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Response to feminist media article targeting DFLA

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

Demo – Justice 4 the women and children of Sunderland 4th August 2018

Red Pill Phil does us proud again today with his video coverage of the demo in Sunderland. Organisers Tasha,  Dayni, Sharon, Cath, Sunderland DFLA leaders Keith and Jason, and their wider team done Sunderland proud as well in committing to this, bravely putting themselves out there, and pulling together speakers and supporters from all over the country to attend today.
Speakers included Toni Bugle of MARIAS organisation, who is a seasoned campaigner against sexual abuse and an unsung hero that has been supporting victims and survivors for years. Continue reading Demo – Justice 4 the women and children of Sunderland 4th August 2018

Epic marathon walk by one of DFLA’s finest Ian Williams in support of Justice 4 The 21

Ian’s astonishing feat caps epic week in pub bombings campaign.

Marathon walker cheats death to complete 106 miles in two days for Justice4the21

By Julie Hambleton Justice 4 The 21 campaigner and columnist for Birmingham Live.
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/ians-astonishing-feat-caps-epic-14809841

I CAN only begin this week’s column by saluting one of the most extraordinary acts of support and bravery the Justice4the21 famiies have ever seen.

Ian Williams, one of our supporters from Preston, pushed himself through the pain barrier to walk 106 miles from there to Birmingham in just a fraction over two days.

It is hard for us to find the words to show our appreciation for this astonishing feat.

So let me pass on what Ian said after arriving in Birmingham.

“It took me 52 hours in total to complete it just over the two days, which included getting lost five times, going through a farmers field on a public footpath and nearly getting knocked down by a lorry in the early hours of last Friday morning on an unlit country road.

“Apart from a ten minute break, I did the first leg to Newcastle under Lyme in 29 hours, and I was in agony to say the least.

“I said at St Philips when I finished that it wasn’t about me or the walk, but about the 21 people that are no longer with us.

“I wanted to do something that would highlight the Justice4the21 campaign and if I managed to change somebody’s opinion or even make someone aware of what’s going on, well then I will be happy.”

What an absolute hero this kind, unassuming man is.

He is calling himself ‘an adopted Brummie for life.’

He will certainly always be a particularly precious member of the Justice4the21 ‘family’ of supporters.

He hopes to raise £1,000 for the campaign.

You can contribute to it at https:// www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ian-williams-5

What a epic week it has been for our campaign!

For the full article please visit https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/ians-astonishing-feat-caps-epic-14809841