UK Repression Newswire Archive
23-03-2006 16:13Yesterday the bulldozers were sent in
yet again to crush the homes of Travellers
who by the British Government's own admission
have nowhere legally to live.
23-03-2006 12:59Peter Tatchell says free speech is under attack and needs defending
"The strength and survival of free society and the advance of human knowledge depend on the free exchange of ideas. All ideas are capable of giving offence, and some of the most powerful ideas in human history, such as those of Galileo and Darwin, have given profound religious offence in their time. The free exchange of ideas depends on freedom of expression and this includes the right to criticise and mock. We assert and uphold the right of freedom of expression and call on our elected representatives to do the same. We abhor the fact that people throughout the world live under mortal threat simply for expressing ideas and we call on our elected representatives to protect them from attack and not to give comfort to the forces of intolerance that besiege them."
23-03-2006 12:09As I understand it the police routinely take DNA samples when people are arrested and do not destroy these even if you subsequently released without charge (let alone found not guilty if brought to court). Now see this which has just been reported by the BBC.
23-03-2006 03:59Several Philippine government websites are now subjected to attacks from online hacktivists: the Office of the President, the Police and the Military. The groups responsible were the Justice League of the Internet (JLI), and the Brigada Elektronica. Hacktivists worldwide have supported the action and now the target sites have been having problems.
22-03-2006 14:22Enira, a girl who is about 25, has been held in custody in the KGB detention facility of Minsk since February 21th, 2006. Her crime? She simply wanted to have independent elections in Belarus. Yes, this is a crime in Belarus.
22-03-2006 10:49San Francisco - Some California voters and activist groups sued the state's top election official on Tuesday in an effort to reverse the certification of certain electronic voting machines made by Diebold Inc.
21-03-2006 14:45A ramshackle bunch of organisations, many leaning to the extreme right has come together to organise the March for Free Expression this Saturday.
Seemingly inspired by the publication of the childish, racist cartoons in the Jyllands Posten earlier in the year, this misguided organisations has invited speakers from uber-capitalist the Freedom Association and the Libertarian Alliance
20-03-2006 19:56Associated Press reported that eight-year-old Akbar Zayed was on her way to a clinic to have stitches removed from her chin when she was gunned down by a barrage of Israeli 'defence' forces. The IDF raid left behind demolished homes, damaged cars, three hospitalised and a family devastated by the death of a little girl. It was meant to be a raid to arrest 'fugitives' the army claimed were holed up in a house. However the people to end up being shoot in the West Bank village of Yamoun were those in a taxi going to the clinic in the adjacent street.
20-03-2006 17:24On the 31st of March, the support group for the prisoners from the 4th of February (the 3 south american squatters arrested, beaten, and now being charged with the attempted murder of a copper here in barcelona) are asking everyone who can to pay a visit to your friendly local spanish embassy or consolate....
20-03-2006 16:19The Judicial Review into British government ministers’ responsibility towards 3 former-British residents held at the US base in Guantanamo Bay will be held at the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand, from tomorrow (Tues 22nd) to Thursday 24th March, starts at 9.30am each day. Supporters are gathering outside from tommorrow morning. Please come to show your solidarity.
20-03-2006 11:45To mark the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, made possible through the use of components produced at companies such as EDO MBM, there are 2 public actions on Home Farms Rd in Brighton this week.
20-03-2006 01:22The GOVERNMENT of Her Majesty the Queen, the Holy Subjects of this Land and All Her Minions and Terriertories has hereby decreed that in recognition and humungous AWE of the Fools of This Land on APRIL FOOL’S DAY (This First Day of April of the Year of Our Lord 2006), a Special Day of Celebration shall be laid on.
19-03-2006 11:58Protest Killer-Coke's assassinations in Colombia and their sponsorship of the World Cup
19-03-2006 07:56Photographs of the funeral showed men crying as five children, who all looked under the age of five, were wrapped in blankets and then lined up in a row. One man who described himself as a relative said one was just seven months old: "They killed these innocent children. Are these considered terrorists? Is a seven-month-old child a terrorist?".
18-03-2006 21:04A 999 call had to be made for emergency medical help today after hunt saboteurs were viciously attacked by both hunt staff and supporters of the Cotswold Vale Farmers hunt. Two saboteurs were taken to hospital, one with suspected broken ribs and severe concussion, the other with a suspected broken cheekbone and concussion.
18-03-2006 17:32Paul Jonathan Lewis died while being restrained by police in East Oxford on Tuesday. Since then there have been allegations of police intimidation of witnesses whose accounts differ from the one in the local papers. This is part of a climate of fear in this multi-ethnic community instilled by the local constabulary, for whom this is the third death in two years.