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We’re really excited to announce our national conference, due to take place on Sunday 16th November @SOAS. Campaigners, lawyers, trade unionists, writers and journalists will come together to discuss how we tackle the criminalisation of protest, state violence and injustice in a climate of austerity, rising racism and inequality.
Speakers include: Rob Evans author Undercover; Carole Duggan, Merrick Badger #Campaign Opposing Police Violence, Susan Alexander mother of Azelle Rodney, Owen Jones author The Establishment, Dave Smith Blacklist Support Group,Jenny Jones GLA, Raj Chada lawyer representing Fortnum Mason, Critical Mass & Dale Farm, Nina Power, Sheila Coleman Hillsborough Justice Campaign and many more
With workshops and plenaries on under cover cops and the secret state, protest policing, deaths in custody, racism and the fight for justice; know your rights, international solidarity and more to be announced.
SUNDAY 16th NOVEMBER 2014. 11am - late.SOAS, Thornhaugh St, London, WC1H 0XG. Tickets: £3 unwaged / £5 waged / £10 solidarity. SAVE THE DATE & BOOK YOUR TICKET
FORTHCOMING EVENTS & CAMPAIGN UPDATE:
Who Killed Blair Peach Pamphlet Launch: Thurs 2nd October, 6pm, NUT with author David Renton, Christine Blower NUT General Secretary, Suresh Grover Director The Monitoring Group, Stephanie Ligthfoot Bennett UFFC /twin sister of Leon Patterson and Susan Matthews.
Witness Appeal for Amy Jowett - On 1st June 2013 Amy Jowett’s leg was badly broken by a police officer who kicked her repeatedly in the knee whilst she stood at the front of the anti-BNP protest in Whitehall. A witness appeal has now been launched to identify all possible witnesses to the incident.
Oxford anti-protester trial date set for 11/12th Nov: Last months hearing of two anti-fascists, who were arrested whilst protesting against the NF, is yet another example of punitive policing of anti-fascist protest. One protester, whose case was dropped during the hearing, had been served notice for deportation and had their passport confiscated. The local trades council, several councillors and university lecturers are amongst those supporting the anti-fascist protester still facing charges and due to stand trial in November.
#Cops off Campus: Just four of 41 protesters arrested during last years #copsoffcampus protests are due in court next week. These protests followed the violent eviction of an occupation - captured in Guardian footage which showed a police officer punching a student in the face. This case is part of a worrying trendof draconian punishments and collusion between university management and police as marketisation of Higher Education continues apace.