On 10th December 15 anti-deportation activists were convicted under anti-terror legislation for their peaceful direct action at Stansted airport. Graeme Hayes observed the whole trial as part of a wider research project on disobedience, direct action and trials of protesters. In this podcast he is interviewed by Kevin Gillan, covering the details of the conviction, locating it in a wider trend to legal repression of protest and considering the implications for future British direct action protest.
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Along with his colleagues Brian Doherty and Steven Camiss, Graeme has published a number of articles on the case, including:
- ‘The use of anti-terror laws to convict the Stansted 15 will chill public dissent‘, 10th December 2018 in New Statesman.
- ‘Deportation and direct action in Britain: the ‘terrorist trial’ of the Stansted 15‘, 13th March 2018 at OpenDemocracy.