September 2013

30
Sep
2013
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Yarl's Wood women: 'We are not street dogs'

British Home Secretary Theresa May met her Pakistani counter-part last Tuesday and praised him for “adopting a zero tolerance approach to illegal migration”. Photo: BHC Islamabad

24
Sep
2013
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Corporate Watch condemns police harassment

Corporate Watch researchers are repeatedly subjected to police harassment:

This year, three of Corporate Watch's researchers have been stopped at international border crossings and questioned by the police under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 (see here for example). Two of them were threatened with arrest if they failed to answer intrusive police questions and were asked a number of questions about Corporate Watch.

In July this year, another Corporate Watch researcher was stopped on a bus crossing the border into France and questioned about the recent protests against the G8. The officer said, apologetically, that she had been told to question people involved with Corporate Watch.


24
Sep
2013
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Fighting repression of our movements

The police surveillance experienced by members of the Corporate Watch cooperative over the past year is indicative of a recent change of police tactics. A new fightback against the police Forward Intelligence and Liaison teams is needed if our movements are to remain effective.


08
Sep
2013
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Scottish training for thousands of police in 'authoritarian' Sri Lanka

Riot police cracked down on Tamil student protesters, days after Scottish Police College experts arrived in Sri Lanka, November 2012. Credit: www.jdslanka.org