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Repression

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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Parliament Square camps cleared by police for tenth anniversary of Iraq war

On 8 March, a police and council swoop removed the peace camps in Parliament Square that have been a symbol of war resistance in central London since 2001, when a vigil was

Solidarity extends from a Yorkshire spy base to Guantánamo hunger strikers

Menwith Hill protests

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Alfie Meadows and Zak King face third trial

Student protestors Alfie Meadows and Zak King face a third trial for taking part in a  demonstration on 9 December 2010 against the trebling of university tuition fees, the scrapping of the Educational Maintenance Allowance and other attacks on public education.

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Olympic cyclists

Just 11 of the 182 cyclists arrested in London in July for taking part in a Critical Mass bike ride are facing trial (see PN 2549).

Render unto Caesar

On 19 September, Italy's supreme criminal court, the 'court of cassation', upheld abduction and 'rendition to torture' convictions against 23 Americans, all but one CIA officers.

US internment law

The US government is still allowed legally to detain suspected terrorists indefinitely, after a ruling by the US court of appeals on 2 October.