UK Repression Newswire Archive
12-06-2011 11:53There may be no better proof of the rupture that is brought about by the “movement of the squares” other than its open, participatory, directly democratic way of organising and functioning. Within a single week it has given birth to a political culture of a different type, one that literally overcomes all known models of organising and struggle to date.
Even if the issue of its procedures is incomplete, it comes up again and again and comprises the most important legacy already left to the political and social life of the country. This does not mean there are no issues with disorganisation, inefficiency, delays. Taking into account however the explosive rhythm of its development, the lack of previous experience on the side of those who created it, along with the need to compile, step by step, heterogeneous and different opinions of all participants through open procedures, all this is to be expected. Even if time-consuming, its procedures are flexible and are altered by the day; they are self-criticised, adjusted according to mistakes, comments and suggestions deriving from them being tested in practice.
11-06-2011 11:42Steve Best ban upheld - Talk tomorrow at Conway Hall going ahead via internet.
This would have been a rare opportunity in this country to attend a talk by Professor Steven Best, who as well as being associate professor of philosophy at the University of Texas, is also one of the foremost thinkers and philosophers in the international animal rights and environmentalist movement.
This would have been Dr Best's first visit to the UK since he was was banned by the previous Labour government in 2005, after he spoke out in defence of activists who break the law as part of campaigning, even though he himself has no criminal record or involvement with illegal groups or activity. The ban only covered the UK, and he has continued to speak in many other countries in the years since then, including countries such as Russia and South Africa, without any interference or repercussion. Indeed, prior to coming to the UK, Dr Best will be visiting several other European countries, including Germany, Poland and Luxembourg, where he will be speaking to university departments, student groups, and community audiences on a number of topics.
Over the years Dr Best has published 10 books, over 150 articles and reviews, spoken in over a dozen countries, interviewed with media throughout the world and appeared in numerous documentaries. In recent years he has become well known for his advocacy of "total liberation" in which he seeks to draw parallels between the various human, animal and earth liberation struggles.
Dr Best first came to prominence in the 1990's with a series of award winning books on postmodern theory, written with the renowned philosopher Douglas Kellner, which have been translated into many languages and sold tens of thousands of copies, and which are now standard text books on graduate courses in many countries.
11-06-2011 09:34Dear Noam
I am writing to you and a number of other friends mostly in the US to alert you to the extraordinary banning of my film on war and media, 'The War You Don't See', and the abrupt cancellation of a major event at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe in which David Barsamian and I were to discuss free speech, US foreign policy and censorship in the media.
10-06-2011 08:44video, photos, texts on revolution in south europe
10-06-2011 07:27Meet outside Santander opposite Churchill Square today FRIDAY JUNE 10
Sources have informed us that two anarchists, believed to be members of an autonomous proto-working group allegedly connected to the Hackney Anarchist Group(HAG) were kidnapped by state employed thugs for the ‘illegal' flyposting of a poster for the open launch meeting of the Hackney Anarchist Group*, to take place this Saturday.
Sources have informed us that two anarchists, believed to be members of an autonomous proto-working group allegedly connected to the Hackney Anarchist Group(HAG) were kidnapped by state employed thugs for the ‘illegal' flyposting of a poster for the open launch meeting of the Hackney Anarchist Group*, to take place this Saturday(https://london.indymedia.org/events/9195).
The two rebellious propagandists allegedly used a paste made from flour and water, also known as Marxist glue (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheatpaste), to affix the poster onto a corporate billboard in the early hours of this morning. Although this action by the mischievous, and possibly anti-democratic, working group was against the guidelines of HAG, as stated on the bottom right of the poster below, it is important we stand in solidarity with all victims of both state oppression and the corporate control of so-called public spaces. The perpetrators of this minor but valiant act of class-warfare have since been released by their captors and are said to have spent the afternoon celebrating their (relative) freedom by drinking green tea on a sunny patch of grass.
Autonomous Temporary Informal Communications Council in support of a potential Hackney Anarchist Group (ATIC-PHAG)
08-06-2011 21:12Europe just witnessed one of the largest piracy-related busts in history with the raid of the popular movie streaming portal Kino.to. More than a dozen people connected to the site were arrested after police officers in Germany, Spain, France and the Netherlands raided several residential addresses and data centers. Kino.to hosted no illicit content itself, but indexed material stored on file-hosters and other streaming services.
08-06-2011 13:28Spanish Protests "freedom unites us, unity frees us" Ib
08-06-2011 11:49Communiqué claiming numerous incendiary attacks and planted bomb in solidarity to Social Centre Satama and Roma migrants in Helsinki, Finland and anarchist prisoners worldwide.
08-06-2011 09:44The Guardian has today published 3 articles about Mark Kennedy:
Police knew about plans for Ratcliffe-on-Soar break-in before most activists
Police spying: secret tapes that put CPS on the spot
Mark Kennedy case: CPS accused of suppressing key evidence
They have even, *finally*, acknowledged that this story was first broken on Indymedia, in October 2010!
07-06-2011 22:02DOWNLOAD THE SHOW HERE:
06-06-2011 11:47Police disperse striking Yoosung workers
Week-long strike disrupts production of major automakers
Thousands of riot police raided a regional auto parts manufacturing plant, Tuesday, to put an end to a week-long “illegal” strike that disrupted the production of Hyundai Motor and other major automakers.