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From The Socialist newspaper, 13 December 2007

Your new police terror chief

GORDON BROWN'S government is still trying to convince every MP that a draconian 42-day maximum detention without charge period is needed for 'terror suspects'.

The growing worries about the future of human rights in Britain were not helped by a new police appointment.

Metropolitan Police Commander John McDowall was the officer who launched the botched surveillance operation that ended in the tragic death of Jean Charles de Menezes, the innocent Brazilian worker killed in 2005.

Jean Charles was shot by police officers after being mistaken for a 'terrorism suspect'.

Commander McDowall has just been promoted. He will become National Co-ordinator of Terrorist Investigations, Britain's top counter-terrorist role at New Scotland Yard.

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Scotland

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Tommy Sheridan perjury charge


Socialist Party NHS campaign

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Manchester: Karen Reissmann sacked - and cuts still loom


Post Office dispute

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What we think

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Charity begins at the bank

Every fiddle helps

Government's lying statistics


Global Warming

Thousands march against climate change


Socialist Party news and analysis

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Unite Cardiff schools campaigns

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Socialist Students

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Leicester students debate tuition fees


International socialist news and analysis

Beijing Olympics under a cloud

China: Mass protests erupt in Shenyang

Extraordinary tape destruction at CIA torture camp


Workplace news and analysis

DWP strike: Fighting the pay cuts

Birmingham city council: Workers boo 'lead balloon' councillors

Action can beat Cadbury closure threat

Newham council sack Unison chair


 

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