Dead Men Left

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Andrew's also got a campaign up and running against the Sun's thoroughly vile abuse of gypsies and travellers. (Examples at the site, plus an anecdotal story here.)

I want everyone who reads this blog to fax The Sun their ‘gipsy story’. I want you to find a piece of testimony, or historical documentation, or a news report – whatever you can find – that will help The Sun understand how gypsies and travellers have been discriminated against and persecuted in the past. Send them everything from the horrors of the Nazi death camps to experiences of modern day Roma in Eastern Europe and travellers in Britain. When Tony Blair has so recently declared that the Holocaust started “with a brick through the window of a Jewish business, the desecration of a synagogue, the shout of racist abuse on the street”, I think we should take this seriously. Or perhaps your local bonfire will burn effigies of gypsies this year. And next year…?

The Sun's email is, or you could fax them your "gypsy story" on 020 7782 4063.