UK Repression Newswire Archive
15-04-2008 22:40Five members of the Edinburgh Clown Army (1) were detained for questioning this afternoon at a peaceful and entertaining biofuels protest in Bruntsfield(2). They have since been arrested and charged with a breach of the peace, despite maintaining a friendly atmosphere.
15-04-2008 20:32The Chinese regime’s repression in Tibet has been thrust into the international limelight by a series of protests in cities around the world, criticisms of Beijing’s actions by Western powers and the threat of a boycott of the Beijing Olympics.
15-04-2008 20:10When the wealthiest country in the world continues to allow the enslavement of the tens of thousands of their own innocent Middle Class and Working Poor to decades of false imprisonment,it's time to ask for International help!Currently there are reported to be 100,000 falsely imprisoned Americans living along with the estimated 2,000,000 US prison population nationwide.America now has the very unique distinction of not only being rated the #1 in the World for having the largest prison population,but America also has the distinct rating of having the largest wrongfully imprisoned prison population in the World as well.Our US Congress affords themselves all the perks and salary most Americans could only dream about,but ask anyone of these Leaders Of The Free World to protect our Middle Class or Working Poor Americans from continuing to be falsely imprisoned endless decades due to the lack of federal appeal legal counsel being afforded them, and you just might be thought of as being crazy?
15-04-2008 19:51Tibet and Palestine
The fact that the media has turned global protest into 'Free Tibet Month', after ignoring the slaughter and oppression of the Palestinians, and downplaying antiwar sentiment worldwide, is a glaring example of their Bias.
If Kant were dug up tomorrow and asked about the Palestinians, he would probably answer: "Give them what you think should be given to everybody, and don't wake me up again to ask silly questions."
15-04-2008 17:17The detainees are complaining that they are being deported without having their cases properly heard. The so-called fast-track system means that asylum seekers are not getting enough time to prepare their cases. Legal representation is often of very poor quality. They further say that they are being abused by detention staff.
15-04-2008 16:11Please join us at the Bowl Court Squat on Friday, for a screening of the film "Brad, One More Night at the Barricades" (55 min). Brazilian filmmaker and media activist Miguel will be on hand to discuss his documentary tribute to a fallen friend and will also show
another one of his films. Guy will also discuss the situation in Oaxaca, including the plight of indigenous people. DVDs will also be on sale. Entry by donation.
15-04-2008 13:23People from Bristol Rising Tide and Espacio Bristol –Colombia will be at Tesco petrol station, Eastville, Bristol from 5pm – 7pm today to highlight the devastating consequences that agrofuels from monocultures will have on the climate, ecosystems, food prices and human rights.
15-04-2008 12:42According to the Derby Evening Telegraph
Police are running an online recruitment campaign for more volunteer officers.
14-04-2008 22:09Plea Bargains- Unethical, Torturous and Abominable in the USA; now the fbi tries to force Plea Bargains on the people of England.
14-04-2008 22:05The Military Family Network-A National Disgrace To Servicemen, as it sends a porno and hate message to a Viet Nam combat veteran.
14-04-2008 21:28During the international action days for squats and autonomous spaces many activities took place in Vienna. After a powerful demonstration on Friday demanding free and autonomous spaces, followed by squatting a new place for the Viennese “Wagenburg”, the second day started with a “Bim Party” during which several tramways were occupied. In the evening dozens of people met to discuss queer-feminist aspects of squatting and their practical implications.
Abolish the racist
Saturday 19 April
1pm, US Embassy,
Grosvenor Square, London W1A
(Nearest Tube: Bond Street)
See attached PDF leaflet, contact the PDC for more information and to help build the demonstration, to speak and to endorse the protest. 020 7281 5504 firstname.lastname@example.org www.partisandefense.org (includes international leaflet, full list of endorsers and further information about Mumia Abu-Jamal)
14-04-2008 15:40The Space Hijackers and Metropolitan Police Cordially invite you to
14-04-2008 14:07Iraq militias go into hiding until another "surge" has been completed. Once its ended, watch the blood flow in more sectarian killings!
And of course This week in Palestine brings around up of news from across the West bank and Gaza.
14-04-2008 12:56On the Verge - extra London showing - 7pm, April 21st - London Action Resource Centre
Cos lots of folk missed it at Housmans (couldn't get in) State_of_Emergency cordially invites anybody who hasn't seen this important movie to an extra showing.