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Attack on The Casa

UK Indymedia | 08.11.2013 18:32 | Free Spaces | Gender | Social Struggles | Liverpool | World

On Saturday 2nd November 2013 a fundraising benefit gig for the family of imprisoned whistleblower Chelsea Manning, organised by WISE Up Action, at The Casa in Liverpool, a pub set up by sacked Liverpool Dockers, suffered multiple violent attacks.

The day before the physical and verbal attacks on the anti-war activist organisers and The Casa staff, a statement on Adam Ford's blog, "from a group of activists who will be supporting Chelsea Manning but opposing Ciaron O'Reilly at an event in Liverpool tomorrow" claimed that "Ciaron O'Reilly - a main organiser of tonight's event - does not support Chelsea Manning in the same way that we do" and said that they "intend to protest against that". Ten days before the attack an article opposing the event, published on the blog of a member of the Liverpool Solidarity Federation and reproduced the next day on Libcom, claimed that Ciaron O’Reilly was a "vile misogynist and transphobic shitbag" and that "O’Reilly’s fundraiser in Liverpool will be challenged on the basis of his behaviour towards women and on the basis of his support for Julian Assange." Ciaron O’Reilly refutes the allegations against him, in response to the accusation that he made some sexist remarks he has said "I am not sure I have" and in response to the charge that that he refers to Chelsea Manning using her previous name of Bradley, he has made it clear that he does "not refuse to use the name Chelsea".

On 19th October 2013, outside the Anarchist bookfair in London Ciaron O’Reilly was physically and verbally assaulted because of his ongoing support and solidarity work for Julian Assange of WikiLeaks who has been sheltering from persecution in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for over a year.

Links: Catholic among the Pigeons | Solidarity gigs/events for US prisoner of conscience Private Manning | Drunk Attack on Chelsea Manning's Family Fundraiser in Liverpool | Weekend of Solidarity with Chelsea Manning's Family - the good news! | Photos and audio from Chelsea Manning's Family Fundraiser in Liverpool

Attackers outside The Casa
Attackers outside The Casa

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Display the following 35 comments

  1. Something rotten — A London @
  2. London — observation
  3. Bullshit! — Jason
  4. @Jason — squirrel
  5. Some background — Seamus
  6. Wrong screen shot — Seamus
  7. Death threat from Liam I Brien via Leila Davey — Seamus
  8. More Manson than Leon, methinks — pretty vacant
  9. facts on Assange.... (TW: discussion of sexual assault) — anon
  10. Seamus — Seamus
  11. @anon — mf
  12. @mf — anon
  13. @seamus — proud feminist
  14. @proud feminist — Seamus
  15. What have we learned so far — Seamus
  16. @seamus — proud feminist
  17. @proud feminist — Seamus
  18. @anon — mf
  19. you are a snitch — proud feminist
  20. not repeating myself — proud feminist
  21. @proud feminist — Seamus
  22. @proud feminist — Seamus
  23. @seamus — proud feminist
  24. To Anon & Proud Feminist — feminist woman
  25. seamus — proud feminist
  26. @proud feminist — Seamus
  27. why am I being censored? — proud feminist
  28. forget that — proud feminist
  29. @proud feminist — Seamus
  30. you have no idea who i am — proud feminist
  31. @proud feminist — Seamus
  32. @ anon re Anarchist Bookfair, Pilger and Assange — lynx
  33. an alternative account — me
  34. An 'alternative account' is a load of lies — Chris
  35. ASSANGE IS NOT A RAPIST (OBVIOUSLY) — Feminist for Assange