UK Repression Newswire Archive
12-11-2004 14:19Nanotech conference at Leeds' Royal Armouries disrupted at lunchtime today (Friday 12th November)
11-11-2004 23:53A 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Germany, China, and Cuba.
11-11-2004 20:42Photographic and text evidence.
11-11-2004 17:01Activists protesting against the illegal wall cutting off Palestinians from their work, schools and hospitals, today blockaded the Israeli company Agrexco UK which imports Carmel produce. The aim was to hightlight the continued existence of this illegal structure and to draw attention to the plight of Palestinian farmers in the occupied territories.
11-11-2004 16:24The US Government is attempting to block efforts to find out who seized Indymedia's servers in London last month. The Government has filed a motion in San Antonio District Court opposing the Electronic Frontier Foundation's motion to unseal the court order which resulted in the seizures, and arguing among other things that unsealing would "seriously jeopardize" an "ongoing criminal terrorism investigation".
But these laws are offensive to "common law" and that is why they were not drafted into legislation and properly debated. The idea is to cause mental illness to non-terrorist prisoners who are mistreated by placing them in confined isolation indefinitely without any constructive lifestyle, as has already been the case at the HRMU for years, but this is only and attempt to validate the ongoing torture and political posturing.
10-11-2004 20:00TANKS APPEAR AT ANTI-WAR PROTEST IN WESTWOOD
LOS ANGELES, November 9, 2004 - At 7:50 PM armored tanks showed up at an anti-war protest in front of the federal building in Westwood.
The tanks circled the block twice, the second time parking themselves in the street and directly in front of the area where most of the protesters were gathered.
Enraged, some of the people attempted to block the tanks, but police quickly cleared the street.
The people continued to protest the presence of the tanks, but after about ten minutes the tanks drove off. It is unclear as to why the tanks were deployed to this location.
10-11-2004 11:00An open meeting, led by a panel of local speakers, to discuss the implications of Bush's re-election.
Framing the FIT - Turning the Tables - Watching the Watchers
*FIT = Forward Intelligence Team (the political police unit with lots of nice cameras who specialise in filming, harassing and intimidating people at meetings, demonstrations and actions and who also scribble copious amounts of 'intelligence' in their notebooks and help compile 'watch lists' of activists).
09-11-2004 15:45Shocking scene of war.
(The old Post Office Hyde Park Corner, Leeds 6)
U.S. forces launched a major offensive on Monday night 8th November to regain control over the Iraqi rebel-held city of Fallujah. As of the morning of Tuesday 9th November fierce fighting is taking place within Fallujah. Ground troops are meeting opposition, while US artillery and missile-firing helicopters are pounding city buildings. Many civilian deaths are expected. Meanwhile on Monday another Black Watch soldier was killed.
In response in Edinburgh red paint and anti war slogans were sprayed on the US consulate [report | update and picture]. 100-150 protested in Parliament Square, Edinburgh, while protesters blocked roads in London and demos were scheduled for Monday evening in at least 30 locations Britain-wide. [Indymedia UK feature]
Protests are being called for town and city centres across Scotland from 5pm on Tuesday 9th November. In Glasgow meet in George Square. In Edinburgh meet in Parliament Square, marching on the Scottish Parliament around 5.30pm. Anti war demos are being called for town and city centres across Scotland from 5pm on Tuesday 9th November.