UK Repression Newswire Archive
18-04-2008 23:48The trial of the 6 brave animal liberation defendants fighting sec 145 Socpa is nearing an end after 3 and a half months at Birmingham crown court.
The jury may well be sent out Monday 28th April.
Thank you to all that donated and supported the 6 throughout this long trial.
The Animal Liberation/ Rights/ Welfare movement will never forget this support
The trial will commence 21, 23, 24, 25, 28 April 08.
10.30am - 4.00pm daily Brum crown court,court9.
Keep On Keepin ... .. .
18-04-2008 19:37A cult is trying to influence the British police. Why is the government ignoring it?
For details on how to show practical solidarity to those who have been beaten, tortured and imprisoned click here:
At a public ceremony and press conference held yesterday in downtown Vancouver, the Friends and Relatives of the Disappeared (FRD) released a list of twenty eight mass graves across Canada holding the remains of untold numbers of aboriginal children who died in Indian Residential Schools, most of them run by the Catholic Church.
18-04-2008 08:54Bedfordshire Fagin Facsist Home Attacked
17-04-2008 22:34D.A.N Action Report - 17th April 2008.
Today more than twenty disabled activists occupied the foyer of Adelphi
House, where the Department of Work and Pensions is based. At 1.30 p.m.
campaigners breezed in, taking over the foyer, leafleting and asking to hand
deliver a letter to James Purnell, Secretary of State for the Department of
Work and Pensions. Members of D.A.N. the Disabled people's Direct Action
Network refused to leave until a meeting was arranged with James Purnell to
discuss Incapacity Benefit and the changes which are forcing one million
disabled people into poverty and unpaid work placements. James Purnell was
out of the country, so D.A.N. activists met with representatives from the
DWP and Sally Witcher from the Office for Disability Issues and held long
The result of these discussions is, D.A.N. have been promised a meeting
with James Purnell, the date of which is to be confirmed. We are very
confident that the meeting will happen as we have promised to come back for
another visit if it doesn't.
(On behalf of the DAN Press Team)
Tel: +44 (0)114 225 8676
Mob: +44 (0)7956 856060
17-04-2008 18:52come and see the film they tried to ban
Yes, that's what officer 0801 from West Midlands Police told me today at Birmingham Airport when I said "No comment" to his surprising question: "Have you been involved in organising any protests in this country?" And since I was held for one and a half hours to be asked such silly questions, I thought I would waste another hour and a half writing about it.
high court hearing at 10 am tomorrow morning - support welcome
17-04-2008 15:43The Housing Corporation has admitted that at least ten housing associations are facing bankruptcy in the growing credit crisis. Is Pavilion Housing Association one of this select group?
17-04-2008 13:30DISABLED PEOPLES' DIRECT ACTION NETWORK - PRESS RELEASE
DISABLED CAMPAIGNERS - RESISTING POLITICAL INCAPACITY AND DEMANDING AN END
ACTION: Disabled Campaigners are planning to protest against the DWP
(Adelphi House, 1 to 10 John Adams Street, WC2) at lunchtime today (17th
We will be delivering a letter for James Purnell (Work and Pensions
Secretary) and will be requesting a meeting with him.
17-04-2008 12:23Five members of the Edinburgh Clown Army (1) were detained and charged after a peaceful and humorous biofuels protest in Bruntsfield (2). They were charged with a breach of the peace on Wed 16th, despite eye witness accounts stating that they were peaceful and friendly. The Clowns were all treated badly, and one woman was singled out and intimidated by the police while she was in custody.
17-04-2008 09:40‘They rose above their status as prisoners, and became, for a few days …what rebels in Attica had demanded a generation before them: men. As such, they did not betray each other; they did not dishonour each other; they reached beyond their prison “tribes” to reach commonality.’ Mumia Abu-Jamal