It goes without saying that courts are damaging to your mental health. Cases often drag on for months and leave an ominous weight hanging over you, creating a constant source of stress. Preparing defences means reliving often traumatic instances of state violence.
There are, however, steps you can take to relieve some of the pressure of going on trial and reduce the possibility of burnout through dealing with your case.… Continue reading
The Dover demonstration in January was the most violent anti-fascist action in Britain for many years. 70 people have been arrested and more are being searched for. See appeals on Kent Police site for details.
So far there have been 15 concluded cases. 10 people have received custodial sentences totalling 209 months. 7 People have been sentenced for violent disorder (s2 public order act 1986) and received between 2 years… Continue reading
Police forces are big fans of peaceful protests. That is, protests that are led by organisers who do what they’re told, who stick to a pre agreed route and work with police liaison officers to identify those engaging in behaviour deemed unacceptable by the state. Needless to say the police version of protests are only effective to a certain degree. As seen by the recent People’s Assembly… Continue reading
Green and Black Cross are having their 5th birthday party this Friday at DIY Space for London. Come down to support their brilliant work and celebrate five years of premier legal support.
Green and Black Cross Legal is five this winter, born out of the police clampdown on student resistance to increased tuition fees under the coalition government. From stop and search, through mass arrests to political prosecutions, the… Continue reading
Silhan Ozcelik, an eighteen-year-old Kurdish woman from London, was sentenced to 21 months at the Old Bailey two days ago. Silhan’s conviction is the first in the UK against someone for attempting to fight alongside Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
The verdict comes within the wave of patriotism engulfing Europe after the Paris attacks on 13th November. State criminalisation and street violence against Asian people and migrants has disturbingly and unsurprisingly… Continue reading