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Repression

Mark Thomas, Cuckooed: A Comedy of Betrayal

1–13 December; £23; Tricycle Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Rd, London NW6 7JR; www.tricycle.co.uk or 020 7328 1000; and then around the country from February 2015 – see www.markthomasinfo.co.uk

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Clark Stoeckley, The United States vs Pvt. Chelsea Manning

OR Books, 2014; 199pp; £12. Purchase online here: http://www.orbooks.com/catalog/manning-trial/

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Rob Evans & Paul Lewis, Undercover: The True Story of Britain’s Secret Police

ImageIn historian Timothy Garton Ash’s book The File

Criminalising being ‘annoying’

New Anti-Social Behiaviour, Crime and Policing Bill is 'most significant threat to lawful assembly and protest in modern history'.

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Eveline Lubbers, Secret Manoeuvres in the Dark: Corporate and Police Spying on Activists

Pluto Press, 2012; 272pp; £19.99

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Guantanamo fasters force-fed

Hunger strikes continue in Guantanamo and California

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US whistleblower imprisoned

Former army private given 35-year sentence for exposing torture and secret killings

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G8 demos met with force

Anti-capitalist demonstrations in England, northern Ireland and Germany were met with excessive policing last month, as eight of the world’s wealthiest countries met at Lough Erne in northern Ireland for the G8 summit on 17-18 June.

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Just 3% of Olympic cycling arrests result in convictions

Five of the 182 cyclists arrested at last July’s Critical Mass bike ride in east London (PN 2549) were c

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Four years on, a G20 victory

A persistent G20 protester has won compensation for a police assault in London in April 2009.

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