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We humans and other animals live on this planet’s surface ….

We humans and other animals live on this planet’s surface. We are supposed to be here. However, since Enclosure Act 1773, we have fences put up around us with signs saying keep out! Travellers and festival goers have been acutely … Continue reading

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Our right to roam – victory for Gypsies and Travellers in High Court challenge

Travellers Times 14 May 2024 ‘Anti Traveller’ law declared “unjustified discrimination” by High Court judge The High Court has today ruled that certain parts in the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 that were introduced in 2022 (the anti-Traveller … Continue reading

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Lecture 2 Festivals Events 400 pics. 60mins

Festivals, Travellers, Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Free Party, Music, Environmental Protest, Reclaim the Street, Unions, Civil Disobedience, Policemen and …….. Lecture Slideshow 2 60mins. 400 pics / 9 sec change

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College of Policing Guidance on Media Relations

 Engagement and communication Media relations 3.10  Media briefings Reporting from a scene Reporting or filming from the scene of an incident is part of the media’s role and they should not be prevented from doing so from a public place. … Continue reading

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BlackBeltBarrister – on @DJAUDITS

This is an excellent example of “citizen journalism” and why it matters. Some people love it, some hate it (and probably still watch). This was a new take on why it helps, with an overview of the law involved. About … Continue reading

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Castlemorton, May 1992 – A slideshow

By 1992 leaked documents from Avon and Somerset Constabulary demonstrated the existence of Operation Nomad. Force Operational Order 36/92 marked `In Confidence’, revealed:  “With effect from Monday 27th April 1992, dedicated resources will be used to gather intelligence in respect … Continue reading

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NUJ wins settlement for photographers at Black Lives Matter protest

The union won an apology and out-of-court settlements for two photographers and a video journalist who were detained while covering a Black Lives Matter solidarity protest for Eric Garner at Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd’s Bush, London, on December 10, … Continue reading

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Facebook Pix : Criminal Justice Bill Protest Pictures

Another submission for a feature in ‘Saturday Guardian Mag’ “We are running a feature on the 30th anniversary of the Criminal Justice Bill in The Guardian’s Saturday magazine. It will publish on Saturday 20th April. “ https://tinyurl.com/28qqtf5r

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Facebook Pix : Castlemorton, DiY, FreeParty and Clubs

First submission for a feature in ‘Saturday Guardian Mag’ “We are running a feature on the 30th anniversary of the Criminal Justice Bill in The Guardian’s Saturday magazine. It will publish on Saturday 20th April. “ https://tinyurl.com/2ysdm7xy

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Hatred of Dissent: Reviewing Four Decades of Repressive Tory Laws on the 38th Anniversary of the Battle of the Beanfield – Andy Worthington

38 years ago, on June 1, 1985, a convoy of vehicles carrying what the photographer Alan Lodge described as “a small, mild mannered bunch of people” — around 550 men, women and children, generally described at the time as New … Continue reading

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Stripping Away Our Right To Dissent : Netpol

May 2, 2023  This article first appeared in the Summer 2023 edition of Freedom Nothing quite illustrates how a spark can seem to catch and then fail to reignite more than these two grim facts. Firstly, there are young people in … Continue reading

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PCs to get urgent journalist awareness training after M25 arrests

by David Sharman Published 24 Nov 2022 Police officers are to be given journalist awareness training as a matter of urgency following the M25 arrests controversy. Hertfordshire Constabulary has confirmed it will undertake a review to ensure that any Public Order Public … Continue reading

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Does the Media Report Climate Protests Responsibly?

BBC The Media ShowDoes the Media Report Climate Protests Responsibly?How should journalists cover climate protests? The climate conference Cop27 ends this week. But you might have seen more about the activists who threw oil on a Gustav Klimt painting in … Continue reading

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NUJ welcomes review findings into journalists’ arrests at Just Stop Oil protests

23 Nov 2022 An independent review following arrests by Hertfordshire constabulary has outlined police powers were not used appropriately. The report by Cambridgeshire constabulary was requested by Hertfordshire chief constable Charlie Hall, following intervention from the NUJ and widespread public … Continue reading

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NUJ signs joint letter to Home Secretary after police arrests of journalists

12 Nov 2022 Ten organisations have highlighted the chilling effect of arrests on freedom of expression and urged Suella Braverman to reconsider plans under the Public Order Bill. Following the wrongful arrests of three journalists for “suspicion of conspiracy to … Continue reading

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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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