Dear Reverend Howson,
Greetings brother in the name of our one true Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, the way the truth and the light.
On the 15th of September, Saturday, I attended the March for women and children against rape in Sunderland.
I read the article in the Sunderland Echo regards the march and was surprised at the bias it showed against the marchers.
I read on and was even more surprised at your words in the article : Reverend Chris Howson from Sunderland Minster, who was part of the counter demonstration, said: “I’m very disappointed that a number of far-right people marched through our city and tried to cause trouble. There’s no room for these people in our city. I’m glad it’s ended safely.” Continue reading AN OPEN LETTER TO THE REVEREND CHRIS HOWSON: SUNDERLAND MINSTER
Here at the DFLA bunker it is a hive of activity as we gear up for Sunderland on the 15th. I walk into the office and hang up my bowler hat and brolly and sit at my desk. Pigeons are flying in through every window, bringing messages in from far and wide, various admins contacting HQ, Group messages flying to various regions. It’s all go! There is the secret knock on my floor boards. I pull it up, a little furry face looks up at me, it’s Miranda the mole. No words just a nod, and a salute, I am handed a sheet of paper and Miranda goes back out into the field. I sigh. No wonder why, with our messenger pigeons and moles, people claim that the DFLA are up in the air and underground. Continue reading Response to feminist media article targeting DFLA
Birmingham and it’s the first major demo by the newly formed DFLA. Supporting Justice 4 the 21 campaign, the DFLA and Veterans Against Terrorism combined to create a crowd of 5000 people, including veterans from the elderly Ghurkha regiment who were cheered as they approached the stage area by all the respectful football lads in attendance from across the country.
Well done to everyone for making the day a huge success.
DFLA volunteers are out on the streets of Birmingham regularly supporting the Outreach Angels.
Well done family.
After a spike in sexual assaults and rapes recently the women in Sunderland have had enough of living in fear and have organised a couple of small demo’s to raise awareness of the situation. Unfortunately their concerns have not been suficiently addressed by the local council and police service so they reached out to the DFLA for help and advice as they had heard of some of our previous success at making change happen in towns like Telford and Rochdale.
Two of the DFLA action against sex crimes team were invited by the local DFLA Sunderland Division to come and hear first hand from the lasses that have been brave enough to put themselves out there and organised the previous actions.
Our team unfortunately discovered a number of burning issues that need to be addressed urgently and advised a plan of action that concerened members of the community should take to ENOUGH IS ENOUGH and demand action from yet another northern town with a labour run council that just not seem to give a damn about the safety of its women and children.
We are helping to organise community meetings where members of the public are invited to come and share their experiences of crime they have been victims of or witnessed, so that we can document a full picture of what people are suffering to present to the council and demand action to make everyone safe.
We will combine the public feedback with our own research and produce documents to be hand delivered to the police and the council when we arrive en masse to support the women and children of Sunderland for a DFLA demo on 15th September. We will require written responses to our demands for change and will act accordingly upon receipt of those replies.
A full report will follow.