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Issue 630 Articles:

Snatch of the Day

Court Out Playing Square

Like a Verge On?

Shac Rattle & Roll

Party & Protest

Catch the Ferry

Uni-Lateral Action

And Finally


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This Saturday (3rd) sees a Day Of Action For Free Assembly around Parliament Square. While the government have announced a repeal of the SOCPA laws limiting protests within one kilometre of the Houses of Parliament (See SchNEWS 612), this is not a victory, but rather a retooling exercise for more police control powers. Yes, the Met Police support the repeal of SOCPA - but instead are recommending a beefed up Public Order Act which would include special provisions for an area around parliament, plus an extension of powers to limit demonstrations elsewhere around the country.

Gather at 1pm at the ‘Charles I Island’, the roundabout on the south side of Trafalgar Square, just on the border of the SOCPA exclusion zone.

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* Another Neo Labour initiative aimed at providing the police with new measures to crack down on civil liberties – the Counter Terrorism Bill - is due to be voted on in parliament in June. These laws will undermine the rights of ‘suspects’, introduce new powers of detainment and make life harder for immigrant communities and asylum seekers – particularly Muslims (See SchNEWS 619). There will be a demonstration on May 12th at 10 Downing St, 5pm-7pm. Speakers include Mark Thomas...

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