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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.

Sign our petition NOW to tell Brazilian authorities to #KeepitOn during the Rio Olympics: Internet shutdowns -- including "jamming" or blocking the mobile internet -- harm human rights, block emergency services, and stifle the economy. . Read more and sign here.

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

03-04-2017

As Barack Obama’s second term as US president comes to an end, much has been said and written about his achievements, or in the case of the Guantánamo Bay prison camp, his failure to close it. One of his first actions upon being elected president for the first term in early 2009 was signing an executive order to the effect that Guantánamo would close within one year. Over 40 prisoners remain as he leaves office. - Aisha Maniar, One Small Window, 17 January 2017

24-03-2017

Please see the appeal from India Matters UK for the release of Prof. Saibaba and five others. IMUK invites you to a meeting in London on 06 April (venue tba) to discuss how we might take this campaign forward. If you are able to organise events, meetings or other activities in support of this campaign please contact us. Please circulate this appeal to your networks.

IMUK is deeply concerned about the decision of the Sessions Court in Gadchiroli, in India’s State of Maharashtra to sentence Prof. G. N. Saibaba to life imprisonment along with five others under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA)...(a pdf version of this appeal is attached)

23-03-2017

In the wake of the terror attacks in England, France, Germany and elsewhere, can we finally admit that the war on terror is an utter and complete failure? - Global Research, 23 March 2017

10-03-2017

Please find the statement from the Indian Workers' Association (GB) condemning the life imprisonment given to Professor Saibaba and others by the Maharashtra State court in India. Please post this on your website and circulate widely. - IWA, 10 March 2017

09-03-2017

The UAPA evolved over the years by a gradual but steady constriction of Article 19, which guarantees the fundamental freedoms of expression and assembly. A complete repeal is the only way forward. - The Wire, 9 March 2017

09-03-2017

The UAPA evolved over the years by a gradual but steady constriction of Article 19, which guarantees the fundamental freedoms of expression and assembly. A complete repeal is the only way forward. - The Wire, 9 March 2017

02-03-2017

The Bar Human Rights Committee has today written to the Turkish Constitutional Court, calling on them to urgently address the thousands of cases pending since Turkey’s abortive coup in July 2016. Since the attempted coup, no cases have yet been heard or resolved. 80,000 cases are currently waiting to be considered by the court, with over 30,000 people held in detention. In their letter to Prof. Zühtü Arslan, President of the Constitutional Court, BHRC argues that by not making any determinations in relation to these cases, defendants’ rights to an effective and timely remedy under Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights have been breached. - 2 March 2017, BHRC

28-02-2017
While European leaders woo and praise Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for generously hosting hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees, none of them mentions a discordant fact: more than 400,000 of his Kurdish fellow-citizens, who were displaced by the war in south-east Turkey last year, have received no government aid and still cannot return home, according to aid groups. - Jonathan Steele, Middle East Eye, 28 February 2017
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