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Arrest Blair Call – When War Criminal Visits Dublin

category national | anti-war / imperialism | news report author Monday August 16, 2010 13:10author by GAAW PRO - Galway Alliance Against War Report this post to the editors

The news that the former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, is to sign copies of his newly published memoirs at Eason’s in O’Connell St Dublin on September 4th has prompted the Galway Alliance Against War to call for him to be arrested for war crimes – specifically “for his unprovoked war of aggression against the defenceless people of Iraq”.

The Galway Alliance Against War acknowledges in its press release that the Irish State should arrest Blair rather than squander “a small fortune in taxpayers’ money protecting this war criminal.” The group therefore is calling on the local peace groups around the country to organise their own arrest committees with the specific aim of carrying out a peaceful citizen’s arrest of Tony Blair during his visit in September. According to GAAW, Blair is due to appear on RTE’s “Late Late Show” on Friday 3rd September, so peace activists will have at least two opportunities to arrest the “British war criminal”.

“We believe that the many local peace groups dotted around the country should form their own Blair arrest committees with the aim of making a peaceful citizen’s arrest on September 3rd or 4th. Tony Blair - along with that other monster George Bush - is responsible for the deaths of over one million people in Iraq.”, stated Niall Farrell GAAW’s PRO. “There already exists the ‘Arrestblair.org’ website which has put a bounty on this war criminal’s head. The peace groups in Ireland should follow that lead, make a citizen’s arrest and claim that bounty.

“The Irish state will spend a small fortune in taxpayers’ money protecting this war criminal so that he can launch his self-serving memoirs in our country. This is a crime in itself, considering the outrageous cutbacks being carried out on our public services. Tony Blair is set to earn a fortune for this memoir, £4.6 million. Why should we the Irish people have to pay for his security? Since resigning as British Prime Minister in 2007 this man has accumulated £20 million much of it due to his links to the Bush administration. And the tight security that will surround the signing of this self-serving memoir in the centre of Dublin will cause major disruption to the city. This should not be countenanced for a man who should behind bars, not signing his ‘memoirs’.

“Dublin is set to be the first stop on Butcher Blair’s world tour book promotion. Thousands are expected to protest at his book signing in England a week later. It is up to the Irish peace movement to start the ball rolling.”

author by newsmediapublication date Mon Aug 16, 2010 16:58author address author phone Report this post to the editors

It has been announced that Blair will hand over all profits as well as the reported advance of £4million from his published memoirs.

See the link:
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2010/0816/....html

Related Link: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2010/0816/breaking43.html
author by opus diablos - the regressive hypocrite partypublication date Tue Aug 17, 2010 13:14author address author phone Report this post to the editors

he's handing it to British military casualty rehabilitation. Meantime Iraq unravels by the day at ever accelerating speed and the desertion is on schedule, except for a 50,000 garrison of rearguard occupation to ensure Iran or Saudi dont flex their ambitions. But while I'm all for confronting Blair on his whistle-stop pump, what do we do with our resident political collaborators and their lapdog media poodles?Shannon is often in the news, but try and make a comment relating to the military traffic and the blind eye gets the broad end of the telescope every time.
Sunday's Tribune refers to Irish arms deals with Elbit Systems of Israel and BAE (Blairs buddies that he quashed an inquiry into a £1bn bribe to the saudi defence minister on behalf of).The government are passing responsibility back to Brussells for trade or economic sanctions(handy shrug), and floating along in an understanding fashion with the necessities of Israeli borrowing our passports.Bertie Boy and Micky Martin (to say nothing of the hahaha 'opposition')are as culpable as Blair, just a little further from the direct action.

author by CWpublication date Wed Aug 18, 2010 22:47author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Catholic Workers Counter Recruitment at British Army Showroom London

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author by Timmypublication date Mon Sep 20, 2010 02:33author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The millions from the streets chanted 'Bush, Blair Lied, Millions Died. Not to mention all the other war criminal things those two intitiated against the worlds' work, such as exposing the fact that their hidden agenda of taking and monopolizing the mid-east oil, which is a lying unjust cause in its self, as the pollution from the coal, gas, and oil is killing the world's ecololgical balance of life, and pushing the burn out of the earth's oxygen in the atmosphere. That is the deepest most threatening of all aggressions past, and present. End pollution wars, not endless wars for more pollution.

 
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