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UK Repression Newswire Archive

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John Catt’s Judicial Review of ACPO and the Met on 9th February 2012

18-02-2012 12:53

A diverse range of ‘domestic extremists’, including comedian Mark Thomas, braved the cold on 9th February to greet and support John Catt at the start of his epic legal challenge against ACPO and the Met and their secret domestic extremist database. The Aldermaston Women’s Group brought a large banner bearing the words “Domestic Extremists At Work” which took pride of place over the railings of the Royal Courts of Justice. The air was brimming with excitement and some extremely domesticated “grime-busters”, with cleaning materials to the fore, soon set about giving the fatigued looking Royal Courts of Justice a deep clean and a breath of fresh air!

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No Borders Communique to Immigration Prisoners

17-02-2012 21:24

Harmondsworth and Colnbook: both exit roads closed for 7-hours by protestors
To all our brothers and sisters locked up in Immigration Removal Centres,

You are not forgotten!

This is a communiqué from the 'No Borders Network'

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Nizhny Novgorod anti-fascists need your solidarity and support!

17-02-2012 14:09

A call for coordinated actions around the world on March 16–18, 2012

Friends and comrades! We, the anti-fascists and anarchists of Nizhny Novgorod (Russia), appeal to concerned people around the world. The political police (the Center for Combating Extremism or Center “E”) have fabricated a criminal case against our comrades. Anti-fascism has been outlawed in our city. We need your solidarity and support!

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Activists occupy Barnardo's HQ demanding they quit the child detention business

17-02-2012 13:46

Tens of No Borders activists are currently occupying the headquarters of Britain's largest children charity, demanding that it “quits the child detention business”.

The latest protest at Barnardo's offices in Barkingside, Essex, started at 1pm in a bid to force the charity to stop providing its services at a new detention facility near Crawley, Sussex, to hold families facing forcible deportation.

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Calais: demonstrators storm public housing office

16-02-2012 11:26

Yesterday at 3pm over thirty people demonstrated at a social housing organisation, the Office Public de l’Habitat de Calais (OPH), to demand that they do not go through with the planned imminent eviction which will make many people in Calais, both with and without papers, homeless in the middle of winter.

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Ethical human rights, development, globalization needed to replace Neoliberalism

16-02-2012 09:43

It is argued that top-down, bureaucratic neoliberalism threatens to seriously slow the rebuilding of Christchurch, New Zealand's second largest city, after devastating earthquakes. An ethical approach to human rights, development and globalization should replace neoliberalism

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Take back your campus.

15-02-2012 17:26

Today we staged a sit-in at the University of Birmingham for the following reasons:

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University of Birmingham Corporate Conference Centre occupied- over 100 students

15-02-2012 17:14

Simon Furse has today received an announcement that his disciplinary hearing that took place this morning has been temporarily cancelled. It was cancelled mid-hearing due to procedural irregularities caused by student protest throughout the day, which at one point stormed the room where the hearing was taking place.

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Occupation- Defending the Right to Protest

15-02-2012 17:09

After a march around campus, UoB students and supporters have occupied Staff House in protest against the injunction against protest on campus and the disciplinary hearing that is taking place today against the sole student that the University were able to identify from the previous occupation.

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Nizhny Novgorod anti-fascists need your solidarity and support!

15-02-2012 15:02

Nizhny Novgorod anti-fascists need your solidarity and support! A call for coordinated actions around the world on March 16–18, 2012

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Video shows UK-manufactured JCB equipment destroying Jerusalem playground

15-02-2012 12:35

Video screenshot shows JCB equipment destroying Jerusalem playground
Under heavy police protection, Israel demolished a Palestinian community center and a children’s playground in occupied East Jerusalem on 13 February 2012. Watch video:

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No TAV - Anonymous hack the website of the prison of Turin Italy

14-02-2012 12:00

Sketchy google translation - After national raids and jailing of people in the mountain battle against the European train link in Italy NO TAV, the hacker group Anonymous shut down the website and replace the official blaa blaa with the following message---

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Diaz G8 Genoa 2001 takes the Berlin Film Festival by storm....

13-02-2012 17:53

Arriving in Berlin for the Berlinale, it was with trepidation and excitement that i was thrown into the core of the Film Festival. As one of the victims from Diaz, i had waited a long time to meet the cast of Domenico Procacci's Diaz: Don't Clean Up This Blood and also to see the film for the first time.

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ISSE opposes extradition of UK student Richard O’Dwyer

13-02-2012 17:07

On February 7, the International Students for Social Equality held a meeting on campus to oppose the deportation to the United States of Sheffield Hallam University student Richard O’Dwyer.

O’Dwyer is facing a maximum 10 years in prison on charges of copyright infringement. The meeting was addressed by Julie Hyland, assistant national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party and attended by a number of students and lecturers.

A second meeting will be held Tuesday, February 21, at 5:30 p.m., to continue the campaign in O’Dwyer’s defence.

Below we publish Hyland’s remarks.

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G4S get bigger role in policing.

13-02-2012 11:18

The FT reported yesterday that G4S has won a contract to build and run custody suites in Lincolnshire. This is hailed as a new thing, but actually G4S have been running custody suites for a while, including all those in South Wales.

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int. day of action against repression / 10.03.2012 – Free J.A.I.B. (vienna)

12-02-2012 12:42

On the 13th of March 2012, the opening of their trial will take place.
They are being accused of arson, facing a possible jail time of one to ten years
We call for and support every form and way of action.
We call for an international day of action on the 10th of March 2012.

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The Syrian Civil War and the Media Propaganda Offensive

11-02-2012 20:02

The 'Free Syrian Army' - the so-called 'rebel' group armed and funded by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar - is involved in a violent insurgency against the Syrian government. That is not just my opinion, it is the view of the Arab League observer mission sent into the country to gather evidence against the ruling Assad regime. But when reports didn't fit the political agenda, the League pulled the plug on the mission, and the Syrian government was subtlely blamed.

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CALAIS squat eviction: phone blockade call out!

08-02-2012 18:38

Africa House is threatened with imminent eviction AGAIN. This time they are doing it in the middle of winter when it is totally freezing outside. This is a call out for a phone blockade of the owners, a so-called 'social housing organisation', who are kicking 60+ people out on to the street.

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Calais detention centre Noise Demo!

08-02-2012 18:17

"No-one is free until everyone is free"
A lively noise demo in the snow...

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Fitwatch to support fellow domestic extremists outside High Court on Thursday

08-02-2012 14:28

Fitwatchers will be joining fellow domestic extremists at the High Court on Thursday when anti arms trade campaigner, John Catt will be bringing a judicial review against the domestic extremist units for holding data on him.
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