UK Repression Newswire Archive
26-12-2006 09:12Iraqi military sources told the newspaper that the reason that the American Secretary of Defense Robert Gates visited Baghdad urgently after two days he received his new post as a Defense Minister; is to extinguish a military mutiny carried out by American VI battalion based in Anbar, after refusing to obey orders and prefer not to leave their base in Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province.
25-12-2006 09:43Chip implants, forced biochemical manipulation, state-sponsored vigilantism, psychological abuse of prisoners, anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant repression, and "rationing" of alcohol are among the repressive measures being mooted by the Blairites, to counteract a feared "rise in crime" they admit is mainly caused by neoliberal economics.
25-12-2006 02:02Exigimos la salida inmediato del autodenominado gobernador de Oaxaca, Ulises Ruiz Ortiz. Y también Policía Federal Preventivas, porque sólo están generando más torturas, represión, maltratos. Son los verdaderos criminales y responsables de lo que está sufriendo el pueblo de Oaxaca.
24-12-2006 16:41“This is a deeply traumatized community which has been lied to for years and years by the aviation industry and one political party after another. There is a litany of broken promises. I wonder just how you might feel if you had endured all this for years! I am so angry I am almost incandescent with rage at the immorality of it all.”
- A resident of Harmondsworth, near Heathrow
24-12-2006 15:02The alleged ringleader of a much vaunted plot to blow up multiple transatlantic airliners using liquid explosives has been cleared of terrorism charges and of being a member of any terrorist group, rendering August's terror scare another hyped creation of government scare mongering.
23-12-2006 17:16For the second time in less than 24 hours, I try to open a bookmarked site that I'm using for some research on the 'war on terrorism', only to find that it's been taken down. Luckily, there are such things as Google Cache (Google takes a snapshot of each page it examines and caches (stores) that version as a back-up). The site this time (http://www.serve.com/pfc/misc/MI5_bibl.html) was a good collection of links on the MI5 for interested researchers. The cached version is here, but the page is also reproduced below - you know, just in case...
23-12-2006 12:42Sir Ian Blair, the Metropolitan Police commissioner, today told the press that he considers Al Qaeda to be even greater than Hitlers Nazis in terms of threat to civilian life. Although Sir Ian admitted that he had no intelligence, relating to a specific attack, he warning of possible outrages this Christmas saying that the threat was "unparalled and growing".
23-12-2006 12:11Attempts by the Rotten Borough of Rushmoor to seize a bungalow that a local man was renovating have suffered a temporary setback.
22-12-2006 23:02Earlier this month, London's Olympia hosted the first Counter Terror World exhibition, at which companies and countries from around the world "shared with each other lessons learned in the war on terror." The official website of the exhibition ( http://www.counterterrorworld.com) has been taken down and now re-directs to http://www.isnrlondon.com. So the information that the site provided (list of exhibitors etc.) is not available on the web any more. Therefore, we reproduce some of that info below.
22-12-2006 19:29The European parliament has produced a report on the complicity of European governments in the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) practice of extraordinary rendition—the illegal transferring of detainees to locations where they stand a high risk of being tortured. Issued in draft form on November 28, the report will be debated in the European parliament in January 2007. It finds 11 European nations had knowledge of flights carrying detainees to secret prisons and overseas torture chambers, including Britain, Germany and Spain.
22-12-2006 11:30In a concerted and well resourced media campaign, circumcision enthusiasts based in the United States have attempted to dupe us all into believing that male circumcision is a magic bullet for HIV prevention. Whatever your own view on circumcision, this campaign for enforced surgery crosses lines of ethics and consent that are fundamental for personal freedom.
22-12-2006 11:07Yesterday a new campaign was launched in responce to a government report. It's time to start demand emancipation for non-carbon based intelligent beings, now! The government paper warns of a "monumental shift" coming as robots develop to a point where they'll reproduce, improve and think for themselves - making them more developed than most humans.
21-12-2006 17:11OutRage! News Service Dec 21st.
21-12-2006 17:05On December 14, three High Court Judges unanimously rejected demands for a full investigation into the decision of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to rule out criminal prosecutions of the police officers who shot dead Jean Charles de Menezes at a London Underground station on July 22, 2005.