UK Repression Newswire Archive
14-08-2004 16:41A reported plan by a Protestant marching group to circumvent a
ruling against a coat-trailing parade in nationalist north
Belfast has been stopped.
14-08-2004 12:43some texts of mainstream media about what is happening at the moment in venezuela
14-08-2004 08:41British activist Ewa Jasciewicz was detained by Israeli police on Wednesday as she attempted to enter the country. Further details are to follow.
14-08-2004 08:20Sing the online petition in behalf of the six basque nationalists in Mexican
13-08-2004 14:25He attacks Chávez and he conspires against Venezuela with the intention to snatch the Cuban votes off Bush in Miami.
12-08-2004 21:31All offences could prompt arrest under Home Office proposals
Police in England and Wales could be given powers to arrest people for minor offences such as graffiti or litter.
Police can currently arrest people only for crimes with sentences of at least five years, meaning breach of the peace is often used as a "catch all" offence.
12-08-2004 21:14A British journalist has been detained since Wednesday at Ben-Gurion International Airport after security forces denied her entry into the country on the grounds that she is a left-wing activist who could not be objective in her portrayal of local events and who could unknowingly assist violent organizations.
12-08-2004 21:00On Sunday, August 15th from 4:00 - 6:00pm PST,
that is 1:00 - 3:00 am BST of the following day,
KPFK will broadcast a special program on the Venezuelan Recall Referendum with exit polls, election results, interviews with Venezuelan government officials, opposition representatives,journalists, and activists, with live simultaneous translation when necessary.
12-08-2004 20:27European parliament discusses a resolution against Venezuela - 08.03.2004
12-08-2004 18:40A man was hospitalised late on Saturday night last after he was beaten around the head with rifle butts by members of a British Army/PSNI patrol.
12-08-2004 17:41The International Republican Institute:
Implementing the Nicaragua Plan in Venezuela
International Republican Institute (“IRI”): A U.S. based non-governmental entity founded upon suggestion by former President Ronald Reagan, the IRI is a major recipient of NED funds for various projects around the world. In March 2002, just one month before the April 2002 coup d’etat, IRI received an impressive $300,000 grant from the NED for “Strengthening Political Parties” in Venezuela. IRI received an additional $116,000 in February 2003, at the culmination of the 64-day opposition imposed lockout that devastated the Venezuelan economy. One of the main political parties participating in both the coup and the lockout, Primero Justicia, is a major benefactor of IRI funds. IRI’s massive financing for its Venezuelan projects has almost exclusively been funneled into developing and strengthening political parties to oppose the Chávez Administration. IRI also maintains close contact with the U.S. Embassy, which has also been a backer of the opposition’s undemocratic tactics.
12-08-2004 17:34The NED awarded a significant $53,400 grant to the Venezuelan group, Súmate, in September 2003, for the sole purpose of promoting a campaign for a recall referendum on President Chávez’s mandate. Súmate was established solely with the objective of removing President Chávez from office prematurely through a recall referendum, and has no credentials or history to evidence its accomplishments or democratic ideals. Nevertheless, the NED willingly handed Súmate the $53,400 needed to fund the entire referendum campaign and to develop propaganda encourage Venezuelans to vote against Chávez.
(repost of article on Indymedia 20.07.2004 )
12-08-2004 15:0424 hour letter-writing vigil in support of Palestine in Brighton.
12-08-2004 14:10The Surrey-Hampshire border, southwest of London, is one of the most affluent areas in the country. It is currently facing a crisis in affordable housing.
12-08-2004 11:24This emergency alert is on behalf of imprisoned forest activist Tre Arrow, known to authorities as Michael Scarpitti. He was arrested for his suspected involvement in an arson attack on logging trucks in Eagle Creek, USA.
12-08-2004 11:18Doug Oerly,is a prisoner involved in the Missouri Prison Labor Union, MPLU (set up by anarchist prisoner Jerome white-Bey to resist forced labour in prisons, which is exploiting prisoners and driving down pay and conditions for workers on the outside. For more info on the MPLU see website www.mplu-support.tk)
12-08-2004 08:40It's hard to tell from these mainstream articles what's going on, but in both cases there are clashes between young people and cops - perhaps the ongoing social cleansing against the young is finally bearing unwanted fruit for the state. Let's hope so...
11-08-2004 18:37Even for Palestine, Hebron is shocking. The area has a population of 500,000 - the largest Palestinian Authority in the West Bank - but the city of Hebron was divided into three ‘zones’ in 1997. Settlers moved in and around the city centre in the eighties, and Hebron is characterized by some of the worst ethnic violence in the region.