Skip to content or view screen version

UK Repression Newswire Archive

Full article | 4 additions

Liverpool Census Refuser cases: two adjournments, one 'guilty' verdict

17-01-2012 20:23

Some photos and a short report from today's census refuser court hearing and solidarity vigil in Liverpool.

Two cases adjourned pending the outcome of judicial review in the High Court. One defendant found guilty.

Full article | 4 comments

Pinheirinho Occupation, Sao Paulo resisting eviction now

17-01-2012 14:43

Front Line Pinheirinho
The mega-operation of the police to vacate the Pinheirinho has started. Police helicopters are flying around and throwing leaflets urging residents to retreat without resistance. The residents are firm and organised to resist the eviction.

Full article

Important Update: Census Refuser Trials Tue/Wed this week in Liverpool

16-01-2012 17:43


Support still needed at court on Tuesday morning but two cases adjourned pending outcome of judicial review.

Full article | 1 comment

Blood & Iron

13-01-2012 10:11

This is a message to the punks on Aceh island from inside the social conditions that have hit you like a toxic tsunami. Scattered and from far away, we are watching you in solidarity. In your undomitable will, that led you on the path walked by so many intimate witnesses of the banality of evil, we recognise ourselves, and in the iconic scenario of your entrapment we perceive echoes from our own hunts. Deep inside the ancient caverns of our tortured souls, we love you for what you are, because that is all we can do, love and fight, until we have permanently taken back our heads from the oppressors of humanity. In this age of discord and denial, we happened to experience what must end for everyone so that it can finally end for ourselves. Therefore, we are trying to stay alive and grasping for language to penetrate the flood of lies that were made from stolen truths. In seeing you face the very same challenges, we are humbly being reminded that everything we have not said we meant just like that.

Full article | 1 addition | 1 comment

Census Refuser Trials Liverpool 17 & 18 Jan. Solidarity and support needed

12-01-2012 23:55

Sarah and Barry Ledsom

Sarah, Derek and Andy (possibly with others) are in Liverpool Magistrates Court on Tuesday and Wednesday 17 and 18 January for their trials. All are being prosecuted for refusing to complete the 2011 census and all have cited weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin's involvement in the census data processing among their reasons for refusal. Their initial hearings were on 8 December [see report and photos plus background].

Join us inside and outside the court to offer solidarity and support to all the defendants. Vigil and demo outside the court from 9.30am both days. Continue the vigil or watch the proceedings in court from 10am.

Full article

William Singletary, 65, Courageous Witness of Mumia's Innocence

12-01-2012 21:28

Cartoon by Jonik
"I learned from William Singletary's wife, Jeannette, that he died this morning. Bill was a courageous man who lived fighting to make the truth known that Mumia is innocent in the shooting death of police officer Daniel Faulkner. For that Bill suffered severe personal and financial consequences. I've known Bill since June 1990 when he came forward with his eyewitness testimony for Mumia and as a witness at the PCRA hearing in 1995, when I was co-counsel for Mumia." -Rachel Wolkenstein

Full article

Exposing the lies about the presence of ‘African mercenaries’ in Libya

12-01-2012 10:22

The deliberate misinformation campaign by NATO and NATO backed rebels to label black people in Libya as mercenaries leading to horrendous racist lynchings and atrocities.

Full article

Eviction - Press Release: 9/1/12 from Occupy Lancaster!

09-01-2012 19:21

There are over 1 million empty properties in the UK, 350,000 of these have been vacant for over a year. Money is being spent on keeping these places empty with no benefit to communities and with negative devaluation of properties in the surrounding area. Criminalising squatting in the middle of a housing crisis, as the Con-Dem government plan to do, is only going to make matters worse.

Full article | 2 additions

Police Harass Occupy Liverpool at Legal Squat

09-01-2012 14:34

Police and occupiers outside the back door of the squat
Earlier today Occupy Liverpool posted an urgent message on their Facebook wall calling for support at their new location as it had been surrounded by the police so I decided to go down and show a little solidarity.


- Occupy Liverpool

Full article

Sheffield Somali Community Protest at Social Services Removal of 13 Year Old

09-01-2012 11:47

There was a protest on 9th January outside Sheffield Family Court, by members of the Somali community about a police / social services raid which involved about 20 police battering down the front door of a family home in Broomhill and the forceful removal of Nimo from her family.

Full article | 4 additions

Police raid on Occupy Lancaster

09-01-2012 00:29

Tonight there was a police raid on Occupy Lancaster and 4 were arrested.

Full article | 1 addition | 8 comments

Undercover surveillance - Can you identify this man?

08-01-2012 23:44

Bob 1
At an animal rights national gathering meeting today this man was caught filming activists and exhibiting other dodgy behaviour, does anyone have any more information on him?

Full article

No Justice for Kingsnorth Fitwatchers

07-01-2012 18:59

Fitwatch regularly get asked what happened to the cops who assaulted members of the group during Kingsnorth climate camp. The case received a large amount of publicity when it was front page of the Guardian in June 2009, and many thousands of people viewed the footage of officers using excessive force against three fitwatchers who were trying to identify officers who weren’t displaying their numbers.

However, until recently, there hasn’t been much to report. The IPCC and West Yorkshire Police (WYP) waddled their way through their initial investigation and subsequent appeals, and despite overwhelming evidence, found most of the behaviour and arrests acceptable behaviour aside from a couple of minor caveats such as the cops not identifying themselves being “regrettable” rather than intentional. PC Fisher, the cop who made headline news through using a stranglehold and excessively pressure pointing one Fitwatcher, was the only officer who complaints were upheld against. However, even the findings against him exonerate him of deliberately intending harm or injury through his use of force.

Full article

Solidarity with Census Refusers in Birmingham. Report from 5 Jan

06-01-2012 16:10

Lockheed Martin products kill children
It was census refuser morning in Room 19 of Birmingham Magistrates Court yesterday, 5 January. At least four defendants who pleaded not guilty had their cases adjourned to Friday 2 March. One case was thrown out after the prosecution failed to demonstrate that the defendant had a liability to complete the form. Some defendants were found guilty in their absence and fines were imposed. Supporters sat in on the hearings and held a demonstration (solidarity with defendants and against Lockheed Martin and all wars) outside the court entrance.

Full article

Shut Guantánamo – End 10 Years of Shame - London Rally, Sat 7 Jan

06-01-2012 12:25

Shut Guantánamo – End 10 Years of Shame - Public Rally, Saturday 7 January, 2-4pm, Trafalgar Square (North Side, outside National Gallery)

This Saturday (7 January) the weekend before the tenth anniversary of the opening of the illegal US military prison camp at Guantánamo Bay, on 11 January 2002, a public rally is to be held at Trafalgar Square (North Terrace, outside the National Gallery), organised by the London Guantánamo Campaign (LGC), Save Shaker Aamer Campaign (SSAC), Stop the War Coalition (StWC) and Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) [1].

Full article | 4 comments

Avoiding automated facial recognition / computer surveillance

05-01-2012 16:18

There is an interesting article here about how to avoid facial recognition from CCTV cameras, etc.

Full article

Merry Christmas for all? (Athens)

05-01-2012 08:43

A brosure from Athens regarding X-MAS and the cities problems. Things have turned bad over there.

Full article | 8 comments

Wukan Peasant Victory Sets Stage For Chinese Turmoil

04-01-2012 17:23

Villagers building barricades in an effort to prevent police attack
The villagers of Wukan in south-east China appear to have won a victory over the misnamed Communist Party regime, and prevented the sale of some communal land. This triumph is the result of direct action, direct democracy, and the community's ability to get the word out, in spite of government censorship. These factors will be crucial in 2012, as factory workers come into conflict with multinational corporations in the cities.