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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

13-10-2021

Connor Hayes speaks with Steve Sweeney, international editor of the Morning Star, about his recent trip to South Kurdistan and the present situation on the ground in Turkey’s war against the PKK. The primary subject of the discussion are the reports of Turkey’s use of chemical weapons against both PKK fighters and civilians in South Kurdistan, and we discuss the cases of and evidence for such attacks, the silence of the international community, including monitoring agencies like the OPCW and the international media, and actions that can be taken by people internationally to try to apply pressure to get Turkey condemned by the international community.

12-10-2021

Jude Lal Fernando is a professor in Trinity College Dublin, who lives in exile in Ireland for the last 15 years because of his opposition to the war against the Tamils and ongoing human rights violations in Sri Lanka, and his support for Tamil right to self-determination. He is the editor of the book, Resistance to Empire and Militarization (2020) and the coordinator of Peoples’ Tribunals on Sri Lanka, which were held in Dublin (2010) and Bremen (2013).

12-10-2021

Interview with Dr. Jude Lal Fernando by Freedom Asia

07-10-2021

We are here republishing the declaration statement of a campaign of the Foundation of the Families of Martyrs of North and East Syria for governments of the world – specifically the USA, the EU, and Turkey – to remove the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) from the list of proscribed ‘terrorist’ organisations.

05-10-2021

Connor Hayes speaks with Hassan Hamdam, vice-president of the Baloch Human Rights Council, about the history of Balochistan and its division between multiple nation-states, the work of the Baloch Human Rights Council and Sindhi Baloch Forum, his recently-published book entitled The Right to Self-Determination Under International Law and Politics: The Case of the Baloch People, the possibilities for self-determination in Balochistan, and the case for humanitarian intervention in Balochistan.

04-10-2021

The following open letter was drafted by Peace in Kurdistan on behalf of its patrons and will be sent to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, with the support of additional signatories, as part of the global Freedom for Ocalan campaign, which has recently been launched in Strasbourg, France, on 02 October 2021 under the the heading “The Time for Freedom is Now – Freedom Shall Prevail”.

30-09-2021

Jan Fermon, lead solicitor in the case in which the Belgium Court of Cassation ruled the PKK is not a terrorist organisation interviewed by Erem Kansoy.

29-09-2021

Did the CIA under the Trump administration plan to kidnap and assassinate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during a shootout in London? That is one of the explosive findings in a new exposé by Yahoo News that details how the CIA considered abducting and possibly murdering Assange while he took refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to avoid being extradited to Sweden for rape allegations, charges that were dropped in 2017.

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