UK Repression Newswire Archive
30-01-2007 00:24in the same week that john reid faces pressure over prison overcrowding, barbara tucker, a peaceful anti-war campaigner, faces jail for breaching draconian bail conditions imposed by judge snow, banning her from entering an area within 1km of parliament.
29-01-2007 22:47Anti-deportation/anti-racist protest and stall on Saturday 10 February 2007, 11.30am-1.30pm.
29-01-2007 19:29Violation of migrants’ human rights in Morocco an “accident” says Commission official. The European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights held an exchange of views on the situation of migrants in Morocco on Monday, 22nd January.
29-01-2007 13:43Four years ago, Muslim cleric Abu Omar was kidnapped in Italy by US intelligence agents and transferred to an Egyptian torture prison. A hearing is currently taking place in Milan over the possible trial of those responsible for Abu Omar’s rendition. Public prosecutor Armando Spataro is seeking to bring charges against the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Italian military secret service SISMI (Servizio per le Informazioni e la Sicurezza Militare).
protesters show Calderón he is not welcome. They managed to protest directly in fron of the Hotel Belvedere.
Saturday 27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day. An event marked widely. Here in Nottingham
27-01-2007 15:21The new Borders Bill, the fifth on immigration in eight years, was published on 26 January, 2007 (see Home Office's press release). It will equip the new Border and Immigration Agency with a wide range of new powers to "deter, detect and deport those breaking the rules and ensure that those foreign nationals legally in the UK play their part in upholding the rules."
The Home Office was recently asked in Parliament how many occasions over the last two years their officers carried out dawn raids on asylum seekers accompanied by the police. Immigration minister Liam Byrne's answer was that the Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND) "do not conduct 'raids' against asylum seekers." Officers, he insisted, "undertake operational visits to detain and remove persons who no longer have the right to remain in the UK and do so in line with operational policy and guidance." Byrne, however, revealed that there were 8,865 and 13,953 police-supported 'operations' in 2005 and 2006 respectively, some of which, he said, "would have been undertaken early in the morning for operational reasons."
27-01-2007 00:01Home secretary John Reid admitted, during a High Court test case in which under-18's were seeking damages for loss of liberty, that the government operated an "unlawful policy" over the detention of scores of young asylum seekers. The asylum seekers, in four test cases, aged under 18 when they arrived unaccompanied in the UK but where treated as adults by the Home Office. Unaccompanied children as young as 14 have been detained with adults for long periods and subjected to inappropriate behaviour by staff and other detainees
Of course, the story was almost ignored by mainstream media, which preferred to focus on the released paedophile and the over-crowdedness of 'normal' prisons.
26-01-2007 12:23Fradulent Mexican "president" Felipe Calderon is visiting the UK this Sunday and Monday. His first major act since taking office in December, having stolen the vote, has been to crush the social movement in Oaxaca, which has been mobilising against a corrupt and murderous local governor.
need not be gone over again. The fact that this story
leads the Guardian is apposite.
The essential thing is this- Gay couples should adopt
and Priests should not hold governments over barrels.