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We highlight Liverpool 'zine 'Through The Wind and Rain' - always a staunch supporter of the HJC and a voice that has kept alive and published articles on Hillsborough throuout the last 12 years. You can read all of their back issue articles about Hillsborough here

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This subject will always arise in one form of another. We will never forget April 15th 1989, especially those who lost loved ones., and those of us unfortunate enough to be there to see it all unfold. However, a great writer CP Snow once made reference to "the healthy selfishness which one needs for self-protection in the face of death." It seems cruel, but a new season's started, and we must all get on with our lives, in which Liverpool FC play such a big part.

I'm holding fire on Lord Justice Taylor until the full report is out; it was good to see him giving the police the slagging off they obviously deserved. There are plenty of references to Hillsborough in Issue 1, and topics such as safety, seating or terracing etc will be discussed during the next few year; Leppings Lane and the 95 fans who died there will haunt those talks and play a part in common sense prevailing, hopefully, I'm not going to put a banner in every issue saying REMEMBER THE 95 I wouldn't insult you. I know you couldn't forget them if you tried. Some people have forgotten quickly, though. Incidents involving Everton and Utd fans at Coventry and Derby respectively, the lack of fence cutters at Maine Road, just a glimpse of the football heirarchy's contempt for the fans. Worst of all was the retaining of Peter Wright in Sheffield. "WE don't have to take Lord Justice Taylor as Gospel." Although I don't want to go on and on about the disaster, I've really no choice when sick, twisted as such as this are carried out. The days of sitting by while we are treated like scum are over.

The disaster will also have an affect o the writing of this fanzine. A scouse expression like 'dead good', for instance, will be re-phrased. Also, I must confess to having a dark sense of humour. I don't know if what I write is funny or not however, I'l try to keep a lid on anything morbid or sick. Please bear with me, and please write if you have any complaints.