Liverpool Remembers

I’m delighted to confirm that I will be playing at this years Liverpool Remembers event on Sunday 23rd January 2011.

Liverpool Remembers is an afternoon commemorating the Holocaust with contributions from members of the Jewish community.

It is also a chance to reflect upon other human rights tragedies and genocides affecting people across the world with communities now based in Liverpool.

The event takes place at St Francis Assisi Academy in Gardners Drive, Fairfield (just off Shiel Road) from 2pm til 5.30pm.

For more details click here to see Cllr Louise Baldock’s blog, or check my gigs page.

#alun parry#holocaust#liverpool remembers#louise baldock

Comments

  1. cecil - January 21, 2011 @ 12:24 am

    you are a tosser
    I notice you charge 350 quid a gig
    you have fucked afcl off
    you self publicising middle class oik

    tosser & hypocrite!

  2. cecil - January 21, 2011 @ 12:28 am

    ps ur a wanker cos u tacitly support zioist ideals yet people in Gaza & the West Bank suffer daily cos of ur zionist pals

    you wanker, hypocrte nazi apartite loving phoney socialist

    am I lying?

    look up Friends of Israel & yo will see our Pm & his cronies

    you wanker

  3. cecil - January 21, 2011 @ 12:31 am

    ps you sht bag wanker
    ask jewess Ellman y ur zionist pals support the israeli nazi scum, but u wont cos ur full of shit

  4. cecil - January 21, 2011 @ 12:33 am

    alun parry is a zionist loving rascist right wing naiive tosser

  5. cecil - January 21, 2011 @ 12:39 am

    ps tosser Parry will delete this cos he’s spineless & too full of himself to see the hypocrisy in supporting the holocaust memorial yet denying the right to live to Palestinians

    Parry the tosser will u also publicise Palistenian rights??? no?? wanker

  6. cecil - January 21, 2011 @ 12:43 am

    wanker, u claim to av a degree…wot in? u jew loving apologist fuckwit
    you are a shit stain on socialism with your zionist views

    wanker

  7. alunparry - January 21, 2011 @ 11:33 am

    I wont be deleting Cecil’s comments. People can decide for themselves.

    I will point out though that I am in fact a long standing supporter of the people of Palestine.

    I have not only publicised this but taken part in activist campaigns on it, have taken action against other performers such as Leonard Cohen who decided to play Israel, written songs about the issue, blogged about it, and performed gigs to raise money for a truck convoy that was breaking Israel’s blockade.

    See http://parrysongs.co.uk/go/index.php?s=palestine

    For more info Cecil I’d ask you to speak to Liverpool Friends of Palestine about me and my actions in support of the Palestinian people and they’ll tell you their thoughts.

    I have never given any support to Labour Friends of Israel nor would I while Israel continues to run an apartheid system. I’m not even a member of the Labour Party (though I was about 14 years ago) nor do I share its views.

    To be honest, I wouldn’t typically respond to this kind of posts because if someone thinks I’m a wanker that’s okay.

    The reason I am responding is to make a political point clear to others who read this blog that remembering the victims of the fascist Holocaust and supporting the actions of the State of Israel are two different things.

    Likewise, I want to remind people that an opposition to the actions of the government of Israel must never be expressed as hostility towards Jews. I notice that I was called a Jew lover so needed to make that point.

    I know that activists campaigning for the people of Palestine would not welcome anybody with such anti-semitic views.

    The people murdered by the fascists were, amongst others, Jews, communists, trades unionists and homosexuals.

    To remember them is to remind everybody about the reality of fascism at a time when fascism is trying to raise its ugly head and I am proud to remember them while educating new generations to the dangers of fascism.

    Also, being Jewish and being Zionist are two different things entirely.

    As someone who has campaigned with Liverpool Friends of Palestine and attended their campaign meetings, I know that it contains people who are both Jewish *and* opposed to the actions of the State of Israel.

    Likewise, the songs and campaigns of the Jewish pro-Palestinian songwriter Leon Rosselson are another example. If you’ve not heard his campaigning songs for Palestine before, go and have a listen.

    I stand in solidarity with the victims of fascism just as I stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine. Both rightly get my support and solidarity.

    As an aside, I’m the President of AFC Liverpool and all my gigs to rank and file organisations are free – something I’ve actively encouraged in posts like this one http://parrysongs.co.uk/go/2010/10/are-you-entitled-to-a-free-live-show/

    I am also not getting paid for this particular gig where I shall be singing an anti-deportation song and a song about homophobia.

    I hope others who support the people of Palestine can join the conversation.

    In particular I hope comrades from groups like Friends of Palestine make clear better than I have why honouring the victims of the Holocaust is what socialists and anarchists do as a matter of course.

  8. Mark - January 21, 2011 @ 12:20 pm

    Cecil may well be a member of the subliterate right judging by his spelling and ineloquence!

  9. Gaynor - January 21, 2011 @ 3:45 pm

    I don’t believe Cecil knows what he’s talking about. As a long standing PSC member I know that you are a true supporter of Palestine. You go ahead and continue with all your good work.

  10. John Blakeney - January 21, 2011 @ 5:09 pm

    Rock on Alun.
    you made a great and well thought-out reply to his spiteful ramblings.
    people like Cecil have no idea what’s going on.

  11. Graham - January 21, 2011 @ 5:37 pm

    Nice reply, Alan. This Cecil character (more like a caricature) obviously has some sort of bee up his arse, if not the whole hive. (I wonder if he’s tried Raid – I find it’s good at getting rid of the ants in the back yard.) As you said, those people who know you will know your actions speak for themselves. The actions of someone who speaks out against a holocaust memorial event also speak for themselves. ‘Nuff said.

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