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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.”]
9/11, America, and Dad: December 20, 2018 Dear Mr. President: I have been privileged to serve as our country's 26th Secretary of Defense which has allowed me to serve alongside our men and women of the Department in defense of our citizens and our ideals I am proud of the progress that has been made over the past two years on some of the key goals articulated in our National Defense Strategy: putting the Department on a more sound budgetary footing, improving readiness and lethality in our forces, and reforming the Department's business practices for greater performance. Our troops continue to provide the capabilities needed to prevail in conflict and sustain strong U.S. global influence One core belief I have always held is that our strength as a nation is inextricably linked to the strength of our unique and comprehensive system of alliances and partnerships. While the US remains the indispensable nation in the free world, we cannot protect our interests or serve that role effectively without maintaining strong alliances and showing respect to thos allies. Like you, I have said from the beginning that the armed forces of the United States should not be the policeman of the world. Instead, we must use all tools of American power to provide for the common defense, including providing effective leadership to our alliances NATO's 29 democracies demonstrated that strength in their commitment to fighting alongsid us following the 9-11 attack on America. The Defeat-ISIS coalition of 74 nations is further proof. Similarly, I believe we must be resolute and unambiguous in our approach to those countries whose strategic interests are increasingly in tension with ours. It is clear that China and Russia, for example, want to shape a world consistent with their authoritarian model gaining veto authority over other nations' economic, diplomatic, and security decisions -to promote their own interests at the expense of their neighbors, America and our allies. That is why we must use all the tools of American power to provide for the common defense My views on treating allies with respect and also being clear-eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors are strongly held and informed by over four decades o immersion in these issues. We must do everything possible to advance an international order that is most conducive to our security, prosperity and values, and we are strengthened in this effort by the solidarity of our alliances Because you have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours on these and other subjects, I believe it is right for me to step down from my position. The end date for my tenure is February 28, 2019, a date that should allow sufficient time for a successor to be nominated and confirmed as well as to make sure the Department's interests are properly articulated and protected at upcoming events to include Congressional Dad’s resignation letter.

Dad’s resignation letter.

9/11, America, and Anaconda: THIS NEWS FOOTAGE AIRED ONCE ON g/IL.ITWAS BANNED AFTER THAT FOLLOW aCONSPIRACYFILESURB BREAKING NEWS AMERICA UNDER ATTACK PRES. BUSH US WILL HOT AND PUNISH THOSE RESPONGT LIVE Double tap and tag a friend! Here's 11 hard facts👇🏼 1) Nano Thermite was found in the dust at Ground Zero. 2) The total collapse of WTC 7, which was NOT hit by a plane, at free fall acceleration in 6.5 seconds at free fall acceleration. Larry Silverstein, the owner of the WTC complex at the time, said that they had to “Pull it” when asked by WTC 7. Steel framed high rise buildings have NEVER totally collapsed from fire or structural damage. 3) BBC correspondent Jane Standley reported the collapse of WTC 7 (Solomon Brothers building) 23 minutes before it happened. CNN-FOX-MSNBC also had early reports. 4) Dick Cheney was in command of NORAD on 9-11. He was in a bunker under the White House as a plane approached the Pentagon, as was Secretary of Transportation, Norman Mineta. Mineta testified that Cheny issued a stand down order regarding the incoming plane: “Of course the orders still stand, have you heard anything to the contrary?” 5) 6 out of the 10 Commissioners believe the 9-11 Commission report was “setup to fail.” 6) FBI confiscated 84-85 videos from the Pentagon. The released Pentagon Security Camera (FOIA) does not show a 757 and is clearly missing a frame. General Albert Stubblebine said it was edited. 7) Osama Bin Laden was NOT wanted by the FBI for the 9-11 attacks: FBI says, “No hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9-11.” OBL was a CIA asset named ‘Tim Osman’, who died in 2001. 8) 100′s of Firefighters and eye-witness testimonies to BOMBS-EXPLOSIONS at the WTC complex were ignored by the 9-11 Commission Report. 9) Firefighter and eye-witness testimonies to MOLTEN METAL were also ignored by the Commission report. 10) 5 Dancing Israeli’s’ arrested in ‘Mossad Truck Bombs’ on 9-11 that stated “We were there to document the event.” 11) Israel and its Neocon cohorts benefited politically. Netanyahu said 9-11 “was very good” for Israel. (Comment your thoughts (Comment your thoughts below) ConspiracyFiles ConspiracyFiles2 Pentagon Illuminati Rothschild 911WasAnInsideJob BushDid911 WTC CorporationSlayer 911Truther ConspiracyFact ConspiracyTheory ConspiracyTheories Conspiracy ConspiracyFiles Follow back up page @conspiracyfiles2