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Friday, November 2, 2012

Tony Blair at UCL - No comeback for the war criminal

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Tony Blair at UCL - no comeback for the war criminal

Tony Blair is back in town on the speaking circuit, this time helping to launch a new department at University College London. In a further attempt to extricate himself from the illegal invasion of Iraq - which resulted in hundreds of thousands of civilian casualties - Blair is now billed to speak as an expert on the 'difficult issues facing markets and economies' and perhaps most bizarrely one of the most 'popular politicians in recent times'.

A letter signed by John Pilger, Tony Benn and academics at London universities, including at UCL, has been sent to college management which criticises what is perceived as an endorsement 'of Mr Blair [who] took our country to war against Iraq in flagrant violation of the UN Charter and in doing so committed the international crime of aggression.'

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Add your name to the letter to pressure UCL to withdraw Blair's invitation.
Join our demonstration on the day of Blair's visit at UCL to make sure his crimes are not forgotten.
Help us spread the news of Blair's visit by sharing the Facebook event with your contacts:
We will meet outside the main gates of the UCL campus on Gower Street at 11am on the 13th November.

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To read more about the event Tony Blair is speaking at and UCL's Institute for Security & Resilience Studies visit http://stopwar.org.uk/index.php/tony-blair-watch/1996-how-tony-blair-and-friends-help-arms-dealers-get-into-bed-with-britains-universities