Britannia chained: The assault on our rights has begun

February 6th: This week has seen a raft of draconian law & order policies floated by the government and police representatives.

Legal: Can I hide my face from facial recognition cameras?

January 28th: Last Friday the Metropolitan police announced they would begin operational deployment of live facial recognition cameras.

Court upholds ‘enshrined freedom’ of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller right to roam

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.

Explainer: The activist legal support network

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.

Met police threaten to arrest entire UVW strike picket (again!)

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.

Travelling to the COP25 summit in Madrid? Make sure you know your rights

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.

Want to annoy the cops? Then bung a few quid at Netpol

November 17th: The Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) turned 10 this week and, instead of presents, they’re asking for cash.

Legal: The Tories want to give the police more power to evict and arrest trespassers on land

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.

Police vs XR: What can be done about the Met’s Section 14 order?

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.