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Thursday, 27 February 2014

Say 'No' to use of water cannon in London today!

You can add your signature to a form letter at
and adding your name, e-mail address and optionally post code.

I have taken the liberty of adding this paragraph to the standard letter text supplied:

I further note as a member of Kilburn Unemployed Workers Group, that far more is required to eliminate the causes of civil unrest that might bring about a perceived 'need' for the use of brutal policing tactics. As an example, people unjustly denied benefits in a 'sanctions' clampdown on the numbers of those 'unemployed and claiming benefits' results in greater disaffection and people being banned from their local jobcentre. And i note that one of the most graphic examples of how brutal the impact of 'water cannon engagement' has been was in the 1960's in Birmingham Alabama where they were used to try to preserve racial segregation.

Regarding the use of water cannon -- aka 'fire hose' -- in Birmingham, Alabama in the 1960's, see


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