Conviction for reading names of dead soldiers out loud!

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I don't know if you read about the protestor convicted for the henious crime of reading out the names of dead soldiers in front of a Whitehall war memorial, I recieved this email from 'Our World Our Say', an organistaion based here in Brighton that is concerned with our democratic rights from local to global urging people to write to their MP raising their concerns. I think it is a very good moment to do so (you can do it online using www.writetothem.com) as it seems like a line has just been crossed and raise concerns of the serious errosion of our democratic rights.

'When I pass protestors every day at Downing Street, and believe me, you name it,
they protest against it, I may not like what they call me, but I thank God they can.
That's called freedom.'
Tony Blair, 7th April 2002


Dear Friend

Yesterday you may have read in the papers about Maya Anne Evans who received a
criminal conviction just for standing outside Downing Street and reading out the
names of the British soldiers killed in Iraq. Let your MP know how wrong this is by
emailing him or her at www.writetothem.com/.

We at Our World Our Say (OWOS), along with many others, think this is an outrage and
that we should all take action. MPs need to know that people will not let freedom of
expression and association be crushed in this way. A way used by the apartheid
regime in South Africa and the totalitarian government in East Germany before the
Berlin Wall came down.

If they won’t let Maya and other protesters read those names out why don’t we all
send our MPs a list of the soldiers and ask them what they’re going to do about it?

Let your MP know how wrong this is by emailing him or her at www.writetothem.com/.

Maya was found guilty of breaching Section 132 of the Serious Organised Crime and
Police Act 2005. This section of the Act makes it virtually impossible to hold any
sort of protest within 1 kilometre of Parliament without police permission and
stringent conditions.

There is a simple action you can take to support Maya Anne Evans and to both protest
against the illegal and immoral war in Iraq and against this parliamentary act.

If the Government won’t let people read out the names of the soldiers killed then
perhaps we should all write to our MPs with a list of those names and a demand for
this draconian law to be withdrawn. You can do that at www.writetothem.com/

At the bottom of this email you will find the list of British soldiers that Maya was
arrested for reading out. You could copy this list into an email to your MP, which
you can send from www.writetothem.com/.

You could also ask your MP whether they will work to get Section 132 of the Serious
Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 repealed; what they are going to do about the
appalling security situation the invasion of Iraq has brought about; and when will
the UK’s troops be withdrawn from Iraq. It has been estimated that the illegal and
immoral war in Iraq has cost around 100,000 lives according to an analysis by The
Lancet.

For Maya and for everyone protesting to protect our freedom contact your MP now.

With best wishes


The Our World Our Say Team


PS: Get this message out to even more people by cutting and pasting the text and
sending it to friends and colleagues. Only send it to people you know as spam
damages our reputation.



You can read about Maya’s case at
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/legal/article331782.ece
 

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Here you go...

The list of British military casualties

You can download a pdf from http://www.owos.info/documents/ListofUKsoldierdeathsinIraq.pdf

1. Sergeant John Jones of died as a result of injuries sustained from a roadside bomb in

Basra. 20 November 2005

2. Sergeant Christopher Hickey, killed in a roadside bombing in Basra on Tuesday 18 October 2005.

3. Captain Ken Masters, discovered in his accommodation in Waterloo Lines, Basra on

Saturday 15 October 2005.

4. Major Matthew Bacon, killed in a roadside bombing in Basra on 11 September 2005.

5. Fusilier Donal Anthony Meade

6. Fusilier Stephen Robert Manning, killed in a roadside bombing near Az Zubayr, Basrah

province on 5 September 2005.

7. Second Lieutenant Richard Shearer

8. Private Leon Spicer

9. Private Phillip Hewett, killed in a roadside bombing in Al Amarah on 16 July 2005.

10. Signaller Paul William Didsbury, died in a shotgun accident in Basra on Wednesday 29

June 2005.

11. Lance Corporal Alan Brackenbury, killed in a bombing in Al Amarah on Sunday 29 May

2005.

12. Guardsman Anthony John Wakefield, killed in a roadside bombing in Al Amarah on Monday

2 May 2005.

13. Private Mark Dobson, found dead in his accommodation in Basra on Monday 28 March

2005.

14. Squadron Leader Patrick Marshall

15. Flight Lieutenant David Stead

16. Flight Lieutenant Andrew Smith

17. Flight Lieutenant Paul Pardoel

18. Master Engineer Gary Nicholson

19. Chief Technician Richard Brown

20. Flight Sergeant Mark Gibson

21. Sergeant Robert O'Connor

22. Corporal David Williams

23. Acting Lance Corporal Steven Jones, killed in a helicopter crash near Baghdad on Sunday

30 January 2005.

24. Sergeant Paul Connolly, found dead in his accommodation in Basra on Sunday 26

December 2004.

25. Private Pita Tukutukuwaga, killed in a roadside bombing south of Baghdad on Monday 8

November 2004.

26. Sergeant Stuart Gray

27. Private Paul Lowe

28. Private Scott McArdle, killed in a suicide bombing at a check-point near Falluja on Thursday

4 November 2004.

29. Staff Sergeant Denise Michelle Rose, found dead in her accommodation in Basra on

Sunday 31 October 2004.

30. Private Kevin McHale, killed in a road traffic accident in North Babil on Friday 29 October

2004.

31. Corporal Marc Taylor

32. Gunner David Lawrence, killed in an ambush south-west of Basra on Tuesday 28

September 2004.

33. Fusilier Stephen Jones, died in a road accident near al-Amarah on Friday 10 September

2004.

34. Lance Corporal Paul Thomas, killed during fighting in Basra on Tuesday 17 August 2004.

35. Private Marc Ferns, killed in a roadside bombing in Basra on Thursday 12 August 2004.

36. Private Lee O’Callaghan, killed during fighting in Basra on Monday 9 August 2004.

37. Private Christopher Rayment, killed in an accident in al-Amarah on Wednesday 4 August

2004.

38. Flight Lieutenant Kristian Gover, killed in a helicopter accident in Basra on Monday 19 July

2004.

39. Fusilier Gordon Gentle, killed in a roadside bombing in Basra on Monday 28 June 2004.

40. Corporal Richard Ivell, killed in a car accident in southern Iraq on Thursday 12 February

2004.

41. Sapper Robert Thomson, killed in an accident in Basra on Saturday 31 January 2004.

42. Rifleman Vincent Windsor, killed in a road traffic accident in al-Amarah on Wednesday 21

January 2004.

43. Lance Corporal Andrew Craw, killed in an incident near Basra on Wednesday 7 January

2004.

44. Major James Stenner

45. Sergeant Norman Patterson, killed in a road traffic accident in Baghdad on Thursday 1

January 2004.

46. Private Ryan Thomas, killed in a road traffic accident in Basra on Thursday 6 November

2003.

47. Corporal Ian Plank, killed during fighting in Southern Iraq on Friday 31 October 2003.

48. Sergeant John Nightingale, killed in a firearms accident near Basrah on Tuesday 23

September 2003.

49. Fusilier Russell Beeston, killed during fighting in Ali As Sharqi, on Wednesday 27 August

2003.

50. Major Matthew Titchener

51. Company Sergeant Major Colin Wall

52. Corporal Dewi Pritchard, killed in an ambush in Basra on Saturday 23 August 2003.

53. Captain David Jones, killed in a bomb attack in Basra on Tuesday 14 August 2003.

54. Private Jason Smith, found dead in southern Iraq on Wednesday 13 August 2003.

55. Captain James Linton, collapsed and died in Southern Iraq on Friday 18 July 2003.

56. Sergeant Simon Hamilton-Jewell

57. Corporal Russell Aston

58. Corporal Paul Long

59. Corporal Simon Miller

60. Lance-Corporal Benjamin Hyde

61. Lance-Corporal Thomas Keys, killed in an ambush in al-Majar on Tuesday 24 June 2003.

62. Mr Leonard Harvey, a civilian member of the Defence Fire Service died in hospital in the

UK on Thursday 22 May 2003, having fallen ill in the Gulf.

63. Corporal David Shepherd, die of natural causes in Kuwait on Monday 19 May 2003.

64. Gunner Duncan Pritchard, died in hospital of injuries sustained in a traffic accident in Iraq

on Thursday 8 May 2003.

65. Private Andrew Kelly, died in an accident in Iraq on Tuesday 6 May 2003.

66. Lance Corporal James McCue, killed in an explosion in Southern Iraq on Wednesday 30

April 2003.

67. Fusilier Kelan Turrington

68. Lance Corporal Ian Malone

69. Piper Christopher Muzvuru, killed in action in Basra on Sunday 6 April 2003.

70. Lance Corporal Karl Shearer

71. Lieutenant Alexander Tweedie, killed in an road traffic accident on Tuesday 1 April 2003.

72. Staff Sergeant Chris Muir, killed in an explosion in Southern Iraq on Monday 31 March

2003.

73. Lance Corporal Shaun Brierley, killed in a road traffic accident in Kuwait on Sunday 30

March 2003.

74. Marine Christopher Maddison, killed in action during fighting in Basra on Sunday 30 March

2003.

75. Major Steve Ballard, who died of natural causes on Sunday 30 March 2003.

76. Lance Corporal of Horse Matty Hull, who died in a ‘friendly fire’ incident near Basra on Friday 28 March 2003.

77. Corporal Stephen Allbutt

78. Trooper David Clarke, killed in a ‘friendly fire’ near Basra on Tuesday 25 March 2003.

79. Lance Corporal Barry Stephen, killed in action near al-Zubayr on Monday 24 March 2003.

80. Sergeant Steven Roberts, killed in action near al-Zubayr on Monday 24 March 2003.

81. Sapper Luke Allsopp

82. Staff Sergeant Simon Cullingworth, killed in an ambush in southern Iraq on Sunday 23 March 2003.

83. Flight Lieutenant Kevin Barry Main

84. Flight Lieutenant David Rhys Williams, killed in a ‘friendly fire’ incident near the Kuwaiti

border on 23 March 2003.

85. Lieutenant Philip Green

86. Lieutenant Antony King

87. Lieutenant Marc Lawrence

88. Lieutenant Philip West

89. Lieutenant James Williams

90. Lieutenant Andrew Wilson, killed in a helicopter crash over the northern Arabian Gulf on

Saturday 22 March 2003.

91. Colour Sergeant John Cecil

92. Lance Bombardier Llywelyn Evans

93. Captain Philip Stuart Guy

94. Marine Sholto Hedenskog

95. Sergeant Les Hehir

96. Operator Mechanic Ian Seymour

97. Warrant Officer Mark Stratford

98. Major Jason Ward, killed in a helicopter crash south of the Kuwaiti border on Friday 21 March 2003.

Hugs,

Barclay
 

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Lord Faulkner got a fantastic grilling from John Humphreys this morning over this. Sadly, though, he adamantly rejected to the last, any suggestion that Maya Anne Evans' conviction was in any way wrong.
 

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Damn, I heard a bit of the programme this morning, but not that bit. Seems to me that this government has been trying to defend the indefensible quite a lot recently.

Straw - CIA flights
Hazel Blears - just about anything and everything, but especially, torture
And of course, Blair - ducking his responsibility for the death of thousands

Hugs,

Barclay

P.S. Like your sig, Stu :Smile3:
 

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"The idea that we take a measure, which is a public order measure, designed to protect our Parliament building as depriving us of freedom of speech is ridiculously overdone"

Lord Falconer
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The idea that we take a measure, which is a public order measure, designed to protect our Parliament building as a way of depriving us of our freedom of speech is ridiculously overdone.

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Barclay (Dark Angel) said:
6. Fusilier Stephen Robert Manning, killed in a roadside bombing near Az Zubayr, Basrah province on 5 September 2005.

I've just discovered this was my friend's fiancee. :Sad: :no:

J.
 
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