After posting our initial call to action for a phone jam, It gives us great pleasure to announce that David Irving was once again shut down in Chicago by antifascists. After receiving the email attached below and calling Dine restaurant it has been confirmed that the venue has decided to cancel his speech. Thank you to all who participated in the phone jam, thank you to Dine for shutting this event down, and shout out to those who sent us this...
Sent from an email:
Sent from an email:
In the wee hours of December 7th 2013, antifascists smashed the windows of Dine restaurant, the hosting space for David Irvings Chicago stop on his tour, successfully bringing the event to an end!
From David Irving:
Saturday, 7 December 2013 11:28AM
Unhappy news: I must postpone this evening's dinner function at Chicago's Dine, the restaurant we had chosen, out of concern for the safety of my guests. This morning the establishment came under attack from the traditional enemies of free speech, and the management notified me at ten a.m. today that they cancel the booking. (I have phoned our many guests coming from out of state to avoid their making an unnecessary journey before they get this email.) They will not have to look far to wonder why Jews are so unpopular.
for why the restaurant cancelled the booking. There is an unsavory element of hired thugs in Chicago, who seem not to have learned the lesson from what happened to their friends, the Edelweiss and Tinley Park thugs, who are now languishing in federal prison in consequence.
Unless you can suggest an alternative secure location, I do not think it will be possible to reorganise it securely in time today. The personal comfort of my bona fide guests is my prime concern.
I shall postpone the dinner to my forthcoming 2014 tour in a few weeks' time. Your payment will be good for that function, and I will closely review the list of invited guests first. See:
for the reason why.
If you were a bona fide attendee, I will refund your payment if you wish, as that is our policy.
on the road in Indiana, USA
Saturday, 7 December 2013