ANNIVERSARY OF THE AL-AQSA INTIFADA
OCCUPATION OF IRAQ
FREEDOM FOR PALESTINE
Saturday 27th September 2003]
PART 2 OF
Benn, veteran politician and peace campaigner.
has happened in Iraq was the armed robbery of Iraq.
The Americans went in and stole the oil and are
now trying to sell of all the other Iraqi companies
and property to the multinationals corporations!
...And I tell
you more frightened than anyone else its President
Bush because there is going to be a regime change
in America next year when the Americans realise
what he has done!
"Next Elections You're Out"
- Blair shown as Bush's pink poodle
"Drop Bush Not Bombs" - Bush is shown wearing
Esso belt buckle and an "Israel" sleeve
...A lot of journalists
come up and say whats the point [of coming to the
rally]. Well I'll tell you what the point is. First
time I came here was nearly 50 years ago, standing
on this platform when Sir Antony Eden launched a
war against Egypt - the Suez War - and a few months
later Eden was out on his ear and we had a new Prime
Minister. I was here in 1964, and I remember it
very well, it was in support of a very well known
terrorist and the next time I met him he had a Nobel
Peace Prize and was President of South Africa, that
was with the anti-apartheid movement! Trafalgar
Square is the real parliament of this country!"
"I love Tony Benn"
Bush & Blair - Rogue Liars,
Blair Must Go
Tony Blair, Geoff Hoon & Alaister Cambell -
Weapons of Massive amounts of Destruction Distraction + Deviation
Place, from national executive of UNISON.
Her message was of solidarity, ending with a reworked
of the world unite, workers of the world unite against
injustice, against fascism, against lies, against
oppression, against globalisation... workers of
the world unite against illegal war and against
illegal occupation. Solidarity!"
United against lies and liars
"Snow white wants the truth!"
Playing Cards - the most popular deck!
The Stop the War Coalition has created
its own deck of cards showing the war mongers and
liars serving the US empire.
The shameful position of the Ace
of Spades is held by the Big Liar Tony Blair as
seen on this poster. Other cards from the pack can
be seen on the left, apparently Claire Short appears
as the joker in the pack.
Geoff Hoon, the british defence
secretary, is the Ace of Clubs. His notoriety for
lying to the British people before, during and after
the war is truly legendary. In fact his name has
become a synonym for the word liar. The caption
reads "You ain't nothing but a Hoon dog lying
all the time"
Posters from Birmingham Stop The War Coalitions:
"Prime Minister Prepare For The War Crimes Tribunal"
Blair, Saddam & Bush with caption "War Criminals"
Blair with devils mark 666 on his forehead and caption "Terrorist"
Blair with caption "This man Has Destroyed British Democracy"
Sacranie, General Secretary Muslim Council
of Britain (MCB) touched on several subjects including
the reconstruction of Iraq:.
enormous damage the war in Iraq has caused, its
infrastructure and institutions, is a result of
this unjust war. The consequences of a war that
was not sanctioned by the international community.
The architects of the war must therefore pay for
the reconstruction of Iraq. They must not be allowed
to put the cost on the people of Iraq! ..."
US / UK Troops Out Of Iraq NOW
Bush & Blair: Wanted for crimes against humanity
Loach, Britain's foremost progressive film
an amazing week. Lies that we all knew were lies
are now unravelling. Hans Blix has finally said
that Iraq destroyed almost all its weapons 10 years
ago. The CIA backed Iraq survey group with one thousand
four hundred inspectors with microscopes in six
months haven't found a button! Of course we knew
they wouldn't find anything but the people who could
have told them were no less than Colin Powell and
Condaliza Rice. They were quoted in John Pilger's
fine film on Monday night - before 9/11 Colin Powell
saying that Saddam Hussein has not developed weapons
of mass destruction and again in May 2001 'Saddam
has not been able to develop weapons of mass destruction
in the last 10 years'. This was known two years
ago, now is Blair saying he didn't know these things?
And if he did know them why is he lying to us now?
It is of course
all lies, because the real reason emerged again
this week with the news that the US stooges in the
Iraqi provisional authority are to sell off 192
publicly owned companies in Iraq. Unlimited profits
will leave that country at small corporate tax and
the door is open. They smashed the shop front and
now they are reaching in and grabbing the jewels!
McShit - the truth about McDonalds
"We cannot oppose the
war unless we oppose
corporate power at the same time - its one and
I think we cannot
oppose the war unless we oppose corporate power
at the same time - its one and the same issue! Consider
the logic of corporate power - they need cheap labour,
they need cheap resources, they need to reorder
the economy in the interests of their own big companies,
and they need cheap oil. And thats why the war was
fought and we knew it all along and now the proof
world the multinationals are making. Its a world
of great inequality, it is the rape of the earths
resources, it is the destruction of local communities,
and most of all it is permanent war against everyone
who raises their voice against the US forces. If
its not the 'evil empire' it'll be the 'axis of
evil' or even the 'war on terrorism' the words are
interchangeable but we are faced with permanent
Never in modern
times has there been such a concentration of power
and wealth. Never has there been a US president
more naked in pursuing class interests, and never
has there been a UK prime minister so supine and
forning in his favour..."
Murder: It's The Real Thing - Coca-Cola
From 1966 onward Coca-Cola has been a staunch supporter
In 1997 the Government of Israel
Economic Mission honoured Coca-Cola
at the Israel Trade Award Dinner for its continued
support of Israel
for the last 30 years For more information see Boycott
"Humanitarian like Hell"
"Pirates of the Arabbean"
with label on lapel "capitalist scum"
standing in front of the tank of the "global resistance".
The side of the tank shows some
of the corporate enemies of
the resistance - Halliburton,
Exxon, Shell, IBM,
Nestles and IBM are on our Boycott Israel list and Halliburton
and Bechtel are two of the companies with close ties
White House who have been awarded huge reconstruction
contracts for Iraq (follow the links for more information).
Bush as Godzilla
Wrest control of Labour from the 2nd Hand
Patel, Chair of Friends of Al-Aqsa. He
reminded us that the problem of Israel was not just
its occupation of Palestine, its root problem is the
racist ideology its founded on:
is a discriminatory ideology. We must dismantle
this ideology, we must de-zionise Israel. We must
work towards integration and not separation...
Weapons of mass destruction mutalate and kill
children - Iraq 2003
Announcements made by
Andrew Murray, Stop the War coalition:
just like to announce that we believe a 100,000
people at least have marched in London today..."
Cheers from the crowds >>
you may like to know at lunch time the BBC,
there have been some criticism with BBC journalism,
they were saying this demonstration had two
thousand people on it!
its the BBC's numeracy that needs looking at..."
The people the BBC doesn't see
Even children cant believe the lies anymore, placard
shows Blair saying:
"We're helping the people in Iraq" and pointing to his
the caption reads "Yeah right and Pinnocio is just a story"
Activist Arrests Bomber Blair!
llantwit, 30.09.2003 17:24
A peace protestor from Cardiff has performed
a citizens arrest on the Prime Minister, Tony Blair.
The arrest took place during Blairs
speech to the labour party conference in Brighton today.
He alerted a nearby police constable to the heinous war
crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the UK
army during the war, and the continuing illegal occupation
Sadly the officer arrested the wrong
man, and the activist (who prefers to remain anonymous
at present) is currently sitting in a cell in Bournemouth
The protestor commented: I feel
it is my duty as a citizen of the UK, and of the world,
to make sure that Tony Blair is held accountable for the
illegal and immoral war he has perpetrated.
The war itself was an atrocious
act of unilateral aggression against a sovereign state,
and the campaign against the Iraqi people was highlighted
by attacks on a non-combative population, non-military
targets and defenceless towns, villages, settlements and
The War is Not Over
Not for the Iraqis, Not for the Americans, Not for the British
How many more must die? End the occupation.
"free the people of
troops back troops back"
"Time is to our side, we belong to
and it belongs to us!" Husam Zumlot
Zumlot, Councillor for political affairs
for the Palestinian general delegation to UK. He started
by talking of the US harbouring of Israeli terrorism:
in today's world where we hear the Israeli government
publicly announce its decision to assassinate the
democratically elected Palestinian leader, and when
the whole international community condemns the Israeli
act and proposes a UN security council resolution
asking Israel not to do so the United States of
America veto's it!
there is always a new road map ... On the first
day that agreement was signed an Israeli labour
government starting building settlements ... it
is evident to us all by now that there is an Israeli
strategy and this strategy is very very simple -
the prevention of the establishment of a Palestinian
state. What the Israelis want is a state that they
can control from within by building settlements,
bi-passage roads, walls, and by making sure they
control every single town and city.
By building an
apartheid wall, and dear friends I repeat this is
an apartheid wall, by building an apartheid wall
inside the occupied territories snaking through
the Palestinian land, carving towns and villages
in to cantons and bantustans, converting the entire
West Bank in to a massive concentration camp and
after having built the same in Gaza Strip just days
after signing the Oslo Accords Israel thinks and
believes that the Palestinian aspiration to independence
can be crushed. Nothing can be further from the
truth, it is the other way round, dear friends it
is Israel that has come to the conclusion that its
massive arsenal of weapons of mass destruction will
not be able to defeat the Palestinians.
I say this with a great deal of confidence, time
is on our side, we belong to the land, and it belongs
to us, and we are there not only to stay but to
rebuild Palestine and place it back to the centre
of human civilisation."
Giant Palestinian flag with messages
"End Israeli Terror" and "Free Palestine"
Drop Blair - Not Bombs
German, convener of the stop the war coalition.
like to thank everyone who has come here today because
you are here today representing the conscience of
millions of people in this country and you are here
representing the majority. The latest opinion polls
show that 52% of the people now think this war is
not justified and was never justified.
told us back in April that we should apologise for
opposing the war, I think in view of subsequent
events perhaps Alaister Cambell should apologise
to the rest of us... and if he should apologise
where does that leave the cheap liar and war criminal
What a lie it
was when George Bush stood on the aircraft carrier
against the banner which said "mission accomplished"
and said the war is over. Since then a thousand
Iraqis a week die and more American soldiers have
died than during the war itself...
And when we are
told its about democracy, look at what they are
doing. They are privatising the country ... and
they are denying democracy. They are saying to the
Iraqi people, "you are too stupid to run your
own country". Well we have a message for Tony
Blair and George Bush, the Iraqi people want to
run their own country, they have every right to
run their own country and this occupation is an
illegal colonial occupation which must end now..."
WMD - Where's My Democracy?
Blood stained American flag with the words "No
This nice poem appeared on one of the
It Wrong Right Honourable?
Don't say you care Bully Boy Blair!
You've got the push Cowboy Bush!
What are you for Jack Donkey Straw?
I D S - party a mess
Mr Kennedy - a remedy?
Just stop the war
And don't hurt any more!
For A Lost World, copyright Sally
Message on Hand - Blair Out!
Monbiot, campaigning journalist, writer and
the people who are opposed to the occupation of
Iraq by US and British forces have called for those
forces to be replaced by United Nations forces.
I think this will be a very bad mistake. And I think
it will be a very bad mistake for three reasons.
The first, is
that it makes the UN the dustbin in to which the
US dumps it failed colonial adventures. If the UN
shows that its prepared to mop up after the United
States then it enhances its [US] incentive, to date
George Bush's perpetual war to one nation after
another. The paradoxical effect to be that the hated
UN becomes the escape valve for George Bush, the
way in which he can get out of Iraq in order to
win the next election.
The second reason
why its a disastrous idea is that tough as the current
arrangement may be for the american soldiers and
indeed for the Iraqi people, the best place for
the US armed forces at the moment is pinned down
in Iraq because while they are stuck there they
can't go on and invade anywhere else! The pentagon
has made it perfectly clear that it's not prepared
to fight more than one war at a time.
And the principle
reason why it has approached Iran and North Korea
not with bombs but with diplomacy is that it cant
spare the troops and it cant spare the resources
because it is stuck in Iraq. Again if the UN gives
Bush a way out he will use that way out to go and
attack another nation.
There is a third
reason why it would be a disaster. Its that the
United Nations at the moment has no more legitimacy
than the united states.
And the force
either in occupation or out of occupation, it is
governed by five nations - the principle victors
of the second world war. And the idea that this
wholly undemocratic body can oversee someone else's
transition to democracy is laughable. The only country
at the moment whose veto carries weight within the
United Nations is the United States. A UN decision
can only be made if George Bush wants it to be made,
and George Bush will only want it to be made if
its in his interest.
The only thing
that the UN occupation would do would be to grant
retrospective legitimacy to an illegal US occupation.
It simply replaces occupation heavy with occupation
So what is the
answer? The answer is so blindingly obvious that
it seems staggering that we even need to ask the
question! The answer is that the transition to democracy
and the transition to the power being placed in
the hands of the Iraqi people starts right away!
it starts with a constitutional convention established
by and run by the Iraqis - not the occupying powers.
It ensures that constitutional convention determines
what the Iraqis want - not what Blair wants, not
what Bush wants. It determines that the major decisions
are made not before democracy comes to Iraq but
once democracy comes to Iraq. In short the essential
process of national negotiation and reconciliation
within Iraq, which is essential if democracy is
to have any meaning there, can take place.
So of course
Bush isn't going to permit either route to happen.
He will allow himself to be bogged down in Iraq
because he can't bear to loose face in getting out.
And the result is likely to be that Iraq will swallow
George Bush and his imperial plan just as Afghanistan
swallowed the Soviet empire!
And we as the
opponents should seize trying to help George Bush
from his own folly - let him go down! Let his own
imperial ambitions swallow his imperial ambitions!"
Bush the new Hitler - the parallels
between American fascism
that we see today in its lust for global domination
of yesterday is blazingly clear for all to see.
Something the zionists never learnt
McCarthy, Deputy Chair Liberal Democrats.
said to want to leave a legacy as Prime Minister
- 50.000 dead, 10s of 1000s of people maimed and
injured, a bill of over 100 billion dollars - some
legacy for Prime Minister.
Yet, a fraction
of that money could have eliminated world malaria,
halted the scourge of Aids in Southern Africa and
tackled the outrage of 40,000 British pensioners
dying every winter from cold. That would have been
a legacy to have been proud of.
down my face last week as I listened to Azmet Begg
at our party conference. Moazzam, Azmet's son kidnaped
by the US, taken to Guantanamo bay, held without
trial or basic human rights - a disgrace! Muslims
too deserve human rights!
... But the Blair...
initiative is not just selling us out, it is actually
going far beyond Iraq and Guantanamo. Blair has
greed that our citizens can be extradited to the
US without any due process - some special relationship!
Blair has allowed US corporations to buy UK media
but prevents us from buying theirs - some special
The cost of war - Our sons
Great one-liners highlighting
Americas greed for oil:
"The Middle East is NOT America's private petrol station"
"Let's bomb Texas, They have oil too"
The Missing Billions
Money is the root of war
10/23/03 (Christian Aid - UK)
A staggering US$4 billion in oil revenues and other Iraqi
funds earmarked for the reconstruction of the country
has disappeared into opaque bank accounts administered
by the US-controlled Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA)
that rules Iraq. By the end of the year, if nothing changes
in the way this cash is accounted for, that figure will
'This is Iraqi money. The people of Iraq must know where
it is going and it should be used for the benefit of all
the country's people - particularly the poorest,' said
Roger Riddell, Christian Aid's international director.
The current situation goes to the heart of claims and
counter-claims about how Iraqi oil revenue should be used.
It can only fuel the serious suspicion in Iraq that a
disproportionate amount of cash is being creamed off for
the benefit of US companies - money that should be spent
on alleviating the chronic unemployment and other serious
problems faced by Iraqis, including the poorest and most
The fact that billions of dollars of Iraq's own money
cannot now be accounted for can only add to a burning
sense of injustice.
'We have absolutely no idea how the money [from Iraqi
oil revenues] has been spent,' one senior European diplomat
to the UN told Christian Aid. 'I wish I knew, but we just
don't know. We have absolutely no idea.'
The missing billions are a combination of pre- and post-war
oil revenues now controlled by the CPA, plus seized Iraqi
government assets and funds vested overseas. Conservative
estimates put the total at US$5 billion, of which less
than US$1 billion can be accounted for. Estimated oil
revenues between now and the end of the year are expected
to total a further US$4 billion.
This money is distinct from the reconstruction funds
promised by the US and UK governments, and from any cash
that is raised from other governments at the Madrid conference.
This is Iraqi money that should be spent for the benefit
of all Iraq's people, not sat on in secret by an unelected
'The situation is little short of scandalous,' said Roger
Tony Blair You're Fired!
Evans, Plaid Cymru MEP and Welsh CND chair.
a reformed United Nations, one true to its aim of
'saving future generations from the scourge of war'.
Just look at the United Nations now - between 1996
and 2000 the permanent members of the security council
were together responsible for 81% of all arms exports.
War is big business for them!..."
Weapons of Mass Destruction:
Iraq 0 USA 10,000
IRAQ: US Rules, Chaos Reigns
They Die We Consume
Street theatre with an important message.
Our consumer society - the multinationals
through their advertising and marketing manufacture
consumerism and then go on to feed it through death
and destruction in other parts of the world. All in
the name of profit.
"They Die We Consume"
Ronald relaxing - fancy a big mac?
Now you know what Esso stands for.
The blood soaked stars & stripes,
always there to help its multinationals pillage the