[pagan-magik] The Teddy's are Revolting!! (fwd)
sean at hairyjedi.net
Thu Nov 3 11:20:29 GMT 2005
For those of you in London ... As you might be aware, the Blair
government has outlawed spontaneous expression of opinion within central
london (within 1 km of parliament square)... so, because it's illegal
for humans to protest the teddy's will be protesting on our behalf! go
winnie! go paddington! go big ted!
the teddy's have requested a big turnout so please let your angry teddy
come to parliament square this sunday, and consider coming with them...
(and please forward this on)
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Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2005 22:09:50 +0000
From: dave <dave at cxxxxx>
To: ftp at xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ftp] The Teddy's are Revolting!!
If you go down to the woods today...
Dear Lovely People,
This weekend as many of you may already excitedly be aware the Teddy Bear's
are having a picnic!
in Parliament Square!
BACKGROUND: In a clear sign of the times, the Teddys have recently announced
[see above flier, spelt Teddy style] after a great and wide Federation of
Teddy Protestor non-hierarchical consultation process they will now and in
the coming months in solidarity stand up and be counted against the powers
that be and its unjust ways. yes ladies and gentlemen, we human beings may
not be alowed to protest, but the cuddly toys certainly are not covered by
INVITATION: So, please do help us by distributing this written invitation
[including the marvellous flier thanks Janmaat and Sian] widely, and if you
can come on down to Westminster/Parliament Square with your teddies [and
their teddy placards??]
DETAILS: Meet at 12 Noon on the Green opposite Big Ben this Sunday. Bring
the usual picnic fare, and more if you can as this is a very special
occasion. And if you have a musical instrument, great, as the those groovy
Teddys just love to dance. More info below!
PRESS RELEASE: Federation of Teddy Protesters assert Freedom To Protest
The Federation of Teddy Protesters are becoming increasingly unhappy with
the way their furless friends, the Parliament Square Picnickers have been
harassed by the Police since the introduction of the Serious and Organised
Crime and Police Act (2005) this year. This draconian law forbids
demonstrations within 1km of parliament without the prior "authorisation"
of the Police. To date we believe that they have made at least 19 arrests,
age 17 to 70, and possibly more.
For Winnie the Poohh's sake, at least six of those arrested were friends of
ours the Parliament Square Picnickers! Their crime? Simply daring to eat
cakes with "Freedom to Protest" and "Save our
Speech" written on them in icing, for wearing t-shirts with slogans such
as "Make Trade Fair" and "Peaceful protest is an essential part of
democracy", for discussing the important issues of the day at their
"people's commons", for clapping in a provocative manner and generally
drinking tea without permission. Even T-shirts and art supplies have been
seized as evidence.
Being inanimate objects and therefore not subject to this outrageously
undemocratic legislation the Federation of Teddy Protesters (FTP, in
solidarity with the fledgling civil rights movement here in the UK) have
decided to support their comrades by staging a "Teddyblairs Picnic" this
Sunday at noon in Parliament Square. Therefore we call on all free
thinking Teddies, and their human buddies who value free speech, and
the right to drink any beverage without authorisation in front of the
'Mother of All Parliaments' to join us in tea, cakes, singing, party
games and silly peaceful protest.
BREAKING NEWS: this just in the Teddys have just now made an electrifying
debut appearance on Al Jazeera [this just reported on Indymedia in Dubai in
the last few hours] stating that they will be making a revolutionary
declaration on the big day. They also urged all free thinking fun loving
peaceful people to join them in saying NO! to s132 of SOCPA. Repeal this
So, dear sweet folks, please do pass on this invitation and statement on to
all who might be interested!
* for more info on this law and on our weekly event, please check out our
new dazzling new [fledgling] site
and also our old scrappy [but still rather delightful] one
.. be sure of a big surprise!
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