They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Jean Charles de Menezes Family Campaign Launch

Jean Charles de Menezes Family Campaign: The last month has been an extremely busy one for the family and friends of Jean. They returned from Brazil at the end of August and are now in the process of launching their campaign for justice. Their struggle for finding out the truth continues, with every day bringing more revelations about the conduct of the police both on the day and after Jean's killing. Your continued support is both needed and greatly appreciated. Thanks to all who have donated money, written to MPs, organised benefits, your kindness and efforts are very touching to the family of Jean Charles.

The website of the Family campaign is now up and running and will be updated and expanded in the coming weeks, please visit it at for more information about the campaign.There will be 2 public events organised by the Jean Charles de Menezes Family Campaign to officially launch the campaign and determine the next steps. The first will be a meeting for the Brazilian community in London. This meeting will only be in Portuguese:

Justice 4 Jean - Public Meeting for the Brazilian Community
5pm Sunday 25th September
Stockwell Community Centre, 1 Studley Road
(behind Stockwell Tube)

The next event will be the official campaign launch with Jean's parents and brother from Brazil, the family lawyers and leading social justice and human rights figures:

Shoot First - Ask Questions Later?
7pm Monday 3rd October 2005
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1 (nearest tube: Holborn)
[More details on this event will be circulated in the next few days]