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Join us for a talk and Q&A with Gary Kinsman, a long-time queer liberation, anti-poverty, Palestine solidarity and anti-capitalist activist living on Indigenous land in Canada. - 12 November 2018


On 26 September, a tribunal ruled that British spy agencies broke the law by storing and reviewing data belonging to Privacy International (PI). - Mohamed Elmaazi, The Canary; 27 September 2018


MI5 admitted to spying on Privacy International (PI) using illegal surveillance powers on 25 September. And the advocacy group says GCHQ and the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), also known as MI6, have too. - Mohamed Elmaazi, The Canary; 26 September 2018


A new report by police accountability coalition StopWatch blasts the Metropolitan Police Service’s (MPS) racialised gangs database as “draconian” and counterproductive. - Mohamed Elmaazi, The Canary; 24 September 2018


This November marks the 25th anniversary of the ban of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) initiated in 1993 by Chancellor Dr. Manfred Kanther. Since then thousands of criminal procedures have been taken against Kurdish activists and supportive left activists, who publicly displayed the allegedly forbidden PKK symbols. - Peace in Kurdistan Campaign, 20 September 2018


The death of Robert Parry earlier this year felt like a farewell to the age of the reporter. Parry was “a trailblazer for independent journalism”, wrote Seymour Hersh, with whom he shared much in common. Hersh revealed the My Lai massacre in Vietnam and the secret bombing of Cambodia, Parry exposed Iran-Contra, a drugs and gun-running conspiracy that led to the White House. In 2016, they separately produced compelling evidence that the Assad government in Syria had not used chemical weapons. They were not forgiven. - John Pilger, Counter Punch; 20 September 2018


New Delhi: Academics from several universities across the UK have written an open letter to “voice their alarm” over the arrests of human rights activists in recent times. The Wire, 20 September 2018


n the wake of the arrests of human rights activists and lawyers by Pune police in relation to the Bhima Koregaon case, over 80 Palestinian, Latin American and members of international organisations have sent a message of solidarity to the arrested activists. Indian Cultural Forum - Solidarity Statement against Repression, 18 September 2018.


In an exclusive interview, the Labour Co-operative MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle has revealed to The Canary that British weapons sales are “opaque”, unaccountable, and lack any democratic controls. Russell-Moyle is a member of the Committees on Arms Export Controls (CAEC). - Mohamed Elmaazi, The Canary; 13 September 2018


Nine Members of the European Parliament sent today a letter to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Ms. Federica MOGHERINI, regarding the raids on homes and arbitrary arrest of nine human and democratic rights activists across India on August 28 (2018).


Last week an unprecedented intervention occurred into the debate in the UK over the definition of antisemitism. Over 80 community, professional and rights-based organisations representing black, minority ethnic and diaspora peoples decried what they say is the framing of antisemitism in a way to ‘silence’ Palestinians, and other migrant groups, from speaking about their history. Mohamed Elmaazi, Mondoweiss; 23 August 2018


Video by Christian Weaver - The Law in 60 Seconds, 8 August 2018


In the week beginning 23rd of July 2018, Sri Lankan Tamils across the world marked the thirty-fifth year of the horrors of the anti-Tamil pogrom of Black July 1983 (Kaṟuppu Yūlai). By all account what happened was a horrific bloodbath when Tamils were killed by Sinhala mobs in Colombo and across the country. Saleh Mamon, 31 July 2018


Hungary is at the forefront of delivering nativist and xenophobic laws that target refugees, migrants, and those that assist them. But the state is only a canary in the coal mine. - Mohamed Elmaazi, OpenDemocracy; 4 July 2018


On 11 June, parliament discussed the counter-terrorism and border security bill in a Commons chamber that was almost entirely empty. The Canary counted approximately 33 MPs present during the second reading (and first debate) of the latest terror bill. - Mohamed Elmaazi, The Canary; 13 June 2018

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