UK Repression Newswire Archive
25-01-2012 19:32ACTA is the international version of the SOPA/PIPA laws in the US that would seriously restrict Internet freedoms. Under ACTA, information would be copyrightable for the first time, a bold step by the 1% towards the dark side.
24-01-2012 19:02Despite numerous reports and eyewitness accounts from within of extreme brutality and fatalities in the 2000+ police assault at 6am Sunday morning on the Pinheirinho occupation, the mass media continues to churn out the police version that the whole eviction was over in 40 minutes.
Time: 13:00 until 14:00
Where: Clocktower, University of Birmingham
22-01-2012 14:52A warning for all independence movements.
On 18 January 2012, the trial of R v Lindis Percy briefly got underway at Harrogate Magistrates' Court before being adjourned yet again following failure by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to comply with various court Directions. Lindis has been charged under s 89(2) Police Act 1996 with allegedly obstructing three Ministry of Defence Police Agency (MDPA) officers on 16 August 2011. The alleged offence took place during the weekly Tuesday evening demonstration at the American (NSA) Menwith Hill base near Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Since then there have been no fewer than five previous court appearances for a summary only case – cases which stay and are heard in a Magistrates’ court. The hearing on 18 January was the sixth.
21-01-2012 17:34Press TV has been removed from UK television by Ofcom. The guys and girls at Occupy Finsbury Square London have organised a protest against this blatant act of censorship.
20-01-2012 17:54Press TV based in London has been highly critical of the UK Government, the Royal family and the USA Government. You can still watch it on the Internet though.
19-01-2012 21:33The Pirate Party UK and I are alarmed at the US's continued efforts to enforce its excessive and unpopular copyright legislation outside of the USA.
19-01-2012 21:26(From fbi site) Justice Department Charges Leaders of Megaupload with Widespread Online Copyright Infringement
19-01-2012 16:57I arrived at the demonstration just after 4pm. Exchange Street West, to side of town hall, was already closed off by police, presumably to “facilitate” the demo. Councillors had already entered the building and there was around 100 people outside, more milling around than anything. The atmosphere was subdued compared to recent protests in the same location. The council meeting began a little later and the demonstration moved along the side street to be closer to the council chamber windows and to make itself heard to those inside. After some time elapsed with protestors shouting slogans and demanding answers from those within the council chamber, but basically milling around in the barricaded area on the side street, an attempt was made by the police to kettle the demonstration using officers on foot and mounted officers, and the situation immediately became tense.
18-01-2012 11:24Mahmoud Issa Moussa Dar Issa has been held in isolation in Israeli prisons for several periods since his detention in 1993. At the time of his arrest, Mahmoud acted as manager of the Jerusalem office of a newspaper published in Umm al-Fahm, Haifa. He was sentenced to three life terms and 49 years in September 1993. By way of comparison, Israel sentenced Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti to five life terms.
18-01-2012 01:14This confirms what Anne and Robert have always maintained, Grampian police never interviewed the alleged abusers furthermore, Shropshire Council accepted false information of a "full investigation" and have brought false charges against Anne and Robert taking them to the High Court in an attempt to silence them. It begs the question: on whose instructions are they acting?? Look at the documents on the site