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06-09-2019

This report offers an account of the failures of current counter-terrorism policies, an analysis of the reasons why they do not work and an outline of a progressive alternative that we hope will be the basis for a future Labour government’s approach. Transnational Institute, 3rd September 2019

02-09-2019

A retired doctor who took part in non-violent environmental protests was visited by police at his home after his local NHS trust reported him to the government’s counter-terrorism programme. The Guardian, 1st September 2019

27-08-2019

The Interregnum’s Editor-in-Chief Mohamed Elmaazi joined Eugene Pryer and Sean Blackmon on By Any Means Necessary to discuss his latest article regarding social media censorship. The Interregnum, 23rd August 2019

18-08-2019

Today, the Sudanese military and civil opposition are singing a political agreement — meanwhile the revolution is carried forth by grassroots organizers. Roar Magazine, 17th August, 2019

12-08-2019

August 2019 marks 900 days of continuous protests by the families of the disappeared Tamil people in the North and East regions of Sri Lanka. The disappeared people had been taken into custody by the security forces. The Sri Lankan authorities have not positively responded to the two-year protest and the families are yet to receive answers from the Sri Lankan government regarding the whereabouts of their loved ones. Tamil Information Centre, 10th August 2019

12-08-2019

The U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to build 10,000 new prison places while extending the random stop-and-search scheme. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given support to the police's "stop-and-search powers" while also pledging to create "another 10,000 spaces" in U.K. prisons meaning new jails while also expanding the existing ones. Telesur, 11th August 2019

10-08-2019

We speak with three guests: Sanjay Kak, a New Delhi-based Kashmiri documentary filmmaker; Mirza Waheed, journalist and award-winning Kashmiri novelist; and Siddhartha Deb, award-winning Indian author and journalist. Democracy Now!, 8th August 2019
10-08-2019

The latest report about kidnappings, rendition, ‘black sites’ and torture is a remarkable piece of investigative work. It provides us with nothing less than a litany of shocking evidence and testimony and at 403 pages it makes for truly grim reading. Global Research, 4th August 2019
10-08-2019

Maatram traveled to Mullaitivu to meet 10 people including Akalvizhi, whose head was injured when she was six years old; a former combatant who was injured at the battlefront; and a mother who lost her daughter in a shell attack, but continues to live with the remnants of that shell in her body. Maatram, 6th August 2019

06-08-2019

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) outgoing president and Union Home Minister Amit Shah has sent 10,000 extra paramilitary soldiers to Jammu & Kashmir apparently for “maintaining law and order” in the Kashmir valley. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs’ communique, the additional 100 companies (each company has nearly 100 soldiers) are sent to the volatile Kashmir valley at the end of the long Amarnath Yatra to “strengthen the CI (counter-insurgency) grid as well as for maintaining law and order”. People's Review, 29th July 2019
28-06-2019

Friday, 28 June 2019, 6.30-9pm at Room BG01, Brunei Gallery, SOAS University, Russell Square, London WC1H OXG.

The event is hosted by SOAS Kurdish Society and Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC) and supported by Kurdistan Solidarity Network (KSK), London Kurdish Solidarity (LKS), Democratic Kurdish Peoples Assembly UK; Kurdish Youth Movement; The Network for Police Monitoring (NETPOL); Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers.

20-06-2019

The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) is not a terrorist organisation, according to the March 2019 decision by Belgium's Court of Appeal, applying principles of international law. How can we use this decision to strengthen the legal and political means of the international campaign to de-list the PKK?

18-06-2019

On 17 June, the Guardian published a letter from 152 politicians, lawyers, academics, journalists and campaigners calling on the police to stop labelling protesters as domestic extremists. Emily Apple, The Canary, 18 June 2019

08-06-2019

Human rights group calls on England and Wales to ban police use of AFR in public spaces. Automated facial recognition poses one of the greatest threats to individual freedom and should be banned from use in public spaces, according to the director of the campaign group Liberty. - The Guardian, 8 June 2019

16-04-2019

We deplore the police entry into the Ecuadorian embassy to drag out Julian Assange and to arrest him. This was only possible because of the despicable act of the current Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno who has reneged on the granting of unconditional political asylum to Assange in 2012 by the previous government of President Rafael Correa. His confinement in the embassy was found by the United Nations to be a case of “arbitrary detention” in violation of international law in 2016. Assange’s removal by British authorities came just as the UN expert on torture announced his intention to visit him also noting that his extradition to the US was a real risk.

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