UK Repression Newswire Archive
03-08-2007 17:34There will be an anti-deportation march in Manchester on Saturday 11 August 2007, in defence of all asylum seekers.
02-08-2007 23:24Guy Philippe, the target of the raid, avoided capture and is now in hiding. He has since been heard on Haitian radio claiming his attempted arrest was for political reasons.
02-08-2007 16:29Iraq’s wildly celebrated victory in the Asian Cup on Sunday provided a stark contrast to lawmakers who appear hopelessly deadlocked over legislation designed to promote national reconciliation.
02-08-2007 14:15A report of KRAFT (Kirklees Refugees and Friends Together) seven year on celebration which took place in July
02-08-2007 13:48That makes twenty-five, no twenty-six, no twenty-seven etc etc
02-08-2007 12:35Following Tuesday night's large, disciplined yard-protest and Wednesday morning's hunger strike, two Home Office representatives were called to Campsfield on Wednesday afternoon to hear the detainees' grievances. The pair, including the Assistant Director of Escorting Services at the Borders and Immigration Authority (Philip Schoelenberger?) were confronted by an angry, articulate, multi-national delegation of 22 detainees in a meeting that lasted 2 and a half hours.
South Australian independent filmmakers, Lara Damiani and Alex Alexander, have overcome many obstacles since first deciding to make a documentary about Tibet in
November last year. The latest involved questioning by Chinese military police while filming in Tibet.
31-07-2007 23:56When she discovered that her council tax bill was being used as a vehicle to extract money from her for a European Union inspired regional assembly, she went on the offensive.
She launched four legal cases against the government citing erosion of the Constitution, Breach of Contract, Breach of Trust and for Treason and Legal Fraud. Each time her paperwork was sent back marked “No such case known in Law”.
Now she is refusing to pay the local tax on her Old Vicarage house in Alston, Cumbria, and has been the subject of considerable harassment by bailiffs.
Twenty three year old British Saving Iceland activist Miriam R. has been arrested by the Icelandic police. She was protesting against the Icelandic government's support for heavy industry, in particular Rio Tinto Alcan's Straumsvik smelter in South-West Iceland. Reports suggest she is still being held by the police. (1)
*The activist currently in prison is either moved to a womens prison with a full apology or released immediately for lack of state resources.
*All stolen passports must be released immediately, according to international law.
*An end to the criminalisation and state harassment of environmental activists.
prisoner is being held. Both news departments quote the police as a
source for this.
This is typical of the kind of massaging of the truth that both the
Icelandic police and media are used to getting away with.
31-07-2007 12:28URGENT CALL FOR DONATIONS
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30-07-2007 18:02In the afternoon of Saturday, 14 July 2007, 6 people, wearing a bit of artistic make-up, costumes and accessories for the occasion, arrived outside the fashion store, Cricket, in Mathew Street, Liverpool, to leaflet the public and protest the shop’s return to selling fur, after having promised earlier in the year not to do so.