Stop Labelling Campaigners "Domestic Extremists"
“Domestic extremism” is defined so broadly that it encompasses any campaign making use of civil disobedience or direct action. Netpol is campaigning for the police to stop using this highly subjective categorisation of legitimate campaigning and protest activities.
Support NetpolIt takes time and energy to defend our right to freely assemble in public without facing the threat of arrest or harassment from the police – and it takes the support of people like you.
PHOTO: Netpol With one of our partner groups, Green and Black Cross (GBC), currently pausing its activities to reorganise and rebuild its capacity, the Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) has stepped in to help coordinate a call for trained legal observers to...
Victory for Netpol campaigning as Home Office confirms it has stopped using the term “domestic extremism”
After almost a decade of campaigning for an end to the highly subjective categorisation of campaigners at “domestic extremists”, Netpol has finally received confirmation that the Home Office has decided to stop using the label.
Netpol condemns calls for expanding surveillance on “far left, anarchist and environmentalist” groups
PHOTO: Julia Hawkins on Flickr The report published today by conservative think-tank Policy Exchange, attacking campaigners from Extinction Rebellion, is a direct call for expanding surveillance on “far left, anarchist and environmentalist extremism”. The report’s...