UK Repression Newswire Archive
09-10-2004 17:43Stanley Hilton was a senior advisor to Sen. Bob Dole (R) and has personally known Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz for decades. This courageous man has risked his professional reputation and possibly his life to get this information out to people.
09-10-2004 12:56UK-USA: Was the seizure of Indymedia's servers in London unlawful or did the UK government collude?
Tony Bunyan, Statewatch editor, comments:
"Rackspace may be a US company but Rackspace in London is subject to UK law not US law. If they took down and handed over Indymedia's servers simply on the basis of a US subpoena communicated to them this would not be lawful in the UK.
However it seems more likely that the US subpoena was the subject of a request for mutual legal assistance from the US Attorney General to the UK Home Secretary under the MLA Treaty. It would for the Metropolitan Police, probably accompanied by the FBI, to enforce the request and take possession of the servers.
This begs the questions: Why did the Home Office agree? What grounds did the USA give for the seizure of the servers? Were these grounds of a "political" nature? Has the Home Office requested that the servers be returned? What does this action say about freedom of expression and freedom of the press?
A trail that started in Switzerland and Italy has now ended fairly and squarely in the lap of the UK Home Secretary to justify."
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09-10-2004 09:3008 October 2004
Italy and Switzerland Requested Indymedia's Server Seizure
Today, October 8, 2004, Indymedia has learned that the request to seize Indymedia servers hosted by a US company in the UK originated from government agencies in Italy and Switzerland. More than 20 Indymedia sites, several internet radio streams and other projects were hosted on the servers. They were taken offline on October 7th after an order was issued to Rackspace, Inc., one of Indymedia's web hosting providers.
Tali Fahima , an Israeli woman under administrative detention, joins Palestinian women and girls held in prisons as political prisoners. The way in which Israel keeps them is cruel, without conscience and in violation of many human rights.
The Prison authority is answerable only to the Prime Minister, who has, himself, been accused of war crimes.
Please ask for a full investigation into the human rights violations.
09-10-2004 02:19statement dated 29 Sept 2004, translated by a human, not a machine
09-10-2004 00:54PA news via Scotsman reports that Canary Wharf Group have gone to Hight Court to stop the cleaners solidarity demo next friday during the european social forum:
09-10-2004 00:11News first noticed in Italy and put out by AFP and AP after an FBI spokesman finaly commented:
08-10-2004 22:02Is this why Indymedia was raided and hard drives seized? Or are we supposed to think that? Obviously the FBI have aquired a great deal more private information than just what is related to the "hot" photos.
08-10-2004 21:55The Fairford coach case is at the Court of Appeal next week. The coach detainees will be taking the police to court once again over the basic human right to protest and the right not to be detained. The following press release recently appeared on the Fairford Coach Action website.
(For fun, also see - http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/10/298742.html)
08-10-2004 18:02Breaking News...
08-10-2004 17:07Manchester Palestine Solidarity Campaign are proud to screen a landmark multi-award winning film introduced by its director, Julianno Mer Khamis:
08-10-2004 15:51International Federation of Jounalists Release on Indymedia Server Seizures
08-10-2004 15:39Sweet! The newswire and all the archives are back. Wicked! That rocks :-)
08-10-2004 13:39Copy of a letter / petition supporting Indymedia after the Genoa raids on Indymedia - June 2002. In the light of yesterdays seizure of Indymedia servers in the UK this if of particular relevance.
07-10-2004 21:47FBI seizes Global Indymedia Servers. Reasons Unknown
Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford
Invites you to a seminar entitled
'The Saharawi refugee camps: death and stagnation in no man's land' by Fatima Mahfud.
1-2pm on Thursday 14 October 2004
Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House
21 St Giles, Oxford