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Birthday, Community, and Lesbians: maireddog: Mark Ashton died on this day, the 11th of February, in 1987. Mark was born on the 19th of May, 1960 in Oldham, but grew up in Portrush, Northern Ireland. He moved to London in 1978, where he worked in a bar in King’s Cross, in drag as a barmaid with a blonde beehive. In the 1980s, he volunteered for London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard, campaigned for CND and joined the Communist Party, becoming the first gay secretary of the Young Communist League. Though Mark transformed the Party’s approach to LGBT rights, he and Mike Jackson, who he’d met through Switchboard, wanted to be active as openly gay people. They formed Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) when they collected donations for miners on strike at 1984 Gay Pride. In the evening of 1984 Pride, a miner spoke at a rally, and they were struck by the similarities between the two struggle, of LGBT rights and the Miners’ Strike. Having collected about £150, they advertised a meeting in Capital Gay. 11 people turned up and from the meeting they made a leaflet to launch LGSM - the leaflet was accepted except with an amendment to ‘one in ten miners is gay.’ As LGSM, they supported the miners as lesbian and gay people. At the second meeting, they decided to focus on one community, of the Dulais Valley, as one of the members, Hugh Williams, was from there. They then met David (Dai) Donovan, who also had thought through the similarities of their struggles and how LGSM could help. A month later, 27 lesbians and gay men, arrived at Onllwyn village in Dulais Valley. Other than some hostility (and confusion towards vegetarianism), they experienced warmth, friendship and solidarity. LGSM raised £20,000 for families of miners on strike, and based on The Sun writing that “a group of perverts” were “supporting the pits,” they organised the Pits and Perverts concert in December, 1984, headlined by Bronski Beat. The miners marched with LGSM at Gay Pride in 1985. Mark was admitted to hospital on 30th January, 1987, and died 12 days later from pneumonia, aged 26. At his memorial, there were banners from the Communist Party, Anti-Apartheid, anti-nuclear, Caribbean and community groups, as well as from LGSM. The Mark Ashton Trust was created to support individuals diagnosed with Aids; Mark is also remembered on the UK Aids Memorial Quilt and by Terrence Higgins Trust, with the Mark Ashton Red Ribbon Fund and a plaque at their London headquarters. In 2017, on what would have been his 57th birthday, he was honoured with a blue plaque above Gay’s The Word bookshop. [Images: 1. Mark Ashton at Gay Pride 1981. 2. Mark Ashton at Gay Pride 1985, wearing a LGSM t-shirt and holding a pink “Communist Party” banner with the words “pinko commie queers.” 3. Blue plaque reading: “Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners. Mark Ashton 1960-1987. Political and Community Activist. LGSM met at Gay’s the Word bookship on this site 1984/5.”]
Birthday, Community, and Lesbians: maireddog:
Mark Ashton died on this day, the 11th of February, in 1987. 
Mark 
was born on the 19th of May, 1960 in Oldham, but grew up in Portrush, Northern Ireland. He moved to London in 1978, where he worked in
 a bar in King’s Cross, in drag as a barmaid with a blonde beehive.
In
 the 1980s, he volunteered for London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard, 
campaigned for CND and joined the Communist Party, becoming the first gay secretary of the Young Communist League. Though Mark transformed the Party’s approach to LGBT rights, he and Mike Jackson, who he’d met through Switchboard, wanted to be active as openly gay people. They formed 
Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) when they collected donations for miners on strike at 1984 Gay Pride.
In the evening of 1984 Pride, a miner spoke at a rally, and they were struck by the similarities between the two struggle, of LGBT rights and the Miners’ Strike. Having collected about £150, they advertised a meeting in Capital Gay. 11 people turned up and from the meeting they made a leaflet to launch LGSM - the leaflet was accepted except with an amendment to ‘one in ten miners is gay.’ 
As LGSM, they supported the miners as lesbian and gay people. At the second meeting, they decided to focus on one community, of the Dulais Valley, as one of the members, Hugh Williams, was from there. They then met David (Dai) Donovan, who also had thought through the similarities of their struggles and how LGSM could help. A month later, 27 lesbians and gay men, arrived at Onllwyn village in Dulais Valley. 
Other than some hostility (and confusion towards vegetarianism), they experienced warmth, friendship and solidarity. LGSM raised £20,000 for families of miners on strike, and based on The Sun writing that “a group of perverts” were “supporting the pits,” they organised the Pits and Perverts concert in December, 1984, headlined by Bronski Beat. The miners marched with LGSM at Gay Pride in 1985. 
Mark was admitted to hospital on 30th January, 1987, and died 12 days later from pneumonia, aged 26. At his memorial, there were banners from the Communist Party, Anti-Apartheid, anti-nuclear, Caribbean and community groups, as well as from LGSM. The Mark Ashton Trust was created to support individuals 
diagnosed with Aids; Mark is also remembered on the UK Aids Memorial 
Quilt and by Terrence Higgins Trust, with the Mark Ashton Red Ribbon 
Fund and a plaque at their London headquarters. In 2017, on what would have been his 57th birthday, he was honoured with a blue 
plaque above Gay’s The Word bookshop. 

[Images: 1. Mark Ashton at Gay Pride 1981. 2. Mark Ashton at Gay 
Pride 
1985, wearing a LGSM t-shirt and holding a pink “Communist Party” banner
 with the words “pinko commie queers.” 3. Blue plaque reading: “Lesbians
 and Gays Support the Miners. Mark Ashton 1960-1987. Political and 
Community Activist. LGSM met at Gay’s the Word bookship on this site 
1984/5.”]

maireddog: Mark Ashton died on this day, the 11th of February, in 1987. Mark was born on the 19th of May, 1960 in Oldham, but grew up in P...

Memes, New York, and Baltimore: D-O-D Pelaku Supremasi Kulit Putih Ini Akui Bersalah Bunuh Pria Kulit Hitam HUMANDoD Seorang pria bernama James Jackson mengaku bersalah atas kasus pembunuhan terhadap seorang pria berkulit hitam yang diketahui bernama Timothy Caughman pada tahun 2017 lalu. Tindakan yang dilakukannya merupakan tindakan "terorisme lokal". Bagaimana awal ceritanya? James Jackson dituduh menikam seorang kulit hitam hingga tewas dengan menggunakan pedang di jalan Manhattan dan mengaku bersalah di hadapan pengadilan pada hari Rabu, 23 Januari 2019, waktu setempat. Ini menandai pertama kalinya keyakinan seorang supremasi kulit putih atas tuduhan terorisme dalam sejarah negara bagian New York. Pelaku mengatakan ia bertekad untuk membersihkan orang-orang kulit hitam dari dunia ini sehingga ia menikam menggunakan pedang ke arah Timothy Caughman, yang diketahui berusia 66 tahun. Akibatnya, Caughman terjatuh dan mengalami pendarahan sebelum akhirnya dia tewas di tempat. Jackson didakwa atas kasus pembunuhan tingkat pertama sebagai kelanjutan dari tindakan terorisme, pembunuhan tingkat dua sebagai kejahatan terorisme, pembunuhan tingkat kedua sebagai kejahatan rasial, dan kepemilikan senjata tajam tingkat keempat. Dengan demikian, Jackson terancam hukuman seumur hidup di penjara atas berbagai kasus yang dilakukannya selama ini. Selama di persidangan, dia tampak tenang ketika Hakim Pengadilan, Laura Ward, menanyakan ke Jackson di pengadilan dan Jackson sendiri mengakuinya. Pengacara Jackson mengatakan dia mengaku bersalah atas tindakannya dan sadar dia akan menghadapi hukuman seumur hidup di penjara. Sebelum kejadian, pihak kejaksaan mengungkapkan Jackson telah melakukan perjalanan dari Baltimore menuju New York pada bulan Maret 2017 dan telah membuntuti beberapa orang berkulit hitam sebelum membunuh Caughman. Jackson kemudian mengakui kepada polisi bahwa pembunuhan yang dilakukannya ini merupakan serangan lanjutan kepada orang-orang berkulit hitam. Dalam sebuah rekaman video yang diputar di sidang praperadilan, Jackson mengatakan bahwa orang-orang berkulit hitam "lebih rendah" dan harus dimusnahkan. Sumber: idntimes.com
Memes, New York, and Baltimore: D-O-D
 Pelaku Supremasi Kulit Putih Ini
 Akui Bersalah Bunuh
 Pria Kulit Hitam
HUMANDoD Seorang pria bernama James Jackson mengaku bersalah atas kasus pembunuhan terhadap seorang pria berkulit hitam yang diketahui bernama Timothy Caughman pada tahun 2017 lalu. Tindakan yang dilakukannya merupakan tindakan "terorisme lokal". Bagaimana awal ceritanya? James Jackson dituduh menikam seorang kulit hitam hingga tewas dengan menggunakan pedang di jalan Manhattan dan mengaku bersalah di hadapan pengadilan pada hari Rabu, 23 Januari 2019, waktu setempat. Ini menandai pertama kalinya keyakinan seorang supremasi kulit putih atas tuduhan terorisme dalam sejarah negara bagian New York. Pelaku mengatakan ia bertekad untuk membersihkan orang-orang kulit hitam dari dunia ini sehingga ia menikam menggunakan pedang ke arah Timothy Caughman, yang diketahui berusia 66 tahun. Akibatnya, Caughman terjatuh dan mengalami pendarahan sebelum akhirnya dia tewas di tempat. Jackson didakwa atas kasus pembunuhan tingkat pertama sebagai kelanjutan dari tindakan terorisme, pembunuhan tingkat dua sebagai kejahatan terorisme, pembunuhan tingkat kedua sebagai kejahatan rasial, dan kepemilikan senjata tajam tingkat keempat. Dengan demikian, Jackson terancam hukuman seumur hidup di penjara atas berbagai kasus yang dilakukannya selama ini. Selama di persidangan, dia tampak tenang ketika Hakim Pengadilan, Laura Ward, menanyakan ke Jackson di pengadilan dan Jackson sendiri mengakuinya. Pengacara Jackson mengatakan dia mengaku bersalah atas tindakannya dan sadar dia akan menghadapi hukuman seumur hidup di penjara. Sebelum kejadian, pihak kejaksaan mengungkapkan Jackson telah melakukan perjalanan dari Baltimore menuju New York pada bulan Maret 2017 dan telah membuntuti beberapa orang berkulit hitam sebelum membunuh Caughman. Jackson kemudian mengakui kepada polisi bahwa pembunuhan yang dilakukannya ini merupakan serangan lanjutan kepada orang-orang berkulit hitam. Dalam sebuah rekaman video yang diputar di sidang praperadilan, Jackson mengatakan bahwa orang-orang berkulit hitam "lebih rendah" dan harus dimusnahkan. Sumber: idntimes.com

HUMANDoD Seorang pria bernama James Jackson mengaku bersalah atas kasus pembunuhan terhadap seorang pria berkulit hitam yang diketahui berna...