UK Repression Newswire Archive
08-08-2010 16:12The national database of all children that the stalinists of new labour wanted to create is being dismantled
07-08-2010 19:52A new campaign has been launched to support the inspirational autonomus Zapatista communities of Chiapas in their resistane to attacks from government forces and paramilitary groups. Another world is possible!
07-08-2010 14:32Report from demo tonight (Friday) and other news from Campsfield
06-08-2010 21:37Sakine is still very much at risk of execution. She represents the face of the Iranian people struggling under the present oppresive Islamic Regime of Iran. Thousands are suffering terrible torture in prisons and hundreds being executed without proper trial. This campaign is here to highlight the cruelty of stoning and to focus the world's mind on the terrible suffering suffered by thousands of Iranians day to day.
06-08-2010 16:31The murky, unaccountable private body known as ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) runs NPOIU (the National Public Order Intelligence Unit) and this organisation holds a huge, secret, national database of 'domestic extremists'. Are you on it? Would you like to join a campaign to challenge ACPO, stop them collecting such information and make them remove what's already there? Read on...
06-08-2010 08:02Families with all legal rights exhausted to be given two weeks to leave the UK voluntarily
If they don't
Children/parents will be forcibly removed from their homes and taken directly to the airport to board the plane.
UKBA will likely ask for a heavy police presence should the family try and build up any form of community protest on the day of removal. UKBA concerned that if they fail to remove family on the day, significant public order problems may occur at any future attempts.
In the event of parents of family resisting on the day, family could be separated, children possibly taken into care, whilst police/immigration officials deal with parents.
Any last minute legal challenges processed through the legal system expediently.
The document at many points, stresses the strength of community resistance, from people in the street, teachers, NGOs, MPs, voluntary groups, faith groups, charitable organisations and the media
( The briefing paper reprinted below has been leaked to the media)
06-08-2010 06:40Welcome to Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org for Thursday, August 05, 2010.
05-08-2010 18:57Head(s) must roll
05-08-2010 07:56Next week, on Tuesday 10 August, 23-year old Canadian Omar Khadr, who has spent over a quarter of his life illegally detained at Guantánamo Bay, will become the first person to be tried at Guantánamo under the Obama administration and the first person to be tried for offences allegedly committed as a child (when aged 15) anywhere in the world in over 60 years. International law considers child soldiers like Omar Khadr to be victims and not criminals and in practice is against any form of trial for them.
04-08-2010 23:30OK guys, remember the 5th of November? Of course you do! Well, lets do it all over again, and this time lets get it right! There will be a storming of Parliament on the 5th November starting at 12 noon... well, maybe more than just storming if we get it right!
02-08-2010 07:37Iraq civilian death toll almost doubles in July
Alert Net 01/08/10
UNHCR concerned about deportations to Mogadishu as fighting continues
Thousands flee Congo clashes, security worsens
Nine die in Kashmir protest clashes
BBC News 02/08/10]
Two actual or potential conflict situations around the world deteriorated and one improved in July 2010, according to the new issue of the International Crisis Group’s monthly bulletin CrisisWatch
Deteriorated Situations: Rwanda, Somalia
Download the full report: cw84.pdf
Somalia, militant Islamist group al-Shabaab demonstrated for the first time its capability to spread conflict and bloodshed more widely across the region by launching suicide bomb attacks on Kampala, Uganda that killed at least 85 people. The bombings came after explicit warnings by al-Shabaab that they would take revenge on Uganda and Burundi for their troop contribution to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which supports the transitional government against the Islamist group. Despite threats by al-Shabaab leader Sheikh Abu-Zubeyr of further strikes on Kampala and in Burundi, the two countries maintained their resolve to take on the insurgency and committed to send more troops to AMISOM. In Somalia itself scores of civilians were killed as renewed fighting broke out between al-Shabaab and government forces to the north of Mogadishu.
Rwanda, July saw growing political violence, shrinking of democratic space ahead of 9 August presidential election. Democratic Green Party VP and ex- RPF -turned-critic Andre Kagwa Rwisereka found dead 14 July; Rwisereka’s business partner arrested same day for murder; Green Party, rights groups calling for independent inquiry. Editor of independent newspaper Umurabyo and 2 journalists arrested 13 July for article likening President Kagame to Hitler. Tanzanian ICTR defence lawyer Mwaikusa killed 13 July in Dar-Es-Salaam. Electoral campaign for 9 Aug presidential polls started 20 July; only 4 parties admitted: ruling RPF, PL, SDP and PPC. FDU and Democratic Green Party candidates remained barred. Close to 2,000 Rwandan Hutu refugees forcefully repatriated out of Uganda 14 July with Rwandan police participation
01-08-2010 20:08Kenya further strengthens the 88% of the world's countries not involved
in premeditated judicial murder
01-08-2010 20:01He needs our help.
All of us who have closely followed the case of Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani are deeply concerned about the Iranian Islamic Regime's attack on Mr. Mostafaei's family. Last week Mostafaei was issued a summons requiring him to present himself to Evin prison; he did so on 24 July. He was interrogated and released but received a further summons by telephone. Later that day, his wife and brother-in-law were arrested and remain in prison in order to exert pressure on Mostafaei to turn himself in. Scores of human rights defenders have been harassed or arrested in Iran with some being sentenced to death. Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani’s son, Sajjad, who has appealed on her behalf has also faced interrogation and harassment.