UK Repression Newswire Archive
17-12-2004 16:56A little bit long but do read on!
This is an extract from today's edition of The Independent...
...followed by a *SUBTLY ALTERED VERSION* of the same text.
16-12-2004 23:19A mass e-mail action has been called to demand that Charles Clarke, the new Home Secretary, frees the Belmarsh Nine, imprisoned without trial in December 2001.
Home Secretary David Blunkett has been forced out of office by the lies he told about fast-tracking a visa application for his mistress's nanny.
16-12-2004 18:56In a landmark case, the High Court has ruled that the Human Rights Act and the European Convention on Human Rights can be applied to UK troops serving in Iraq.
16-12-2004 18:32Journalist and community activist Kelly Minio-Paluello (23) was arrested brutally by Israeli Border Policemen while filming a peaceful demonstration on Tuesday outside Ramallah, Occupied Palestinian Territories. She is currently being held in Hadera Detention Centre awaiting deportation. Kelly has visited Cambridge several times. Her husband, Cambridge activist Mika Minio-Paluello, remains in Palestine.
16-12-2004 17:11With this article I want to express my worriness about the recent
violation of the rights of Mohammed B, the suspect of the murder on the Dutch
cineaste van Gogh, which is not only an attack on his rights, but can also lead to a further erosion of the Dutch judicial system, which is based on the protection of the rights of a defendant and a fair trial.
16-12-2004 16:03In the wake of Blunkett’s overdue resignation a picture is being painted, with himself as the primary artist, of ‘an honourable man brought low by love’. The career of this vain, arrogant, conceited individual was not brought to an end because of Blunkett’s private life, something he has done his utmost to deny the rest of us, but because he is a liar and corrupt, neither of which are new.
16-12-2004 13:06Why have Soviet secret service 'KGB', General Yevgeni Primakov, as well as Markus Wolfe, the ex-boss of the ''STASI'', the equally feared former East German 'State Security Police' been hired by - and for - the US Gov't.?
16-12-2004 11:54Calling all those in Nottingham who want to get clued up about the G8 coming to the UK next year - this is your chance! The G8 Roadshow 'Trapese' comes to the Sumac Social Centre in Forest Fields tomorrow. From 4-6pm, there will be workshops, and from 8-11pm fun, including local band 'The Darlings.' Find out about whats wrong with the G8, how people have protested in the past,and about protests are planned for next year.
15-12-2004 18:46No, no, really, this is for catching terrorists. Give me a break. The neo-cons are scared of their own shadows.
Dec 12 - Documents obtained by a public interest research center show that the US Central Intelligence Agency and the National Science Foundation collaborated to fund researchers developing software to electronically spy on Internet chat rooms.
14-12-2004 16:00Attached is an open letter to Jacques Chirac and Tony Blair, calling for effective international pressure on Israel, based on the understanding that Israel has neither the will nor the ability to end the occupation without such pressure.
14-12-2004 07:14Twenty-eight Italian police, including some of Italy's most senior riot and anti-terrorist officers, are to be tried for their role in an assault on a school in Genoa during the G8 summit in July 2001. Dozens of anti-globalisation activists sleeping in the school were injured in the raid.
13-12-2004 18:06While the media are merrily focusing on Blunkett’s love affair, ignoring the fact that one of the most draconian changes to happen in British society, ID cards and the ID database, are being foisted upon us. The government is clearly keen to push the ID Cards Bill through Parliament as quickly as possible, with a Second Reading (the first stage of real debate in parliament) likely to happen before Christmas.
13-12-2004 16:05This article was written by two anarchist activists from Kyiv, Ukraine during the second week of the protests - and has been translated just now. "During two weeks of mass protests people get to know - how to cooperate, how to trust each other and how to call the authorities to the answer"