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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

16-09-2021

Les Levidow, a co-founder of the Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC) and supporter of Peace in Kurdistan Campaign interviewed by Erem Kansoy.

12-09-2021

Women’s protest vs the Police, Crime, Courts & Sentencing Bill.

12-09-2021

CAMPACC statement on 11 September 2021 regarding 20 years of the global war on terror.

11-09-2021

Sindhi Baloch Forum (SBF) would like to invite you to join us for the ‘Commemoration Reference’ in the memory of Sardar Attaullah Mengal, the legendary Baloch leader and the founder of Sindhi Baloch Forum. Scholars, writers, human rights defenders, and political activists will highlight his life, legacy, and contribution to Baloch national struggle and to the cause of oppressed nations.

11-09-2021

Connor Hayes speaks with Dr Stephen Hunt of the University of the West of England about the recently published book, of which he is the editor, entitled Ecological Solidarity and the Kurdish Freedom Movement Thought, Practice, Challenges, and Opportunities, which features a collection of contributions from writers and activists involved with the ecological issues together with the Kurdish freedom movement in the surrounding region and around the world, and includes a forward from renowned ecological thinker Prof. John P. Clark. Other topics discussed include Stephen’s background in the ecological humanities, his work with the Bristol Radical History Group, his involvement with the Kurdish freedom movement, and his view of the current status of the ecological movement in the UK and around the world.

11-09-2021

WEEKLY DIGEST - August 31st - September 12 2021

Available in full as a pdf below.

10-09-2021

In this fascinating conversation, Arun Kundnani interviews Deepa Kumar who traces the longer historical and racist roots of the War on Terror that in the last 20 years has killed at least one million people. They discuss how Arab and Muslim communities were racialised and targeted well before 9/11 and what interests this dehumanisation served. Deepa Kumar is the author of the recently published book, Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire: Twenty Years after 9/11. Arun Kundnani is a TNI associate and author of The Muslims are Coming! Islamophobia, extremism, and the domestic War on Terror.

07-09-2021

Connor Hayes speaks with Dr Camilla Power, honorary research fellow in anthropology at UCL, about her work on the origins of human culture and consciousness as emerging from women’s practice of sex strikes and rituals around menstruation. Topics discussed include the evolutionary biology behind this theory, the image of hunter-gatherer society that emerges from this view, her fieldwork with hunter-gatherers in Africa, the historical emergence of patriarchy, Abdullah Ocalan’s writings on Neolithic society and the origins of patriarchy, the method of jineoloji and the Kurdish women’s movement.

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