27 June Warmonger Out! 39


Tony Blair will quit Downing St on the morning of 27 June. We all recall those stage-managed images of him entering through rapt crowds waving union jacks. Well, it is time for the reverse image as we boo the old warmonger out. I do hope you will join me there. Blair’s leaving will be covered worldwide and it is a great opportunity to get our point across. It was Blair’s support for Israel’s invasion of Lebanon, against the whole background of the war in Iraq, that led the Labour MPs to boot Blair out. We should remind the World why he has to go.

It needs enough people that the media cannot ignore it – and a determination not to be shunted somewhere invisible.

(I have, incidentally, no idea why the Stop the War Movement is dissipating energy on yet another long traipse in the rain around the deserted parts of Manchester three days previously, which will get no coverage at all.)

I have been determinedly trying to give Gordon Brown the benefit of the doubt. Sadly his strong support for anti-civil liberties legislation seems to leave little room for doubt. The need to maintain the right to demonstrate is another good reason to be there. Military Families Against the War have a permit for the demo.

We have already had a preview of the kind of hagiographic, cult-of-personality type reviews the BBC will be pumping out. When Blair announced his departure a month ago, the BBC produced a montage of his premiership that ignored the anti-war movement, cash for honours, the Mandelson/Blunkett resignations, the Lebanon, the Bernie Ecclestone scandal, David Mills or anything else that might be viewed as negative – or balanced.

Doubtless the Labour Party will have laid on some pro-Brown demonstrators. Let us make sure that those who hate what Blair has done to this country are represented in waving him off.

Be there. Downing Street. 27 June. 10am.


39 thoughts on “27 June Warmonger Out!

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  • greengorilla

    Johnf: if you are still in END and know some influential people please consider this:

    WHY IS THE UK ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT SILENT ABOUT AN IMMINENT NUCLEAR ATTACK ON IRAN?

    The greatest danger we are facing now is an imminent of attack on Iran by the US. Anyone who has cared to follow this issue over the last couple of years will know that part of such an attack scenario will involve, as an option, the use of nuclear 'tactical' weapons with a yield of anything between one third to seven times that of Hiroshima-Nagasaki.

    The public is generally unaware of this because the mainstream media (MSM) on both sides of the Atlantic is playing a conspiracy of silence.

    But it is not only they: the StWC is doing the same. Some of us, including myself, have been using our blogs to warn the world about this since 2006. But it's like trying to shift a mountain.

    Finally we pressured StWC to include a slogan on their websites, "And don't attack Iran." That's all. There have been no Edward Thompsons around willing to find ways of using the MSM to get out the message.

    Even Sir Christopher Meyer has now gone public saying that Blair got involved in Afghanistan because he was worried that otherwise Bush might have "bombed the shit" out of that country.

    But still there is no publicity being made by such a figure of a similar threat to Iran. Not in Britain, anyway.

    Given that StWC will not do their job in this regard (and we have to ask why) do you know of any other organisations, including what's left of END, that might?

    Anyone requiring further evidence of an imminent nuclear threat to Iran should scan the Global Research website, http://globalresearch.ca/

    They should also read this article by Gary Leupp which has been widely published on the Net.

    The Day After We Strike Iran. What Will We Do Then?
    http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2007/06/373730.htm
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va
    http://www.campaigniran.org/casmii/index.php?q=no
    http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/06/15/19

    And read the CASMII site at http://www.campaigniran.org/casmii/

  • greengorilla

    Johnf: if you are still in END and know some influential people please consider this:

    WHY IS THE UK ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT SILENT ABOUT AN IMMINENT NUCLEAR ATTACK ON IRAN?

    The greatest danger we are facing now is an imminent of attack on Iran by the US. Anyone who has cared to follow this issue over the last couple of years will know that part of such an attack scenario will involve, as an option, the use of nuclear 'tactical' weapons with a yield of anything between one third to seven times that of Hiroshima-Nagasaki.

    The public is generally unaware of this because the mainstream media (MSM) on both sides of the Atlantic is playing a conspiracy of silence.

    But it is not only they: the StWC is doing the same. Some of us, including myself, have been using our blogs to warn the world about this since 2006. But it's like trying to shift a mountain.

    Finally we pressured StWC to include a slogan on their websites, "And don't attack Iran." That's all. There have been no Edward Thompsons around willing to find ways of using the MSM to get out the message.

    Even Sir Christopher Meyer has now gone public saying that Blair got involved in Afghanistan because he was worried that otherwise Bush might have "bombed the shit" out of that country.

    But still there is no publicity being made by such a figure of a similar threat to Iran. Not in Britain, anyway.

    Given that StWC will not do their job in this regard (and we have to ask why) do you know of any other organisations, including what's left of END, that might?

    Anyone requiring further evidence of an imminent nuclear threat to Iran should scan the Global Research website, http://globalresearch.ca/

    They should also read this article by Gary Leupp which has been widely published on the Net.

    The Day After We Strike Iran. What Will We Do Then?
    http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2007/06/373730.htm
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va
    http://www.campaigniran.org/casmii/index.php?q=no
    http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/06/15/19

    And read the CASMII site at http://www.campaigniran.org/casmii/

  • ummabdulla

    "What is blindingly obvious is that our present leaders haven't thought damn all about the future."

    Well, they're thinking abuot their own futures. 😉 Al-Jazeera is saying that Tony Blair will become the "Middle East Envoy" for "The Quartet". As absurd as it sounds…

  • Friend

    To follow up on Strategists last point – the "Blair Extradition Project"…has potential. Edingburgh castle must surely have a dungeon, or two, available?

  • George Dutton

    You never know the police might turn up on the 27th just before Blair leaves number 10 and take him away,just for more questioning you understand.

    It won't happen will it.We live in hope though.

  • George Dutton

    Misinformation…

    My first post above is taken from what was said in the press and TV at the time it happened. I can as I write this CLEARLY remember the reporter outside one of venues in the USA saying this…

    "Thatcher gets about ?120,000 plus a night for hers some have said ?160,000 on a good night and this goes on for about three months"

    This was said in the press at the time…

    "Thatcher was rumoured to have got 20 million pounds for hers?"

    Yet today I read this in the press…
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6233470.st
    http://tinyurl.com/29cd5y

    What is the truth???. Are we ever told the truth of anything???.

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