September 13th, 2012

Amnesty Unions Go On Strike


81 Comments

  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    They want more money?

    Greedy fuckers

  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

  4. 4
    Arroba says:

    Could do it more cheaply in Liverpool rather than Islington.

  5. 5
    Crow Logic says:

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

  6. 6
  7. 7
    Aunty Matter says:

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

  8. 8
    David B says:

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

  9. 9
    Aunty Matter says:

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

  10. 10
    jgm2 says:

    I always assumed they were volunteers.

  11. 11
    WVM says:

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

  12. 12
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    Says Mr B, who is presumably well known for working for nothing and living on water and a crust of bread.

  13. 13
    Selohesra says:

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

  14. 14
    Superman says:

    My standing order stops tomorrow.

  15. 15
    The voice of unreason says:

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

  16. 16
    Joe says:

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

  17. 17
    jgm2 says:

    Mr B probably doesn’t pretend that he’s solely motivated by doing good for others. Unlike vast swathes of the public sector.

  18. 18
    jgm2 says:

    They’re ‘key-workers’ you know.

  19. 19
    Joe says:

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

  20. 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…

  21. 21
    Guidopedia says:

    Funding.

    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.

  22. 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?

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 27
    JadedJean says:

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

    Wake up!

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/industry/defence/9539142/BAE-Systems-in-merger-talks-with-EADS.html

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

  30. 30
    Joss Taskin says:

    Any ‘out-reach co-ordinators’ in there ?

  31. 31
    Chuka Urmunneyaround says:

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

  32. 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?

  33. 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.

  34. 34
    Calamity Clegg says:

    Are Amnesty union members part of the Amnasty party ?

  35. 35
    annette curton says:

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

  36. 36
    jgm2 says:

    They’re going on strike so that they can create more wealth.

  37. 37
  38. 38
    jgm2 says:

    I’m going to write in an tell them to let the strikers go.

  39. 39
    Mark Wouters says:

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

  40. 40
    Lord Stansted says:

    LOL

  41. 41
    AC1 says:

    Charidy = Tax avoidance sector.

  42. 42
    jgm2 says:

    Get back to CiF.

  43. 43
    AC1 says:

    I’ll wager he doesn’t work in the tax dodging sector either.

  44. 44
    Jane Pig Grim says:

    Any well-paid non-jobs going ?

  45. 45
    Tourist infomation says:

    Yes very good now fuck off there’s a good chap.

  46. 46
    Rumble says:

    NHS employees are driven by self interest

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

  47. 47
    annette curton says:

    Charity begins at home.

  48. 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.

  49. 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!

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. 52
    AC1 says:

    Release the strikers! (from employment).

  53. 53
    SP4BS says:

    For one second I thought you meant accountant

  54. 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!

  55. 55
    annette curton says:

    But then they would have to put up a tent village.

  56. 56
    Geo says:

    please die of cancer or the pen!s … Maggie was right, the left was wrong … live with it!

  57. 57
    Geo says:

    …or not

  58. 58
    Ed Ballsup says:

    *sniff* The bad punctuation. The errant spaces in the text. *sniffle* The incorrect capitalisation. Oh, it brings tears of joy to my eyes. The teachers! Oh, they obeyed me! *sob*. Schools really haven’t produced winners.

  59. 59
    AC1 says:

    Have produced whiners.
    Stoicism is dead.
    State crèche system killed it.

  60. 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.

  61. 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.

  62. 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.

  63. 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.

  64. 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.

  65. 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. :) :)

  66. 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!

  67. 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.

  68. 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.

  69. 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!

  70. 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.

  71. 71
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Sean Lock is great. Possibly the only non-left comedian in the UK.

  72. 72
    NE Frontiersman says:

    This what sickened a lot of people about Amnesty:

    ‘http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1358537/Revealed-Amnesty-Internationals-800-000-pay-offs-bosses.html’

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

  73. 73
    Ben Dover says:

    Cancer’s too good and easy. Get Motor Neurone disease.

  74. 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.

  75. 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!

  76. 76
    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.

  77. 77
    Anonymous says:

    Yes, Tim Yeo has just resigned from his green job. Bloody conflicting job.

  78. 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

  79. 79
    Humble Working slave says:

    Shit, I’ve been found out with my kegs around my ankles with an apparatchik buddie ‘in support’, now I’ll be Stonewalled by the cause and others,
    Ca alors,

    Ed Millitant

  80. 80
    keredybretsa says:

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

  81. 81
    Humble Working slave says:

    TOO TRUE BLUEY.


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