UK Repression Newswire Archive
19-09-2005 14:47Detainees in Guantanamo Bay on Hunger Strike.
At least 210 detainees have been on hunger strike since 11 August in protest at their conditions. An earlier hunger strike was stopped when the US authorities promised some changes. They reneged on these promises and the detainees have resumed their protest.
Anyone familiar with the Irish hunger strikes of the 1980s will realise that these detainees are at a critical stage – it’s a matter of life and death. Please contact your MP and urge him/her to press the British government to raise the matter with the American authorities as a matter of urgency.
Detainees have now been held at Guantanamo for over three years without proper access to a due process of law. Their families are refused access and they are not even allowed proper access to their legal representatives and where that access is allowed unreasonable restrictions are placed on the lawyers concerned.
This situation needs to be resolved and proper rule of law established in places that are used as prisons by the American administraion and its allies. Britain needs to use its so-called "special relationship" with USA for its residents currently held at Guantanamo and get the USA to honour internationally accepted norms on treatment of prisoners and the rule of law.
Join them at court on Monday to show solidarity and support Free Speech and "Education not Exploitation!"
18-09-2005 18:29five people were arrested late this afternoon for defying the ban on 'unauthorised protest' in parliament square under the new serious organised crime act legislation which became effective at the start of august this year
18-09-2005 07:17I'll show in my article, that in contrary to the declarations of the British prime-minister Blair and other Westerm politicians, there are evident causes for the London terrorist attacks dd 7-7. Further I also reflect on the aftermath of the attacks, especially regarding the newly proposed British terrorist-laws and the killing of the Brasilian de Menezes by the British policy.
I'll end with a remembreance poem of Eddie Woods concerning Jean de Menezes.
Various European organizers wish to make an European demonstration at the European Parliament of Strasbourg to ask a total recognition of the Free movement and for a minimal protection in order to prevent abuses as the ones in Czechtek to start again...
17-09-2005 21:56"Peacekeeping" Perhaps?
More news about DSEi - this from yesterday's Guardian:
Banned stun guns and leg irons advertised at arms fair
Friday September 16, 2005
17-09-2005 19:13What a week, so many cops, so many resources, so few of us, yet still they failed to stop us.
17-09-2005 18:56An Iranian trade union activist is to be deported to Iran. The Islamist government knows he is a fierce opponent, since an interview with him was broadcast in several countries. He was responsible for revealing the fact that the Iranian-Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi was killed in an Iranian prison. The Swedish authorities refuse to have the interview translated: "too expensive".
17-09-2005 15:28The UN has failed in its attempt to define “terrorism” (in a universal sense) at the recent ‘world leaders’ summit – this attempt was doomed from the start. Terrorism remains an extremely valuable and useful term for propagandists due to its non-specificity. Right-wing governments and others utilise this term in order to impose draconian laws and constrictive social policies on domestic populations. In the unlikely event that a universal definition had been agreed upon the outcome would have been a number of ‘world leaders’ in the dock at the Hague ICC for crimes against humanity. I refer to the so-called “coalition of the willing” lead by Bush, Blair and Howard.
17-09-2005 11:37A consortium of Shell, Statoil and Marathon is building an experimental high-pressure natural gas pipeline through the village of Rossport in County Mayo, Republic of Ireland. Local people are opposing the pipeline on safety and ecological grounds. A UK solidarity group is forming.
more protest photography
16-09-2005 20:13D Cards - Never mind the financial cost - what about the cost of denying the basic human rights of individuals - what about the European Convention of Human Rights?
16-09-2005 15:42Vigil to be held tomorrow in memory of Manuel Bravo, born 1970 - Died September 15th 2005
Another victim of the UK's "unjust and inhumane" immigration rules
16-09-2005 15:14Notts NO2ID meeting Thursday the 22nd of September at 7pm in the Malt Cross 16 St. James's Street Nottingham