Category Archives: Resistance

Australian lawyers and doctors seek international help to rescue refugees detained on Nauru

  Incidents of self-harm and threats of suicide by children illegally and indefinitely detained on a remote island are reportedly on the increase. Yet authorities have decided to bar the doctors who were trying to help them. A leading lawyers’ group … Continue reading

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Did these spycops’ supervisors know about Mark Kennedy’s sexual abuse of activists?

The Metropolitan Police admits that supervisors of former undercover police officer Mark Kennedy, who used the name Mark Stone, knew about his sexual abuse of women activists. But the Met refuses to disclose the names of those supervisors. However, The Canary has … Continue reading

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TUC issues Brexit warning to Theresa May in lead up to Peterloo massacre anniversary

Trades Union Congress chief Frances O’Grady put Theresa May on notice when she announced that the TUC will back a #PeoplesVote if the Tory government’s Brexit deal does not benefit workers, or promote peace in the north of Ireland. To … Continue reading

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Chelsea Manning faced visa ban, despite support from three Nobel Peace Prize winners

A threat to ban celebrated whistleblower Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning from visiting Australia has meant she will be unable to speak in person at a scheduled event at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday 2nd September. Government dithering also means … Continue reading

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‘BurqaGate’: the hypocrisy of Boris Johnson exposed

Former UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson is facing a possible inquiry into an article that compared women wearing burqas and niqabs with “letterboxes” and ‘bank robbers’. But this intervention by Johnson was all about internal Conservative politics and promoting his … Continue reading

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There’s a poisonous thread that links Boris Johnson, UKIP and fascists, and we ignore it at our peril

Far-right tendencies take on a variety of forms, from fringe fascist to mainstream conservative, and everything in between. In recent weeks, we’ve witnessed the lauding of a neo-fascist as a champion of free speech, the invasion of a left-wing bookshop … Continue reading

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A police federation chair fails to mention local spycop when celebrating takedown of Lush posters

Liz Groom, Cambridgeshire Police Federation chair, tweeted her approval after the Lush shop in Peterborough took down its spycops display. But Groom failed to mention in her tweets that a previous representative of the same federation was spycop (undercover police officer), Andy Coles. … Continue reading

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