UK Repression Newswire Archive
04-06-2007 02:361. A convoi of 35 bicyclists was brutally attacked by riot cops near Rostock today.
2.Police and a doctor denied to give first aid to some French activists who were injured due to a car accident
03-06-2007 19:45Russell Defreitas, the elderly and hapless patsy ensnared by the FBI for the crime of dreaming up a fantastical plot to blow up Kennedy Airport, “may have been inspired by Osama bin Laden,” however “was not an al-Qaida wannabe, according to authorities.
According to the corporate media, Defreitas may prove to be a convenient link to Jamaat al-Muslimeen and Hugo Chávez, as the former is basically insignificant beyond the realm of kidnapping and drug smuggling, while the latter is a big fish with a lot of oil at his disposal and the neocons would love to demonize him as a terrorist, thus working toward his overthrow.
03-06-2007 19:45You might think that a month that (finally) saw the resignation of Tony Blair would be full of hopeful events but it seems like there's an unusually large number of reasons to be cheerless if you are a person who likes democracy and human rights.
03-06-2007 17:37Iraq said Turkish forces shelled a mountain stronghold of Turkish Kurd rebels in the north of the country on Sunday, a day after it urged Turkey to use diplomacy to resolve rising tensions in the region.
The non-renewal of the broadcasting licence to private TV station RCTV in Venezuela has been used by the Venezuelan oligarchy and imperialism to unleash the coup-plotting campaign they were unable to launch at the time of the December 3rd elections.
Despite all the hue and cry over "freedom of expression" the real aim of the oligarchy in Venezuela is to create a situation of chaos, violence and confusion, and if they can, get someone killed in one of the demonstrations. This would allow them to create a favourable international climate and launch an open offensive against the Venezuelan revolution with a combination of the following methods: military coup, assassination of Chávez, imperialist intervention.
German Fascists called a demonstration on the same day as the major mobilisation against the G8 in Rostock. Antifa mobilised an anti-fascist response to the planned demo in Schwerin, north-west Germany.
Schwerin was eerily quite for a Saturday morning. German cops setup road blocks on the city's arterial roads in an attempt to filter out fascists and anti-fascists. The city's streets were deserted and the tram system was suspended. Posters showing a Nazi swasticka being chucked in a bin adorned roads around the city. There was little evidence of the "Master Race" mobilising in Schwerin but reports came in later that they had mobilised in Berlin and other parts of Germany. For the most part, local people we spoke to seemed confused about the nature of the counter demo, perhaps mirroring the somewhat confused interpretation of what really constitutes the radical left and right in Germany.
03-06-2007 11:07With the review of Burma’s democratic figurehead for the National League for Democracy (NLD), Aung San Suu Kyi’s house arrest having passed on the 27th May this year and her freedom denied her, Cat McGovern and Paul Gourdon have carried out some extensive research into one of the main areas concerning her drive for democracy, namely the pros and cons of tourism to Burma.
02-06-2007 23:37Report on the death and burial of Henry Guterman following a stroke
02-06-2007 20:21More than four years after the fall of Baghdad, the United Nations is spending millions of dollars in Iraqi oil money to continue the hunt for Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction.
The ENOUGH! coalition is organising a major national demonstration and rally to take place in London on the afternoon of 9 June 2007 - the international day of action to mark the 40th anniversary under the slogan: "The World Says No to Israeli Occupation".
02-06-2007 17:40Oxford Women in Black members will move their protest against the Israeli occupation of Palestine to London on June 9th to join with thousands of other protestors who are saying Enough! to 40 years of Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories.