May 28, 2018

More NEWS on Tommy Robinson's imprisonment — How to JOIN our fight against media censorship

Ezra LevantRebel Commander


Tommy Robinson was our most rambunctious employee. He told me once that he never had a boss before in his whole life, and I believe it.

When we parted ways amicably a few months ago, I knew Tommy would be even more newsworthy, because he would be unrestrained by our corporate policies.

I told you on Friday that I saw him doing a Facebook livestream from the street in front of the court house in Leeds, UK. It certainly looked like he was following the rules. But then he was arrested, and in an hour or two, was sentenced to 13 months in prison.

And in England, the whole story is under a publication ban.

I spoke several times with Tommy’s wife and family and lawyer over the past few days.

The family tells me they want to wait until they speak to Tommy before making any decision on crowdfunding or any other offers of help.

But there is one thing we can do, one thing we have standing to do, without his instruction or his family’s instruction.

And that is:

Challenge the publication ban in court.

The Rebel Media is based in North America. But the Rebel News Network UK Limited, our UK sister company, has the standing to go to court and to fight against this ban.

We have hired an outstanding lawyer who has worked with Tommy before: Daniel Berke. He is already working on our emergency application.

It’s shocking that it falls to us — a small, independent, Internet-based news company — to fight for freedom of the press and open courts in the United Kingdom.

Now, we’re going to crowdfund this, as we always do. We don’t have huge budgets like the BBC or Channel 4 or Sky or ITV. So if you want to help us crowdfund this court challenge to the gag order, please visit our website, LetUsReport.com

(NOTE that this is separate from Tommy Robinson’s own case: This is simply to pay our legal costs for challenging the publication ban in the UK.)

There is also a petition at LetUsReport.com that we will deliver next week to the UK Attorney General, Jeremy Wright, demanding an investigation into the shocking treatment of Tommy by police and prosecutors.

Thank you.

Tommy’s not with our company. But we ought to help him — even if that just means getting rid of this publication ban...

NEXT: Newstalk 1010 radio host Jerry Agar comes on to recap last night's final Ontario election leaders' debate.

THEN: Sheila Gunn Reid joins me to discuss her latest story:

That Alberta's NDP premier Rachel Notley has quietly rehired her controversial her former chief of staff, John Heaney.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2018-06-10 10:53:33 -0400
We need to be attacking. Charge and sue for billions.
Breach of Trust
Breach of Statute (Free Speech)
Corruption (political benefit)
many more
commented 2018-05-30 22:32:59 -0400
Pretty sure he was actually told, more or less, just that…

I’m not surprised you’d think maintaining the integrity of the justice system would amount to a “kangaroo court”. Contempt is a grave charge, and it’s so for a reason.
commented 2018-05-30 21:14:52 -0400
And, was he not told he’d be in violation of his suspended sentence were he anywhere near there?
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No he was not. The first trial was a scam from a Kangaroo court.
commented 2018-05-30 20:37:07 -0400
“Dirk Kanis commented 7 hours ago
Calling Tommy a low grade street thug speaks volumes about the poster "

Um, accurate? Is that not a reasonable assessment for someone that went to jail for headbutting someone on the streets?

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Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt commented 4 hours ago
Andrew, no jury …..bench trial!
Additionally, it was verdict day and the judge would have bring to court his/her ruling and comments from the bench, followed by a sentencing date. The BBC had published the names of the accused and their charges previously.


And, was he not told he’d be in violation of his suspended sentence were he anywhere near there?

“Andrew Stephenson is a thug who believes in guilt by association. He also claims to be a mind reader. I once saw Stephenson outside a Mosque. I think he’s a Muslim terrorist. "

I’m really curious now, as to how my comment lead to this one. The logic isn’t immediately apparent. Please share.
commented 2018-05-30 19:41:08 -0400
Mr-Babies-Are- Parasite gets it wrong again. Does he never get tired of being wrong? You’d think eventually a person would figure it out.
commented 2018-05-30 17:44:02 -0400
Andy is the only libtarded commie stupid enough to open his yap about Tommy Robinson. All the rest of them low life pond scum know when to shut up except for know it all Andy. Go ahead Andy and dig up an article or tweet from Piers Morgan or the BBC who sound and smell the same as those yard birds on the View. You know Andy when an old commie like you gets all excited about another star chamber treatment you can almost feel young again until you go look at that ugly old mug in the mirror.
commented 2018-05-30 16:24:47 -0400
Andrew, no jury …..bench trial!
Additionally, it was verdict day and the judge would have bring to court his/her ruling and comments from the bench, followed by a sentencing date. The BBC had published the names of the accused and their charges previously.
commented 2018-05-30 14:02:13 -0400
Calling Tommy a low grade street thug speaks volumes about the poster
commented 2018-05-30 11:49:18 -0400
“It would be hilarious if his association with xenophobic sites like the Rebel are used as evidence that his intentions at being there were less than noble.”
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Andrew Stephenson is a thug who believes in guilt by association. He also claims to be a mind reader. I once saw Stephenson outside a Mosque. I think he’s a Muslim terrorist.
commented 2018-05-30 11:45:28 -0400
Andrew Stephenson
The jurors were deliberating as Tommy did his report. So there is no way they would have heard what he was saying, which was nothing not already known in any event. He is a political prisoner.
commented 2018-05-30 11:08:05 -0400
“John Williams commented 1 day ago
Reporter thrown in prison in England for reporting the truth! "

Reporting on something under a publication ban is a criminal act. If the jurors become influenced by third party “truths”, particularly distorted versions offered by agenda-driven individuals like “Robinson”, then you end up with a mistrial that needs to be repeated at high cost. You may complain about the lack of due process on the part of “Robinson”, but he was in the process of violating the due process of others.

“If NAFTA doesn’t go through, Ont. Businesses will have no choice but to move South. "

The problem is, of course, is that this fundamentally misunderstands Ontario’s, and the world’s, modern economy. NAFTA’s effects are very sector-specific, and in particular things like car manufacturing. Yes, Toyota’s a problem. However, other businesses won’t be affected at all, and most of those are associated with growth-companies trading in untariffable intellectual goods. There’s a reason why Toronto is such a strong contender for Amazon’s second HQ – it’s a hedge against protectionism. The US is essentially at full employment, and companies really can’t move back south anyway – there are no workers to hire, and with H1B cutbacks, no ability to hire from the global talent pool. Canada avoids both problems.
commented 2018-05-30 10:45:46 -0400
Some low grade street thug gets tossed back in the clink for what is essentially a parole violation, and the RW media loses its mind. The Right loves itself a good martyr.

It would be hilarious if his association with xenophobic sites like the Rebel are used as evidence that his intentions at being there were less than noble.
commented 2018-05-30 09:12:27 -0400
When judges make obviously illegitimate orders – as here where a Judge enjoined discussion of his own misconduct in Court – the best course of action is massive civil disobedience. A free press would have defied Marson’s obviously illegitimate order.
commented 2018-05-30 07:31:22 -0400
Robert McClelland

As I Predicted the Gag Order imposed by Judge Marson has been lifted. Some veiling, eh.
commented 2018-05-29 23:22:13 -0400
Tom, muslim rape gangs, decades of cover up in the UK…all levels. Why is this okay with you?

Think back to Lee Rigby’s killer, on camera with bloody hands and a machete….it took so long for it to make it to court….hmmmm why is that?
commented 2018-05-29 23:18:32 -0400
Tom, obviously, you think you are the expert in all this. Wait and see what comes from the publication ban being lifted and what Tommy was told by the court appointed lawyer…his own solicitor was assured of his release.
As for your comfortable assertion this is all happening so far away and doesn’t impact you, it is coming here. Buckle up!
commented 2018-05-29 23:10:19 -0400
You may want to ask Ezra for your 5$ back.
commented 2018-05-29 23:08:01 -0400
TAMMIE PUTINSKI-ZANDBELT commented 7 mins ago
Tom Bradly, isn’t it something a court appointed lawyer advises a guilty plea to ensure a release from custody…though it doesn’t happen. Tommy’s own solicitor wasn’t present, though he requested this.
Star Chamber proceedings happen in a totalitarian state.

He could have have entered a not guilty plea and gotten his own lawyer, he chose not to. You really think Tommy was stupid enough to think if he pled guilty, he would be set free. He was serving a suspended sentence for the same offence. You’d have to be a special kind of stupid to believe that.
Swift justice didn’t come for the rapists because they didn’t plead guilty, therefore ensuring a long trial. As for the cover up, I wouldn’t know because I really don’t care to much of what happens in the UK. I don’t live there, have never been there and have no intention of ever going there.
commented 2018-05-29 22:56:54 -0400
Tom Bradly, too bad the child rapists didn’t experience a swift court proceeding…instead, it was covered up for decades. Surely, you are not siding with the establishment and their the silencing of thousands upon thousands of victims?!!
commented 2018-05-29 22:52:24 -0400
Tom Bradly, isn’t it something a court appointed lawyer advises a guilty plea to ensure a release from custody…though it doesn’t happen. Tommy’s own solicitor wasn’t present, though he requested this.
Star Chamber proceedings happen in a totalitarian state.
commented 2018-05-29 21:57:08 -0400
If he was doing nothing wrong, why did he plead guilty?
commented 2018-05-29 19:08:05 -0400
It was gone for a while, now it is back.
commented 2018-05-29 19:07:00 -0400
Did Ezra’s Video on this set get taken down??
commented 2018-05-29 19:04:50 -0400
Ron Voss, You are so correct when you said, " I believe the surge for the NDP that we see is strategic voting promoted by the unions. "

Ford had a great comeback when it was mentioned that the NDP was gaining in the polls; he told employees to go to their boss, and likely he will tell you that the Company may move South if the NDP get in. Ford is not BS-ing as Trump has made things attractive for Ontario companies to move, plus we know what the NDP will do to Companies.

If NAFTA doesn’t go through, Ont. Businesses will have no choice but to move South.
commented 2018-05-29 18:30:56 -0400
Keith Barnes
I thought I heard Robinson say he was covering the sentencing hearing – which, if true, means this reporting is fallacious. With the media blackout, I have been unable to confirm this. Does anybody know.
commented 2018-05-29 18:23:00 -0400
Sky News 11pm GMT, had footage of Tommy’s arrest, the story line was that there would be a retrial that would cost the public 100s and 1000s of pounds. they then continued to give a brief history of, what they called, Tommy’s sordid past. Main Stream Marxist spin doctors that They are.
commented 2018-05-29 17:23:49 -0400
Robert McClelland
Where did I say the Queen governs? You do a very good job of reading nothing into something. I will type slower for your benefit.