Upcoming court dates for my Appeal against conviction and sentencing are scheduled for three days starting December 10th at Southwark Crown Court in central London. My solicitor informs of the possibility that the court may have other urgent business and therefore might have to postpone. I shall keep you updated.
In other news, I was honoured to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph in London last Sunday November 11 in remembrance of the 784 members of the British Armed Forces who lost their lives during the peacekeeping mission to Palestine 1945-1948. Click here to see photos and a short video of the speeches given by Richard Edmonds, Tony Martin, Jordan Pont and myself at the rally afterwards. Many thanks to National Front Chairman and Deputy Chairman for organising the traditional Remembrance Day parade and allowing me to participate.
Finally, as well as preparing for my Appeal and as described in my recent posts below, I have been submitting several Subject Access Requests (SAR) to various organisations all involved to some extent in the conspiracy to have me prosecuted (visibly not for the “sending” of my songs over the Internet, but rather for the messages contained within the songs themselves). Companies and organisations must comply within 30 days according to the new GDPR rules. One organisation showing particular reticence is The Jewish Chronicle.
My SAR to The Jewish Chronicle (JC) was submitted following an online article which associates the Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting with “UK far right extremists” on Gab, one of the social media platforms used by the shooter and which the enemies of free speech wish to see closed down. As well as citing my name, the JC article goes further by claiming that I would use Gab to “urge supporters” to donate via PayPal to a “legal fund”.
As we have seen so many times in the past, this is one of the tried and tested techniques used by those wishing to stifle free and open debate. It’s how they do it: demonise the messenger – not the message. Indeed, the article reminds me of several similar pieces published last year by the Canadian press, during my tour there organised by Paul Fromm, which associated my visit with the spate of bomb threats to US and Canadian Synagogues and Jewish community centres. As we know, in the end it turned out that these bomb threats were the work of a “mentally unstable” Israeli Jew…
In short, the JC’s unfounded allegation inevitably led to my PayPal account being shut down last Tuesday, without explanation and without recourse to appeal. In addition to my SAR, I have submitted a complaint about the JC article to the Independent Press Standards Organisation. On the advice of a friend, I have set up an alternative to PayPal which can be found on the sidebar of my website.
Again, thanks to all for your support and messages of good will. I will keep you informed concerning exact dates of my Appeal and hope to see a good turnout at Southwark Crown Court on the day.
Musical wishes to all.