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Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by Das Uberdog, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I don't know a lot about this case (and a quick google suggests that most other people don't know much about it either).

    Maybe the obvious reasons not to wade in with all guns blazing are:

    1. There is a risk of prejudicing the legal case or police investigation.
    2. There is a risk of inflaming the situation. (Two asian blokes who apparently are unconnected with the crime have already been attacked)
    3. There is a risk of exacerbating the trauma experienced by the victim.

    I assume that the reason why I can't find a single recent news article about Chelsey Wright except far right ones is because the matter is subjudice or the investigation or trial is still continuing? Clearly these people just want to make political capital out of the fact that the alleged rapists were refugees and they don't actually give a shit about the victim or whether their intervention makes things worse for her.

    If anyone thinks that the above is nonsense and/or can suggest practical pro-working class ways of showing solidarity in this situation, I would be interested to know.
  2. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    "a quick browse" :facepalm:
    what fb groups and other things do you get your links from? stand up for your beliefs man

    why are the edl and fellow travellers only concerned with alleged and actual assaults committed by non white people?
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  3. Anudder Oik

    Anudder Oik heinous pointless bellend/fucking gobshite muppet

    The prosecution has been dropped apparently. There is no police investigation.
  4. Anudder Oik

    Anudder Oik heinous pointless bellend/fucking gobshite muppet

    I was very clear the only information is from those sources and explained why I think it's the case.

    What do you mean by standing up for your beliefs? Do you mean no one should show interest in her case for justice because right wingers are trying to or have hijacked it to some extent?
    Please explain what you mean by standing up for your beliefs? Does it mean looking the other the way due to some discomfort caused by the attacker's identity?
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  5. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Curious that there is no coverage in the mainstream press since October, then?
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  6. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    but why do they never ever campaign about rape(s) committed by white blokes? or their own members?

    your beliefs meaning you clearly lean that way are a fellow traveller or have a weird interest in the far right, no one goes browsing youtube for such things, they arrive there from somewhere else
    if this case and other like it are so important to you, be clear why they are
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  7. Can you name the cases you've campaigned for?
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  8. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    lefty coverup again.

  9. The Local rag did pickup on both the accusation and the subsequent arrest at the time as well as a recent note to say no charges will be brought or whatever IIRC. That is as far as they can go with the incident itself obviously.

    I am not sure how a paper would be able to report on the demo without miring itself in some awful black hole with no end- maybe their lawyers have just advised them to avoid totally. The EDL are troping that the lack of coverage is indeed effectively a cover up. I am hearing the things a very tense in the Hendon area - the pub talk and rumour I am hearing of is very nasty - other assault being reported in Washington last week ( no idea if correct as the net has a mind of its own) by an asylum seeker blah blah blah. fucking awful.
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  10. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    Tommy made it to Manchester yet or what?
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  11. treelover

    treelover Well-Known Member

    You have form on accusing leftist minded people of being on the far right, give it a rest.
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  12. Anudder Oik

    Anudder Oik heinous pointless bellend/fucking gobshite muppet

    If you read my posts correctly you will perhaps notice that they are in essence showing regret that other, more supposedly progressive political organizations are not engaging working class issues and thus allowing the likes of Edl to fill a vacuum that they should not be filling.

    As for "no one goes browsing youtube", well, that's an argument in favour of outright ignorance. I first heard about the girl's plight on this very thread so went to check what was going on. Viewing the case objectiveley you can see two things:

    A. An injustice involving rape
    B. The right wing offering leadership to the campaign.

    Noticing these two facts is not the same as supporting B.
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  13. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    he's not worth it, treelover
  14. Anudder Oik

    Anudder Oik heinous pointless bellend/fucking gobshite muppet

    Yeah Treelover, you better take those flowers back to the shop.
  15. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    unless they're lilies.
  16. They're not 'offering leadership' at all. They're providing publicity in return for exploiting it for political ends.
    Now, why do you think other political groups might not be keen to use a rape victim for political gain?
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  17. LiamO

    LiamO Share the love

    Yes. That is exactly the point Anudder Oik is making.

    The problem is that for many locals they are perceived as 'offering leadership'.

    That's how it works.

    That's how it worked for the 'Rights For Whites' campaigns in East London in the early 90's. Oik is lamenting the way the left just allows them do to this unchallenged and suggesting the reasons why he thinks this is the case.

    It is a case with merit IMHO.
    Last edited: May 23, 2017
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  18. So what would you have done? Got in there first and exploited it for political gain yourself? Opposed them for doing so? What?
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  19. LiamO

    LiamO Share the love

    Now you are just being silly.

    Not my beef. cba.
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  20. Not sure it's on to criticise without offering advice / an alternative.
  21. LiamO

    LiamO Share the love

  22. Haha aren't the left in Sunderland shit?

    What would you have done?

  23. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I asked upthread what a pro-working class response to this would look like and I think it is a reasonable question.

    A protest/vigil/pressure lead by local w/c women is about as far as I've got with it.
  24. It started as an initiative led by locals, the far right have since parachuted in.
    I'm not a fan of rocking up to local initiatives, SWP style, and raising a banner above it. Obviously it leaves it wide open for the far right. On this occasion they have it right though, just for the wrong reasons obvs.
  25. I suppose if solidarity/community focused groups already existed in those communities then the far right would have a harder time making inroads when a campaign that suits comes along.
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  26. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    pardon?? have you read AO posts?? and their threads??

    you have form for posting a lot of crap and flaming everyone that doesn't fit into your cosy box, fuck off
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  27. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    bullshit, you've been called out and run away from so many dodgy posts it's not just a coincidence

    if you were viewing it objectively then why can't you see the far right are using it for their own gain/advantage?
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  28. juice_terry

    juice_terry Here is a man who would not take it anymore.

    Yes the snake has .. hopefully he will be shouted down/chased off by locals in the same way EDL twats were at the arndale earlier

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  29. Anudder Oik

    Anudder Oik heinous pointless bellend/fucking gobshite muppet

    But I can see the far right are using it for their own gain, hence the regret that the campaign is not being supported by other, more progressive groups.
  30. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    What campaign?
    What should "more progressive" groups be doing? Which ones? And why aren't you asking those groups or starting one yourself?
    Should these groups also campaign about rape by non white perpetrators?

    Seeing as you are so concerned
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