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> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 21 November 2012
> One 'Kameradschaft' too many
> Members of the elite unit SEK from the Berlin police appear to have founded an association under the name 'Kameradschaft' that many associate with the Nazi-era
> German article in daily Tagesspiegel
> Gerd Nowakowski/Tagesspiegel
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 21 November 2012
> Why privacy matters
> Privacy International asked lawyers, activists, researchers and hackers at Defcon 2012 about some of the debates that thrive at the intersection between law, technology and privacy. We also wanted to know why privacy matters to them, and what they thought the future of privacy looked like. This video is a result of those conversations.
> 20 November 2012
> Article with video
> Emma Draper/Privacy International
 
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 21 November 2012
> UK Border Agency calls on councils to ensure 339 individuals are not left homeless
> Councils in the north of England have been forced to provide accommodation for hundreds of asylum seekers because a private company failed to meet its deadline to rehouse them.
> Article on website
> refugeenewsnetwork. (RNN)
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 21 November 2012
> The trouble with Fortress Europe
> To prevent illegal immigration, the EU has built a set of far-reaching border control and enforcement policies. But it doesn't work: today's 'Fortress Europe' is an inefficient, immoral and costly bureaucratic construction that should be urgently reformed.
> 21 November 2012
> Article on website Opendemocracy
> Mathew Carr/Open Democracy
 
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 11 November 2012
> Troika for everyone, forever
> "Harsh loan conditions and a wave of EU-laws that prescribe neoliberal policies have triggered a major attack on welfare and democracy in Europe. Can it get any worse? A look at the proposals for a fiscal union and deeper economic integration shows quite clearly that it can."
> Article on Website
> Corporate Europe Observatory
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 11 November 2012
> Delete Control
> Development organisation Hivos has started a website to help partners escape censorship and persecution on internet
> November 2012
> websiteVideo
> HIVOS
 
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 11 November 2012
> Many injustices at mass court case against 46 Turkish lawyers
> 46 lawyers are being prosecuted, accused of supporting the Turkish independance struggle. Some of the lawyers are being held in prinson for over a year. The German lawyers organisation RAV is present at the court cases to register the proceedings, and has registered many worrying injustices.
> Press Release RAV (German)
> RAV
 
> ECLN notice - demonstrations - added 25 October 2012
> Refugees on hungerstrike form camp in Berlin
> 20 Refugees have gone into hungerstrike and try to set op tents in front of Brandenburger Tor in Berlin
> Berlin 25 October 2012
> German article
> The Voice
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 25 October 2012
> Police Brutality in a detention center in Bulgaria
> On the 16th of October, eight Syrian asylum-seekers were brutally beaten by the police in the detention center for foreigners in the city of Lyubimets, close to the Bulgarian-Turkish border. The same day, one of the detainees attempted to talk to the guards in the prison in order to receive information about his request to be sent back to Turkey. The prison guards responded with violence.
> 18 October 2012
> English article
> Europolice
 
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 25 October 2012
> 6000 Euro fine for asking permission for demonstration
> The person who officially registred the demonstration of September 25 (against the austerity measures in Madrid) received a fine of 6000 euro
> Spanish article
> El Ventano
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 25 October 2012
> Prohibition of gathering in Frankfurt deemed unlawful
> One of the events that was declared illegal and subjected to police repression in Frankfurt during the 'Blockupy'protests in May 2012 was organised by the Komitee für Grundrechte und Demokratie to protest the prohibitions. The Verwaltungsgericht has decided that the prohibition was unlawful.
> 10 October 2012
> German article
> Komitee fuer Grundrechte und Demokratie
 
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 25 October 2012
> Dutch proposal to search and destroy foreign computers
> On 15 October, the Dutch ministry of Justice and Security proposed powers for the police to break into computers, install spyware, search computers and destroy data. These powers would extend to computers located outside the Netherlands. Dutch digital rights movement Bits of Freedom warns for the unacceptable risks to cybersecurity and calls on other countries to strongly oppose the proposal.
> English article on BOF-websiteSupport for campaign by EFF
> Bits of Freedom
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 25 October 2012
> University research shows US authorities have access to Dutch internet'cloud'.
> Report of Institute for Information Right (University of Amsterdam) reveals that the American Patriot Act claims the right to access computer information stored in 'cloud'even if this storage takes place outside of the USA.
> September 2012
> Report (in Dutch)Website IVIR
> IVIR
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 25 October 2012
> CLEAN IT: the secret EU surveillance plan that wasn't
> There are elements in Europe who would dearly like to see the CLEAN IT wish list put into practice (including from the law enforcement community, the industries that serve it, and the European Commission), but we must distinguish between transnational talking shops, EU working groups and draft EU policy.
> 09 October 2012
> Article on website
> Ben Hayes/Open Democracy
 
> ECLN notice - campaigns/open letters - added 09 October 2012
> EU: FRONTEX Fundamental Rights Strategy: Statewatch and Migreurop’s joint submission to the Ombudsman of the European Union (pdf)
> "Frontex has adopted a restrictive approach to the human rights impact of its activities, and put forward a strategy where preventive mechanisms remain weak and where redress mechanisms are absent. In so doing, Frontex seems to fall short of two of its commitments presented in its reply to the Ombudsman: a "zero tolerance policy" and the mainstreaming of fundamental rights into all Frontex activities. We thus argue that the understanding of the human rights risks in the context of Frontex operations may be underestimated and that the proposed safeguards are unsatisfactory as a result".
> pdf (English)pdf French)
> Statewatch and Migreurop
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 09 October 2012
> (NL) No privacy anymore for anyone on the dole.
> A new law was adopted by the Dutch senate on October 2 2012, allowing searches of homes of anyone receiving any state support (unemployment benefits or child-support). Authorities can perform a search of a house without a formal suspicion of fraud (as was needed previous for a house search).
> 8 October 2012
> Article on website
> privacybarrometer
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 24 September 2012
> Pregnant, detained, and subjected to force in the UK
> Pregnant women are being held in immigration detention by the British government, violating statutory legislation, and subjecting them to the use of force, says Natasha Tsangarides
> 17 September 2012
> Article on website
> Natasha Tsangarides
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 24 September 2012
> Forced Migration Current Awareness
> A service highlighting web research and information relating to refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and other forced migrants; provided by Elisa Mason
> 19 September 2012
> Website
> Elisa Mason
 
> ECLN notice - demonstrations - added 24 September 2012
> Stop the nazis in Stendal
> Neonazis want to march in the German city Stendal on September 29, and antifascist organisations call to counter this
> 29 September 2012
> More information
> Autonome Antifa Sachsen-Anhalt
 
> ECLN notice - publications/research - added 24 September 2012
> Justice for Anthony Grainger
> On 3 March 2012 Anthony Grainger was shot and killed by a police officer from Greater Manchester Police. Anthony was sat behind the wheel of a parked car in Culcheth, Warrington when a squad of armed men surrounded the car, and marksmen shot Anthony in cold blood through the windscreen, killing him immediately. On Fahters Day a commemoration was held where his mother held a speech. The video is now online.
> 17 June 2012
> Video on youtube
 
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