Campaigns - boycott to minute's silence

Since forming, as a proactive collection of Hillsborough families, survivors and supporters in Feb 1998, the Campaign has struggled to bring Hillsborough and the continued lack of justice back into the public domain on many occassions.

Many people are aware that all clubs now observe a minutes silence on 15th April following the group's letter campaign. In this section you can read on this and other successes the group has acheived, as well as ongoing activites.

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The Hillsborough Justice Campaign
PO Box 1089
178 Walton Breck Road
L69 4WR
Tel / fax : 0151 2605262


Justice is a Struggle

Since the 15th April 1999 the world hasn't been the same place for those of us that were on the terrace behind the goal at the Leppings Lane end of Sheffield Wednesday's ground, Hillsborough that day. Or for those of us that had family standing there. Or for those of us who knew someone who might have been at that FA Cup semi-final.

Those of us who came home dead have to rely on others to work out how and why they didn't come home alive from that football match. The latest attempt to answer these questions by Jack Straw, Home Secretary, says that there is not any new significant evidence. Effectively this means that there will be no new inquiry, no new inquests, no criminal prosecutions and no police disciplinary action.

But the families and victims and survivors challenge this view. We say that there is ample new evidence available.

In particular we point to the evidence of Roger Houldsworth (video technician) which shows that the police officers were well aware of the suffering people in pens 3 and 4 were being put through. The police officers at the front of the pens were also aware of this suffering, but responded by pushing people off the fence. This is sufficient grounds for the prosecution of certain police officers on manslaughter charges. Justice demands that these people face their peers (a jury). THE D.P.P SHOULD REOPEN THE CRIMINAL CHARGES FILE.

Families and Survivors point to Ed Walker's evidence to show there was a fundamental flaw in the immediate rescue which contributed to the injuries and deaths suffered by those in Pens 3 and 4. This is NEW MEDICAL EVIDENCE which demands that the inquest verdict should be quashed and NEW INQUEST SHOULD BE OPENED to include evidence after the 3.15pm cut off.

Statements were presented to Stuart Smith which showed how evidence was tampered with and the only way to sort out whether or not this was a deliberate attempt to influence the outcome of the investigations is OPEN ALL EVIDENCE COLLECTED FOR SCRUTINY BY THE VICTIMS FAMILIES AT AN INDEPENDENT PUBLIC INQUIRY.

Clearly a number of police officers were negligent on the day, maybe not enough to constitute criminal negligence but certainly enough to constitute negligence of professional duty. THESE POLICE OFFICERS SHOULD FACE DISCIPLINARY CHARGES.

What we have outlined here is some of the major issues which relate to the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster as viewed by Families and Survivors. There are many more that need to be addressed like the fact that Sheffield Wednesday didn't have a Safety Certificate for the game, this calls into question the Football Association and Sheffield City Council or the conspiracy that led to the story in the Sun newspaper. Who gave this information out and why hasn't there been an investigation into this attempt to pervert the course of Justice?

Families and Survivors have opened up a new campaign called the Hillsborough Justice CAMPAGIN to maintain this fight for Justice and we invite anyone with an interest in the struggle for the truth to be known, to join us by becoming active alongside us in this struggle.