UK Repression Newswire Archive
Bush Executive Order: Criminalizing the Antiwar Movement
Altogether, he has to serve 40 months. He has been sentenced for breaching the peace in relation to 1 of May 2004, and for the same paragraph for the incidents of the 12 March 2000. For this last offense he obtained a suspended sentenced, but he was called back into prison as soon as he was sentenced again in 2004.
24-07-2007 14:31More on the Solidarity fiasco...
24-07-2007 14:02While the Sri Lankan government is engaged in bombing, killing, torturing and terrifying into leave its Tamil citiziens, the UK government is sending them back to genocide.
24-07-2007 00:09Can you imagine what would happen if Dr Haneef is a white Anglo-Australian detained in India, accused of trafficking in narcotic drugs? Actually, you don’t have to imagine. The entire Indian justice system will be on trial in Australia, accused of corruption and injustice. In Australia, a Guantanamo Bay justice applied to Dr Haneef even with the presumption of innocence.
23-07-2007 21:02Respect MP George Galloway was thrown out of the Commons chamber after repeatedly clashing with Speaker Michael Martin.
23-07-2007 18:06Some 29 Sri Lankan Tamil nationals have reportedly gone on hunger strike at the Harmondsworth detention centre in London in protest at a Home Office decision to deport them back to Sri Lanka tomorrow. Harmondsworth has been the sight of continued resistance, with repeated hunger strikes, riots and demonstrations.
Barbara Wilding, now Chief Constable of South Wales Police, told the South Wales Echo: "[Shoot-to-kill is] the most awful title and not one that should ever have been put to that policy. We should have challenged that right from day one."
It's a tough sell, given that the policy is to "identify, locate and neutralise the threat [by] deliver[ing] a critical head shot with 9mm rounds". Another key difference from the normal firearms policy is that a senior officer gives the order to fire, and the marksman must shoot whether or not he sees a threat, a distinction which goes unmentioned in the endless terror-hyping PR pieces, although Police Review had reported this in December 2004: "the Met decided to 'urgently revisit the legal basis' of the anti-terror Operations Kratos and Clydesdale after members of the force's firearms unit laid down their weapons [...] it is understood that they involve senior officers ordering a police marksman to shoot suicide bombers in London [...] the SO19 officers were concerned about their legal position if they were ordered to take a 'head shot' of a suicide bomber."
The Justice4Jean family campaign is holding a public meeting tonight, details below.
rampART centre, 15 Rampart Street, London E1 2LA
Tube : Whitechapel, Shadwell, Aldgate, Aldgate East, Tower Gateway
Bus : 15, 115, D3, 100
There will probably be police photographers outside the meeting, don't be intimidated. You might choose to wear a scarf in this unpredictable weather.
22-07-2007 23:28Like a Frankenstein monster that escapes the castle and preys on innocent villagers, “militants” of the Islamic Emirate of Waziristan, itself a creation of the doctor Frankenstein relationship between Pakistan’s ISI and the CIA, are out of control, thus prompting the U.S. to threaten invasion.
22-07-2007 22:16update on SOCPA - the brown stuff (previous article on indymedia).
more metropolitan police harassmant of a single peaceful lone demonstrator.
having successfully persuaded mark thomas to stop his mass lone demos on the basis that brown is going to repeal the act, the police continue to intimidate known peaceful demonstrators.
22-07-2007 11:44Besides the Bush administration's imperial aims and permanent war on the world, add the one at home below the radar. Its weapons include the WTO, NAFTA, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), FBI, CIA, NSA, NORTHCOM, militarized state and local police, National Guard forces, paramilitary mercenaries like Blackwater USA, and all other repressive instruments of state power and control. They target the people of three nations slowly becoming one headquartered in Washington.
22-07-2007 11:25The Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) hereby raises to your office as Chief Executive of the land our concerns about the reports that at the International Labor Organization Conference Committee on Standards meeting held in Geneva, the Philippine representative rejected said committee's recommendation for the ILO to send a high-level mission to the Philippines to look into the case of involuntarily disappeared and murdered trade union activists and leaders.
21-07-2007 11:30The Executive Order criminalizes the antiwar movement. It is intended to "blocking property" of US citizens and organizations actively involved in the peace movement. It allows the Department of Defense to interfere in financial affairs and instruct the Treasury to "block the property" and/or confiscate/ freeze the assets of "Certain Persons" involved in antiwar activities. It targets those "Certain Persons" in America, including civil society organizatioins, who oppose the Bush Administration's "peace and stability" program in Iraq, characterized, in plain English, by an illegal occupation and the continued killing of innocent civilians.
20-07-2007 23:06In the early morning 21st July (20 o'clock 20.7. GMT) Nazi skinheads attacked an antinuclear protest camp in Angarsk, Siberia, Russia. The campers knew about the planned attack and had organized night guards, but they were much too few (1 to 3). The Nazis attacked the sleeping activists with iron rods, knives and air pressure guns. At least two campers became seriously injured: A person suffered a head-fracture, one became both legs broken. All tents were set in fire, several belongings were stolen.