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Civil Liberties

Parliament Square: attack on protest

Rikki explores the politics of the permanent protest camps

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Kettle Survival Tips

How to deal with police "kettling" tactics

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How to Fill In Your Census Form without Lockheed Martin Profiting (long version)

An anonymous article sent to PN explains how you can fill in your Census form without benefiting arms company Lockheed Martin or creating funding problems for local authorities.

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How to Fill In Your Census Form Without Lockheed Martin Profiting (short version)

An anonymous article sent to PN explains how you can fill in your Census form without benefiting arms company Lockheed Martin or creating funding problems for local authorities.

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Infiltrators

Careful investigation by environmental activists has uncovered the identities of three long-term police infiltrators, one of whom advocated violence.

SOCPA flouted

London CND continue to resist police attempts to halt their monthly vigil outside parliament.

CND Parliament Square vigil: police back down

Attempts by the police to halt a London CND anti-Trident vigil in Parliament Square on the first Tuesday of each month have been overturned.

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European court limits police "stop and search" powers

On 8 July, home secretary Teresa May announced the suspension of “stop and search” powers under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

G20 victory

On 10 June, a jury at Isleworth Crown Court took only 30 minutes to find Harvie Brown not guilty of violent disorder at the G20 protests in Threadneedle Street on 1 April 2009.

Coming down hard on democracy

London mayor Boris Johnson displayed his dedication to free speech on 3 June, by asking the high court to order the immediate eviction of Democracy Village, established on Parliament Square on 1 Ma