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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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Don’t Cut Free Speech!

The Right to Challenge the Cuts Campaign stand up for freedom of speech, Saturday 23 March 2013. Photo by MR Swan Photography. Press Release 23 March 2013 – A campaign and petition to demand accusations be dropped against Newcastle youth work Michael … Continue reading

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Victory for Democratic Rights as HSBC 3 Exonerated!

The convictions of Mark Pearson and Patrick Reay – who were arrested for protesting against public sector cuts and tax dodging banks and companies in December 2010 – were overturned yesterday after a two day appeal at Newcastle Crown Court. … Continue reading

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The Appeal Approaches – The Time for Solidarity

It has been great to see the support and practical solidarity offered by some groups and individuals towards the HSBC 3 Defence Campaign. Recently, a second fund-raising gig has been put on by young musicians with the assistance of some … Continue reading

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TCAR call protest against Police Racism and Violence – Sat 3rd September

Following a public meeting, in which several of their members discussed experiences of police harassment, local anti-racist group Tyneside Community Action against Racism (TCAR) have called a demonstration on Saturday 3rd September against police racism and violence. This protest comes … Continue reading

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Protest against Political Policing cut short due to bad Weather – New Demo Planned

Saturday’s demonstration against political policing had to be called off after about 40 minutes due to torrential rain. It was a great shame as the turnout was good and lots of people were eager to speak out against what police … Continue reading

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St. George’s Day 2011: EDL and Police both shutting down anti-cuts actions in Newcastle

On Saturday 23 April – St George’s Day – activists from FRFI, the Anti-Cuts Network (ACN) and other groups which had gathered for a speak-out against the cuts and a Coalition of Resistance protest against corporate tax-dodgers, were surrounded and … Continue reading

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