UK Repression Newswire Archive
07-01-2010 16:12In 2005 the first Freedom To Protest Conference was held. It brought together around 230 people from 80 varied campaign groups, updating them on changes in the law and providing insight and inspiration on how people were successfully defending their interests and resisting repression - whether on the streets, in court, or elsewhere. Most importantly it promoted co-operation and solidarity among all of us at the sharp end! See www.freedomtoprotest.org.uk for more details.
07-01-2010 13:56Demonstration to mark the 8th anniversary of Guantánamo Bay and call for liberty and justice for prisoners held there
05-01-2010 21:58The Wrexham County Borough Council is backing government plans to build a 1,500-capacity prison in Wrexham, despite local opposition to the 'development'. The prison will be built with public money, then handed over to a private company to operate, in a part-privatisation process known as the Private Finance Initiative (PFI). Once the local authority has made its submission, an independent company employed by the Ministry of Justice will shortlist potential locations. An announcement, due to be made in July 2010, could apparently be delayed due to the general elections in May.
05-01-2010 03:27Crimestoppers have written a shock article about the dirty tactics employed by MI5 in Camden. They have encouraged Camden residents including and especially people in gangs or from the Somalian community to report MI5 to crimestoppers following reports of harrasment by MI5 in The Indpendent newspaper. Somalian people in Camden have been subjected to appalling and relentless harrassment.
04-01-2010 18:33Around 30 people celebrated New Years Eve outside Lewes prison (near Brighton) with fireworks and a sound system...
04-01-2010 10:09More people are urgently needed in Calais to do solidarity work with migrants dealing with daily police repression.
As a result of this last Christmas terror incident our Nobel Prize president will continue to expand his low intensity wars in Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, maybe Nigeria and for certain Iran to make us safer and to defeat the mythical Al Qaida.
03-01-2010 23:4301 Jan 2010
Horfield Prison, Bristol, UK.
03-01-2010 03:29A British national from London (who wishes to not have his name revealed) was viciously beaten by LAPD while attempting a one-man protest against the recent escalating threat of a new US-British front for war in Yemen.
The following is a partial summary of incidents of police harassment against migrants in Calais in December alone, all of which are designed to make life unbearable for those seeking entry to the UK.
01-01-2010 15:32While news media coverage has thus far focused almost solely on arrests in Tehran, the rest of the country is being ignored. While foreign news media are extremely limited and observed closely observed by VEVAK patrols, the news is beginning to leak.