Labour leader Ed Miliband sends message of support to riot victims at Riot from Wrong screening

Croydon Guardian: Riot from Wrong was screened at Fairfield Halls Riot from Wrong was screened at Fairfield Halls

Labour leader Ed Milliband sent a message of support to an organisation for Croydon residents affected by the 2011 riots.

The message commending West Croydon Voice (WCV) was read out by Croydon North MP Steve Reed, at a screening of the documentary Riot from Wrong at the Fairfield Halls on Thursday evening.

Mr Miliband’s message said: “This is a fantastic venture by West Croydon Voice. Having met and spoken to some of the riot victims, I know just how much pain and damage those riots have caused the people of Croydon.

“Which is why this screening is so important - giving a voice to victims and attempting to better understand the underlying causes of the riots and help us move on from them.”

The event marked the last major public screening of the award-winning documentary, which looks at the reasons behind the riots in August 2011.

The riots began in Tottenham after the shooting of Mark Duggan on August 4, before spreading to other parts of London, including Croydon, and the UK.

Speaking after the screening, Mr Reed said the film was “very provocative and mentally powerful” and gave “power back into the community”.

A panel including WCV founder Bushra Ahmed, Mark Duggan’s aunt Carol Duggan, and members of Fully Focused Productions who produced the documentary, then answered questions from the audience.

During the discussion, which covered matters including the compensation of riot victims and the £1bn regeneration of the Whitgift Centre, panel members commended those who attended the evening.

Fully Focused Productions member Alex Simpson, who narrated the film, said: “The fact that you are here alone means you are trying to find a solution to the problem.”

Ms Ahmed added that the issues which contributed to the looting and vandalism in Croydon are still the same and that the discussion on the riots needs to be had.

She said: “I think we really need to have these conversations. It’s in our self interests to look after our communities.”

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10:05am Sun 8 Dec 13

christhegoth says...

There was a lot of courage there that night. Courage that is not reflected in our ruling crowds.

It was also amusing to see the Croydon Advertiser reporter not understanding the concept of free speech in a Public place. He might want to fix that...
There was a lot of courage there that night. Courage that is not reflected in our ruling crowds. It was also amusing to see the Croydon Advertiser reporter not understanding the concept of free speech in a Public place. He might want to fix that... christhegoth

3:35pm Sun 8 Dec 13

ANNE GILES says...

christhegoth wrote:
There was a lot of courage there that night. Courage that is not reflected in our ruling crowds.

It was also amusing to see the Croydon Advertiser reporter not understanding the concept of free speech in a Public place. He might want to fix that...
There is free speech and defamatory and libellous speech. The Croydon Advertiser obviously know the difference.
[quote][p][bold]christhegoth[/bold] wrote: There was a lot of courage there that night. Courage that is not reflected in our ruling crowds. It was also amusing to see the Croydon Advertiser reporter not understanding the concept of free speech in a Public place. He might want to fix that...[/p][/quote]There is free speech and defamatory and libellous speech. The Croydon Advertiser obviously know the difference. ANNE GILES

7:11pm Sun 8 Dec 13

christhegoth says...

ANNE GILES wrote:
christhegoth wrote:
There was a lot of courage there that night. Courage that is not reflected in our ruling crowds.

It was also amusing to see the Croydon Advertiser reporter not understanding the concept of free speech in a Public place. He might want to fix that...
There is free speech and defamatory and libellous speech. The Croydon Advertiser obviously know the difference.
We'll let the Press Complaints Commission decide on that one.

But...

The telling of truth is a public place is not, and has never been, illegal ( libel ). And making false allegations of 'defamation' is. People died to give us the right to free speech. Having a bunch of crooks take that right away is clearly not acceptable.

The panel disagreed with the Advertiser viewpoint, let's put it that way.
[quote][p][bold]ANNE GILES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]christhegoth[/bold] wrote: There was a lot of courage there that night. Courage that is not reflected in our ruling crowds. It was also amusing to see the Croydon Advertiser reporter not understanding the concept of free speech in a Public place. He might want to fix that...[/p][/quote]There is free speech and defamatory and libellous speech. The Croydon Advertiser obviously know the difference.[/p][/quote]We'll let the Press Complaints Commission decide on that one. But... The telling of truth is a public place is not, and has never been, illegal ( libel ). And making false allegations of 'defamation' is. People died to give us the right to free speech. Having a bunch of crooks take that right away is clearly not acceptable. The panel disagreed with the Advertiser viewpoint, let's put it that way. christhegoth

11:13am Mon 9 Dec 13

ANNE GILES says...

christhegoth wrote:
ANNE GILES wrote:
christhegoth wrote:
There was a lot of courage there that night. Courage that is not reflected in our ruling crowds.

It was also amusing to see the Croydon Advertiser reporter not understanding the concept of free speech in a Public place. He might want to fix that...
There is free speech and defamatory and libellous speech. The Croydon Advertiser obviously know the difference.
We'll let the Press Complaints Commission decide on that one.

But...

The telling of truth is a public place is not, and has never been, illegal ( libel ). And making false allegations of 'defamation' is. People died to give us the right to free speech. Having a bunch of crooks take that right away is clearly not acceptable.

The panel disagreed with the Advertiser viewpoint, let's put it that way.
What you call the truth is very often not the truth at all. It is simply a product of your very vivid imagination.
[quote][p][bold]christhegoth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ANNE GILES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]christhegoth[/bold] wrote: There was a lot of courage there that night. Courage that is not reflected in our ruling crowds. It was also amusing to see the Croydon Advertiser reporter not understanding the concept of free speech in a Public place. He might want to fix that...[/p][/quote]There is free speech and defamatory and libellous speech. The Croydon Advertiser obviously know the difference.[/p][/quote]We'll let the Press Complaints Commission decide on that one. But... The telling of truth is a public place is not, and has never been, illegal ( libel ). And making false allegations of 'defamation' is. People died to give us the right to free speech. Having a bunch of crooks take that right away is clearly not acceptable. The panel disagreed with the Advertiser viewpoint, let's put it that way.[/p][/quote]What you call the truth is very often not the truth at all. It is simply a product of your very vivid imagination. ANNE GILES

11:20am Mon 9 Dec 13

christhegoth says...

ANNE GILES wrote:
christhegoth wrote:
ANNE GILES wrote:
christhegoth wrote:
There was a lot of courage there that night. Courage that is not reflected in our ruling crowds.

It was also amusing to see the Croydon Advertiser reporter not understanding the concept of free speech in a Public place. He might want to fix that...
There is free speech and defamatory and libellous speech. The Croydon Advertiser obviously know the difference.
We'll let the Press Complaints Commission decide on that one.

But...

The telling of truth is a public place is not, and has never been, illegal ( libel ). And making false allegations of 'defamation' is. People died to give us the right to free speech. Having a bunch of crooks take that right away is clearly not acceptable.

The panel disagreed with the Advertiser viewpoint, let's put it that way.
What you call the truth is very often not the truth at all. It is simply a product of your very vivid imagination.
Uh-huh. And the years of education I have don't exist? An interesting viewpoint.

Now if you're done trying to slur me in Public maybe we should wait for the PCC to get back to me ( and the Advertiser obviously ).
[quote][p][bold]ANNE GILES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]christhegoth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ANNE GILES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]christhegoth[/bold] wrote: There was a lot of courage there that night. Courage that is not reflected in our ruling crowds. It was also amusing to see the Croydon Advertiser reporter not understanding the concept of free speech in a Public place. He might want to fix that...[/p][/quote]There is free speech and defamatory and libellous speech. The Croydon Advertiser obviously know the difference.[/p][/quote]We'll let the Press Complaints Commission decide on that one. But... The telling of truth is a public place is not, and has never been, illegal ( libel ). And making false allegations of 'defamation' is. People died to give us the right to free speech. Having a bunch of crooks take that right away is clearly not acceptable. The panel disagreed with the Advertiser viewpoint, let's put it that way.[/p][/quote]What you call the truth is very often not the truth at all. It is simply a product of your very vivid imagination.[/p][/quote]Uh-huh. And the years of education I have don't exist? An interesting viewpoint. Now if you're done trying to slur me in Public maybe we should wait for the PCC to get back to me ( and the Advertiser obviously ). christhegoth

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