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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

13-04-2021

Connor Hayes speaks with Dr. Andy Higginbottom, associate professor in the department of politics, human rights and international rights at Kingston University, about the recent deportations of Tamils from Germany to Sri Lanka, the history of the LTTE, the role of imperialist states in the genocide of the Tamils, and the present state of the Tamil struggle for self-determination.

Peace in Kurdistan Campaign and CAMPACC, 11 April 2021

28-03-2021

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is being rushed through parliament. It will give the police powers to impose conditions on protests that they view as too noisy or cause “serious unease”.

The Bill will ban protests that block roads around Parliament. It also allows the police to impose conditions on one-person protests. And it will introduce a new offence, punishable by up to ten years in prison, of ‘public nuisance’ for actions that cause “serious distress”, “serious annoyance”, “serious inconvenience”.

The Canary, 17 March 2021
28-03-2021

As part of our #FollowTheMoney series, The Canary has been monitoring Prevent funding from the Home Office.

What we got was a breakdown of the numbers – and nothing more.

The Canary, 20 March 2021

 

20-03-2021

Proposals published in December could vastly increase the powers of EU policing agency Europol, in particular by granting it new data-processing powers, a role in developing algorithms and new technologies for the police, and by easing cooperation with non-EU states.

Statewatch, 15 March 2021

16-03-2021

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will face a system that is rigged by design before he ever sets foot in the court room, should he be extradited to the Unites States, CIA officer-turned-whistleblower John Kiriakou explains in an exclusive interview with Sputnik.

Sputnik News, 16 March 2021

07-02-2021

Haiti Action Committee strongly condemns the continued US and UN support for Haitian dictator Jovenel Moise as he flaunts the Haitian constitution and clings to power. Moise has been ruling by decree for months, and is now pushing to enact illegitimate constitutional reforms that would give him even more power.

Haiti Action Committee, 7 February 2021

24-01-2021

Nearly 500 search and seizure warrants were executed as part of the Mueller investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. Some of those warrants were for the electronic data belonging to a graphic designer, that contained 'gag orders' preventing Google and Microsoft from informing him that his data had been handed over.

Sputnik News, 22nd January 2021

20-01-2021

The Pegasus snooping scandal shook the confidence of WhatsApp users and dispelled the notion that some devices are more secure. Under pressure from users, WhatsApp has deferred its new privacy policy, but after Pegasus, WhatsApp will have to do a lot more to restore faith in privacy and security,

The Leaflet, 17 January 2021

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