Archives for the month of: April, 2011

Hodge, JoHmmmm...nes & Allen (solicitors) are appealing for witnesses from inside Fortnum and Mason on March 26th 2011.

Can you help us find any?

If we spread this as far and wide as we can, maybe we’ll hit upon a witness that can help out the Fortnum145 defendants!

If you’re a witness, please contact Raj Chada at Hodge, Jones & Allen as soon as you can!


To help us spread this message, please click the buttons below:

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Visit our Facebook page: Justice for the Fortnum and Mason 145

You can also use this button to tell your followers about helping us:

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Our Twitter account is: @FM145

Wow.Everything went better than expected

My heart’s been pounding today.

Getting the website and Facebook pages spit-polished on Sunday night, I had an inkling that we’d get some passionate support from a load of people.

But I never thought we’d get this much love and this much attention.

The Facebook group burst past 1,200 members in a little over 12 hours. Over 600 Twitterers are on board. The stats on this website are clocking nearly 3,000 visitors, about 1,500 of you have gone to our How you can help page and we’ve received a bundle of wonderful messages. That’s really positive!

So, from the friends, family and defendants of the Fortnum 145, thank you.

This is just day 1 of the campaign though. Some protesters have seen the inside of a court for the first time today. We’re talking about what’s the best way for you guys to really help out.

You can bank on the fact that we’ll keep you informed. A lot of people have been suggesting ways that you can get involved and that’s great – the more ideas we get, the better our chances of happening upon a brilliant idea. So please keep the comments coming!

For the time being though, you can really help out by spreading this website and our Facebook and Twitter accounts about as much as possible. Keep on telling your friends and we might be able to really achieve something together.

Solidarity. And thanks again!

A lot of the defendants are quite young and not very familiar with the legal process – they didn’t expect to be arrested! It would really help out right now if you could let them know that you’re behind them.

Just fill in the quick form below to send a quick message of support.

We may select some of your messages to feature on our website and social media.

One of the ways you can get in touch with us by sending an email to:

support@fortnum145.org
or
media@fortnum145.org if you’re a member of the press.

Do you have any expertise that could help the campaign? Let us know by filling in this quick form.

Tell your friends about us

You can use this button to share this page on Facebook:

Share this support on facebook

Visit our Facebook page: Justice for the Fortnum and Mason 145

You can also use this button to tell your followers about helping us:

Tweet about supporting us

Our Twitter account is: @FM145

Inside Fortnum and Mason - copyright @ameliagregory

A view of inside Fortnum and Mason on 26 March 2011

Hi! And thanks for visiting fortnum145.org!

Fortnum 145 is a campaign by friends and family to support the 145 people who were arrested and charged following the occupation of Fortnum and Mason on 26 March this year.

So far, we’ve been part shocked, part amused, by the awful media coverage of the events of that day. Media spin about violence and attacks has been undermined by footage actually taken inside the store. The mass arrest happened amidst calls for the police to be given more rights spy on protesters. The police have even told parliament that this was an opportunity to gather intelligence about protestors. This is political policing, clear and simple.

This website exists to support the protesters who campaigned to highlight the tax dodge of over £40 million by Associated British Foods, which is majority-owned by Fortnum & Mason’s owner Whittington Investments.

We’ll be featuring blogs from the protesters and other people, media from the day and the trials ahead and putting forward ideas about how you can help.

Right now, it’d be a big help for you to have a look at our action page and spread the message about our campaign. We’re also keen to hear your messages of support and we have a form that helps you to get in touch to give us a morale-boost.

We’re not taking any wider enquiries just yet, as there’s still a lot of decisions we need to make as a group about how we’ll go about that. But if you add us on Facebook and Twitter, or our RSS feed, we can keep you up-to-date.

Or you can contact us by email at support@fortnum145.org.

Thanks again!