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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.

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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

16-07-2021

In his defence writings Abdullah Öcalan self-critically analyses left and socialist movement’s understanding of revolution and dissociates from ‘social engineering’. How does he conceptualise and redefine the revolution? What is the role of revolutionaries in this understanding and what role does his model on moral and political society play?

16-07-2021

Prof. Radha D’Souza, Professor of Law, Development, and Conflict Studies at the University of Westminster interviewed by Erem Kansoy.

15-07-2021

On July 8th, the General Secretary of Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU), Joseph Stalin, was arrested by the police along with 31 other trade union and student activists including the Secretary of the CTU, and the Conveners of Inter University Students' Federation & Unemployed Graduates Association  near Sri Lanka's parliament complex. The arrested trade unionists and students were protesting against the government's plan to pass a controversial bill (General Sir John Kotelawala National Defence University Bill), which seeks to militarise higher education by allowing the Ministry of Defence to intervene in university administrative affairs. The CTU is one of the oldest and largest independent unions in Sri Lanka's education sector, which has played a key role in defending the right to free education, while continuously campaigning against privatisation, racism and ongoing militarisation.

09-07-2021

Connor Hayes speaks with Steve Sweeney, International Editor for the Morning Star newspaper, about his recent travels in South Kurdistan, an overview of what’s been happening on the ground during Turkey’s invasion of South Kurdistan and the popular protests against the KRG, as well as his reporting on Turkey’s usage of chemical weapons, and the propaganda war being waged by regional and global media against the PKK.

03-07-2021

Connor Hayes speaks with Fayrouz Sharqawi, the Director of Grassroots Al-Quds, about the re-developing unity of Palestinian resistance following the recent bombardment of Gaza, the significance of grassroots community organizing across Palestine to achieve self-determination, and the necessity of building links between struggles globally.

17-06-2021

Connor Hayes speaks with Shailza Sharma, a visiting lecturer at University of Westminster and a PhD student at the University of Exeter, about the history of the RSS, the emergence of the Modi government in the context of neoliberalism and the global rise of the far right, and the ongoing farmers protests in India.

10-06-2021

This report marks twenty years of the Terrorism Act 2000, which has been supplemented by many more ‘counter-terror’ laws.  They have profoundly changed the criminal justice system in many unjust ways, in particular by

- Extending draconian police powers
- Legitimising widespread punishment without fair trial
- Introducing secret evidence
- Criminalising a wide range of non-violent activities
- Criminalising national liberation organisations
- Placing migrant and Muslim communities under surveillance
- Enhancing unaccountable executive powers of punishment without trial
- Securitising all aspects of life

CAMPAIGN AGAINST CRIMINALISING COMMUNITIES (CAMPACC), June 2021

10-06-2021

Connor Hayes speaks with Senator Gorka Elejabarrieta Díaz, a senator in the Spanish parliament and Director of International Relations and Policy for EH Bildu, about the history of the Basque people, the emergence and evolution of the Basque self-determination struggle, the criminalisation of the Basque movement under the war on terror, and the relations between the Basque movement and other self-determination struggles around the world, including the Kurdish freedom movement.

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