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Jack Straw set to gag chidren from complaining from abuse when in care

17-02-2009 21:24

Jack Straw is proposing to open The Family Court to media & press but at the same time gag all those who pass through the doors.

The likes of Mark & Nicky Webster would not be able to speak of their injustice. Baby P would have passed unknowingly. Sally Clarke would not have been able to tell her story ..........

You can also view our facebook group here Stop Jack Straws Gag Order
Openness of The Family Court - A New Approach (effectively gagging children from conmplaining of abuse, and parents too- removing ALL freedom of speech -

The Ministry of Justice has released a publication regarding the opening of the Family Court. dated 20 June 2007

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Direct action in solidarity with SHAC/SPEAK prisoners

17-02-2009 18:29

Dog rescued from abuse in Spain
Communiques in solidarity with Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) prisoners and Mel Broughton (SPEAK Campaigns) reported in; Spain, UK, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Uruguay and California, to Bite Back Magazine

20th Jan - 16th Feb: Animal Liberation Front (ALF) volunteers rescued a dog from abuse in Spain, ALF North Yorkshire liberated hens and sabotaged thousands of eggs and ALF Poland pained HLS customers buildings in the Netherlands. Anonymous activists rescued 16 hens in the Czech Republic, painted HLS customer Bayer in Uruguay and sealed off Andover town center, in Hampshire, following a report of a suspicious package at HLS shareholder Barclays. Furthermore, Berkeley Students for Animal Liberation followed UC Berkeley's Gregory Timmel, the veterinarian in the universities vivisection labs, vandalising his shiny new Audi.

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BANGED UP AND BORED! on the 22nd! vegan brunch in leeds

17-02-2009 12:57

Vegan brunch at the common place - Leeds. Join us to raise some cash for the vegan prisoners support group and show your solidarity for Luke Steele, a west Yorkshire activist who is 'banged up and bored' in HMP Lincoln. Bangers, mash and board games.

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New documentary about the December 2008 insurrection in Greece

17-02-2009 10:41

New documentary about the December 2008 insurrection in Greece (in english)

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"God Hates Fags!" picket in Basingstoke

17-02-2009 08:50

A group from the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas plans to travel to the Central Studio Theatre in Basingstoke to picket a production of The Laramie Project by local youth group Freedom Youth.

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'The Sun Page 3'- encouraging sexism and discrimination.

16-02-2009 18:48

Every day 'The Sun' sells an average o 3,121, 000 copies a day. 18.4% of these are 15-24 years of age and they are being exposed to what can only be called brain washing pornography every day.

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16-02-2009 17:30

Home Office
2 Marsham Street
London SW1P 4DF

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Video of demo at New Scotland Yard.

16-02-2009 16:34

More than 300 photographers were outside New Scotland Yard police HQ in London, England today, exercising their right to take a photograph in a public place.


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Photographers turn out in solidarity against new "terror law".

16-02-2009 15:46

200 or so photographers turn up.
Everyone knows Indymedia's a copper's favourite read, but after a couple of hundred snappers turned up outside the yard this morning they'll be queuing up today to see whose mug's on the wire.

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Useful photos for terrorists from New Scotland Yard

16-02-2009 12:14

Any buddying terrorists might find some of these photos useful for future operations. I've got no idea how but it's obviously possible as a new law has been created just to deal with the threat.

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Fitwatch presents...the POLICEWATCH Competition

16-02-2009 09:26

Roll up, Roll up!

Defend civil liberties and have a laugh at the same time, with


Filming them Filming us Filming them etc

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Aberdeen Students Call for Israeli Boycott

16-02-2009 08:57

University of Aberdeen Students campaigning on campus.
Students from the University of Aberdeen are fighting for the freedom of Palestinians through a 'Boycott Israeli Goods' Campaign.

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South Wales Anarchists say NO to new counter-terrorism legislation

16-02-2009 08:24

From today, 16 February 2009, it is now illegal to take photos of police officers 'likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism'. We all know what that really means: FIT and others now have carte blanche to give protestors even more grief. Well, we're not having it. Post your favourite snaps now!!

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New Fitwatch Spotter Card

16-02-2009 02:41

To mark the enactment of the amendment to Section 58 of the Terrorist Act 2000 making it an offence, punishable by up to ten years imprisonment, to publish or elicit information about police officers, Fitwatch have produced a new spotter card.

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A suspect police stunt

16-02-2009 01:18

The stunt, for it can only be described as such, of the police intercepting several vehicles on the M65 on their way to join the convoy, as a part of an operation under the much-abused anti-terror laws, was a clear and unprincipled attempt to discredit the convoy.

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MPs fiddle while parliamentary democracy burns

15-02-2009 11:43

At the very least, you might expect Labour MPs to pay attention while they strip this country of its freedoms. But apparently we have gone beyond that stage. Of the eight or nine Labour members on the select committee discussing the Coroners and Justice Bill, three were using the opportunity to go through their correspondence.

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Three Muslims held under draconian anti terror law

15-02-2009 01:52

Nine Muslims were arrested under the draconian anti terror law on the M65 motorway, near Preston, Lancashire, Friday at 9pm, according to the police.

The vehicles were apparently going to Gaza in the 'Aid Convoy' from the UK through Europe. On one of the vans were signs saying 'No Justice, no peace', 'Stop Killing Children' and 'Free Palestine'. Another was adorned with the Palestinian flag.

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Mel Broughton sentenced to 10 years

14-02-2009 23:53

Animal rights campaigner Mel Broughton has today been sentenced to 10 years. The jury at Oxford Crown Court convicted the 48-year-old of conspiracy to commit arson. Mel has been the public face of the anti-vivisectionists' campaign against the construction of an animal experiments laboratory in South Parks Road, Oxford. He is a member of the campaign group ‘Speak’.

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The Convention on Modern Liberty: 28th Feb 2009

14-02-2009 20:30


What are the threats?
What can be done about them?
Why should everyone care?

Get Involved. Help create our modern liberty. Saturday 28 February 2009

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Why the police riot? - part 5

14-02-2009 13:42

Kent Police in riot gear, near Kingsnorth, 4th August 2008
The British police public order manual is a secret document establishing a paramilitary third force in the UK, under the control of a private company (ACPO) with permission from the home office. It's long overdue that more information about this was in the public domain.

This is part 5 of a series, for parts 1-4 see: