Friday, June 14, 2013

Support the Shrewsbury 24 : Campaign for Justice

Message from Ricky Tomlinson

There are signs that the online petition to support the Shrewsbury 24 has been derailed by the estabishment - and if you have ever read "A very British Coup" by Chris Mullin you will know exactly what I am talking about.

So if you have signed the online petition and thought you had made your support clear, please be advised that it is possible that your contribution was not recorded.

I am therefore calling upon all TU supporters and those who support these brave men to download the PAPER petition, sign it and share it with friends, neighbours and work colleagues so that your name can be properly added and will count.

You need to send your completed forms to P O Box 92 Liverpool L19 3WD Any problems or queries please ring 07927 937773

I know it is a bit harder but if you REALLY CARE about this issue then you will find the time.

Please see below for an official statement from the campaign team.

URGENT – Paper Petition Launched.
The Shrewsbury Campaign have decided to launch a paper petition calling for the release of Government documents.
We have found that the Downing Street e-petition site is not properly recording all the signatures of supporters who have signed Ricky Tomlinson’s e-petition.
Please download a copy of the paper petition and encourage as many people as possible to sign it.
DOWNLOAD the petition here.

Our campaign committee was set up by several of the convicted Shrewsbury pickets with local trade union activists following a meeting in Liverpool in 2006. We are supported by many national trade unions, local branches and trades council as well as by individuals. We welcome further affiliations and support.

Our campaign is seeking to overturn the unjust prosecution of 24 building workers who were charged following the first ever national building workers strike in 1972. They picketed building sites in Shrewsbury during the dispute and were prosecuted in Shrewsbury Crown Court in 1973. They became known as the “Shrewsbury 24”.

The main focus of the campaign at present is an application to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) to have the cases of the 24 referred to the Court of Appeal and for these miscarriages of justice to be overturned. It was submitted on the 3rd April 2012. Watch this site for further news on the progress of the application.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There were more than just builders blacked.