Anti-terrorism laws: unjust powers
protests against the
"glorification of terror"
Do anti-terror laws make us safer? Whom do they protect?
- 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
Lessons from Rojava and beyond: Workshop, exhibition and roundtable discussion - Against a background of conflict and repression in the Middle East, Kurds in four countries (Iraq, Iran, Syrian and Turkey) are asserting their political and cultural rights and transforming both themselves and the countries they live in. They pursue a democratic, secular and gender-equal political project in which women play a crucial role.
Investigatory Powers Act legalises range of tools for snooping and hacking by the security services - Ewan MacAskill, The Guardian, 19 November 2016
Speech by Desmond Fernandes, genocide scholar, member of the Campaign Against Criminalising Communities and Peace in Kurdistan (and former Senior Lecturer in Human Geography and the Geography of Genocide at De Montfort University) at the 13th November 2016 ‘National Remembrance Day, Baluch Martyrs’ meeting, held at the Cumberland Hotel, London
The Dakota Access Pipeline was originally scheduled to cross the state of North Dakota north of Bismarck, the state capital (pop. 70,000). But then the route was shifted 40 miles south, to the south, to pass by the Standing Rock Sioux reservation (pop. 8200). This is sovereign territory of the Sioux, whose reservation straddles North and South Dakota and whose members include Hunkpapa Lakota and Yaktonai Dakota. - Gary Leupp, Counter Punch, 8 November 2016
With each passing day, Turkey looks ever more like a dictatorship. Not only has the British government remained silent but it colludes in this betrayal of democracy by selling Erdogan weapons, writes STEVE SWEENEY - Morning Star, 7 November 2016
Regular Statewatch news bulletin - 7 November 2016
We call on the British Government to demand the immediate release of the Diyarbakir co-mayors Gultan Kisanak and Firat Anli along with all elected Kurdish officials. - Peace in Kurdistan, 30 October 2016
The parliamentary elections of August 2015 brought into power a coalition government between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United National Party (UNP), the two major political parties that had ruled Sri Lanka since independence from the British in 1948. - INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre, 2016