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Britain was involved in the CIA’s torture programme, and some of our politicians knew about it. ACT NOW with Reprieve - Please can you write to your MP and ask them to attend the debate on torture and make sure the right questions get asked? Read more and send a letter here.

Stop the Criminalisation of the Kurdish Movement: 3 Kurds are currently being prosecuted by the Belgian courts. They spoke out for the Kurdish cause and promoted Kurdish culture. At the behest of the Turkish state innocent people are criminalised in Belgium for alleged involvement in terrorist activities. Read more and sign here.

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Events


Subversion, sabotage and spying: Political policing and state racism in the UK - 2 day conference in London, 17 & 18 April 2016. Co-organised by the CCJS and The Monitoring Group

Films

Everyday Borders (dir. Orson Nava) examines the impact of the 2014 immigration act on British society, exploring the way the 'Border' is increasingly entering into everyday life. The film is available on Vimeo from May 1st 2015.

Noam Chomsky (2014): Why you can not have a Capitalist Democracy!


Articles & resources

CAMPACC has produced 5 new briefings, available to download (pdf format):

Somali communities targeted by UK 'counter-terror' measures: the need for solidarity

Baluchistan under state terror: The UK ban on the Baluchistan Liberation Army

Euskal Herria: The struggle for independence in the Basque Country and the impact of ‘terrorist’bans

The UK ban on the PKK: Persecuting the Kurds

The Tamils of Sri Lanka - oppressed at home and persecuted in the UK

 

CAMPACC statement: UK anti-terror regime: creating hatred of Muslims as a suspect community

NUJ Ethix Council Guidelines on reporting terrorism

The NUJ’s Ethics Council has produced a set of guidelines to help journalists grappling with the problems of reporting police raids on ‘terrorist suspects’.

Opposing the UK 'Terrorist' List: Persistence as Resistance CAMPACC paper, February 2009 (pdf file)

Read papers and reports from a series of seminars on "Terrorist lists", proscription, designation and human rights.

"Our tragedy and pain is part of the series of pains that is felt by people in cases like ours when laws are destroyed and flames ignited by politicians whose only desire is the achievement of their tyrannical subjugation and the spreading and domination of their lowly thoughts engulfs any notion of human rights."

See more letters from detainees

Anti-terrorism laws: unjust powers

Photo: Mark Thomas
protests against the
"glorification of terror"
clause.
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Do anti-terror laws make us safer? Whom do they protect?

Since 2000 several ‘anti-terror' laws have been officially justified as necessary to protect us from global threats to our lives. Yet these laws have political aims and consequences.
Anti-terror powers:
  • define terrorism more broadly, thus blurring any distinction between anti-government protest and organized violence against civilians;
  • label numerous organisations as ‘terrorist', as a basis for placing entire communities under suspicion of associating with ‘terrorism';
  • use ‘intelligence' obtained by torturing detainees abroad;
  • and detain and prosecute people for suspected activities which could just as well be handled under other laws. Read more
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What's new

17-06-2021

Connor Hayes speaks with Shailza Sharma, a visiting lecturer at University of Westminster and a PhD student at the University of Exeter, about the history of the RSS, the emergence of the Modi government in the context of neoliberalism and the global rise of the far right, and the ongoing farmers protests in India.

10-06-2021

This report marks twenty years of the Terrorism Act 2000, which has been supplemented by many more ‘counter-terror’ laws.  They have profoundly changed the criminal justice system in many unjust ways, in particular by

- Extending draconian police powers
- Legitimising widespread punishment without fair trial
- Introducing secret evidence
- Criminalising a wide range of non-violent activities
- Criminalising national liberation organisations
- Placing migrant and Muslim communities under surveillance
- Enhancing unaccountable executive powers of punishment without trial
- Securitising all aspects of life

CAMPAIGN AGAINST CRIMINALISING COMMUNITIES (CAMPACC), June 2021

10-06-2021

Connor Hayes speaks with Senator Gorka Elejabarrieta Díaz, a senator in the Spanish parliament and Director of International Relations and Policy for EH Bildu, about the history of the Basque people, the emergence and evolution of the Basque self-determination struggle, the criminalisation of the Basque movement under the war on terror, and the relations between the Basque movement and other self-determination struggles around the world, including the Kurdish freedom movement.

08-06-2021

Terms like “biometrics” and “facial recognition” sound technical and abstract — but the impact of these tools is personal. The feeling of being watched, looked up and down, examined and picked apart, and followed from place to place is deeply unsettling. And the portrait of our lives this kind of data creates — especially when collected in mass and combined with other parts of our digital footprint — is intimate and dangerous.

Access Now | Action Alert

05-06-2021

This webinar will be about the legacy of Walter Rodney’s revolutionary work as an historian of the lives of ordinary working peoples.  The event is hosted by Anti-Imperialists for Global Justice, and will bring together speakers from Rodney’s native Guyana, Jamaica, the US, the UK and Rwanda.

25-05-2021

The webinar will cover organizing strategies adopted by groups to create a voice of dissent against the rise of neoliberal authoritarianism in the UK and India in contemporary times. It will also touch upon a brief history of the Indian diaspora in the UK and its lasting colonial legacies.

19-05-2021

There has been a social explosion of the Colombian people against poverty and repression. President Duque’s ‘tax reform’ package was the last straw that broke their patience. The biggest upsurge of sustained popular protest since the 1970s has brought the country to an absolutely pivotal moment: Colombia’s future hangs in the balance.

In this article we look at why Duque sought to impose the tax package and the economic drivers behind it. We also indicate some of the devastating social effects of his rule that have led the people to such deep resistance to what has been falsely presented as a progressive reform.

By Andy Higginbottom, with improvements from Colombia Solidarity Campaign comrades – 17 May 2021

16-05-2021

Debbie Bookchin, journalist, writer and secretary of the Emergency Committee for Rojava in the US, is interviewed by Erem Kansoy.

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