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Remember the victims of Thatcherism. Call for Protests on 17 April.

stopg8 | 11.04.2013 09:05 | G8 2013 | Social Struggles | Workers' Movements

Giving Thatcher a £10 million ceremonial funeral is an insult to all those who suffered from her policies and actions.

thatcher and pinochet
thatcher and pinochet

Thatcher was responsible for the destruction of communities and the
decimation of industry, sending in troops and police to beat the unions
into submission. She openly played the race card, promoting the view that
Britain was ‘swamped’ with immigrants, and sent her police force to harass
and attack black communities until the inner-cities burned. She backed
police corruption at Hillsborough, attacking Liverpool fans for the deaths
of their children. She called Nelson Mandela a terrorist, but funded Pol
Pot and welcomed Augusto Pinochet to tea, ignoring the untold people
tortured and killed in Cambodia and Chile. To win an
election she jumped on the chance to go to war with Argentina, leaving the
blood of teenage soldiers on the shores of the Falklands.

The woman who did all this is not worthy of respect, not even in death.
She has no right to be buried with honours, as she had no honour, no
decency, no honesty and no compassion. We will not forget her crimes. We
will not allow the glorification of Thatcher to go unchallenged.

And this is about more than one woman. Beyond her individual crimes,
Thatcher was part of something much bigger, a tide of rampant free market
capitalism that is still tearing our world to pieces. Thatcher, Reagan,
Bush, Blair, Cameron, Obama and the rest are the cheerleaders for
capitalism, a system of greed and destruction that causes austerity, war,
poverty, and crisis.

The establishment and media are trying to cover up Thatcher's crimes, as
the state spreads scare stories about police clampdowns and pre-emptive
arrests. But we are not scared. For our communities, for our loved ones,
for ourselves and for our planet, we need to make our voices heard. Come
to Trafalgar Square on Saturday, and next Wednesday, in London, in
Glasgow, in Sheffield, in Liverpool, in all of the towns and cities hit by
Thatcherism, let's take to the streets. Talk to your friends and
neighbours, organise protests in Central London and wherever you are. No
more Thatchers. No more capitalism.


Stop G8 is organising a week of action and events in London from June 10
to 14, including the #J11 Carnival Against Capitalism on June 11. Our aim
is nothing less than the destruction of capitalism, a system that is
literally killing us. Capitalism means unemployment, cuts, and the rise of
fascism in the “West”; poverty, colonialism, brutal exploitation in
the “Third World”. Capitalism is war and famine for profit, private
prisons, police checks, CCTV to keep us scared and controlled. It is a
system that robs our lives of meaning and beauty, puts our dreams and our
dignity up for sale, and risks the very future of our planet.

We are ready to fight, Join Us!

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you mid class

11.04.2013 13:30

Silver spoons wernt even born when she was in charge brainwashed by your mid class liberal teachers.

laughing boy

@laughing boy = sad bastard

11.04.2013 15:20

poor you!



11.04.2013 16:59

We're not all young and the young aren't all wrong.


Don't feed the rabid trolls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11.04.2013 17:17

ignore the sad wankers...

Aunty Christ

Some serious questions

11.04.2013 19:03

serious questions for StopG8 network organisers:

1. Is the protest for thatcher's funeral being orgnaised by stop8?
2. how did you as a group weite and agree the statement you put out on the website?
3. did you know there was a g8 foreign ministers gathering on the 10-11 april in london?

Durutti and his column

All criminals

11.04.2013 21:28

Everyone in this photo is evil because they are all running with Jimmy Saville

Dig a hole

@Dig a hole

12.04.2013 12:41

You have indeed dug a hole for yourself. The difference between Margaret Thatcher and the runners depicted with Jimmy Savile, is that Savile got away with raping children, for decades, despite the police knowing full well what he was up to, because of the information Savile threatened to reveal about police corruption if he was arrested. Savile was ALLOWED to rape children because the police and the establishment let him get away with it, and God knows what dirt Savile had on the police if it managed to secure their silence about such serious crimes. As for whether Number 10 specifically were involved in this, senior civil servants and MOD etc are world experts in covering-up information, nonetheless it's been known the establishment has been involved with child-sex rings for decades and there have been persistent rumours of a link to No 10. There are lots of people who know full-well what happened, but, as with Savile, in practice, when you're dealing with very powerful establishment figures, the truth's not going to come out until after certain people die. In the meantime, I suggest you read up on the Kincora Boys Home scandal. Now come up with some excuses about Thatcher's friendship with child-murderer Augusto Pinochet.


Thatcher's father sexually harassed young female's

12.04.2013 17:26

Alderman Alfred Roberts, revered father of Margaret Thatcher and inspirer of her Victorian values, sexually harassed young female assistants working in the grocer's shop where she grew up, according to the distinguished political biographer Professor Bernard Crick.



12.04.2013 20:05

We should burn all the offspring of sexual predators at the stake - regardless that they are completely different people from their fathers.

in fact, we should also burn their families, their friends and their neighbours just to be sure

actually, i totally disagree you tit

farmers daughter


12.04.2013 21:42

Neocons are very strange and angry people,they are scared of truth and tend to rant on political forums.


Kings Cross Tube Fire 1987

13.04.2013 19:05

One of the biggest diasters in the history of the London Underground was due to the massive cuts to staffing and safety on the tube during Thatcher's reign.
31 people died and scors others were injured badly when fire destroyed the ticket office. Years of greese and dirt built up under the wooden escalators and were partly caused of the fire.
Some of those who escaped the blaze with their lives suffered horrific burns such as Ghanian musician who had to walk through two walls of flame to escape death and an Italian student who was badly burned and her boyfriend who was with her burned to death.
They are victims of Thatcher too and must not be forgotten.

Dan Factor