UK Repression Newswire Archive
14-04-2007 00:46Marcos: “We Will Come and Stay With You, Without Guns, Only With Our Words”
By Brenda Norrell
Special to The Narco News Bulletin
13-04-2007 21:40Uncertain East Timorese presidential election outcome foreshadows further instability
13-04-2007 15:27Two Hampshire housing associations, First Wessex and Portsmouth Housing have merged to form a conglomerate covering the whole of Hampshire.
13-04-2007 15:25The Rotten Borough of Rushmoor is to be referred to the Local Authority Ombudsman for its failure to collect rubbish.
13-04-2007 14:52Over 200 people protested on Thursday, 12 April, at the immigration reporting centre in Solihull, near Birmingham, against deportations to the Democratic Republic of Congo. The peaceful protest was marred by a large police presence and was penned into Sandford House's car park. But protesters then broke off and blockaded the road for about 2 hours. Two people were arrested, one also assaulted by an aggressive cop. They were released later on but only because their fellow protesters, in an empowering show of solidarity, refused to leave the site before they were released.
Below is a detailed report of what happened.
There was a large and heavy-handed police presence and the protest was penned, twice, into the car park after protesters refused to stay in the tiny designated area on the grounds of Sandford House. Protesters, however, broke off after a while and blockaded the road for about 2 hours. Two people were arrested, one also assaulted by an aggressive cop. They were released later on but only because their fellow protesters, in an empowering show of solidarity, refused to leave the site before they were released.
12-04-2007 11:26Scores of people were left killed or wounded and bodies littered the streets of two crowded urban neighborhoods in central Baghdad following a major battle between US occupation forces and city residents Tuesday.
11-04-2007 18:26Since the illegal occupation of Iraq by the Anglo-American forces in April 2003 the inhabitants of the Turkmen city of Tel Afer are living under siege. Thousands of innocent Turkmens have been killed by the US and Kurdish militia forces during multiple heavy attacks on the city. What goes on in Tel Afer is part of the ethnic cleansing of Turkmens in the north of Iraq.
10-04-2007 15:07Fortnightly refuse collections, aside from the implications for public health, are proving highly unpopular with local residents. The Council elections in May, provide the opportunity to kick out the arrogant councillors who are pushing fortnightly waste collection and putting at risk public health.
10-04-2007 10:11The South African state is trying to smash the shackdwellers movement. They are highly militant and have done a lot of great things since they started about 2 years ago. Now 5 of the comrades are in prison on trumped up charges of murder. They stand to spend 2 years awaiting trial in one of the most horrible prisons in South Africa. If comrades in different countries could fax the South African embassies in your country, calling for the release of the Kennedy 5, this might help. Also, the committee has included an email address of someone in the unit that investigates the police (ICD) and are calling for emails to him.
09-04-2007 16:30maya evans became the first person to be convicted for holding an unauthorised demonstration under the SOCPA laws introduced in august 2005. milan rai was the first conviction as an organiser.
their 'demo' was reading out names of british and iraqi people killed in the war. since then, they helped organise a further demonstration highlighting the massacre of civilians in fallujah. for this 'offence', they are in court tomorrow.
08-04-2007 19:25Quick shout to say thousands of people have been partying at a massive multi rig easter rave in Wentwood Forest near Caldicot since last night. The beeb/cops have said at least 3000 people, probably more though.
08-04-2007 18:51Animal testing company Huntingdon Life Sciences were hoping that their Protection from Harassment Act injunction would put an end to protest outside their sites. Last week saw the four year process finally come to a close with a whimper. Normally the mainstream press would be celebrating about the company getting their way, but the victory was hollow and the protestors came out with more than they went in with. Read on for the full account of the abuse of the law and process by Huntingdon and their solicitors, Lawson-Cruttenden.