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Newcastle 14 Celebrate and Launch the Next Stage of the Campaign

On 7 August the Newcastle 14 (N14) Defence Campaign paid a visit to Etal Lane Police Station, to celebrate the campaign’s victory following the issuing of No Further Action notices to all of the 14 anti-racists arrested in 25 May, … Continue reading

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Victory to the N14! Now, We Want Answers!

 The Newcastle 14 (N14) will have no charges brought against them. On Thursday 1 August, the defendants received no further action (NFA) from Northumbria Police. The campaign has fought continuously since the arrests on 25 May and would like to … Continue reading

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Report and video of N14 march to deliver petitions to Vera Baird

On 20 July supporters of the Newcastle 14 Defence Campaign organised a defiant march through Newcastle city centre to protest against the arrests of 14 anti-fascists prior to the Newcastle Unites march on 25 May (see the campaign’s statement on … Continue reading

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Newcastle 14 Defence Campaign on the streets building for the 20 July march

Join the march this Saturday to say NO to political policing: Saturday 20 July, assemble 2pm, Haymarket, Newcastle Sign the petition: http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/defend-the-newcastle-14-no-to-political-policing Donate to the N14 Defence Campaign Donations can be made by sending a cheque or postal order made … Continue reading

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Policing the Police? – Vera Baird Responds to N14 Complaint Letters

Below, we publish two letters. The first is a response from Vera Baird QC, police and crime commissioner for Northumbria police, to the standard letter published on this blog on 7 June. The second is a letter template, responding to … Continue reading

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An open invitation to PCC Vera Baird, Councillor Dipu Ahad and Council Leader Nick Forbes to attend the rally on 20 July to receive petitions

The following invitation has been sent today: To: Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird; Newcastle City Council Leader Nick Forbes; Elswick Councillor Dipu Ahad From: Newcastle 14 Defence Campaign Dear Commissioner Baird, Councillor Forbes and Councillor Ahad, On Saturday 25 … Continue reading

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Have you had a phone call from Northumbria Police?

We have received information that Northumbria Police have been telephoning various individuals asking for information about the Newcastle 14 Defence Campaign (N14DC) and the march on 20 July. This is a simple act of intimidation: the N14DC have notified the … Continue reading

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Donate to the N14 Defence Campaign

Since the arrests on 25 May the Newcastle 14 Defence Campaign has paid for thousands of leaflets to publicise the campaign, posters, petitions, room bookings, banners, and temporary mobile phones for defendants whose phones were seized by police (most have … Continue reading

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March against political policing! Defence the Newcastle 14! Defend the Right to challenge Racism!

On Saturday, 20th July Newcastle 14 Defence Campaign will be holding a march in support of 14 anti-racist protesters who were unjustly arrested as they were about to join ‘Newcastle Unites’ march against the fascist English Defence League (EDL). We … Continue reading

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Newcastle 14 and their supporters speak out against political policing Saturday 15th June 2013

On Saturday 15th June the N14 campaign took to the streets to speak-out against political policing and racism. They set up at Haymarket, the scene of the arrests that had taken place three weeks previously and spoke on a P.A. … Continue reading

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