Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

0

%

£6,340raised of £25,000 target by 358 supporters

Weʼre raising £25,000 to help Mike Sivier fight anti-Semitism libels in court

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered charity.

The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

Story

My name is Mike Sivier. You may know me as the writer of the Vox Political website.

I am probably best-known as the man who forced the Conservative government to reveal the number of sick and disabled benefit claimants who had lost their lives after being denied benefit, after a two-year campaign.

In 2017, immediately before local government elections in which I was standing as a Labour candidate, an organisation calling itself the Campaign Against Antisemitism published an article falsely alleging anti-Semitism by me. I believe the intention was to corruptly spoil my chance of being elected.

The piece 'quotemined' investigative articles I had written about claims of anti-Semitism against Labour Party politicians, using only those words that could present the most prejudicial impression about me, in order to falsely suggest hatred of the Jewish people. A weblink to the article was then sent to the Labour Party, in an attempt to have my membership suspended. This led to newspaper articles including one in which my local Conservative MP libelled me.

Labour obligingly suspended my membership, and subsequently launched a one-sided investigation in which I was found guilty despite being absent from the proceedings, at which none of the evidence I had presented to the party was mentioned by the investigator.

A copy of the report to the Labour Party committee that heard my case was then handed to a member of the national press. This led to further newspaper articles claiming I was not only an anti-Semite but also a Holocaust denier (an innovation by the Labour Party investigator).

I have been trying to persuade all those involved to retract their unfounded claims and apologise. These lies have harmed my main business - the Vox Political website - by encouraging readers to believe I should be avoided because of the unacceptable views they have attributed to me.

My attempts seem unlikely to produce positive results so it seems I must resort to court action.

I need your support to fund the court campaign to clear my name.

Please support this case and share. As a Labour Party member, I believe in equal opportunities for all people, no matter the colour of their skin, their religion or ethnic background, or any other accident of birth. My campaign to force the Tory government to release its sickness and disability death figures was an example of my commitment to end discrimination, prejudice and hate based on such characteristics.

Share this story

Updates

4

  • Mike Sivier5 months ago
    Mike Sivier

    Mike Sivier

    5 months ago

    The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) has ruled that MailOnline was wrong to publish claims that I was a Holocaust denier. This is important because it undermines all the other accusations against me. Please read about the case by following the link below, and share it with your friends to encourage them to support my fundraising campaign. One down: Press regulator rules against MailOnline in Vox Political 'anti-Semitism' case https://wp.me/p4Sru1-aZP

    Share this update to help us raise more

  • Mike Sivier5 months ago
    Mike Sivier

    Mike Sivier

    5 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Okay, we took a little time getting to this because I was busy helping to organise a little cultural festival here in Mid Wales (HUGE success, by the way), and then had to spend a few days recovering from it. But we're here at last! One-tenth of our goal achieved! Onwards and upwards!

    Share this update to help us raise more

  • Mike Sivier6 months ago
    Mike Sivier

    Mike Sivier

    6 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Never mind the image - the milestone is that, as I was typing the last update, the campaign received its 100th donation! It was for £2 - which was brilliant as far as I'm concerned. It shows that people are giving as much as they can, and that's all I can ask. Please keep sharing. Let's get the message out, get the money in, and get something done to stop this injustice.

    Share this update to help us raise more

6 months ago

Mike Sivier started crowdfunding

Leave a message of support

Page last updated on: 12/9/2018 4:39 PM

Supporters

358

  • Iola Davies

    Iola Davies

    Dec 9, 2018

    Thank you for all that you let us know about that we woukd not know.As a Labour Party member I am outraged by the way Labour dealt with the false accusations of anti-semitism made against you.

    £10.00

  • Steve Heptinstall

    Steve Heptinstall

    Dec 5, 2018

    Totally support you in this matter and thank you for your unbiased explanation of current affairs

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 26, 2018

    Vox Political , not always right, but mostly right and we need alternative voices

    £5.00

  • Maurice Frank

    Maurice Frank

    Nov 25, 2018

    You fault your case's handling. You need the court change: on faulting decisions and preventing selectivity with evidence. courtchange.wordpress.com/the-court-change-or-the-non-finality-situation/

  • Joslyn Hibbert

    Joslyn Hibbert

    Nov 23, 2018

    You are doing the right thing. You are telling the truth. That is very brave. I wish you all the luck in the world with your case, which after all, is on behalf of us all.

    £10.00

  • Ian Warder

    Ian Warder

    Nov 21, 2018

    £5.00

  • Orang Kiyani

    Orang Kiyani

    Nov 21, 2018

    £5.00

Mike Sivier

Become a supporter

Help Mike Sivier raise more

About the fundraiser
Mike Sivier

Mike Sivier

Report this Page
Donate