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FYI: Legal Info and Protest Advice

The last two years have seen an increasing assualt on our rights to protest as the Tory Government clamps down on dissent of just about any kind, and is trying to ciminalise almost every action.

They’ve introduced four new Laws which sit alongside or on top of Laws from previous Governments. The new Laws are:
Police, Crime, Sentencing & Courts Act 2022 (PCSC)
Public Order Act 2023 (POA)
National Security Act 2023 (NSA – Law in July, many Sections in force from end October)
Strikes (Minimum Service Level) Act 2023 (Law in July, service levels being negotiated)

Even the most hardened Legal Support activists will only know the key, or worst, Sections of these Laws – but it’s worthwhile everybody getting as clued up as they can. So a few local legal activists have sat down and compiled a list of links to the best legal guides, explainers, rights info, bustcards and legal activist websites; plus some basic ‘protest advice’ for you to consider when going on a protest/action.

They’re all gathered together in this pdf below: Legal info Protest advice_Dec23
Just click on the links in the guide, and read away!

And remember – Our Best Defence Is Our Collective Power!

Operation Fenix (Czech) – Infonight on 7th February

FenixOperation Fenix is a murky & dirty tale of Police repression, fit-ups & coercion in the Czech republic. It targetted anarchists, animal liberationists & other radicals, leading to numerous arrests, leaving some comrades on remand in prison and numerous facing long trials.

There’ll be a Presentation on Operation Fenix, followed by questions & answers & discussion. Starts at 7.30pm.

Read here background info in English and recent news in English.

Join us for the Sunday Social Vegan dinner in the cafe first, from 6.15pm – on Sunday 7th February