Stop police crushing protests – take action now

Campaigners are demanding the National Police Chief’s Council stops cracking down on the right to protest. Will you join us? The decisions to arrest people at the vigils for Sarah Everard weren’t made by the Home Secretary – it was made by senior officers...

Manchester Students Demand ‘Cops off Campus’

Greater Manchester Police’s Tactical Aid Unit riot squads outside fallowfield campus. PHOTO: GBC Manchester A guest post by University of Manchester (UoM) Cops Off Campus. READ THE REPORT Since the start of the term in Autumn 2020, University of Manchester...

Are you an Aggravated Activist?

PHOTO: Randi Sokoloff | Shutterstock The vague, highly subjective label “domestic extremist” has a new name, but the same purpose – justifying surveillance on campaigners. THIS IS PART 1 OF OUR ANALYSIS OF TODAY’S HMICFRS REPORT ON POLICING...

Government announces new restrictions to the right to protest

Protester at a Black Lives Matter protest in London in 2020. Photo: Shutterstock Please sign the petition rejecting the government’s new crackdown on freedom to protest. SIGN THE PETITION The coronavirus pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on our ability to take...

Government plans major crackdown in 2021 on the right to protest

PHOTO: Shutterstock The Conservative government is planning to introduce major changes to public order legislation to crack down on protests, under a new “Protection of the Police and Public Bill” planned for 2021. In September, Home Secretary Priti Patel denounced...

Netpol is seeking an exceptional Communications Coordinator

THIS IS A RE-ADVERTISEMENT FOR THIS POSITION Netpol (the Network for Police Monitoring), is expanding. We need an exceptional and excellent communicator with digital skills to engage with grass-roots campaigns across Britain. Netpol is seeking to significantly grow...