WMA Statement on Lozells Riots

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Oct 23 2005 18:55
WMA Statement on Lozells Riots

WMA Statement on Lozells Riots

West Midlands Anarchists condemn the violence metered out in the name of racism on our streets of Birmingham. Those who attack people because of their race are a cancer on the working class, no good can ever come from the splitting of a vibrant working class community like that of Handsworth down fictitious race lines. Working class communities should work together to overcome problems, not be split by idiotic racist agitators like those who killed an innocent man and sent many to hospital. Those who may have carried out the attack on the girl deserve the wraith of the whole community, if it is found to be true, innocent people should not be attacked.

We also condemn the current policies against the movement of people, if these policies of hatred against immigrants did not exist, the alleged victim would have come forward by now and the violence that we saw could have been stopped.

The working class has too many enemies for us to be fighting amongst ourselves.

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Ill be putting it up on monday afternoon to give time for group edits etc, unless any objections.

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Oct 24 2005 11:17

it's wrath, not wraith. wraith is a faint ghost, although i have a feeling that is spelt wrathe. otherwise looks good. maybe there should be something more about the shit police response, like them saying that investigation into the illegal statement would only take place after one into the attack, as if that somehow would make any difference....

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Oct 24 2005 16:06

you need to discuss the fact that these problems have been brewing for a long long time and not enough is being done to ease the situation.

dont deny the fact that there are people in that community who fucking loath each other because they are asian/black.

the race is issue is alive n well in that part of brum (and in others) there are very deep rooted issues.

calling for calm and for community workers to start feeding back to their communitys would be a good start.

having a community worker from the afro-c'ean community stating on the tv that ''they threw bricks at us, we threw bricks back, they threw molotovs, so we threw them back'' is not helping the situation.

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Oct 24 2005 19:30

hey sounds good enough. we hafta make clear tho that lozells is one of the most deprived areas in birmingham, and that the council reall dont give a fuck. its shit how tv is tryin to make out what a great place it is, cuz its shit. and thats the governments fault. bet you the nf are havin a field day on this.

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Oct 25 2005 17:55

Okay tell us what you think on this then.

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WMA Statement on Lozells Riots

West Midlands Anarchists condemn the violence metered out in the name of racism on our streets of Birmingham. Those who attack people because of their race are a cancer on the working class, no good can ever come from the splitting of a vibrant working class community like that of Handsworth down fictitious race lines. The gangs which hijacked an alleged crime and a communities peaceful outcry have succeeded in wrecking the certainty and the solidarity which exist between all communities in that area. Working class communities should work together to overcome problems, not be split by idiotic racist agitators like those who killed an innocent man and sent many to hospital. Those who may have carried out the attack on the girl deserve the wrath of the whole community, if it is found to be true, innocent people should not be attacked.

The deep rooted problems which cause discontent are the same as ever, poverty, unemployment and a poor community infrastructure. However the council and local officials try to make out that Lozells, Handsworth and Perry Barr are some of the worse areas in Birmingham.

We also condemn the current policies against the movement of people, if these policies of hatred against immigrants did not exist, the alleged victim would have come forward by now and the violence that we saw could have been stopped.

The working class has too many enemies for us to be fighting amongst ourselves.

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Oct 25 2005 18:31

Sounds pretty good, covers all the main points...

Heard on the news today tho that the gang rape never happened... dunno if that's the "final" truth tho...

i was waiting for a train in brum for an hour and a half on sat night, wasn't aware of any of this til yesterday eek

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Oct 25 2005 20:42

nice work.

Kidda
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Oct 26 2005 17:25

just heard who started off the rumour

angry angry

what was he playing at?

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Oct 27 2005 08:46

WMA Statement on Lozells Riots

West Midlands Anarchists condemn the violence metered out in the name of racism on our streets of Birmingham. Those who attack people because of their race are a cancer on the working class, no good can ever come from the splitting of a vibrant working class community like that of Handsworth down fictitious race lines. The gangs which hijacked an alleged crime and a communities peaceful outcry have succeeded in wrecking the certainty and the solidarity which exist between all communities in that area. Working class communities should work together to overcome problems, not be split by idiotic racist agitators like those who killed an innocent man and sent many to hospital. Those who may have carried out the attack on the girl deserve the wrath of the whole community, if it is found to be true, innocent people should never be attacked.

The deep rooted problems which cause discontent are the same as ever, poverty, unemployment and a poor community infrastructure. However the council and local officials try to make out on the tv and in the papers, Lozells, Handsworth and Perry Barr are some of the worse areas in Birmingham.

We also condemn the current policies against the movement of people, if these policies of hatred against immigrants did not exist, the alleged victim would have come forward by now and the violence that we saw could have been stopped. We also condemn the spreading of lies which could of fuelled the riots.

The working class has too many enemies for us to be fighting amongst ourselves.

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Oct 29 2005 15:26

nice one me lovelys smile