January 28th: Last Friday the Metropolitan police announced they would begin operational deployment of live facial recognition cameras.
January 21st: In a rare moment of legal good fortune, the Court of Appeal today ruled that Gypsies, Roma and Travellers have an “enshrined freedom” to move from one place to another, and that an injunction to prevent camping on public land would breach the rights of the communities it targeted.
January 19th: A lot has changed in the world of activist legal support and many people have been left wondering who they should turn to for advice and support.
January 14th: For the second day in a row, officers from the Met threatened to arrest all those participating in a United Voices of the World (UVW) strike picket outside St.
December 2nd: If you are planning to travel from Britain to protests at the United Nations COP25 climate change conference in Madrid, which begins next week, it is important that you know about the Spanish state’s approach to freedom of assembly and in particular the extremely draconian Basic Law for the Protection of Public Security (Ley Orgánica
The eviction of New Hope anti-fracking camp shows the blurry line between policing and private security
November 19th: In case you missed it: early this morning, a mob of dog-wielding bailiffs stormed the Camp of New Hope at Preston New Road, evicting frontline anti-fracking activists from what, for some, had been their home for 3 years.
November 17th: The Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) turned 10 this week and, instead of presents, they’re asking for cash.
November 6th: It is with absolutely no pleasure that we report that Britain’s poundshop Duterte, Priti Patel, is well and truly at it again.
October 15th: The Met have kicked off week 2 of the XR autumn rebellion with an almighty bang, issuing a revised s14 order that effectively bans XR from protesting in London.