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Halcyon days at an ’80s Summer Solstice Festival, Huck Magazine

Halcyon days at an ’80s Summer Solstice Festival The wild bunch Photographer Alan Lodge remembers shooting the mini utopia that was the Stonehenge Free Festival, an event held in the fields surrounding the legendary prehistoric monument. The Free Festival Movement … Continue reading

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Democracy shrivels in silence. We must protect our right to protest.

Guest blog by Tom Wainwright, barrister at Garden Court Chambers It is no exaggeration to say that the last fortnight has been one of the worst for freedom of expression, for the right to protest and for civil liberties in … Continue reading

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The shiny new Public Order Bill

ok, don’t know how to do this ….! since this group is to do with the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act. HOWEVER, everything they couldn’t get into that, they are now starting again. So, I introduce to you the … Continue reading

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Email with Marc Willers QC. The Act is now law

Marc Willers QCmarcw@gclaw.co.uk Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill / Act Hello I have been involved in various campaigns against the “Police, Crime,Sentencing and Courts Bill” Now an act, we lost so there it is! Now I am unsure if … Continue reading

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The Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 is now law

The Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 is now law and anyone intending to reside in a vehicle can face 3 months in prison , a £2500 fine and have their vehicle destroyed .It’s aimed at Gypsies and Travellers … Continue reading

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Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill has now has received Royal Assent

On 28th April, the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill received Royal Assent. Thousands of us took to the streets to resist this draconian legislation. But the battle against the bill was never going to be won in parliament, and … Continue reading

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FREE TO PROTEST: THE PROTESTOR’S GUIDE TO POLICE SURVEILLANCE AND HOW TO AVOID IT

FREE TO PROTEST: THE PROTESTOR’S GUIDE TO POLICE SURVEILLANCE ANDHOW TO AVOID IT https://privacyinternational.org/sites/default/files/2021-06/FREE_TO_PROTEST-UK-EDITION.pdf

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Tomorrow the policing bill goes back to the commons.

tomorrow the policing bill goes back to the commons. after almost a year of resistance to the bill on the streets and inside both the commons and the lords, this is the final stage before it becomes law. here’s what … Continue reading

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Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: Progress of the Bill

Research Briefing This Commons Library briefing paper summarises the Commons stages of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill and the Lords amendments to the Bill. The Commons will consider the Lords amendments on 28 February 2022 Police, Crime, Sentencing … Continue reading

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A rant about it all

There are a lot of law changes going on, here in the UK, that affect people while trying to celebrate. Themselves, their culture. just wanting to have a nice time! and let rip with their friends. I am `middle aged’ … Continue reading

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Part 4 of the Police Bill… Echoes of the Porrajmos?’

We are sleepwalking into a human rights catastrophe Date published27 January 2022LocationUKRelated professional interestEthics and human rightsSocial justice, poverty, housing and economy By Allison Hulmes, Mairtain Moloney-Neachtain and Dr Dan Allen (GRTSW Association) “Culture is fading because we are getting forced … Continue reading

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UK Traveller communities fear ‘cultural annihilation’ over upcoming trespass laws

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people face imprisonment or hefty fines under new England and Wales Police Bill that ‘criminalises’ nomadic life Blyth Brentnall 25 January 2022, 11.33am Peers will tonight vote for the final time on legislation that has been … Continue reading

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Met/NPCC statement – compensation awarded in Investigatory Powers Tribunal case

On 30 September 2021, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) handed down Judgment in relation to the claim brought by Kate Wilson against the Met and the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC). The claim related to the actions of undercover police … Continue reading

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Jason Kirkpatrick & the German SpyCops court case

Jason Kirkpatrick is a climate change activist based in Berlin who was targeted by undercover police officer Mark Kennedy. He is now taking legal action in Germany over the deployment of British undercover police officers at the G8 summit in … Continue reading

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The policing bill’s attack on Gypsies, Roma and Travellers

The policing bill is the biggest threat to Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities in our lifetime. Jake Bowers speaks with Pablo Navarrete to explain why.

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Police Bill: Lords defeat some measures but concerns remain over a number of provisions

On 17 January 2022, the protest measures of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill were debated in the House of Lords. In a night of crushing defeats for the government, peers voted 14 times to block its proposals. Among … Continue reading

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The Police Bill Just Got Even Worse

Want to tell your friends about a protest on Facebook? Forget it. by Sam Knights 7 December 2021 The Metropolitan Police arrest an Insulate Britain activist taking part in a road block in London, November 2021. Hesther Ng/Reuters The government is currently … Continue reading

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Kill the Bill Speeches #killthebill

Kill the Bill Speeches #killthebill all now halfway through Committee Stage in the House of Lordshttps://bills.parliament.uk/bills/2839/stages/15740

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The Last Nomads

A film about the Drive to Survive Campaign to stop the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill eradicating Gypsy and Traveller nomadic life in Britain. Made by Daniel Gonzales Franco and Dominic Watters in cooperation with the Drive to Survive … Continue reading

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‘Know Your Rights’ – Nottingham Youth Commission’s Stop and Search Film

This is a much more ‘fluffy’ version from Nottinghamshire Police. I have quite a wide experience of policing ….. and I have never seen it done, quite like this. ‘Know Your Rights’ is a film, produced by Nottinghamshire Youth Commission … Continue reading

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