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Repression

Guantánamo names

On 21 September, the US justice department released the names of 55 men held at the Guantánamo detention centre on Cuba, who have been cleared for release.

Tomlinson injustice

On 17 September, the Metropolitan police finally fired the police officer who hit passerby Ian Tomlinson with a baton and pushed him to the ground during protests against the G20 in London in April

Indian police kill anti-nuclear power resister

Two local fishermen have died protesting against the activation of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu, India.

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Guantanamo forever

The 169 men held in the US Guantánamo Bay detention centre in Cuba, including 87 cleared for release, can no longer challenge their indefinite detention without trial.

Licence to kill

A recently-declassified memo indicates that the British government gave British soldiers a ‘licence to kill’ in Northern Ireland.

Sleepcrimes in Parliament Square

An overnight peace vigil tests how the new law restricting protest around Parliament is being enforced - or not.

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The peace boxes of Parliament Square

On 3 May the police removed the remaining peace box, tent and other items of Maria Gallastegui's Peacestrike protest in Parliament Square after an injunction against the enforcement of the new restrictions on protest was lifted. Below are images of the peace boxes, inside and out, from the last year, and an update on the current situation.

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We are all being ASBO’d

Simon Moore, the first person to be served with an ASBO relating to the Oympics, was in court again today. 

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Picture this

The police continue to prevent journalists doing their job

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Riseup servers seized by FBI

On 18 April, US federal authorities seized a server in New York belonging to Riseup, a radical internet service provider.