!

23-05-2011 13:35

Urgent Action Required. A network of NGOs is asking for Edson Cosmas, a gay activist from Tanzania, to be released from a UK detention centre.

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Girls speak out against Islamic law under islamic regime

23-05-2011 10:30

women under islamic oppression
Just do see the video and tell us what do you think.

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Atos Origin Threatens Disabled Group With Legal Action

21-05-2011 13:55

After Atos Announces Atos's Legal Threat
In the manner of the school bully threatening to crush the smallest and most vulnerable kid in the class Atos Origin yesterday wrote to the webmaster and domain owner of, a web site run by a lone disabled individual, threatening legal action against them regarding libel and infringement of Atos's copyright and trademark.

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America's appalling human rights record

21-05-2011 10:47

Each year, the US State Department publishes human rights reports for over 190 countries. Its April 8-released 2010 China assessment can be accessed through the following link:

Unsparing in its harshness, it calls China "an authoritarian state in which the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) constitutionally is the paramount authority,"

Indeed, China's no model human rights champion. However, America's record is far worse at home and abroad, yet self-criticism is absent. Moreover, rarely do major media reports discuss abuses. Instead they regurgitate managed news, suppressing full and accurate disclosure of Washington's most deplorable human and civil rights record at home and abroad.

On April 10, two days after the State Department's report, China's Information Office of the State Council published its own comprehensive report titled, "The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2010,"

In its report, the US State Department charges were mostly without corroboration. In contrast, China, under six major headings, used data from the US Justice Department (DOJ), FBI, other US agencies, state ones, and think tanks, as well as international and US media reports. They reveal a far different America than official Washington and managed major media reports, concealing dark side truths important to reveal.

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True Democracy NOW! Manifesto and anglophone group

20-05-2011 14:21

The manifesto and the anglophone group of the world wide growing movement of

True Democracy NOW!

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Dont Allow Romanian State to make a Hero of its Revolution Homeless

19-05-2011 21:13

I am writing this in support of my friend Ion Matache.
Ion is the holder of the “Diploma of Honour in the Revolution of December 1989” yet the Romanian state has left him almost destitute and now (under Law 112?) Ion’s simple home is now to be taken from him, to be "returned" to the decendants of the pre war owners, who plan to demolish it. Please Do not allow this to happen!

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John Bowden – Scottish Prison Service Have Learned Nothing From The Stillman Aff

19-05-2011 14:32

A few years ago the Scottish Prison Service used jail psychologist Matt Stillman to smear the Anarchist Black Cross as a “terrorist organisation” and use John Bowden’s contact with the ABC as an excuse for his continued detention. Subsequently, both Stillman and his lies were completely discredited. The Scottish Prison Service and the compliant psychologists they use as part of a package of prison repression have, it seems, learned very little from the affair, as John Bowden relates from Edinburgh Prison.

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Calling All Squatters! - Old and New

19-05-2011 09:27

Got any positive, funny or random stories from your squatting experiences?

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New Zealanders must ‘speak out’ about omitted human rights or be reduced to mere

19-05-2011 06:43

NZ has been taken over by a 'bicultural' tribal elite. The human rights omissions are killing people and leaving many with lives barely worth living. They have an anti-human rights philosophy, 'discriminatory collectivism, which aims to destroy individual and collective potential and any bottom-up challenge yet human rights regards the individual as a person (and spiritually, I believe, God regards the individual has having a 'name').

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Scores injured in Qalandia Nakba Day demonstration

16-05-2011 08:51

Qalandia Nakba demonstration Photo: Joseph Dana
Over 1000 men, women and children marched in Qalandiya Sunday to mark the Nakba. The Israeli military stopped the march using heavy handed crowd control measures which resulted in over 100 injured including 20 medium to serious injuries. The demonstration lasted from morning until night with one attempt at upending the eight metre high Qalandiya barrier.

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Increased security in detention centres

16-05-2011 05:49

A new phone system run by a private company will replace personal mobile phones in immigration detention centres, according to Corporate Watch, a group which investigates corporate activities.

As a result, detainees will not be able to call free numbers and will have to pay higher rates in order to call their families and lawyers. Furthermore, the new system, which will be connected to a central operating system, will allow immigration authorities and the centre’s prison management to record and monitor all conversations, as well as ending calls.

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Israeli troops murder 9 protesters at Naqba border demonstrations

15-05-2011 15:50

Today, within 2 weeks of the Gaza Flotilla massacre where 9 activists were murdered, Israeli troops have shot dead 9 protesters and wounded more than 100 across 3 different protests at the border.

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Oxfordshire Pride gears up for 2011

14-05-2011 20:27

Oxfordshire pride is getting ready for another feast of events to celebrate lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer life in Oxfordshire.
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24th October, London: 2015 London Anarchist Bookfair
2nd - 8th November: Wrexham, Wales, UK & Everywhere: Week of Action Against the North Wales Prison & the Prison Industrial Complex. Cymraeg: Wythnos o Weithredu yn Erbyn Carchar Gogledd Cymru

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Every Tuesday 6pm-8pm, Yorkshire: Demo/vigil at NSA/NRO Menwith Hill US Spy Base More info: CAAB.

Every Tuesday, UK & worldwide: Counter Terror Tuesdays. Call the US Embassy nearest to you to protest Obama's Terror Tuesdays. More info here

Every day, London: Vigil for Julian Assange outside Ecuadorian Embassy

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