UK Repression Newswire Archive
10-10-2008 11:04Leaving or Dying: a film about the human cost of border controls
(+ short films on the detention centre industry and discussion)
Monday 13th October, 7.30pm, University of Manchester Students Union, Main Debating Hall
08-10-2008 10:49Although not Zapatistas the 6 peasants murdered by the Mexican police were exercising their right to control over their territory in an area which has seen over 500 years of repression. Indigenous and peasant groups in Chiapas have faced a counterinsurgency war since the Zapatista uprising in 1994 resulting in massacres like that of 'Las Abejas' in Acteal in 1997 when 49 peasants were murdered.
07-10-2008 18:45Amdani Juma is in immediate danger of deportation. Please come to the demonstration at 12.30pm in Market Square this Saturday (11th Oct) to show your support. The demonstration will insist that the Home Office remove the threat of deportation for Amdani.
07-10-2008 15:24The Government has been exposed as completely misquoting a couple of researchers whose report they have used to justify the new workfare proposals in the Green Paper — “No one written off: reforming welfare to reward responsibility”, where the report based on a study of the effect on the labour market in Australia of the introduction of a workfare scheme there actually found that as a result, the very long term unemployed in fact grew by 68%!
07-10-2008 13:12Birmingham's autonomous social centres collective present an evening of radical films in solidarity with the Common Place. 7.15 pm, at the Spotted Dog, Alcester St, Digbeth.
In April 2006, about 30 precarious superheroes took delicatessen from a gourmet supermarket in the German City of Hamburg and distributed them to people who could use them. They also left an invitation for the upcoming EuroMayDay Parade.
The action worked not only as a circulation of luxury goods, but also as a media stunt. The police didn't like it at all and tried to catch the superheroes with lots of vans and a helicopter – in vain [report en]. Some hints as to why the state might think that these superheroes are so dangerous can be found here.
After a house search, the cops thought they had found one of the activists who participated in the action and convicted her in court, based on a perceived similarity between her and a photo of one of the masked superheroes. She appealed, and this Wednesday, she will be in court again. This time, the prosecution based the accusation on the fact that they found documents on her laptop dealing with “precarization”. If this is enough for criminalisation, the main service trade union in Germany must be regarded as criminal, as well as lots of academics and researchers who have been working on the issue of precarity for more than a decade. Let alone Euromayday groups in more than 20 european countries.
Read on for the press release of Euromayday Hamburg, who are supporting the activist in court:
A broad movement of campaigners and organizations is calling on everybody to join action against excessive surveillance by governments and businesses. On 11 October 2008, concerned people in many countries will take to the streets, the motto being "Freedom not fear 2008". Creative action, from protest marches to parties, will take place in many capital cities.
Call to mass action Saturday 11th October against the surveillance state in
solidarity with activists all around the world.
06-10-2008 11:26Gordon Brown is preparing for a humiliating climbdown over his proposal to hold terrorist suspects for 42 days after being told that it will be defeated in the House of Lords. Ministers admit privately that there is not "a cat in Hell's chance" of the legislation, which returns to the Lords this week, being passed into law.
05-10-2008 19:10Snip below taken from an article about Sir Ian Blair by Henry Porter in today's Observer...
One of the biggest mediaconcerns in the world, Endemol , was taken over last year by Mediaset.
Now Berlusconi is interested in ITV …
Will Europe follow the current faith of Italy?
03-10-2008 13:53Mustafa Abdulrahim Mustafawas, who has been in UK since June 2004, was detained when he reported at his reporting centre in Loughborough this week. He criticised the Sudanese regime though his film work for which he was tortured: beaten and humiliated. We urge you to write on his behalf, to the Home Secretary, the Immigration Minister, and the Airline. Mustafa should not be returned to Sudan.
03-10-2008 12:01Amdani Juma, the Nottingham resident who was detained for deportation in May, will be at the High Court in London for the Judicial Review of his case on 14th Oct. His friends intend to travel down to support him.
03-10-2008 11:17Show solidarity with asylum seekers and immigrants
TUESDAY 7 OCTOBER 1 – 2PM
Outside the UK Immigration Service Communications House
210 Old Street, London , EC1V 9BR
(nearest tube – Old Street )