FBI Raids Activists’ Homes in Sinister COINTELPRO Replay By Tom Burghardt

27 September, 2010 — Global ResearchAntifascist Calling… – 2010-09-26

In a replay of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s infamous COINTELPRO operations targeting the left during the 1960s and ’70s, America’s political police launched raids on the homes of antiwar and solidarity activists.

Heavily-armed SWAT teams smashed down doors and agents armed with search warrants carried out simultaneous raids in Minneapolis and Chicago early morning on September 24.

Rummaging through personal belongings, agents carted off boxes of files, documents, books, letters, photographs, computers and cell phones from Minneapolis antiwar activists Mick Kelly, Jessica Sundin, Meredith Aby, two others, as well as the office of that city’s Anti-War Committee.

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NO2ID Supporters’ Newsletter No. 158 – 23rd September 2010: Identity Documents Bill passes 3rd Reading

26 September, 2010

GETTING BENEATH THE SURFACE

Challenging the authoritarian thinking behind the ID scheme was always going to be much tougher than defeating ID cards. Repealing the Identity Cards Act is essential, but has not killed the database state. We are still seeing ‘new’ bureaucratic project that simply re-package the same mass-surveillance concepts.

Just this week, there was publicity about an academic research project, “INDECT”, that proposes the “continuous and automatic monitoring” of public resources – web sites, discussion forums, peer-to-peer networks and even individual computers. It has obtained an EU grant.

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SENIOR LAWYER SAYS “BEWARE OF COMING POLICE STATE”

21 August, 2010 — The Real News Network

Clayton Ruby defends Charlie Veitch, second person charged under Public Works Protection Act

Bio
Clayton C. Ruby is one of Canada’s leading lawyers specializing in criminal, constitutional, administrative and civil rights law. He currently practices law with the firm of Ruby & Shiller in Toronto

Statewatch News Online, 26 July 2010 (13/10)

26 July, 2010 — Statewatch

Statewatch European Documentation Centre (SEMDOC): www.statewatch.org/semdoc/
Sitemap: www.statewatch.org/sitemap.htm

1.    EU: FRONTEX-EU’s External Borders Agency: Management Board: Analysis and Assessment 2009
2.    EU: European Commission: Overview of information management
3.    EU: Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA): Letter from Article 29 Working Party on data protection
4.    UK: G20-IAN TOMLINSON’S DEATH
5.    EU: European arrest warrant still ‘delivering injustice’
6.    UK: Statewatch Analysis: The Misuse of Section 44 stop and search powers
7.    FRANCE: CNDS report into Vincennes detention centre death
8.    EU: INVESTIGATION ORDER: Council of the European Union: Discussion paper
9.    EU: Annual report: European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) on Eurodac
11.  UK: Iraq inquiry: Ex-MI5 boss says war raised terror threat
12.  EU: SCHENGEN INFORMATION SYSTEM: SIS II: Major battle between Council and the Commission
13.  FRANCE: Report on the fate of migrants on arrival and following deportation
14.  Statewatch Analysis: The Droning of the Drones
15.  EU DATA PROTECTION: Under the Stockholm Programme
16. EU: READMISSION AGREEMENTS with third countries
17.  Italy: Justice of the peace annuls expulsion for Rosarno migrant
18.  CoE: Prohibiting the marketing and use of the “Mosquito” youth dispersal device
19.  Netherlands: Dutch can ban foreigners from coffeeshops, says EU top court
20.  EU: Informal Justice and Home Affairs Ministers meeting
21.  UK: ID CARD BILL: NO2ID Parliamentary Briefing
22.  CoE: Parliamentary Assembly: Readmission agreements: a mechanism for returning irregular migrants

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Olive Morris: Forgotten activist hero By Lizzie Cocker

29 October, 2009 — The Morning Star Online

Olive Morris speaking at a rally against police brutality outside Brixton Library (ca. 1972)

Olive Morris speaking at a rally against police brutality outside Brixton Library (ca. 1972)

Introducing an inspirational civil rights campaigner whose life and work offer important lessons for the left

In an age when xenophobia and Islamophobia are being stoked by illegal wars and immigration myths, the need to wrench hidden realities from history in order to see today’s truths has never been more urgent.

And thanks to the Remembering Olive Collective (ROC) founded by artist Ana Laura Lopez de la Torre in 2007, a bit of this history became available to the public last week at the Lambeth Archives in Brixton, south London.

Olive Morris, despite her awe-inspiring short life, remains virtually unknown. And she is one of the greatest unsung heroes I have ever come across.

My encounter with Morris began when a friend switched on my radar for forgotten female protagonists. He mentioned a local project he was doing on four practically unheard-of women activists who left in their wake cultural, social and political improvements which are enjoyed not just in London but in some instances internationally.

Three of these women were black.

With my radar on standby, I stumbled across a website which asked me if I “remember Olive Morris?” above a picture of a young black woman smiling with her shades on behind a megaphone.

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