September 13th, 2012

Amnesty Unions Go On Strike

About half of Amnesty International UK’s workforce went on strike yesterday. Militants from the Unite union object to a pay freeze and overseas expansion at the expense of the Islington HQ. Amnesty globally think the work can be done better and more cheaply in other countries…


  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    They want more money?

    Greedy fuckers


    • 13
      Selohesra says:

      Did anyone notice they were on strike or did they have to issue press release


    • 22
      Another bogus charity says:

      Amnesty is just another bunch of lefty Guardianistas playing at politics with all the tax benefits of pretending to be a charity.

      I hope they go under. How do they have the cheek to collect money from the poor to set up base in Islington and staff it with social worker luvvies?


      • 25
        Sir William Waad says:

        No, I think Amnesty International stays true to its mission and does good by publicising cases that don’t interest the media, although it probably spreads itself too thinly over too many areas now.


        • 75
          CHRIST ON BIKE! says:

          Amnesty has in general kept to it’s mission. But like other worthy charities, set up with genuine charitable intent, it has had a problem of becoming politicised by lefty twats trying to use it as just another left-wing pressure group with good media connections. Shelter was another used and abused for years, Save the Children have gone the same way and judging by Danny Boyle’s inclusion of GOSH, in the Olympic opening ceremony, expect to see that at the forefront of the Left’s campaign to “save the NHS”.

          Labour supporters and various left-wing groups, realised long ago, that making charities mouth-pieces for their propaganda was a lot more effective than relying on Labour Party or other obviously left-wing political organisations. After all, who could doubt the sincerity or objective concern of a Charadeeee!


          • Get A Grip says:

            That is a very good summary of exactly what has been happening to charities in UK over the last 30 years or so. They have been staffed by left wingers, reflect left wing concerns, and use their well placed left wing contacts to get lots of lovely publicity.


      • 41
        AC1 says:

        Charidy = Tax avoidance sector.


      • 66
        Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

        Years ago I thought it might be a bit of a gas to support Amnesty International. Now I wouldn’t touch them with a barge-pole especially that chappie Mohd Begg being heavily involved with them. Say one word against him and you are out!


    • 51
      Drama Queen says:

      Yes too many greed fuckers around grabbing all the limelight, I’d love a chance at posting on the number one comment.


  2. 2
    Rumble says:

    Cameron = Gordon Brown in an episode of Scooby Doo


  3. 3
    alex weir says:

    This is incidental, but amnesty is yet another western fake organisation like carter center, ifes, international idea. They tend to target antiwestern miscreants and leave prowestern miscreants alone. Curiouser and curiouser. Alex weir, gaborone, botswana


    • 23
      JadedJean says:

      Quite correct!

      Propaganda is important in the inculcation of trust in authority.The Pussy Riot case shows the power of Washington’s propaganda even inside Russia itself and reveals that Washington’s propaganda has suborned important human rights organizations such as Human Rights Watch, Chatham House, and Amnesty International.

      Amnesty’s executive director is former US State Department official Suzanne Nossel, who conflates “human rights advocacy” with US global hegemony.

      Amnesty does seem like an amplifier for Washington’s propaganda.


      • 67
        Mike says:

        Ever since communism collapsed in 1989, AI has been looking for work. The collapse of communism led to the collapse of right wing countriesin Central and S America. Where AI could be of use -supporting Tibetans, women, Christians and homsexuals in some in some muslim countries it is very quiet. The Head of the women’s section of AI resigned because they supported Caged Prisoners which supported the Taliban. AI appears to spend a considerable amount of time criticising western democracies.

        Whatever the reason for an organisation being set up , the attitude of the most important or majority of the employees decide on it’s outlook .It is time to look at the pay, pension and remuneration of all employees of all charities. Personally, a salary not exceeding twice the national average should be the limit for the board and directors of all charities. All charities ought to publish percentage of income spent on salaries, pensions and office costs plus value of property and share holdings holdings.


        • 74
          Soapsuds says:

          Charities should be funded by/from their own efforts at persuading individuals to contribute the cash – and not by cash forcibly removed by/from unwilling and/or unwitting taxpayers.


  4. 3
    Arroba says:

    Could do it more cheaply in Liverpool rather than Islington.


    • 9
      Aunty Matter says:

      But they probably feel at home in Islington, you know all those wine bars and Guardian readers.


      • 69
        Old Tory Bigot says:

        Spot on. I used to know a chap who was a volunteer at Amnesty. A bigger fucking snob and social climber you couldn’t wish to meet.

        Hi Doctor P@ul!


  5. 5
    Crow Logic says:

    Well thats how to keep the business in the UK…. stop working altogether.


    • 70
      Old Tory Bigot says:

      My niece does recruitment for very big oil co. Anyone who brags about their voluntary work for Amnesty gets their CV flung in the tubular, floor-level filing cabinet as she reckons they are all arrogant, self-righteous toss pots.


  6. 7
    Aunty Matter says:

    Amnesty in Islington? What is the cost of the rent on the building they use I wonder?


    • 28
      The Libor party says:

      We’re lefty luvvies. We don’t involve ourselves with the grubby practicalities such as money and how to pay for things.


    • 33
      Business Analyst says:

      They should outsource to India.

      A whole office of staff for about £20 per week, and only occasionally will donors’ credit card details get sold off at £2 a go.


  7. 8
    David B says:

    Nice to know their priorities. Me Me Me!!!! But then we always knew that


  8. 10
    jgm2 says:

    I always assumed they were volunteers.


    • 11
      WVM says:

      So did I how naive are we, should have know it was just another tax payer funded quango.


    • 15
      The voice of unreason says:

      You gotta love when these leftie numpties turn on each other …


    • 21
      Guidopedia says:


      Amnesty International is financed largely by fees and donations from its worldwide membership. It says that it does not accept donations from governments or governmental organisations. According to the AI website, “these personal and unaffiliated donations allow AI to maintain full independence from any and all governments, political ideologies, economic interests or religions.

      We neither seek nor accept any funds for human rights research from governments or political parties and we accept support only from businesses that have been carefully vetted. By way of ethical fundraising leading to donations from individuals, we are able to stand firm and unwavering in our defence of universal and indivisible human rights.”

      However, Amnesty International did receive grants from the UK Department for International Development, the European Commission, the United States State Department and other governments.


      • 27
        JadedJean says:

        It IS a tool of US hegemony. And tools like Cameron & Co help fund it.

        Wake up!


      • 62
        maybe. says:

        maybe we will have less of a need for political amnesty and asylum. ……whoknows about the future

        but with the ultra rich seeking asylum in lower taxing countries … the political seems to be changing into the financial.
        no wonder realists only vote if it has a value.


      • 65
        Mango says:

        Amnesty’s loaded!

        They recently accepted a $50,000 donation from a terrorist front organisation, the Canadian Tamil Congress, whose Director of Communications, Sahilal Sabaratnam is currently serving a 25 year US jail sentence for trying to buy $1 million+ of high-powered weaponry for the LTTE.

        You’d have to have a heart of stone not to laugh. :) :)


    • 32
      Lord Stansted says:

      Yes, I thought they were all volunteers too. Well, well, who’d have thought it. What the going rate for writing letters on behalf of “prisoners of conscience”? I might apply – or am I getting mixed up with another bunch?


  9. 14
    Superman says:

    My standing order stops tomorrow.


    • 19
      Joe says:

      Same here, never knew they were gorging themselves on the state tit as well.


      • 24
        jgm2 says:

        Plenty more fake charities where they came from.

        A lot of even the well known charities are run for the benefit of the executive’s pension funds.

        Private Eye is into the RSPCA over this. It’s why they’ll pursue some mad old woman with 300 mangy cats just to get a big splash in the newspaper. Because publicity = more bequests = more money for the executive’s pension funds. Legions of volunteers are raising money… for the executives pension funds.

        Meanwhile most of the actual nursing of sick hedgehogs and suchlike is done by volunteers.


  10. 16
    Joe says:

    Obviously they’re very dedicated to their work, the sort of dedication that can only come from the heart.


  11. 20
    Still appalled says:

    No interest in losing Amnesty personnel, but with an old football story dominating the headlines, an ideal time to bury the news that the last of our major and profitable defence companies, BAe is to be taken over by the Franco/German alliance. Nobody cares as long as the Euro gravy train rolls on…


    • 29
      Cast Iron Turncoat says:

      First Cameron sold us out to the frogs with the Defence and Security Co-operation Treaty in 2010 and now this.

      He’s Pro EU all the way, snake in the grass!


      • 49
        David Camoron (one-term PM) says:

        I give you a cast-iron guarantee that I will renegotiate our relationship with the EU, on terms that are best for Britain.

        My negotiating strategy:

        1. First, I will tell the EU that I will never ever ever withdraw Britain from the EU.
        2. Second, tell the EU that I will never ever under any circumstances allow the British people to have a referendum on our EU membership, so the EU has nothing to fear there.
        3. Third, tell the EU that I will accept any terms they offer, no questions asked. And if they don’t offer any terms, I’ll just go along with whatever they decide, and perhaps offer an apology to them for wasting their time.

        Yes, that should do it. Let the negotiations begin!


        • 68
          Marion the cat says:

          Talking with my daughter, who is a Cameron fan, the other day, I say to her, can you disprove that soon after being voted into number 10, he received a call from some high up in the EEC, perhaps even the Maoist himself,
          … ello, ello Meester Cameron, can I call you Dave,
          Look Dave, be easy on the EEC, criticise by all means, but do no real harm, no referendums and so on, and when you are out in 5 years we have a great job for you, and a great pension, Just remember, by the way Meester Kinnock says, Hello Boyo.


    • 50
      SP4BS says:

      Football story that hasn’t got much to do with football. Now there’s all sort of stuff about crowd control and crappy buildings that I probably could have found out about in the last 23 years, but more astonishing is the level of bullshit used to cover the police’s arses.

      But then, in the late 80’s who would have expected that if they’d read about the birmingham 6, or Winston Silcott.


      • 60
        jgm2 says:

        Or the chaps they fitted up for Carl Bridgewater.

        Or, for that matter, the Lockerbie bombing. Oops. That wasn’t the 1980s was it? Nor was it the police.


  12. 26
    Roger says:

    Would be nice if they would off-shore to somewhere in the Third World. I’m sure Kim Jong-Un would welcome them.


  13. 31
    Chuka Urmunneyaround says:

    Hng on !! These Amnesty unions can’t go on strike. they are the Wealth Creators !


  14. 34
    Calamity Clegg says:

    Are Amnesty union members part of the Amnasty party ?


  15. 35
    annette curton says:

    Amnesty can’t call an amnesty?, what a set of frauds!.


  16. 39
    Mark Wouters says:

    When will this bitch die ? Margaret Thatcher,Lets get rid of it the S-it


  17. 46
    Rumble says:

    NHS employees are driven by self interest

    I know a surgeon who would cut your right hand off for 50 quid


  18. 48
    the mystic mould with the appearance of the face of Jesus says:

    astonishing, you’d think they’d be too busy what with everything going to hell in a handcart.


  19. 54
    Geo says:

    outsource amnesty’s workload to a Malaysian prison … thats should save a few quid and they can complain about conditions to themselves without delays and reply to themselves without cost – job jobbed!


  20. 61
    amensty equality and diversity officer says:

    We deserve a pay rise. My department has kept to its ethnic quotas to ensure whites make up only 21% of prospective employees.

    Now get stuffed you racialists.


  21. 63
    Escape From The UK says:

    90% of Charties are koonts, if you read their small print you will see the MAJORITY of your donation for these big internationals goes to paying staff wages and not on the actual cause your donating for.

    I will admit I have a handful of charities I support for personal reasons but I am not blind to the deceit they practice.

    There is a whole can of worms waiting to be opened about Oxfam shops and some of their underhand practices as well if anyone ever had to courage to investigate it, I can’t say much more than that with out getting sued to oblivion.


  22. 64
    DDC says:

    A chugger once tried to sign me up to Amnesty.

    I ate his liver with some baked beans and a fine Tennent’s Super.


  23. 72
    NE Frontiersman says:

    This what sickened a lot of people about Amnesty:


    Another fine organisation corrupted from the inside by the apparatchik culture.


  24. 78
    Humble Working slave says:

    A bunch of Latte sipping hairy lipped wimmins and fragrant patchouli oudoured some kind of scatologically sexual brown arsed pussies who should without remuneration work in all, repeat all areas of need and conflict in Europe , U.K. , AND WORLDWIDE , for zilch, nada , niente, nil, with


  25. 80
    keredybretsa says:

    Well they have the right to be human, ain’t that enough human rights.


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