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Editorial Edition Three

January 22, 2012

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Download the PDF version of Edition Three here. The reality is that the offenders were deriving support and encouragement from being together with other offenders and offering comfort, support and encouragement to the other offenders around them.  Perhaps too the sheer numbers involved may have led some of them to believe that they were untouchable  – […]

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Correspondence

January 22, 2012

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After a short break, The Paper’s mailbox was full with letters from comrades and fellow travellers both near and far about what they got up to over the summer. — Dear Isabelle, You have asked us to tell you what’s been happening in Spain since 15 May. Well, we’ll try, but it’s impossible to give […]

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Tottenham Defence Campaign

January 22, 2012

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Once again our community has to pick up the pieces of major social unrest. The reasons for this outburst are many and more complex than the responses that have dominated the media in the immediacy of the event, particularly those from our political leadership. The Tottenham Defence Campaign has been formed in defence of the […]

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Prison Support

January 22, 2012

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In the age of Twitter and Facebook, writing a letter – on paper with a pen – seems pretty outdated, but for those in prison, letters are a serious and needed lifeline. Don’t forget all mail is ‘monitored’ – so don’t write anything that might get you, your friends or others into trouble, but on […]

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The application of farce as filter

January 22, 2012

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TIFFANY PAGE & NICHOLAS BEURET It would be easy enough to see the farcical nature of the new Tier 4 visa restrictions (those aimed at ‘adult’ students, a.k.a. international university students) as some kind of error or self-defeating bureaucratic fuck up.  But, not unlike the management of call centres or emergency housing applications (or the […]

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Lecturers Defend Your Students

January 22, 2012

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NINA POWER Collective  expressions of political opposition are the most terrifying thing in the world – if you’re the government, police and courts, that is. The past few months have seen an incredible crack-down on protest and heavy sentences handed down to anyone involved in a public order situation. Just as “rioters” have received lengthy […]

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Prisons are reproductive units: Notes From Court Monitoring

January 22, 2012

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MANUELA ZECHNER With many in our movements currently facing criminal trials and long custodial sentences, the role that the courts, legal system and prisons play is made clearer by the day, as is the need for solidarity with those inside. If you’ve been wondering what happened to the student movement of last Spring, the answer […]

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