Projects:Operation Kindness

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Projects:Operation Kindness

Type (E)mailing Campaign
Owner GamerGate
Status Ongoing

Operation Kindness is a mailing campaign targeted at politicians. The goal of the mailing campaign is to persuade politicians to condemn Gawker and Nick Denton, with the intent of promoting social and commercial ostracism. The mailings will present evidence of Gawker's anti-social conduct such as automated Mein Kampf spamming, because politicians generally find it easy to attack low-hanging fruit like pseudo-Nazism. The campaign was originally proposed by Matthew Hopkins of Matthew Hopkins News in a Reddit post although he has left it as an open campaign for the collective rather than sought to run it himself.

Participation

The original proposal was to mail three prominent British politicians, the rationale being that the UK elections are soon. Condemning Nazis is potentially vote winning whilst silence is risky because we could always accuse people of tacitly condoning Nazism. The broader plan now is to include all the pro-Israel politicians we can.

Additional mailing targets: anti-hatespeech & and Jewish advocacy groups such as the Anti Defamation League, the Southern Poverty Law Center, etc.

Please email the politicians below and also add any others you feel may be sympathetic strong pro-Israel, anti-anti-semites.

Grant Shapps MP

Public email Grant@shapps.com , Chief of Staff is Paul.Abbott@Conservatives.com . The Jewish Chair of the Conservative Party would doubtless not be a natural defender of Gawker's Mein Kampf antics. As a Conservative he would not wish to risk people feeling he is insenstive to the pain they feel at Gawker's cruel behaviour.

Grant Shapps has in fact now come out against Gawker in a quote given to Matthew Hopkins News. Whilst it is a bit anodyne, it is a start and from an A-list politician.[1]

John Hemming MP

Public email hemmingj@parliament.uk . Hopkins says he is kind and decent. A software developer before he was a politician, Hemming is worth an email asking him to condemn Gawker.

Harriet Harman MP

Public email harmanh@parliament.uk . Labour Harman is the epitome of a leftist, but she will doubtless wish to avoid criticising for not condemning robo-nazis. If not we can always bring it up and perhaps some appalling reminder of her unfortunate views on child protection.

The Anti-Defamation League

[1] "...Now the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all." Contact form: http://support.adl.org/site/PageNavigator/contactus.html

The Southern Poverty Law Center

[2] "The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the Center works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality." Twitter: https://twitter.com/splcenter , @splcenter

AJC

[3] "Combating all forms of anti-Semitism is a top priority for AJC. The eruption of anti-Semitism throughout the world, and particularly in Europe, threatens the physical safety of Jews and tears at the fabric of democratic society.

The efforts of AJC’s European Office on Anti-Semitism, in conjunction with AJC’s offices in Berlin, Brussels, Paris, and Rome, are focused on vigilantly monitoring anti-Semitism and proactively preventing its spread. AJC works closely with local Jewish communities on this front, and, in many cases, directly with top governmental officials."

Contact form: [4]

Resources

TODO: We need some sample letters / emails

References