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Saturday, September 27, 2008

People's Marchers an inspiration - taking on society's ills...

Watching and reading news coverage of the People's March against knife crime was inspiring. There has been a transformation in attitudes to knife crime over a few years. We've called the establishment to account.

The police were justifying their work, saying those arrested with knives were being prosecuted; the prime minister was justifying himself, saying a clear message was being established that knife carrying will not be tolerated.

That march (see BBC knife crime peace march coverage), quite rightly, was full of angry, agitated people doing what's required.

With this blog, I've been trying to highlight social ills that are causing divisions, issues etc: not least violence, crime and a struggling, poor, unequal political and financial system.

I try to do something by publicising these problems: challenging the systems, people, ideas that produce them. What I liked about the People's March is it took the struggle to the streets, struggling to overcome the problems associated with knife crime by agitating for peace.

As we strive to be better citizens, we look to others’ interests rather than to our own; we look beyond our small world, which may enjoy satisfaction and fulfillment, to look out into a world where people suffer and die. Again, this march went beyond talk and became involved in action for the transformation of this country, of knife-carriers and stabbers.

I'm fed up with these politicians on gravy train careers, same with those banker, financial adviser types, and the 'aggressive employed'. They all seem focused on their own lives, giving little to aspire for the disadvantaged and struggling, those that dream of doing more. Think they help create a crime culture.

I wish I'd been among the marchers that day but one of the reasons I didn't go was not really having enough money to make the journey to London - my family needs food, accommodation and heating... as many of you know, economic times are tough. Still, that didn't stop me praying and imagining myself there. I tell you, I am anti-knife and gun crime and always will be... To all the marchers - well done. I'm with you, let's keep going.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

People's March Against Knife Crime

A couple of things I've finally got around to covering:

The People's March Against Knife Crime
(Facebook link for info)

After a very important meeting with Scotland Yard last week all the march details have been confirmed and are 100% correct.

20TH SEPT 2008.
Two marches one cause.

North march Caledonian Park form up 10.00 am.
Marching at 10.30.

South march Kennington Park form up 10.00am
Marching at 10.30.

The South march may start a few mins later than the north depending on numbers.

The two marches will then meet and enter into Hyde Park through the Queen Mother Gate where a rally will be held.

The est time of arrival at Hyde Park is 1pm- 1.30 pm for the rally to start at 2pm till 4pm.

If anyone wants to go straight to Hyde Park then please start to get there for 1 pm, there will be stewards directing you.


And the other thing is about stabbings in Chichester, West Sussex...

Sussex Police had said there wasn't a knife problem in this county - so, sure enough, you've guessed it... there's been a major stabbing fight (visit this link). I rest my case.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Met Police launch tv weapons campaign, Operation Blunt

The Metropolitan Police have launched Operation Blunt, a major TV anti-knife campaign. Full details and videos can be seen at the campaign's website - http://www.droptheweapons.org/
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