UK Repression Newswire Archive
11-11-2006 17:46Picture this – A nervous and overwhelmed individual is dragged before a court. He has spent the previous night in police custody, being interviewed about a crime he is alleged to have committed. He is tired and he is scared. He is dragged before a court, who are simply interested in getting home on time. He has no legal representation. The prosecuting solicitor wants him locked up, and launches into an eloquent tirade, using all his years of training and experience in the legal field, explaining exactly why this man should not be released. The man is asked if he has anything to say in his defence. He stutters and stumbles through a cringe worthy attempt to appeal for his freedom, ending with the words “….and, uh, sorry but this is very hard without a solicitor”. The judges feel that they have little choice but to send him to prison, and that is where he goes, bewildered and frightened.
11-11-2006 17:21Inspired by last weeks action, and by the struggles of the people of Rossport and Niger, activists have again targetted Shell with protest and direct-action in Reading.
10-11-2006 17:26The black organisation, 1990 Trust, survey challenges UK Spy Chief’s claims of sizeable Muslim ‘justification’ for 7/7 bombing claims linking sizeable Muslim support for terrorism in a hard-hitting public speech Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, Head of MI5 made yesterday.
10-11-2006 15:24Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller said "MI5 and the police were tackling 200 groups or networks totalling more than 1,600 identified individuals in the UK who were ‘actively engaged in plotting or facilitating terrorist acts,’ ”
Never mind that such terrorist acts rarely come to fruition, usually instead sputtering out into absurd allegations of liquid bombs and other fantastical plots nipped in the bud, or so we are expected to believe, that is after we suspend credibility, again for the umpteenth time.
10-11-2006 12:28A day of protest has been called for the Sagada 11, young anarchists falsely accused of a Maoist guerilla attack and tortured in The Philippines - Phone, fax, email, write on Friday, 17th November. Also more demonstrations at embassies etc are encouraged, please copy and distribute the leaflet below, and last but not least please write to the prisoners directly.
09-11-2006 14:32Destitute asylum seekers in Nottingham now have to travel to Loughborough to report -under threat of arrest if they don't.
Would you support a campaign to highlight (and hopefully overturn) this policy?
08-11-2006 22:47Two proposed amendments to the Irish Constitution were announced by Barnardos at a press conference on Monday 6th November 2006. In an apparent gesture of official support for the measure, Finance Minister Brian Cowen headlined the presentation. In a press release on their website (www.barnardos.ie/news132.htm), Barnardos detailed the proposals announced at the press conference
08-11-2006 17:22A benefit for Leeds Anarchist Black Cross.
08-11-2006 17:1311 young Filipino environmentalists tortured and framed for guerilla attack - protest held at Filipino embassy last Friday, and further international solidarity needed!
08-11-2006 03:05Much like Afghanistan, "victory" means empowering a new and brutal Puppet Regime.
Meet the new Boss ...
07-11-2006 23:32On March 19th 2007, we call for a worldwide day of resistance to the imperialist, racist and senseless war in Iraq. We propose occupations, acts of civil disobedience, and direct action. We propose that these acts of resistance be directed towards governments, military recruitment centres, corporations, and other institutions that perpetuate empire and war.
07-11-2006 22:46Nadine Saawka of Notting Hill Housing Trust, Grove House, 27 Hammersmith Grove, Hammersmith, London W6 0JL