Peerless critic of Neo Conservatives. Here is an extract from his
article in the latest issue of the New Statesman:
How does thought control act in societies that call themselves free?
Why are famous journalists so eager, almost as a reflex, to minimise the
culpability of political leaders such as Bush and Blair who share
responsibility for the unprovoked attack on a defenceless peoples, for
laying waste their land and killing at least 100,000 people, most of them
civilians, having sought to justify this epic crime with demonstrable lies?
Why do BBC reporters describe the Invasion of Iraq as a ‘vindication for
Blair’? Why have British broadcasters never associated the British or
American state with terrorism? Why have such privileged communicators, with
unlimited access to the facts, lined up to describe an unobserved,
illegitimate, cynically manipulated election, held under a brutal occupation
as ‘democratic’ with the pristine aim of being ‘free and fair”?
Shades of our five Lords of the Fourth Estate. Jeremy Paxman, Andrew
Marr, Jon Snow, Kirsty Wark and Martha Kierney, all members of the British
ruling class by virtue of their education at ‘public’ schools and
Oxbridge, all of whom betrayed their profession by never tackling Blair on
the war in Iraq. This has changed in recent weeks when both Paxman and
Martha Kearney have made vigorous attempts to make Blair confess to his
guilt of the war, but for the 35th time now they have been too arrogant to
reply to a plebeian like myself.
John Pilger is now doing a stint at Cornell University at New York as a
visiting professor. I cannot find his email address, so I’m using the
University address in the hope that it will reach him. Or perhaps my new
found Aussie friend who I as yet know only by his christian name of Neil can
find John’s email address for me.
JOAN BAEZ CONCERT.
The world renowned folk singer and political activist is in
Wolverhampton next week. Saturday July 7 at the Civic Hall, North Street at
8pm. Joan played an important role among entertainers in opposing the war in
Vietnam. We have no entertainer in Britain today capable of playing the same
role against Bush and Blair. The nearest approach is Attila the Stockbroker
who was at the Wolverhampton Trades Union Council May Day social. We shall
be contacting him today.
Anyone who does not realise that Blair and Gordon Brown are peas from
the same racist pod should take note of the spin concerning the two
by-elections taking place on 19th July designed to prevent any opposition
developing. For instance the one in Southall where the MP has died is a
constituency where Respect did fairly well at the General Election. Here a
Respect candidate has again been nominated. On Tuesday 3rd July there will
be a public rally with George Galloway MP introducing the Respect candidate
at 7-30pm at the Southall Community Centre, Merrick Rd. Supporters are asked
to support the rally.
The second by-election is at Sedgefield the constituency of no less a
renegade than Tony Blair. We are sure that tens of thousands will want to
rally to Sedgefield to see that Tony Blair is given a reception worthy of a
FOUNDING CONFERENCE OF THE NATIONAL SHOP STEWARDS NETWORK.
For those who like to believe that our trade union movement is dead
and buried the above conference will come as a shock, especially one day
after the CWU was obliged to call a successful one day strike.
The above Founding Conference will be held at South Camden Community
School, Charrington St. London NW1 1RG from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 7 July.
Many workplace representatives and local trade union activists feel the need
to link up with others to pool experiences and strengthen the organisational
sinews of the movement.
Organisations are asked to sponsor the Conference and send delegates. A
minimum sponsorship charge of Â£50 is suggested and Â£5 for delegates. Local
union activists will also be welcome as visitors.
Coming at a time when our first 2 million strong Union UNITE has been
formed and talks for British trade unions to amalgamate with the leading
union body in the USA are under way to form the first world trade union the
conference is very timely.
National Shop Stewards Conf.
Robert - Burma expeert.