WHY should we act?

For many of us, only a few weeks ago, the idea that a well-connected children’s programme presenter and charity “worker”, with seemingly unrestricted access to the most vulnerable, and needy in our community, could have been a child abuser (and possibly worse)’ would   have been unthinkable.

Yet, we are now all realising that it is likely that Jimmy Savile was indeed one of the worst serial predatory child abusers ever to be exposed in this country. It also seems that he may be just the tip of the iceberg.

We have all been children; many of us are parents. The horror of what victims of child abuse face is all of our worst nightmares rolled into one.

That is why we propose each of us takes action. None of us want for this to happen any longer. To ANY child.

What can you do?

Join with us to appeal for the truth about child abuse to be exposed. No more hiding behind lawyers or celebrity or money or power. We want those responsible for abusing our children brought to justice.

It is very easy, and cheap. All you need to do is send an In Sympathy or any other suitable greetings card with one of our messages (or your own) to one or both of the addresses below: 10 Downing Street and BBC Complaints

We do not wish for anyone to sink to the depths of law breaking. We do not want anyone to be hurt. We don’t want protests, in the streets or anywhere else. We need to take non-violent direct action in such a way that all of our voices together cannot be ignored or brushed under the carpet.

When?

We have decided that the most appropriate time for the influx of greetings card from all across the UK (and abroad for anyone else concerned about this heinous problem) is from Remembrance Sunday (11th November) and during Children in Need week, preferably aiming for cards to arrive between Saturday 10th and 16th November , which is the date of the televised CIN appeal.

Who do you send your card(s) to?

We believe that the BBC, as the organisation to whom the British populace pays a TV licence:
* has a duty of care to the public
* has historically been seen as a source for trusted investigative journalism
* is one of those organisations named in the Savile allegations
* as the organiser of the Children In Need appeal
is one deserving recipient of these cards. Via the BBC Complaints department.

The other recipient is our Prime Minister at Number 10 Downing Street.

if you can send two cards, one to each address, please do.

BBC Complaints Department
PO Box 1922
Darlington
DL3 0UR

David Cameron
10 Downing Street
London
SW1A 2AA

We feel that is is an individual’s choice whether to sign the card with yr name and address. If you do so, please let us know of any response from No 10 or the BBC, thanks,

How will you make a difference?

Both the BBC Complaints department and Number 10 have to open all these cards. Both organisations are required to log all correspondence.

By the simple action of sending a greetings card, your feelings about child abuse will be noticed.

Whether the avalanche of cards will change policy, (either broadcasting or political) is unknown; but you will know that for less than £2 and a trip to the letter box, you have taken direct action.You will have stated to this Government and our national publicly-funded broadcaster that you care what is happening to our children and that you want it investigated so that those responsible are dealt with by the justice system. And that the people of this country want an end to child abuse.

By telling everyone in your network- family, friends, neighbours, colleagues, schools, even strangers on the bus – to join in this peaceful action, we can ensure that the strength of feeling on this issue cannot be ignored.

Use the hashtag #c4j (cards for justice) and please take a photo of your message(s) and/or your card(s) being posted and post online to show your public support, if you are happy to do so.

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4 Responses to WHY should we act?

  1. VICTIM says:

    While I think your idea is an admirable one, I do tend to think that the postcards will end up ‘filed’ in a bin, and that such a protest is too easy to ignore. You talk about taking ‘direct action’, and I think that there ought to be a protest on the streets at least, with the press in attendance to see the strength of feeling across the country- particularly over the establishment figures who have got away scot-free from their crimes. They had a march in Belgium along the same lines, dealing with a very similar situation-

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_March

    Good luck and best wishes.

  2. Sam says:

    I agree with VICTIM.

    I think sending cards is a very good idea. Though there also needs to be public visibility. Something for people to see in their streets, so that they can identify with others who are upset about the constant cover-ups of abuse of children AND vulnerable adults (this happens to thousands of vulnerable adults too, don’t forget).

    There are many examples around the world of successful, peaceful, even silent, high visibility, high impact vigils which draw attention to establishment corruption (that is, abuse of children and vulnerable adults is corruption, covering it up is corruption, and most paedophila is covered up). We could easily organise such vigils in every town.

    These sort of vigil or movements against abuse and corruption are commonly associated with an easily identified colour. (White shawls in Argentina for the desaparecidos; Code Pink in the US; Pink Sari Gang in Uttar Pradesh; internationally, Women in Black against War; etc)

  3. JusticeNow says:

    One step at a time, it has taken hundreds, nay thousands of years, to reach the point where the masses are able to fight back in some way against this evil. Raise awareness first to a point where the next actions become unstoppable eg non violent, peaceful protests etc in the streets.

    It is Remembrance Sunday today. An ideal time to reflect and remember why we have had wars where millions have died. Surely not to permit these atrocities to continue? Send a card. And please keep promoting this campaign. The children need our visible support. TY

  4. Jacqui Hughes says:

    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/40450

    The above petition was recently created by a Mr Jan Cosgrove and is asking for an Independent Inquiry into Institutional Child Abuse after the Jimmy Savile revelations. Mr Cosgrove states:
    ‘We demand an independent and wide-ranging public Inquiry, under a reputable individual, be established to look into the subject of institutional involvement in child abuse, to include recent revelations about Sir Jimmy Savile, the BBC, Stoke Mandeville and Broadmoor NHS Hospitals, links to Jersey, and all other institutions in the United Kingdom, and to make recommendations for changes in law, child protection vetting and barring, local police intelligence, mandatory reporting and any other related aspects’.
    I was about to begin my own e-petition, however as this is already in place, we should circulate to get as many signatures as possible.
    I
    f the e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the matter will be debated in parliment.

    The Hillsbourough families used the very same method to unearth the massive cover-up which happened 1989, and are finally on the path to justice for the 96 victims of the tradjedy.

    Please share the above link on facebook and twitter. I tweeted the link to everyone I follow on twitter including celebrities, corporations, organisations, charities and individuals. Send the link to everyone in your address book and more.

    There are only 117 signatures at present, that’s simply NOT acceptable !!!

    I will be posting this petition on David Icke’s forum tonight also.
    Let’s make this viral !!!!!

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