Thursday, July 31, 2008

Support the Lambeth 1: Dave Walker/SSG/SPCK update, Thursday 31st July

I'll be posting in more detail later today (hopefully) - big meeting this morning which I need to prepare for. In the meantime, a nice quote from the Facebook group set up to support Dave:

Dave you have supported all SPCK/SSG, staff on your website, and now its our turn to stand by you mate, and were here standing right beside you

If you're new to this story and want to know why we're supporting cartoonist Dave Walker, try this link.

If you want to know who's posting about this, Matt Wardman has updated his list. 64 and counting.

Todays debate will probably be over cease and desist orders, following Sam Nortons posts yesterday. A small army of commenters are queuing up to query the consistency of the communications he's had from SSG. Tall Skinny Kiwi is reflecting on a different case, but has some good reflections on how to handle potentially slanderous comments on blogs. (HT BigBulkyAnglican)

I read on one blog last night that there were meetings happening at some of the remaining SPCK bookshops today, but can't remember which one. Drat.

Finally, Deep Thought is blogging on this, but also has an interesting post on some new research on the Ipod generation, which is well worth a look if you're into that sort of thing. In a normal week that would be my main post today....

Finally, finally, Jesus words about 'if you brother sins against you, go to him and show him his fault', keep bubbling up in my head. My instinct would be to talk all this stuff through, but then I think that if I made contact with SSG through Mark Brewers published email address at his law firm, he would then have my email address, and might use it to send me the kind of note that Dave and Sam have had. So it's a bit of a catch-22. Ideally we'd settle this over a pint, as Shrek suggests.

1 comment:

  1. If you read his cease and desist, note in particular point 3 where he asks Sam to e-mail all his contacts blind copying to Mark Brewer. Voila, an instant list of further targets. I'd suggest that this is as much about trying to silence the anonymous SPCK related blogs as anything that Dave has written.