UK Repression Newswire Archive
21-01-2004 16:43Martin Barrios, Coordinator of the Human and Labour Rights Commission of the Tehuacan Valley was attacked and brutally beaten by an unknown assailant. Info and call for action.
21-01-2004 15:43If you think you and your fellow workers have a tough time in Britain, spare a thought for the workers in the US. Many rights taken for granted in Europe have never been granted by law to workers there.
21-01-2004 11:15click on the link-
missions tried to enter Tlalnepantla yesterday to look for refugees living in the hills above the town.
One group was small, and was able to pass, but as they walked through the woods a police helicopter was following them, (hovering only 100 feet above ground) and so the refugees ran away.
The other group contained people from Atenco, and was greeted by 200 riot police. Without warning, they were attacked, tear gassed, and bones were broken. I was almost arrested (and would have been deported) but was able to escape when the police were distracted.
One German international observer was detained and we believe he was deported.
The third mission arrived at nightfall. We sent only women, and so the police were obliged to let them pass. However, they were heavily escorted by police. They delivered food to women and children hiding in
their homes, afraid to turn on the lights or go outside. Their husbands are missing. One baby died because medical care was unavailable. My wife, a doctor, was able to treat some people.
This story is simply not getting the attention it deserves. It is worse than Chiapas, where the people and their allies are at least in a position to defend themselves.
19-01-2004 06:55Innocent Iraqi civilians are being shot at, bombed, and killed at a quickening pace in recent weeks, but not by Saddam or "terrorist" forces. U.S. soldiers, increasingly nervous and afraid of imminent attack, have systematically followed a "shoot first, investigate later" policy.
State of Morelos, Mexico
January 15 2004
PEOPLE’S AUTONOMOUS COUNCIL OF TLANEPLANTA ATTACKED
Last January 11, the inhabitants of the municipality of Tlaneplanta in the state of Morelos gathered in the public square for the setting up of the People’s Autonomous Council.
It was following several repressive acts and the violation of common law by the State authorities that the inhabitants, gathered in assembly, decided the appointment of said council.
However, and despite the fact that the State governor, Sergio Estrada Cajigal, had declared publicly that no display of public force would take place, yesterday (14 January) at least 800 operatives forced their way into Tlaneplanta to take the Town Council. In the confrontation that ensued at least 1 rebel died and another 12 people were injured.
Article extracted from “La Jornada de Morelos”.
Translation of the feature from Chiapas Indymedia Centre.
18-01-2004 11:59The Federal Security Service is about to imprison the members of "The Autonomus Action".
17-01-2004 17:19This is a press release on the 27th day of a hunger strike in Seven Sisters, Haringey, London. It is one of a number of similar protests in Europe against prison repression in Turkey. It is to continue for 45 days, and a rally is planned outside the hunger strike tent on Saturday the 24th.
17-01-2004 15:16Terrorist activity in the European Union - situation & trends report. Europol document that discusses terrorism in the EU, particularly the threat of anarchist groups moving towards terrorism. Its a great read!
15-01-2004 12:29Police 'Abused Power' by Barring Anti-War Protesters
By Jan Colley, PA News
The police were guilty of an “abuse of power” in barring three coachloads of protesters from a demonstration against the war on Iraq, the High Court heard today.
15-01-2004 09:47Monitoring press coverage about the Judicial Review:
Turin Sambista walked free from Horseferry Rd Magistrates Court in London on Tuesday 6th January.
14-01-2004 14:06A press release from Cambridge Students Against the War