Two actions in support of Prisoners and against police impunity


Prisoner Justice Day Friday Aug. 9th

11-4 30 silent picket ouitside new anti terrorist court house- Frederick and Duke St.

3-4 Radio Basisics will interview Brendan Casey and Diarmuid Breatnach
on the Plight of Irish and Basque POWS

5 Queen St. Commons letter writing night to FARC POWS, Basque Prisoners Micheal Campbell and others locked in the belly of the beast all welcome;
Internationl Priosner justice day is the day we remember all our comrades getting fucked over in isolation and by the screws. This year our focus will be on local and international prisoners….alll welcome

Demo Against Police Impunity
Saturday, August 17, 2013.3:00pm. Kitchener City Hall Police out of our community centres!!!!!
End targetted policing!!!!!

Police presence in the downtown has increased, as has attempts to recruit informers, infiltrate our communitty centres and “clean our streets of so called undesireable elements” making yuppies feel better. Enough is enough, on…

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David Broom – Merthyr Tydfil

The UK & Ireland Database

August 2013

Man jailed for 14-year ‘campaign of abuse’ against vulnerable children


A man has been jailed for 16 years after being found guilty of a campaign of sex assaults against three different victims.

David Broom, 64, of Cross Blanche Street, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil denied 25 counts consisting of 16 for indecent assault, eight for rape and one of attempted indecent assault over a 14-year period.

They took place between March 19, 1974 and August 30, 1988 against three girls, who cannot be named for legal reasons and came to light at the end of next year.

But he was found unanimously guilty in a matter of hours of each count, many of which were sample counts representing a course of conduct over a period of time.

The jury had heard that Broom targeted two of the girls and that the third victim had been indecently assaulted just once by…

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Scotland’s Ivory Towers And Sectarianism – The Squalid Reality


By Wladyslaw Mejka

Have you ever wondered who amongst the long list of illustrious dead from Scotland’s past should be awarded the Honorary Doctorates passed out each year to the great and good by Scotland’s universities?

Just a few weeks ago, Edinburgh university granted this award to a mixed bag of people, still alive, including Eddi Reader [singer], Lynne Ramsay [film director] and Ellen Kullman [chief executive of duPont].

In May 2016 it will be 100 years since the execution of James Connolly, born in Edinburgh in June 1868 not far from Edinburgh university, and who went on to become an internationally respected socialist and freedom fighter for an independent Ireland.  Connolly’s legacy to Scotland and indeed the world is massive and can certainly bear comparison with anything achieved by those on this year’s list of honorary doctorates at Edinburgh university.  It would be a radical and daring decision if Edinburgh university were…

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William McNeil – Derby

The UK & Ireland Database

August 2013

Jail for pervert who lured teen with porn and alcohol

A PERVERT who lured a teenager to his home with the offer of porn and alcohol has been jailed for three years.

William McNeil met the 14-year-old, who was an acquaintance, in Derby city centre before they caught the bus to his flat in Highfield Road.

Derby Crown Court heard that McNeil had been convicted of sexual offences on four other occasions.

The last offence was in 2004 when he met a 15-year-old on a bus and when they got off the vehicle engaged in a sex act with him. He was released from prison in 2011.

For the latest offence, which took place on April 17, the 49-year-old was jailed for three years but has been told he will be closely watched by the authorities until 2021.

Handing McNeil a three-year prison sentence with a five-year extended…

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John Telfer – Dalry/Shotts

The UK & Ireland Database

May 2013

Sex attacker tied up young girl and made her perform indecent act

A sex attacker tied up a seven-year-old girl and forced her to perform indecent acts on him.

John Telfer was jailed for the offences he committed while he was a teenager 40 years ago.

The 55-year-old blindfolded one young girl before tying her wrists and made her perform a sexual act on him, the High Court in Edinburgh heard.

Telfer was around 16 years old at the time when he made another girl, who was around seven, perform an indecent act on him.

Lord Bannatyne was presented with a stack of letters and testimonials pleading for leniency for Telfer. But the judge said they were of limited value because most of those who spoke up for Telfer believed he was innocent and had been wrongly convicted.

He also rejected an argument from defence advocate Tony Graham…

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The Crazy Tory Law That Criminalises The Homeless And Could Cost £790 Million.

Grannie's Last Mix

On 1st September 2012 it became a criminal offence to be found squatting in a residential building, punishable by a fine of £5000 or six months in prison. Section 144 of the new Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill was rushed through Parliament with little attention being paid to the consultation responses from various homeless charities and police, 98% of which were against the legislation.

According to a report in March this year by Squatters Action for Secure Homes (SQUASH) evaluating the first six months of the Bill, there have been 33 arrests leading to 10 convictions. Their press release summarises their findings thus:-

“The Case Against Section 144″ Press Release

Press Release

For immediate release

Campaign to repeal new squatting law launched in Parliament

Entitled ‘The Case Against Section 144’, SQUASH (Squatters Action for Secure Homes) are launching a new report and campaign in Parliament today.

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DUP assembly member William Humphrey refused to directly condemn the attack on Belfast Lord Mayor Mairtin O Muilleoir despite being asked 18 times in a row.


During an interview on BBC Radio Ulster‘s Evening Eextra programme, Mr Humphrey said his party had advised the council the mayor should not go to the park event, given the tensions in the area around flags. Presenter Seamus McKee repeatedly asked him if the jostling and heckling of Mr O Muilleour was wrong. However, Mr Humphrey did not answer the question directly and said the mayor should have listened to the DUP’s advice. “I’m not going to comment on something I didn’t see,” he added. However, when asked if attacks on police officers who were escorting Mr O Muilleior from the scene were wrong, he said: “All violence is wrong, I said that earlier in the interview”.

With thanks to the : The Irish News.

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