South West England

South West England

Mobile phones, the stealth ID card, bug and tracking device in your pocket.

Earlier this month it emerged that the FBI had been remotely activating a mobile phone's microphone and using it to eavesdrop on nearby conversations. The surveillance technique, which "functioned whether the phone was powered on or off." came to light as a result of a ruling by U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan on the legality of the "roving bug". It had been approved by U.S. Department of Justice officials for use against members of a New York organized crime family who were wary of conventional surveillance techniques such as tailing a suspect or wiretapping. Cell phones owned by two alleged mobsters, John Ardito and his attorney Peter Peluso, were used by the FBI to listen in on nearby conversations.

how to make lock-ons (lessons from Faslane 365)

The basic principle of a lock-on is to lock yourself onto something so that you cannot be easily physically removed. That something can be another person or something fixed. The best way is with a climbing carabina and a chain or rope around your wrist. The important thing is to make it very difficult for the police or whoever to cut your lock-on off. Thats where the fun part comes in, covering that lock-on to make it very difficult to get to, thus delaying the authorities and making your blockade as successful as possible. They will possibly have access to specialist equipment.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it... (report from activist security gathering)

ID cards, injunctions, CCTV with voice activated alerts, national license plate monitoring, face recognition, directional microphones, network profiling, DNA databases, keylogging, phone taping, bugging and tracking, these are just some of the tools of repression being used against those battling to save the world from total domination and destruction.

Invitation:building support for action against climate change: 14th December, Manchester

What can we do to support and encourage radical action against climate chaos?

One of the follow-up meetings after the climate camp focused on what we can best do to support action taking place on climate change. There will be another in Manchester on Dec 14th.

Climate chaos and aviation: giant issue - giant letter

North Somerset aviation occupation 1North Somerset aviation occupation 25.12.2006

State Scum Protect Hunt Scum (again) in SW

1.12.2006

Yesterday four hunt saboteurs were arrested under section 5 of the Public Order Act, as they followed a beagle pack near Chipping Sodbury, just outside Bristol.

Yesterday Bristol and Bath hunt sabs paid a visit to a beagle pack just outside Chipping Sodbury. The groups followed a tip-off from a League Against Cruel Sports hunt monitor that the hunt were still illegally hunting hares.

Steal Something Day, a shameless 24-hour stealing spree!

Steal Something DayThe 24 hour moratorium on spending, 'Buy Nothing Day' is this Saturday 26th November in the UK. 6 years ago some Canadian anarchists came up with a critique of 'Buy Nothing Day' and called for a new initiative, 'Steal Something Day'.

Squat tycoon rampage Bristol subvert

Squat subvert Bristolanother bilboard gets the Bristol treament (other billboards are felled - see previous posts under '

Radford Mill organic farm squatted

Hi folks,latest update from radford mill farm is that despite repeated attempts at negotiation with Richard Fox, the landlord, we have been forced by his behaviour to occupy the farm on a squatting basis. We were trying to negotiate a new wave of help for the place and save it as an organic farm and eco project.

Digger attacked in Protest by Concerned Citizens in Cornwall

20.11.2006

Housing project in Cornwall targeted by protesters against urban sprawl

Last night a site of housing development in Helston was targeted by a group of concerned citizens.

Locks on a digger were glued and slogans sprayed over the windows.

Kebele's 11th anniversary & benefit party


Raising the roof - 11th birthday & benefit party

It's Kebele's 11th anniversary, we now own the place outright, we're revamping everything, and we're even fixing the roof. So in true Kebele style, we are having a party - and you are all invited.