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Repression

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.

No-chalk ASBO fails

The national domestic extremism unit has failed to impose anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs) on two Catholic peace activists, during a trial arising from a de

Four jailed for spying on Greenpeace France

EDF employees get fines and prison sentences

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Maya Evans and the bailiffs

PN contributor and peace activist Maya Evans gets visited by the bailiffs…

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Day out: parks

Between 1-8 June, 12 members of Orlando Food Not Bombs, in Florida US) were arrested for feeding too many homeless people from their stall.