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.

We are Many tells the story of the biggest protest in history and how it changed the world. In cinemas 21 May, view trailer here

Noam Chomsky (2014) Surviving the 21st Century

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."

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Anti-terrorism laws: unjust powers

Photo: Mark Thomas
protests against the
"glorification of terror"
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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

23-07-2015

IHRC's "Preventing Violent Extremism?" conference was held on Saturday 13 June 2015 at the Amanah Centre in the heart of East London.

23-07-2015

We call on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK government to help and demand the immediate release of Stephen Kaczynski from detention by the Turkish AKP regime.

02-07-2015

The general elections in India in May last year returned the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) or the Indian People’s Party led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to power with a clear majority. It is estimated that the BJP spent £500 million (Rupees 50,000 crores) on the election. This is a mind boggling sum in a country like India, home to one-fifth of the world’s children suffering from malnutrition. Backed and funded by the corporate sector Indians witnessed election extravaganza on a scale they have never seen before.

01-07-2015

Wheelchair-bound Delhi University professor G N Saibaba has been granted bail after over a year, as the Bombay High Court Tuesday exercised powers to “protect” his fundamental rights. He has been ailing and will go to Delhi for treatment. - Indian Express, 1 July 2015

05-06-2015

Some are more equal than others. According to the mainstream media, the small number of Caucasian males held prisoner by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group are entitled to liken their conditions of detention to being held at Guantánamo Bay, the US military concentration camp notorious for arbitrary detention and human rights violations. The same qualification does not apply to the tens of thousands of men, women and children worldwide held in immigration detention facilities each year on the non-existent offence of being a foreign national or stateless. - One Small Window

11-05-2015

Last summer, after months of encrypted emails, I spent three days in Moscow hanging out with Edward Snowden for a Wired cover story. Over pepperoni pizza, he told me that what finally drove him to leave his country and become a whistleblower was his conviction that the National Security Agency was conducting illegal surveillance on every American. Thursday, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York agreed with him. - James Bamford, Reuters; 11 May 2015

08-05-2015

We're afraid we've suffered a delay to send this month's newsletter. We apologize for it, in the meantime ETA released a long statement yesterday, we will translate it and post it on basquepeaceprocess.info asap. - Basque Peace Process, 8 May 2015

08-05-2015

As the dust settles on an election campaign that has been described as both ‘boring and stage-managed’ and ‘a recipe for mayhem’, it’s clear that the result has confounded politicians and polling experts alike. But - as we know all too well at Liberty - whoever you vote for, the Government always gets in. Let’s speak plainly; the Conservatives have a long-standing manifesto commitment to scrap the Human Rights Act and replace it with a ‘British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities’

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