UK Repression Newswire Archive
06-11-2007 22:05This Saturday November 10th protest in Huntingdon against HLS.
06-11-2007 20:14Anti-Racist campaigners take to the streets in Manchester in support of the rights of Asylum Seekers in opposition to Labour racism.
06-11-2007 14:41Hello friends,
Brum Anti-SEZ campaign, a campaign against sweat shops in developing countries, is showing a film on resistance to Special Economic Zones (management-speak
for legalised sweat shops) at the MAC on 11th Nov at 7.30-9.00pm. Film (which runs for about 40 minutes) will be followed by a short talk and discussion. Also attached is a leaflet about the event and campaign here.
See you there.
06-11-2007 13:50Solidarity action this Thursday 8th November with Rafa, one of five anarchists arrested in September 2003 in Barcelona.
06-11-2007 12:02Everyone Group asks for an end of the racist campaign against the Roma people
Hatred and tragedies taking place throughout Italy. Last night in rome, four roma were beaten up, one of them was seriously injured. In Genoa, Turin, Milan and other cities patrols of people are hunting down gypsies. The murder of Giovanna Reggiani: one man guilty, not a whole people.
06-11-2007 02:42I’m sending out the testimony of our comrade Nicéforo Urbieta, arrested and subsequently released on November 2 in Oaxaca.
06-11-2007 01:38A protest against the military dictator of Pakistan Gen. Pervez Musharraf's decision to impose martial law (in the name of emergency) has been organised by the South Asian Alliance. Following is the press release issued by the Alliance. Please do try to come to the protest and register our support for Pakistani people's struggle against the "pro-west" tyrant.
05-11-2007 21:43A coordinated offensive against the right to abortion has been under way in Britain, on the 40th anniversary of its legalisation.
05-11-2007 17:49Manchester Projectile Films presents a screening of acclaimed documentary "Taking Liberties", which details ten years of loss of civil liberties under Tony Blair and New Labour.
05-11-2007 12:29Have you been stopped and searched by the FIT? Do you still have a record of your search?
05-11-2007 12:11Bail conditions imposed on a FIT Watch activist for allegedly causing £1 of criminal damage.
05-11-2007 11:37Maya Anne Evans, the first person to be convicted of noncompliance with the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act (2005) - for reading the names of the Iraq war dead opposite Downing Street in October 2005, is in court on Tuesday 6 November for her refusal to pay two fines imposed for SOCPA convictions. She explains the reasons behind her refusal.
Against a “Global Security Architecture”, for more security-critical behaviour!
In the recent months more information about the investigation methods of security forces has been revealed: data storage, online searches, so-called “textual analysis of political pamphlets“ (used in the paragrpah 129a investigations against anti-G8 activists in Germany) and so forth. Police and intelligence services want to attain unrestricted access to personal data and internet user profiles. Internet providers are now forced to save their data traffic long-term in order to relieve the police databases.
The debate around the introduction of biometrical passports has called into attention the fact that the industry has already developed complex surveillance systems: Iris-scanning, RFID chips (e.g. for supermarkets or on ID cards) or automatic facial recognition. In the context of border control “privileged travellers” are supposed to be able to cross borders “automatically”. The new “European Agency for the operative cooperation in the field of management of external borders” (FRONTEX) is in charge of assessing permanently the risks and dangers at the borders of the EU, and to provide more coordination and control. Technological armament is at the centre of the agency’s policies.
04-11-2007 23:12Call for day of action on 8th November in solidarity with Brazilian GM activists after shootings on anti-GM land squat in Brazil
04-11-2007 12:07In May 2007 Nahr al Bared Refugee Camp, home to over 40,000 Palestinian refugees, became the site of a 4-month battle between the Lebanese Army and extremist group Fatah al-Islam.
04-11-2007 12:04SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10TH 12-2PM. ACTION AGAINST ISRAEL'S ILLEGAL SEPARATION WALL IN PALESTINE. CORNMARKET (St Michael's tower end), CENTRAL OXFORD
Please join Oxford Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Oxford Women in Black and others for a vigil to mark the International Day of Action against the separation wall in Palestine