UK Repression Newswire Archive
10-05-2007 09:21Riots in Hamburg after a demonstration against the police repression in Germany.
10-05-2007 00:28Here is a link to a new film for Al Jazeera about the farmers in Mayo who are fighting Shell's plans to build a gas pipe over the land.
09-05-2007 20:26Remember that leaked memo saying that there was a plan to allow War Criminal Bliar to step down honourably, as opposed to being fired and brought to stand trial? This is the fruit of those plots.
Let's throw them a curveball.
Everybody INTO THE STREETS!!
This is, after all, a War Criminal, who lied the nation into a war!!
09-05-2007 19:50German Police have carried out roughly 40 raids across Germany or social centres and homes as well as taking out the alternative internet provider so36.net. This is all done as part of a security operation surrounding the G8 summit due to take place within a month in Northern Germany.
09-05-2007 17:01In what appears to be a throw back to the black-and-white minstrel shows, where playing the "natives", people would blacken their faces and dance around on stage to "entertain" their audience, it appears that the British station Channel Four may be following suite.
09-05-2007 16:48On Tuesday 8 May 2007, barely five days after a hunger strike by the women at Yarl's Wood gaol, in Bedfordshire, another hunger strike began at about 11.00am this morning. According to detainees held inside the prison, over 100 people including children are refusing food. The detainees are refusing to enter their rooms and are staying out in the gardens. The racist authorities are ignoring them as usual, hoping the protest dies down. the protest is against the conditions of the detention: 'we are not criminals, we have not killed anybody, yet we are being held here... this place is a prison really... the kids are scared of the police when they come in... no one can sleep, we are all stressed...' said one of the detainees.
STOP THE HARRASSMENT
Demo outside The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh
Friday May 25th 2.00pm
This morning (Wednesday May 9th) police raided about 40 buildings in Germany, including several social centres and private homes in Berlin and Hamburg, as well as the alternative web provider so36.net . Police forces searched the "Rote Flora" in Hamburg as well as parts of the "Bethanien" in Berlin. Both places are planning to be decentralised convergence centres for the G8 protests of early June.
We want to show solidarity with the German movement and express our right to protest against the upcoming G8 in June. We want to defy police repression and show we are not intimidated by it!
Friday May 11, 6pm
Kempinski Courthouse Hotel
19-21 Great Marlborough St, London, W1F 7HT
Whilst German television channels reported live from the razzias in the big cities, according to the populist press farms in Schleswig-Holstein, Brandenburg and Niedersachsen were also affected.
Several reasons were given so far for the raids, which nevertheless seemed to centre on and affect mainly infrastructure and logistics around the protests against the G8 summit.
Amongst them a social centre in Hamburg, which will open in three weeks as the first convergence centre in Germany.
In hamburg 4 flats, one office and the the Rote Flora, where the Convergence Center begins in 3 weeks are being raided.
In Berlin it is the Mehringhof, mad, bethanien project (libertad office and Glocal anti g8 office) , fusion, kanalb (radio and media project), so36.net (tech collective and alternative internet hoster) ect ect ect.
09-05-2007 07:18Urgent appeal to send protest letters to the prison of Aachen against the continuing isolation of Gabriel Pombo da Silva
09-05-2007 00:18John Bowden villified before parole hearing (25/04/07)
The accusations that international criminals involved with people smuggling and child slavery may have been behind the attacks, were made on the Indymedia UK website by readers commenting on a story about the arrest of a young lady on 27 April 2007.
08-05-2007 15:55What a load of bollocks! - so say the British
or as the Canadians would say...
What a crock of shite!
08-05-2007 15:27Lincoln was a rock solid Labour stronghold. The Tories captured Lincoln when they promised a return to weekly refuse collection.
08-05-2007 12:31After a surprising and completely unwarrented arrest of around 100 bicycle activists and members of the "Gr8chaoskaravaan" western european anti G8 bike caravan on Saturday, the last arrestee was finally released last night. Arrestees report of police violence and ill arrest conditions. Legal consequences for both activists and police.