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Britain was involved in the CIA’s torture programme, and some of our politicians knew about it. ACT NOW with Reprieve - Please can you write to your MP and ask them to attend the debate on torture and make sure the right questions get asked? Read more and send a letter here.

Stop the Criminalisation of the Kurdish Movement: 3 Kurds are currently being prosecuted by the Belgian courts. They spoke out for the Kurdish cause and promoted Kurdish culture. At the behest of the Turkish state innocent people are criminalised in Belgium for alleged involvement in terrorist activities. Read more and sign here.

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Events


Subversion, sabotage and spying: Political policing and state racism in the UK - 2 day conference in London, 17 & 18 April 2016. Co-organised by the CCJS and The Monitoring Group

Films

Everyday Borders (dir. Orson Nava) examines the impact of the 2014 immigration act on British society, exploring the way the 'Border' is increasingly entering into everyday life. The film is available on Vimeo from May 1st 2015.

Noam Chomsky (2014): Why you can not have a Capitalist Democracy!


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
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What's new

04-11-2021

A new initiative has been launched today to stop Turkey’s illegal war in Iraqi Kurdistan and hold it to account for its alleged use of chemical weapons.

29-10-2021

The Central Intelligence Agency's record of retaliation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, including reported plans to kidnap or assassinate him, was focused on during the second day of the United States government's appeal hearing.

29-10-2021

We are here republishing a statement from the The International Association of Democratic Lawyers on the COP 26 climate conference.

26-10-2021

Let’s root our struggle back home in ending the climate crisis. Join our upcoming forum “𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗽𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗴𝗴𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗝𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲” where we would talk about the on-ground situation of the impacts of climate change in the Philippines and what ways we can contribute as citizens of Global North.

25-10-2021

Post about an event entitled "Roots of Resistance and Criminalisation: Kurdistan and the Global War on Terror in Context" co-hosted by CAMPACC and the Peace in Kurdistan Campaign on 06 November 2021.

13-10-2021

Connor Hayes speaks with Steve Sweeney, international editor of the Morning Star, about his recent trip to South Kurdistan and the present situation on the ground in Turkey’s war against the PKK. The primary subject of the discussion are the reports of Turkey’s use of chemical weapons against both PKK fighters and civilians in South Kurdistan, and we discuss the cases of and evidence for such attacks, the silence of the international community, including monitoring agencies like the OPCW and the international media, and actions that can be taken by people internationally to try to apply pressure to get Turkey condemned by the international community.

12-10-2021

Jude Lal Fernando is a professor in Trinity College Dublin, who lives in exile in Ireland for the last 15 years because of his opposition to the war against the Tamils and ongoing human rights violations in Sri Lanka, and his support for Tamil right to self-determination. He is the editor of the book, Resistance to Empire and Militarization (2020) and the coordinator of Peoples’ Tribunals on Sri Lanka, which were held in Dublin (2010) and Bremen (2013).

12-10-2021

Interview with Dr. Jude Lal Fernando by Freedom Asia

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