Mon, 24 Jul 2006
Added further sources about the fatal shootings by the Police since 1993. Also some info uncovered by the Scotsman about the Police Federation preparing us for the shooting of civilians by the Police in case of dirty bombs.
Thu, 20 Jul 2006
Where it is revealed that some DNA sampled by the Police is kept by a private company. I ask the Information Commissioner for advice as what to do about it as it may concern my DNA samples and records.
Sun, 16 Jul 2006
On Saturday 22nd, I plan to attend the event One Year On - Is Justice Possible?
to mark the first anniversary of the fatal shooting of Jean-Charles de Menezes.
Here are the details and programme:
One Year On - Is Justice Possible?
Saturday 22 July
2.30pm - 5pm Friends Meeting House,
173-177 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ
Chair: Asad Rehman (Newham Monitoring Project)
Speakers include Patricia da Silva Armani & Alex Pereira (cousins of Jean Charles de Menezes), Mohammed Abdul Kahar & Abul Koyair (Kalam Family - Forest Gate), Inayat Dhogra (Dhogra Family - Forest Gate), Gareth Peirce (leading civil liberties lawyer), Bianca Jagger (international human rights activist), Lord Steyn (Chair of Justice - invited)
Six days later will the first anniversay of my arrest
. I feel so lucky, the Police didn't use violence or firearms against me.
Update: see the announcement by the de Menezes family on justice4jean
. The family will be at Stockwell station at 10am.
Wed, 12 Jul 2006
I went to attend the event Before & After 7/7: Interrogating British 'Security' Policies
. Very interesting presentations. The Q&A session was unfortunately partly taken over by consiparicy theorists.
For the past year I have been looking in some details at the impact of our new repressive laws on innocent Londoners. These sessions gave me a better understanding of the bigger context and of some of the related issues. The repressive laws, foreign policies, government discourse and extremism are all interconnected. Going from a system of passive oppression of muslims by occidental regimes to an active oppression such as the war in Iraq has fueled extremism. Many times the case was made that the government is compromised, that its (illegal) actions are endangering lives. Are ministers incompetent or complicit was another way to ask the same question? How far back has foreign policy decisions created strong grievances? The current war in Iraq? The previous war in Iraq? The earlier colonial policies? It is a system that generates conflcts and destroys lives. This is likely why this government is so opposed in having a genuine independent public inquiry in the events of 7/7.
Once more I realised how lucky really I've been in not having been physically brutalised by the Police. Apparently the Police didn't just raid one family in Forest Gate but two houses. No one was shot in the other house but some were hit with the back of a weapon. And this raid was mentioned in the 7/7 anniversary video, again fueling extremism. So counter-productive.
It was my first time inside Westminster. An impressive building... with a very strong police presence.
Demand a public inquiry into the July 7th 2005 London bombings. Sign the petition. More of what you can do here
I meet the police and give them my statement. The investigation can now start.
Thu, 06 Jul 2006
I'll meet the police to give them my statement this Wednesday. I've further edited the draft statement
. If you've got the time to have a look at it and find any mistake or have suggestions for improvement, please send me an email
before Wednesday 12.
Sat, 01 Jul 2006
Added links to Henry Porter's Blair laid bare: the article that may get you arrested
that did get someone cautioned for "Sitting outside D Street with Notification Around Neck about Bullying. And Reading Today's Independent."