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.
September 13th: In case you missed it: Roger Hallam, one of the co-founders of Extinction Rebellion, has been ‘pre-emptively’ arrested the day before he – and other members of XR splinter Heathrow Pause – were due to disrupt flights at Heathrow airport using remotely piloted drones.
August 5th: Going on protests can often be a legal minefield, which is why you need to know your stuff when you go on them.
June 29th: This is the first part of a series covering the rights of migrants and the legal limits of state power.
June 11th: Word has reached us here at ACAB‘s top secret HQ that the Met are cordially inviting some of the folks they arrested during XR’s big London action to come in for a chat.
May 25th: You’ve probably seen the headline: “Police fine man for hiding his face from facial recognition camera”.