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.
hayes-interview-131218.mp3 (Download the podcast by right-clicking this link and choosing ‘Save link as…’ or similar.)
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.
To find out how to support the Stansted 15 contact the End Deportations campaign via their website, or follow their twitter feed.