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Post by Irn Bru on Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:03 pm

Dear Irn,

We've had a stunning week of developments regarding 'Defend Europe' - the far-right mission to block NGOs from saving refugee lives.

I'm truly in awe of what we've been able to achieve.

On Monday, we tracked down the owner of the C-Star, the ship chartered by Defend Europe, who turns out to be a convicted fraudster.

Our research further revealed the owner's ties to an armed security company, and that the C-Star had met with another vessel carrying armed personal en route to the Suez Canal. This could well mean that Defend Europe are travelling to the Med with armed guards on board, an underlining of how serious a threat they intend to pose.

On Thursday, we discovered that the ship has been stopped in Port Suez and impounded. Authorities boarded the ship in dramatic circumstances as a matter of security, not least because of our reported concerns.

This is a huge victory in our attempts to stop Defend Europe and a massive blow to their operation.

With your support, we also mounted pressure on the Mail for allowing Katie Hopkins to travel down to Sicily on their behalf to report on Defend Europe's actions and saddle up to the far-right activists.

We have certainly had an effect: a tweet of Hopkins alongside a Holocaust denier mysteriously disappeared, as did her column from Sicily from the Mail's website. Thank you to the more than 14,000 of you who have joined us so far to call on her removal.

Thanks to your generosity, we've been able to commission expert legal advice and our briefings have been distributed to the NGO community who are facing this threat. If Defend Europe ever make it to the Med, we have equipped their intended targets with the legal advice and preparation they need to know their rights.

And finally, after several weeks of lobbying by our staff to raise concerns about far-right activists making money via their site, Patreon - the crowdfunding platform used by Defend Europe and many of its figures to raise funds for their far-right activity - has shut down access to the key players in Defend Europe's operation.

For a project that depends on fundraising support, this is again a huge setback in their ability to conduct their blocking mission.

Since we were first able to exclusively uncover Defend Europe's plans, we have been doing everything in our capability to bring this project to its knees - and we are seeing the impact of our work.

You - our supporters - make our work possible, and we're incredibly grateful to have you on board with us as we take on the far-right.

Thanks,

Nick


Fantastic news. Well done HNH
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Re: Hope not Hate general announcement.....

Post by Sassy on Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:06 pm

I got one too, a job well done, disgusting woman and they are all thugs.
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Post by Sassy on Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:13 pm

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Post by Handy andy on Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:00 am

There will be parties when she shuffles off this mortal coil.
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