Events

DANGEROUS SURVEILLANCE: Drones, Data and Deprivation of Citizenship
Tuesday 5 August 2014, 7-9.30pm. Venue: Council Chamber, Camden Town Hall, Judd St, London WC1H 9JE (near Kings Cross tube/rail station). Revelations over mass electronic surveillance by US-UK state agencies have provoked public outrage at this threat to democratic freedoms. State responses have further revealed its assumptions about the public as a potential source of various dangers. The global expansion of drone attack has been documented by Jeremy Scahill’s book and film, Dirty Wars. This public event will first screen the film, followed by speakers linking various forms of surveillance and their political roles. The discussion will consider how to oppose the state’s dangerous surveillance.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

26-07-2014

A packed meeting took place on the evening of 20th June at SOAS University to mark the UK launch of an important new report by Adem Uzun titled, Living Freedom: The Evolution of the Kurdish Conflict in Turkey and the Efforts to Resolve it. - 26 June 2014

19-07-2014

Governments across the world have put into place a strategy of ‘securitisation’ whereby potentially all societal conflicts are portrayed as threats of disorder or malign enemies. ‘Security measures’ have become pervasive, supposedly to protect the public from threats such as ‘terrorism’, ‘extremism’ and ‘suspicious behaviour’. - Les Levidow & Saleh Mamon Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC) June 2014

13-07-2014

Exclusive: NSA whistleblower says it 'defies belief' that bill must be rushed through after government ignored issue for a year - The Guardian, 13 July 2014

12-07-2014

Prof Uma Chakravarti delivers the Sixth Anuradha Ghandy Memorial Lecture on the 12th of July, 2014 on the topic "Nirbhaya, Muzaffarnagar, Badaun And Beyond: Sexual Violence In Contemporary Indian Society."

08-07-2014

The United States came out of the Second World War as the hegemonic power in the world economy. The war had lifted the U.S. economy out of the Great Depression by providing the needed effective demand in the form of endless orders for armaments and troops. - Surveillance Capital, and

08-07-2014

Includes a screening of Dirty Wars, a film by Jeremy Scahill

Date: Tuesday, 5 August, 7-9.30pm

07-07-2014

In a Democracy Now! special, we go inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London to interview Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. He has been holed up there for more than two years, having received political asylum. - Democracy Now, 7 July 2014

03-07-2014

At least two people are dead and nineteen have been injured in the World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte after the sudden collapse of an unfinished highway overpass. The overpass had been constructed to handle the bus lines to and from the World Cup games being held at Mineirão soccer stadium, less than three miles away. Instead, unfinished, it fell upon two construction trucks, a commuter bus and an automobile. - Dave Zirin, The Nation

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