Category Archives: Repression

Late June round-up of workplace, legal and other news

A quick roundup of ongoing struggles and upcoming events: At SOAS, an occupation’s just ended after occupiers received confirmation that: The refectory will remain open, and staff redundancies have been reversed. All catering staff will be moved onto the better … Continue reading

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Justice for Edson: Forest Gate police station, 2pm, Sunday 25 June

According to BLM UK: “Clarification: The protest for Edson tommorow is NOT cancelled. Conflicting messages floating around. A lot of pressure seems to have been exerted by the police to make sure it doesnt go ahead. Family have formally withdrawn … Continue reading

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Jobstown trial: verdict expected on Monday 26th, pack the court!

The long-running Jobstown trial of people accused of “false imprisonment” for sitting down in the road in front of a politician’s car and then walking slowly down the street is finally coming to a close. The verdict is expected on … Continue reading

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London latest: police killing in Newham, dangerous flats in Barnet

New developments in London: the police have killed a man, Edir Frederico Da Costa, known as Edson, in Beckton, Newham. I don’t know what the response will look like yet, but see the JusticeforEdson hashtag to keep up with that … Continue reading

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Dublin: Urgent request to show up for the last days of the Jobstown trial

The long-running Jobstown trial, where several people are facing the serious charge of false imprisonment (kidnapping) for a sitdown protest that caused a politician’s car to be delayed by several hours, is finally coming to an end. The defence campaign … Continue reading

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Workplace, antifascist and other struggles: late June-early July round-up

Another round-up of upcoming events across a few different fronts: Two ongoing disputes, where things are happening very quickly, are at SOAS and Picturehouse Cinemas. At SOAS, the Justice for Workers group occupied the directorate in response to job cuts, … Continue reading

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Jobstown trial – charges dropped against one defendant

The trial of the Jobstown protestors continues in Ireland, but one defendant, Ken Purcell, has walked free already after the prosecution’s case against him totally collapsed. The verdict for the other six defendants is expected soon. Meanwhile, a number of … Continue reading

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