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Samos, Nicolò Govoni’s trial for use of fireworks postponed

The allegation refers to events that occurred the 6th of August, 2019 at a party at the Mazì education center. Still I Rise: “We have condemned the human rights violations on this island for years: the reasoning behind this trial…

This is ‘Crude, Divisive, Dangerous’ – Response from Extinction Rebellion to Police’s ‘Run Hide Tell’ poster

This ‘who’s who’ poster listing of groups in the UK that the police are telling people to ‘Run Hide Tell’ on is totally bonkers. Unfortunately it is not surprising. [1] See Poster here. The guidance document makes it clear that not all…

‘How dare they’ – Extinction Rebellion responds to terrorism slur by Police

How dare they. Children up and down the country are desperately fighting for a future. Teachers, grandparents, nurses have been trying their best with loving nonviolence to get politicians and big business to do something about the dire state of…

Over 1000 cases set to be dropped against Extinction Rebellion protesters arrested during October’s International Rebellion

The Metropolitan Police has admitted to the unlawful use of Section 14 of the Public Order Act during the first week of the October protests, following a threat of further legal action by Extinction Rebellion’s lawyers The news follows Extinction…

Fracking: how the police response is threatening the right to protest

Will Jackson, Liverpool John Moores University for The Conversation The UK government has announced an immediate moratorium on fracking. The decision came after new scientific analysis concluded it was not possible to “rule out future unacceptable impacts”. Opponents of the…

Croatia: President Admits Unlawful Migrant Pushbacks

Halt Abusive Operations; Justice Needed Croatia should immediately stop summarily returning migrants and asylum seekers to Bosnia and Herzegovina, in some cases with force, Human Rights Watch said today in an open letter to President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. The president’s recent admission during…

France: Aid Worker Convicted for Tweet

A humanitarian worker’s defamation conviction on September 25, 2018, for an ironic tweet represents a dangerous escalation in official harassment of groups providing crucial aid to migrants, Human Rights Watch said today. It is the first conviction of its kind…

“We don’t want to repress”: Police in Honduras refuse orders to stamp out Pro-Democracy protests

“We are tired. And our job is to give peace and security to the Honduran people, not repress them. We want all Hondurans to be safe.” by Jon Queally, staff writer for Common Dreams Amid widening violence and ongoing protests,…

Trump’s Making Good on One of His Many Campaign Promises: Promoting Unfettered Police Power

As the world focuses on state violence from Syria to Iraq to Yemen to North Korea, the groundwork is being laid in the United States for unchecked state violence here at home. Donald Trump is making good on at least…

North Dakota: Police Raid Pipeline Resistance Camps, Arresting 33

In North Dakota, a heavily militarized police force on Thursday raided the main resistance camp set up by Lakota water protectors fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. The camp was largely vacated ahead of an eviction deadline set one…

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