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UK Repression Newswire Archive

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12 March: Wandsworth - Ben Griffin of Veterans for Peace speaks about Pvt Chelsea Manning

10-03-2014 15:22

The Cost of Exposing the Truth: The Case of Pvt Manning

with speaker Ben Griffin of Veterans for Peace UK.

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Five minors face long years for a crime that unlikely ever happened

10-03-2014 10:42

Friday 14 March 2014 marks the one year anniversary of the kidnapping and imprisonment of five Palestinian teenagers (at the time aged 15-17) for alleged stone-throwing, following a settler car accident that took place close to their village of Hares in Salfit district (West Bank), Palestine. In what clearly appears to be a trumped-up case with no hard evidence of a crime or eyewitness accounts that would link these particular boys to the accident, they are being charged with 20 counts of attempted murder each and are facing long years in prison.

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Tear Down The Walls: Prison Abolition Speaking Tour

10-03-2014 00:51

Tour Poster
There are currently 85,690 people held in prison, not including people detained under the Mental Health Act, in Secure Children’s homes or in Immigration detention. The prison population of Britain has doubled over the last twenty years.

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YOU CANNOT DIE IN HELL: Using Indefinite Detention for Political and Religious P

09-03-2014 22:57

Once you are born a creature (and irrespective of your personal circumstances which can vary greatly) that is as you were forced into existence (not by any choice on your part but according to European religious dogma originating in the Middle East) not just for a lifetime on earth but also forever after by some notion of an immortal soul, so then you are also forced into an immortality (almost like a vampire who too can never truly die in literature) and irrespective of however terrifying such an immortality might present itself. “What kind of God (or Yahweh) would put a soul, any soul (no matter how supposedly evil in human terms) into an eternal length of torture—and never having to contemplate acquiescence—what kind of compassion is that? This is as extreme of cruelty and barbarity as one could espouse. Such cosmic outcome, supposedly as Divine Justice, doesn’t even reach the categories of mere human ideas to justice.

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Ukraine is a burp of what USA did in Syria

08-03-2014 10:19

The XI Paralympic Winter Games are opening in Sochi today, March 7th. As many as 600 athletes from 45 countries will take part in the competitions. For the first time in the history of Paralympic Winter Games, athletes from Brazil, Turkey and Uzbekistan will be presented. Within ten days, they will compete for 72 sets of medals in alpine skiing, biathlon, cross country skiing ice sledge hockey, and wheelchair curling.

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Overthrowing other people’s governments ...

03-03-2014 11:19

Overthrowing other people’s governments
Overthrowing other people’s governments: The Master List ...... Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War. (* indicates successful ouster of a government) ........ :

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Ugandan Embassy Gay Disco!

28-02-2014 14:34

Continuous Gay Disco and Love In outside the Ugandan Embassy until they abolish the new gay hate laws
Starting this evening!
Bring music, Love, Dancing Shoes, Musical instruments, Getto Blasters, Glitter & Fun! This is an Autonomous DIY action.

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Homes Not Jails!

27-02-2014 00:30

City Hall Sleep Over
I was at city hall at 09.30 and met with some of the overnight sleepers from a group from Beat On the Streets. They are concerned that homeless people are in danger of being criminalised.
They had camped on the grass area outside the City Hall, home of the London Assembly and London Mayor Boris Johnson. They were removed early this morning. There was one tent on the pavement when I arrived. Some of the group had left but those that remained were in good spirits.

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Homes not Jails!

26-02-2014 23:17

City Hall Sleep Over
I was at city hall at 09.30 and met with some of the overnight sleepers from a group calling themselves Beat On the Streets. They are concerned that homeless people are in danger of being criminalised.

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Moazzam Begg arrested for uncovering Western complicity in rendition and torture

26-02-2014 00:08

(London) CAGE is outraged by the arrest of our Outreach Director, Moazzam Begg. A former Guantanamo Bay detainee, he has been campaigning for due process and the human rights of victims, despite suffering over three years of torture and abuse by the US government with the complicity of the British security services.

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A Background of Ukraine Politics

23-02-2014 18:41

a sea palace in the Ukraine
analysis of the Ukraine unrest

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Act now: fash on the attack in Calais

22-02-2014 16:53

Kevin Reche, on the right
Solidarity needed NOW.

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Water Cannon “Consultation” at London City Hall 17th Feb 2014

21-02-2014 12:37

protest outside before the meeting
On Monday evening, more than 200 people packed a City Hall meeting room to take part in a consultation event over Met Police plans to purchase three German water cannons costing £200,000 to be ready for use on the streets this summer.

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Solidarity with NO TAV Struggle - Info Night in Bristol this Sunday

21-02-2014 08:52

An info night with film to highlight the ongoing struggle against TAV high speed rail in Italy and the State repression that faces those who choose to stop the monster of industry.

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Calais: Callout for demonstration on Saturday 1st of March

20-02-2014 16:22

There will be a gathering in front of Calais town hall at 14.30h on
Saturday 1st March. There will be speakers followed by a march through the
town centre. This is a demonstration for freedom, dignity and respect for
all, now.

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Launch of Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance (COPS): 27 February 2014

18-02-2014 22:54

Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance: "COPS" in capital letters
We invite you to the launch meeting of the Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance (COPS).

Thursday 27 February 2014, 6.30pm

Diskus Conference Centre, Unite House, 128 Theobald's Road, Holborn, London, WC1X 8TN

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‘Why Have You Gone to Russia Three Times in Two Months?’—Heathrow Customs Agent Interrogates Snowden Lawyer

16-02-2014 22:36

Edward Snowden's lawyer Jesselyn Radack, herself a whistleblower, was harassed by a Border Force Agent at Heathrow Airport today. Radack is here to meet with Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy, to attend the launch of The Whistler
and the Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence that will be presented to Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning in absentia this week in Oxford

Kevin Gosztola, who reported extensively on the pretrial hearings and trial in the case of USA vs Manning, explains what happened.

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Zapatista Support Bases Under Attack: Call for a Week of National and Internatio

14-02-2014 20:17

Call for a Week of National and International Solidarity “If they touch the Zapatistas, they touch all of us”, to be held from February 16 to 23 2014

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David Satter - an NSA shill among the Caucasian insurgents exposed

14-02-2014 15:59

The Double Borderline Attack
It´s 1984 again in Sochi. Here´s the story of an American agent positioned among people in a conflict with Russia. The insurgents have given the enemy of the enemy a benefit of the doubt, and before finally using it against them it uses it against others. The Russians have not been fooled by the Americans and expelled the agent, but accepted the farce for a while presumably in order to humiliate their opponents and train their own spies. The Double Borderline Attack was spotted in its latest statement.

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Support the Blackmail 3: Against Animal Testing & State Repression!

14-02-2014 13:37

The trial of Debbie Vincent, the first of the 'Blackmail 3' defendants, is due to start this Monday 17th at Winchester Crown Court. Please support her and the other defendants!
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