Pete Speller

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Pranksters Target Olympics Over BP as 'Sustainability Partners'

(0) Comments | Posted 11 April 2012 | (17:57)

Early morning on 11 April an article appeared on what at first glance looked like the official website of the London Organising Committee of the Olympics and Paralymic Games (LOCOG) that broke the news they were ditching BP as their Sustainability Partner.

Not long after a man claiming...

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The Most Intimidating Poem in the World

(0) Comments | Posted 14 March 2012 | (12:39)

Yesterday in Westminster magistrates court another nine defendants from the mass arrest at Fortnum & Mason's a year ago were found guilty of intending to intimidate staff and customers, despite being described by Metropolitan Police officer Chief Inspector Clare Clark as "sensible" and "non-violent".

One of...

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Fortnum and Mason Protestor Arrests Are a Sign That Protest Policing Needs to Change

(1) Comments | Posted 21 November 2011 | (08:23)

In the last year dozens of young people in the UK have received criminal records and jail sentences for protesting. This week I received a conviction for my part in a protest described by Chief Inspector Clare Clarke of the Metropolitan Police as "sensible and non-violent". My crime was to...

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