Brown@Iraq.Inquiry – Pix-&-Vidz – Fri 05 Mar 10Tagged as: anti-militarism gordon_brown iraq solidarity war_crimes war_criminal
Dateline: Iraq Inquiry, Little Sanctuary, Westminster, London, UK, 10:00-11:00, Fri 05 Mar 10 – A handful of protesters remained after the 08:30 start, all present to protest against UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown: the Chancellor who bankrolled the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of our sisters and brothers in Iraq.
Vidz at YouTube
• Brown@Iraq.Inquiry – 2 interviews
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Why So Small?
When Tony Blair appeared before the Chilcott Inquiry on Fri 29 Jan 10, the Stop the War Coalition was still effectively a front for the Socialist Workers Party, and had the resources to mount a considerable all-day protest on the streets outside: for instance, see my Action Report:
• Tony Blair's Judgement Day – Pix-&-Vidz, Fri 29 Jan 10
Five weeks later, following the mass of expulsions and resignations from the SWP, particularly of (ex-)members involved with running the StWC, the latter seemed only able to mount a lacklustre two hour protest, even though the serving Prime Minister (who effectively paid for the death-dealing military operation) was this day's high value target. I had erroneously assumed the protest would be at least as large and long as 'Tony Blair's Judgement Day', and arrange to meet a comrade there at 10:00 – but there was no sound system, no stage, and by that time only a handful of protesters left.
In contrast, it seems likely that, on the same day, the SWP sank their resources into the 100s-strong Unite Against Fascism counter-demonstration to a march planned by the English Defence League: for more information, see my Action Report:
• UAF Protest vs EDL March – Pix-&-Vidz – 05 Mar 10
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From Tony Blair's Judgement Day + Brown@Iraq.Inquiry
» Antiwar Art – http://www.antiwarart.co.uk
» Arrest Blair for crimes against peace (and earn your reward!) – http://www.arrestblair.org
» Iraq Inquiry – http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk
» Lawful Rebellion – http://lawfulrebellion.org
» Make Wars History, a civil disobedience campaign – http://www.makewarshistory.org.uk
» Peace Strike – http://www.peacestrike.org.uk
» Stop the War Coalition – http://www.stopwar.org.uk
» TPUC: The Peoples United Community – http://www.tpuc.org
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