Les Levidow



  • Spokesman for Campaign Against Criminalising Communities
  • Opponent of anti-terrorism laws

Les Levidow is the spokesman for Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC), an international group that opposes anti-terrorism laws anywhere. CAMPACC has held numerous rallies and protests against the detention of terror suspects in the UK, US, Guantanamo Bay, and elsewhere around the world. Levidow is a contributor to Radical Philosophy, a British philosophical journal of the left. In a column he wrote for Eclipse: The Anti-War Review, Levidow said, “Just as the ‘War on Terrorism’ has no limit in time or space, so the criminal law is being extended to broaden the definition of ‘terrorism.’ This is a war against dissent – against our capacity to resist injustice and oppression.” On July 10, 2003, Levidow told Britain’s Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act and Review Committee: “We oppose the so-called anti-terror measures of 2000 and 2001 on several grounds, especially because they are an unjustified infringement of civil liberties; also because they impose fear and hostility on ethnic minority communities.”

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