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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

11-11-2019

The call was signed by Philippe Texier, President and vice-presidents Luiza Erundina, Helen Jarvis, Javier Giraldo Moreno and Nello Rossi. ANF News, 8th November 2019

30-10-2019

Calling it a PR stunt, UK politician pulls out of ‘private visit’ by carefully selected members of European Parliament.Asia Times, 29th October 2019

28-10-2019

The protest marked an important date for Kashmiris as Oct. 27, 1947, was the day the Indian army landed in Kashmir. Around 2,000 Kashmiris living in the U.K. attended the protest. TeleSur, 27th October 2019

25-10-2019

On Thursday, the APPGT (All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils) hosted its first-ever conference on Tamil Genocide Recognition in the Houses of Parliament where politicians from across the political spectrum voiced their support in obtaining justice and accountability for the massacres of Tamils. Tamil Guardian, 25th October 2019

02-10-2019

Mohamed Elmaazi examines how the Labour Party Conference’s historic pledges on immigration mark a significant departure from the racism and xenophobia which was deeply entrenched in parts of the UK labour movement over the past century.The Interregnum/Pressenza, 2nd October 2019

25-09-2019

The Labour Party has passed a historic vote on immigration policy at its party conference in Brighton.

The Canary, 25 September 2019
23-09-2019

The police and national security state are not “politically neutral” and those who are supportive of Jeremy Corbyn’s platform will not be able to depend on their support.The Canary, 23rd September 2019

06-09-2019

This report offers an account of the failures of current counter-terrorism policies, an analysis of the reasons why they do not work and an outline of a progressive alternative that we hope will be the basis for a future Labour government’s approach. Transnational Institute, 3rd September 2019

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