UK Repression Newswire Archive
16-10-2007 15:11Recent statements from the western media that the burmese situation is blocked by china have shown themselves as the"cold-war nostalgia" war spin they were intended as. . . .
Under a banner saying “May all beings be happy – Free Burma ” the activists have locked themselves together and begun to meditate, locking together the hoses, turning off the power and blocking the entrance to the premises in London's Marylebone Road.
“This is the most heavy handed policing we’ve seen outside this factory in over two years. EDO have used Sussex police as their rottweilers before and their efforts have ended in failure and humiliation for the company. This is a desperate act by a failing company. The community has shown time and again that this aggression will not silence us. We will continue to protest against EDO until it has been shut down.” - Sarah Johnson, spokesperson for Smash EDO
15-10-2007 13:2317 activists arrested, denied bail. 300+ Police raid houses across the country
15 Oct 2007 (Updated)
This was on ceefax briefly, just read the latest at the enclosed link
Guess they needed some terrorists to terrorise, sorry arrest.
15-10-2007 10:22OBJECT (AGAIN!) - SAY NO TO MORE INCINERATION!
Yes, you've heard about these plans before, and yes, you objected so much they were thrown out by the Council.
But WRG have ignored this democratic decision and re-submmitted their plans to expand Nottingham's dirty Eastcroft Incinerator. Time for us to shout even louder...
15-10-2007 06:52Ahmed Belbacha has been held in Guantánamo Bay for nearly six years. In February this year, he was cleared for releases and deemed to pose no threat at all but has remained there as he cannot return to Algeria where his life will be in danger and the Foreign Secretary did not include him on the list of British residents whose return he sought in a letter to the American government in August.
14-10-2007 19:09MONDAY 22 OCT, 7PM. MCR. UNIVERSITY SU, room MR1
HEAR: ANDY HIGGINBOTTOM secretary Colombia Solidarity Campaign
WATCH: MEMORIA DE SAQUEO, extacts from the Argentinian film
DISCUSS: developing a local Latin America solidarity network
14-10-2007 15:36The government has announced that people arrested will no longer have the right to see a solictor in a police station. The new scheme (coming in February) will only allow people access to a call centre where trained non-soliciors will provide telephone advice. The firm that won the contract in London employs mainly ex police officers.
13-10-2007 07:34Digitally blurred images from protests or other actions which can incriminate people involved are not safe to post publicly. Police now can unscramble the encryption behind this security device.
12-10-2007 09:03A book signing at Barnes and Noble turned tense when audience members
asked about Brad Will…
11-10-2007 22:49More than thirty people were arrested and detained in raids by the Borders and Immigration Agency and the Metropolitan Police on 5 restaurants in the Soho area of London this afternoon.
This is the latest episode in the Home Office's escalating war on migrant workers in Britain's capital, which sees as many as 60 raids on workplaces a week. Liam Byrne, the Immigration Minister repeats in the press release his boast that his department manages to deport a migrant worker or refugee from the UK every 8 minutes.