UK Repression Newswire Archive
Triton Square, London NW1
Join us at the home of poverty pimps Atos ‘Healthcare’ for a Christmas Party to celebrate the continuing struggle against disability deniers Atos.
26-11-2011 14:53Hove & Portslade (East Sussex) MP. Mike Weatherley suggests Occupy 'tents' in London/ Brighton etc should pay council tax...
25-11-2011 16:35Death squads and social cleansing have been a large part of Colombia’s past. Unfortunately, they are still a part of Colombia’s present: the government is using police groups and parts of the military to exterminate people that are considered to be socially unwanted, such as the homeless.
25-11-2011 02:38The occupation of Northgate house ends but the occupation of a new location begins tomorrow
24-11-2011 18:07Time 25 November · 09:30 - 12:30
Location north gate University of Birmingham.
Solidarity action in support of the Northgate occupation at the University of Birmingham
24-11-2011 16:18At 23:30 as the occupiers were settling down for the night, university security began harassing the students. Simon Furse a second year International relations student said “It was disgraceful, I have never seen like it university security are just hired thugs who seem to enjoy violence and causing distress with no regard to the law. I was at the window that we use as an entrance to the occupation. The security guard tried to drag someone out of the window. We peacefully resisted and got the person inside at which point the security guard kept the window open and punched me three times in the face. The security then adopted a policy of open harassment ringing the doorbell for long periods of time, knocking on all the windows, pointing lights and cameras into the toilet and shouting insults and abuse.”
24-11-2011 01:33Earlier today we were told we are already facing disciplinary action and would have to pay the “substantial” cost of the university’s legal fees for an injunction they will take out against us if we do not leave by 9am tomorrow. The threat to the university and the system of public education is so grave that we are more afraid of the risks posed to society at large than our own immediate future. As such we have resolved to stay. We believe that students nationally must take action to defend education, despite the risks.
22-11-2011 21:53If anyone has a free hour or so Wed afternoon, there's a census court hearing at Birmingham Magistrates Court at 2pm. Solidarity and support would be much appreciated.
21-11-2011 12:02Two of those arrested at the Castle occupation in Cardiff on 11 November are up in court on Monday 28 November. Come to the court and show your solidarity.
21-11-2011 11:24*Stills, Vid & Interview following pepper spray of students at Occupy U.C. Davis, Cal/USA
**U.C. Davis Vice Chancellor gets the silent treatment during her walk of shame. Students are calling for her to resign
21-11-2011 00:58As the military dictatorship tries to consolidate power and people continue to be horrificly tortured to death in detention (eg Essam Atta), large numbers reconverge on Tahrir Square and are violently attacked by the security forces
So I diverted a bit on my journey back up north and spent a few hours this afternoon at the new Occupy Cardiff site outside the Unite/PCS union offices, Transport House, 1 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11.
For all it's problems, at least the Occupy is bringing out the contradictions inherent in repression of peaceful protest .. and I guess that's good.
Context - http://www.salon.com/2011/11/20/the_roots_of_the_uc_davis_pepper_spraying/singleton/
18-11-2011 22:49Slowly slowly falling apart any illusion of democracy
the real face of civil justice.
18-11-2011 11:27Not enough is being done to challenge the prejudice and exclusion of people labelled by the state as having "mental disorders" This issue affects all of us; it's time to get informed.