Events

Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary a film by STEPHEN VITTORIA
Wednesday 30 April 2014, 6pm. Venue: Venue: School of Law, University of Westminster, 4, Little Titchfield Street, W1W 7UW. The documentary follows the extraordinary journey of the journalist and revolutionary Mumia Abu- Jamal, who was imprisoned in solitary con­finement on death row in Pennsylvania, USA for 30 years. Since he was found guilty in 1982 of the murder of police officer Daniel Faulkner on questionable evidence, America has been divided. For full details and information on how to book see: here

Articles & resources

CAMPACC has produced 5 new briefings, available to download (pdf format):

Somali communities targeted by UK 'counter-terror' measures: the need for solidarity

Baluchistan under state terror: The UK ban on the Baluchistan Liberation Army

Euskal Herria: The struggle for independence in the Basque Country and the impact of ‘terrorist’bans

The UK ban on the PKK: Persecuting the Kurds

The Tamils of Sri Lanka - oppressed at home and persecuted in the UK

 

CAMPACC statement: UK anti-terror regime: creating hatred of Muslims as a suspect community

NUJ Ethix Council Guidelines on reporting terrorism

The NUJ’s Ethics Council has produced a set of guidelines to help journalists grappling with the problems of reporting police raids on ‘terrorist suspects’.

Opposing the UK 'Terrorist' List: Persistence as Resistance CAMPACC paper, February 2009 (pdf file)

Read papers and reports from a series of seminars on "Terrorist lists", proscription, designation and human rights.




"Our tragedy and pain is part of the series of pains that is felt by people in cases like ours when laws are destroyed and flames ignited by politicians whose only desire is the achievement of their tyrannical subjugation and the spreading and domination of their lowly thoughts engulfs any notion of human rights."

See more letters from detainees

Anti-terrorism laws: unjust powers

Photo: Mark Thomas
protests against the
"glorification of terror"
clause.
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Do anti-terror laws make us safer? Whom do they protect?

Since 2000 several ‘anti-terror' laws have been officially justified as necessary to protect us from global threats to our lives. Yet these laws have political aims and consequences.
Anti-terror powers:
  • define terrorism more broadly, thus blurring any distinction between anti-government protest and organized violence against civilians;
  • label numerous organisations as ‘terrorist', as a basis for placing entire communities under suspicion of associating with ‘terrorism';
  • use ‘intelligence' obtained by torturing detainees abroad;
  • and detain and prosecute people for suspected activities which could just as well be handled under other laws. Read more

What's new

02-04-2014

The documentary follows the extraordinary journey of the journalist and revolutionary Mumia Abu- Jamal, who was imprisoned in solitary confinement on death row in Pennsylvania, USA for 30 years.

09-03-2014

Peace in Kurdistan campaign is delighted to hear the announcement that the case against Adem Uzun, predicated on baseless and conspiratorial charges, has been dropped. Adem had been on remand having been released from prison in Paris, where he had been held since his arrest on 6 October 2012.

07-03-2014

ROB MILLER outlines the purpose and hopes of the International Commission of Inquiry into the case of the Miami Five starting in London today - and says there is hope for change. Today the International Commission of Inquiry into the case of the Miami Five kicks off in London, although one of the five to have been released, René González, has shockingly been refused entry to this country - probably to appease the US. Morning Star, 7 March 2014

04-03-2014

Britain bowed to Washington yesterday and banned Cuban star witness René González from attending a landmark inquiry into discredited US prison sentences handed to him and four compatriots. Cuba solidarity activists confirmed the "unsettling" news hours before he had been scheduled to arrive in London. Anger grew as it was revealed that Mr González has been granted a visa by France that will allow him travel across Europe - apart from close US ally Britain. Morning Star, 4 March 2014

28-02-2014

Relatives of people who have been disappeared or killed in Pakistan march more than 2,000km seeking UN intervention. - Al Jazeera, 28 February 2014

25-02-2014

(London) CAGE is outraged by the arrest of our Outreach Director, Moazzam Begg. A former Guantanamo Bay detainee, he has been campaigning for due process and the human rights of victims, despite suffering over three years of torture and abuse by the US government with the complicity of the British security services.

21-02-2014

Today at 2pm the International Verification Comission has announced in a press conference that "ETA has started the process to put its arms beyond use". This is a historic announcement that helps the process for the resolution of the conflict move forward. It shows an absolute commitment to bring to an end the armed confrontation in the Basque Country. The Basque Country is moving forward to achieve a just and lasting peace scenario and all relevant stakeholders should be involved. The courage and commitment shown by the Abertzale Left all along this process must be addressed.

21-02-2014

With the theme "The role of people's lawyers facing the increase of people's protest andstate terror", the International Association of People's Lawyers held its 5th Congress, inRio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 11 to 15 of February, 2014. There participated lawyers fromTurkey, the Netherlands, Australia, United Kingdom, Iran, Mexico, Chile and Bolivia,and 32 lawyers and law students from 8 states of Brazil, as well as supporters, activists and members of organizations of people’s struggle.

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