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Supporting the Tamil protests, SOCPA arrest

10-04-2009 14:46

Maria Gallastegui from the Parliament Square Peace Strike was arrested under s132 SOCPA yesterday when she went with a delegation of Tamil women to Downing Street to demand that they be seen by someone in the Government about the crisis in Sri Lanka and the young hunger strikers in Parliament Square. They were told that the Government were all on holiday. See 2nd press release below.

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Collective and Individual Trauma after g20 shock

10-04-2009 11:11

I wanted to share some resources to help heal after the police brutality on the streets and at the convergence centres. Also a call to those who were there (or have had negative feelings if your were not there but stuff came up) to take good care of each other, ask for help and someone to listen.

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Newcastle No More Police Violence Protest

10-04-2009 10:12

A protest against the death of Ian Tomlinson and the growing use of violent tactics by police against protesters will take place 1 pm Saturday 11 April, Grey's Monument, Newcastle

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Fabricating Terrorism II - British complicity in renditions and torture

10-04-2009 09:44

Attached is a new report from Cageprisoners, "Fabricating Terrorism II - British complicity in renditions and torture", following is the forword to it from Gareth Peirce, read the attached PDF for the full report.

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'No Democracy Wall' Memorial to Ian Tomlinson, Royal Exchange, Bank, London

10-04-2009 01:50

These are a number of Photos taken on the 2nd April around the Royal Exchange at the Bank Station junction of Threadneedle St and Cornhill Except for the first three which were taken on London Bridge the previous night, for it’s adjacent tube station happened to be the nearest open to make for, after being released from the kettle at Bank

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UK Customs & Excise resort to intimidation of and theft from pensioners

10-04-2009 00:58

An extended community of old aged pensioners are held for an hour and a half by British authorities in Calais. Five are interrogated with malice, and three have £200 each worth of legally exportable tobacco confiscated. This is an eyewitness account which finds that this is not an isolated incident, but a pattern of regular brutality by these officers.

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visteon workers leaving factory today at midday

09-04-2009 23:19

Visteon workers leave the factory the have been accupying for nine days.

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Western internet censorship: The beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?

09-04-2009 21:21

We're arresting you for speeding.
What's the speed limit, officer?
The speed limit is secret.

Shortly after 9pm on Tuesday March 24, Wikileaks related buildings in Dresden and Jena, were raided by 11 plain clothes German police .

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Lies and Innuendo in the Ian Tomlinson Case

09-04-2009 20:44

The American tourist who captured on video what may have been the second assault on Ian Tomlinson by the Police, has done us a great favour.

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Arundhati Roy slams Indian State government for Dr. Binayak Sen's detention

09-04-2009 18:21

Press Statement by Arundhati Roy for the Release of Dr Binayak Sen
Issued at the Raipur Satyagraha for the Release of Dr Binayak Sen

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G20: The death of peaceful protest?

09-04-2009 11:40

A response from a Fitwatch blogger to the death of Ian Tomlinson and the policing of the G20.

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plymouth 5 released without charge

09-04-2009 08:56

Ooh! look out for that toxic "political literature"
"Terror probe police release group Police officer with evidence Investigating officers removed items from a city centre address All five members of a group arrested in connection with an alleged terror plot have been released without charge"

bbc article with commentary

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The Rwanda Genocide Fabrication by Keith Harmon Snow

09-04-2009 07:26

Commemorating the 15th Anniversary of the Kagame Dictatorship's War Crimes Victory in Rwanda - Human Rights Watch, Alison Des Forges and Disinformation on Central Africa

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Britain's policing problem

08-04-2009 22:12

Britain was once famous for its unarmed and relatively restrained police force, but the death of a man at last week's G20 protests in London has brought into focus serious concerns with a new aggressive form of policing. Former police chief Andy Hayman today warned [1] that "If left unchecked, we have a more violent crowd in uniform than the one demonstrating."

Here I give my account of the protests and the police tactics used. This article was written several days prior to the release of the video [2] showing Ian Tomlinson, the man who died at the protests, being beaten and pushed by a baton-wielding policeman shortly before his death.

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Protest the met

08-04-2009 20:57

A Mayday protest of the metropolitan police

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The truth about the IPCC

08-04-2009 12:42

A former commissioner at the Independent Police Complaints Commission lays bare its failings

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were you hit or injured during police raid on G20 climate camp?

08-04-2009 11:06

at about 19:45, riot police attacked the south end of the bishopsgate climate camp. as a result of my film ( i've had a lot of emails, and i'm trying to put together an official complaint with the help of other journalists.

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Coordination for action against police brutality: Gaza and G20 protests

08-04-2009 10:14

With the recent hype of Ian Tomlinson's death and the dangerous tactics used by the police on the G20 protesters we might have forgotten what happened during protests against Israel's attacks on the population of Gaza last January.

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Call out for National Demo in Jacqui Smith`s home town

08-04-2009 00:02

The policing at the G20 protests was extremely violent and agressive. Peaceful protesters were attacked and beaten, many of them suffering injuries. We`ve all seen the videos of police laying into the climate campers who stood there with their hands in the air calmly stating "this is not a riot". And now we see film evidence that Ian Tomlinson, who was not even a protester, was brutally attacked from behind with a baton, before being shoved hard to the ground by a vicious cop. Ian Tomlinson died minutes later - I call this MURDER and it happened on Jacqui Smith`s watch!!