[Imc-uk-features] Re:Feature suggestion:
euan2000 at onetel.net.uk
euan2000 at onetel.net.uk
Fri Dec 17 07:26:01 PST 2004
Not Having done a feature before, but thinking something on this topic would
be good to have, I have put together the beginnings of a feature below.
any advice would be most appreciated.
SHED NO TEARS FOR BLUNKETT
IMAGE ( http://www.schnews.org.uk/images/466.gif )
As home secretary, Blunkett’s abuses of human rights and civil liberties have
been staggering. He has introduced internment without trial for suspected
foreign terrorists ( http://www.fairtrials.org.uk/media/media.html ), is
introducing military camps for children ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/
3955605.stm ), and barely a day would go by without him dreaming up another
crackpot neo-fascist scheme to attack civil liberties, criminalize working-class
communities, and put more and more people behind bars.
( http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/12/302880.html )
No To ID CARDS
Labour’s ID Cards Bill is not about spending resources wisely to safeguard the
security of this country. It is all about the Labour party looking tough before
election and outmanoeuvring the Tories – which they have successfully done
this week. By taking this reckless course they risk a massive resistance from the
3 million or more people who have declared they would rather go to prison than
submit to having ID Cards. The backlash could far exceed the impact of Stop the
War and the Countryside Alliance and could turn into Labour’s Poll tax.
( http://www.no2id.net/ )
( http://www.defy-id.org.uk/index.htm )
( http://www.j-n-v.org/AW_briefings/JNV_briefing060.htm )
( http://homepages.poptel.org.uk/nfn/idcards.html )
The forgotten detainees of Belmarsh
"We were arrested in December 2001 and taken straight to Belmarsh prison. We
know that the police in this country have enormous powers to investigate
suspected terrorists. Why did no one ever speak to us? Why were we never asked
a single question before being locked up as terrorists? We have never had a trial.
We were found guilty without one. We are imprisoned indefinitely and probably
forever. We have no idea why. We have not been told what the evidence is
against us. We are here. Speak to us. Listen to us. Tell us what you think and
why. If you did, you would no longer believe we were a threat to this country.
You would think perhaps that there was not the emergency you have imagined
here. Everyone is giving their opinion about us. Why not think of coming to us
first, rather than locking us up and never speaking to us?
The Law Lords ruled on 16 December 2004 that the detention of foreign
"terrorist" suspects without trial breaks human rights laws. ( http://
Nine men are currently imprisoned without trial in Belmarsh prison, also known
as Britain's Guantanamo Bay. They have not been charged with any crime and
are not able to see the "intelligence" evidence against them. Their solicitors say
they have been "entombed in concrete".
Charles Clarke has just taken up his new job as Home Secretary, following in the
footsteps of David Blunkett, the most right-wing Home Secretary in living
Charles Clarke must now release the Belmarsh Nine. Write and ask him when
they will be freed.
( http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2004/12/302895.html )
---- Original message ----
>Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 00:47:19 +0100
>From: Marcus Williamson <marcus at connectotel.com>
>Subject: [Imc-uk-features] Feature suggestion: "Mass e-mail action: Free the
>To: imc-uk-features at lists.indymedia.org
>If we all agree, could someone make this a feature?
>This brings in several topical items including the Lords ruling on the Belmarsh
>(and other) prisoners, the fall of Blunkett and the targetting of the new Home
>Secretary, Charles Clarke, in a mass e-mail action.
>Mass e-mail action: Free the Belmarsh Nine
>The Law Lords ruled on 16 December 2004 that the detention of foreign
>"terrorist" suspects without trial breaks human rights laws.
>Nine men are currently imprisoned without trial in Belmarsh prison, also
>as Britain's Guantanamo Bay. They have not been charged with any crime and
>not able to see the "intelligence" evidence against them. Their solicitors say
>they have been "entombed in concrete".
>Charles Clarke has just taken up his new job as Home Secretary, following in
>footsteps of David Blunkett, the most right-wing Home Secretary in living
>Charles Clarke must now release the Belmarsh Nine. Write and ask him when
>will be freed. You can contact Charles Clarke as:
>charles.clarke at homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
>If you have not received a reply within 20 days then follow the Home Office
>Complaints Procedure described here:
>Do not be fobbed off. Insist on a reply from Charles Clarke himself!
>For more information please see:
>Terror detainees win Lords appeal
>Belmarsh - Britain's Guantanamo Bay?
>Human Rights Act 1998
>Campaign Against Criminalising Communities
>Liberty Human Rights
>Indymedia United Kollektives editorial list
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