This video is about the big anti Iraq war march – London, February 2003.
By Paddy McGuffin in Britain:
Bring Blair to justice
Thursday 07 February 2013
Two million people took to the streets on February 15 2003 to oppose the war in the largest protests Britain has ever seen.
The war in Iraq lasted six years and led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians.
Stop the War Coalition, CND and others plan to mark the coming anniversary with a series of events, the first being a major conference in London on Saturday.
“It is a matter of basic justice that the person who launched the war and who has continued to thrive should be held accountable.
“We have had cover-up after cover-up and lie and lie. Tony Blair has enriched himself since leaving office and continues to hold the position of Middle East peace envoy, whose only role has been to back up military intervention.”
She described the decision to go ahead with the invasion against the will of the people as a “terrible failing of democratic politics” and said no government should ever be allowed to do the same again.
CND general secretary Kate Hudson said the scale of the 2003 march had been “breathtaking.”
“Not only were the numbers astonishing, even to us as organisers, but the demographic was a remarkable cross-section of society, unifying against the terrible, deceitful, drumbeat of war.
“And it is a monumental disgrace that the government refused to listen to the will of the people.
“Instead they pressed ahead with a bloody and illegal war which has killed hundreds of thousands of civilians and was premised on a lie.
“Tony Blair has evaded justice and eschewed responsibility for his actions.”
Saturday’s Ten Years On conference is being billed as one of the most important anti-war events of the last few years.
Next Friday, February 15, a protest will be held at 5.30pm opposite Downing Street to demand Western countries stay out of Syria and the wider Middle East and Africa.
- People v. Tony Blair: How mass murderers get away with their war crimes and how to stop them (sott.net)
- Dr David Kelly – Conspiracy (catholicglasses.com)
- Tony Blair’s record in the Middle East is a sorry one – it’s time he quit (telegraph.co.uk)
- US uses Tony Blair defence to justify drone killings (sgtreport.com)
- Tony Blair teaches Lord Mandelson how to profit from politics (telegraph.co.uk)