UK Repression Newswire Archive
09-09-2003 16:56The Met's Deputy Commissioner, Sir Ian Blair will be doing a live question and answer session on BBC London 94.9 FM at 11 am on Wednesday - 020 7224 2000
09-09-2003 14:59Telephone discussion with Liberty Press Office about their plans following today's events in London.
09-09-2003 14:32Press release from Liberty Human Rights watch
09-09-2003 12:38Update on the number of people arrested so far in anti DSEi actions...
09-09-2003 00:08Police are misusing the Anti-terrorism legislation to inhibit protest and activism around DSEI. If you intend to visit London during the Disarm DSEI week (6-12) download or collect a Section 44 Search Monitoring Form/Advice Sheet. You may find it helpful if you get searched. If you fill it in and post it to Liberty, they can continue to document the grave misuse of the Anti-terror legislation. (See Liberty website for their detailed report about misuse of the terrorism legislation at Fairford "Casualty of War: 8 weeks of counter-terrorism in rural England"- http://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk).
Protesters arrived from all over; buses were provided from Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Birmingham and North East England.
A samba band played at the arrival, and the protesters banged against the fence with fists and sticks, so that the first speeches drowned in noise of the publics outrage against the seperation, the rascist and inhumane institutional treatment of refugees in this country. A whole line-up of politicians from a wide spektrum spoke out against the prison like institution, with the star speakers Mercy Ikolo, who was just released on bail with her 14 month old daughter Bessie from Dungavel, and human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar.
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08-09-2003 21:41Vancouver hopes to save hundreds of lives by opening street clinics where
heroin addicts can shoot up safely. But the White House is accusing Canada
of going AWOL from its war on drugs.
08-09-2003 14:44steve gough, http://www.nakedwalk.alivewww.co.uk/ has been walking naked from land's end to john o groats to highlight the issue that clothing should be optional in life. he has been arrested several times, with most charges subsequently dropped, he has been beaten up, and he is currently naked in inverness prison segregation awaiting a new trial, without exercise or access to a phone.
Some women in Jordan are regarded as their family's property
Parliament in Jordan has overwhelmingly rejected a proposed law imposing harsher punishments for men who kill female relatives in what are known as "honour killings".
07-09-2003 04:48Brent East Socialist Alliance-Brian Butterworth-Against war and against privatisation.
Brent East By-election candidate-End the illegal occupation now.
07-09-2003 00:32Three DSEI protesters were followed after leaving the convergence centre, at 11PM. They were followed all over North East London then all the way to South London where they sought refuge in a friend's flat. At 1.28 AM the police were still out side the flat.
At least 10 doubledekker buses made their way from Glasgow and several from the south and from Edinburgh to get a first hand knowledge and experience about the Dungavel Detention Centre which is constantly in the news particularly for its "family unit" where not only the parents are fitted up for no crime or charges, but also their children.
06-09-2003 17:29Activists from Ireland, Poland/England, The US, Kurdistan and Iraq protested outside the Iraqi Convention Centre in Baghdad against the presence of recent Afghanistan and Iraqi war architect and US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
06-09-2003 16:57Journalists at Al Jazeera hold a sit-in protest outside the Spanish Embassy in Baghdad tomorrow against the arrest of their collegue Tayseer Aloni. Jazeera have been recieving intense criticism from the US Occupation Authorities and the US government for what they say is biased reporting which is promoting incitement to vioelnce against US Troops.