Attack on The Casa
On Saturday 2nd November 2013 a fundraising benefit gig for the family of imprisoned whistle blower Chelsea Manning, organised by WISE Up Action, at The Casa in Liverpool, a pub set up by sacked Liverpool Dockers, suffered multiple violent attacks by supporters of the Liverpool Solidarity Federation.
The justification for the physical and verbal attacks on peace activists and workers at The Casa, published in advance on Libcom.org was that one of the organisers, Ciaron O’Reilly was a "vile misogynist and transphobic shitbag". These unsubstantiated and refuted allegations were earlier made at the London Anarchist bookfair in October 2013 where Ciaron O’Reilly was physically and verbally assulted for his support of Julian Assange of WikiLeaks.
Links: Catholic among the Pigeons | Solidarity gigs/events for US prisoner of conscience Private Manning | Drunk Attack on Chelsea Manning's Family Fundraiser in Liverpool | Weekend of Solidarity with Chelsea Manning's Family - the good news!