Our Say

After G8 and the London bombings - the way forward

London terror attacks condemned

After Live 8:
from pressure to action

The G8 summit and political power

Make the G8 leaders history

A sham election

10 good reasons to boycott May 5

Don't be blackmailed into voting

Reject ‘dependency’ politics

No votes for New Labour!

Parliament seals its own fate

A secret policeman's government

Vote for "none of the above"

How to remember the victims of the tsunami

A state of crisis

New Labour and the big lie

Yasser Arafat - a revolutionary life

After the US election

Blood on New Labour's hands

Butler and weapons of mass deception

With 'leaders' like these, who needs enemies?

How to meet the threat from the right

Barbarians at the gate

Torture, values and lies

The silence of the lambs

War crimes in Iraq

The slaughter in Madrid

The unfinished business of the miners’ strike 1984-85

L’état – c’est New Labour

The death of liberal democracy foretold

Hutton washes the state whiter than white

Top-up fees and the market economy

Our challenge for 2004

New Labour's march to a police state

Bush & Blair - partners in crime

London Region revolts against FBU leaders

Postal workers in the front line

No turning back

Where we go from here

Stop the War Coalition leaders and political fabrication

Regime change begins at home

Blood on New Labour's hands

There's more involved than just Blair

New Labour, lies and spies

Firefighters should reject deal and disown leaders

BECTU vote on New Labour link a step forward

Time runs out for FBU leaders

New Labour's one-party state

The blind alley of crude anti-Americanism

Occupation of Iraq - time to move beyond protest

War is a test for principles

Iraqi defiance shocks and awes

FBU leaders who backed capitulation should resign now

Down with New Labour's war - for regime change in Britain

FBU at war with New Labour

New Labour, not just Blair, is the target

50 years since the death of Stalin - an assessment

FBU finds itself in Precott's trap

War is Peace - Blair's fictitious 'push for peace'

15/2: Global marches put power on the agenda

Crisis of globalisation behind attack on Iraq

Tell it how it is

An injury to one is an injury to all

War plans expose fraudulent 'democracy'

A 'regime change' in Britain is the answer to war on Iraq

FBU needs a new strategy

Challenging New Labour

A moment of truth in the fight against New Labour

Gilchrist says it how it is

Time to defy the anti-union laws in support of the FBU

FBU must ask for solidarity strikes

FBU leaders must ask for support now

New Labour provokes confrontation

Italian police attack No-Global movement

New Labour declares war on FBU

Don't let the FBU fight alone

UN writes a blank cheque for war

Blood on Putin's hands

Unions must support firefighters with action not words

Support the firefighters - defeat New Labour

Bush-Blair war agenda revealed

Seeing through New Labour's weapons of mass deception

The US media and the new garrison state

The BEGINNING of Politics

How technology could
free humanity

'Terminator' engineering: A threat to humanity

The future is socialist

Asylum legislation fuels racist attacks

Road map to the future

E-mail to hear about site changes, placing 'update' in body of message



War is Peace - Blair's fictitious 'push for peace'

In the distorted and disturbed world of Bush and Blair, the truth is usually the mirror opposite of what they say. Put simply, they lie through their teeth to try and convince their populations that the invasion of Iraq is absolutely necessary to save humanity.

Colin Powell, the US Secretary of State, concocts photographic "evidence" that is supposed to prove that Iraq is moving chemical weapons around just before the UN arms inspectors arrive.

Even Hans Blix, the chief weapons inspector, had to tell Powell that his "evidence" was worthless. Then Blair's government produces a "dossier" that is allegedly based on high-level intelligence.

This turns out to be a cobbled together document, bringing together the work of a postgraduate student based on 12 year old documentation and an article in a defence magazine, complete with punctuation errors.

As a result of this and many other issues, few people believe anything that the Blair government says. Far from being the victims of a media conspiracy, ordinary people have seen through the fabrications and downright dishonesty of New Labour.

The latest attempt to fool the people is perhaps the most brazen. Blair is quoted as saying that he is making the "last push for peace", when the real intentions are exactly the reverse.

The only truth in all this is that the US and British governments are determined to invade Iraq, whatever Baghdad does. This has been the plan for some time, and the UN manoeuvres are a charade designed to fool the watching world.

The attack on Iraq is designed as a first step in a series of wars aimed at opening up markets and resources for global capitalism. To stop this madness means turning the power of people expressed in the February 15 marches against the Bush-Blair alliance and the corporations they speak for.

To help us cut through the propaganda fog and focus on the fact that our real enemy is actually at home, we are pleased to offer the following guide to phrases you may have read recently. For further help, you could read Lewis Caroll's 'Through the Looking Glass' or George Orwell's 1984.

Drive for peace = drive for war

War with Iraq = invasion of Iraq

War in Iraq = occupation of Iraq

Iraq's weapons of mass destruction = US nuclear/chemical weapons

The peace loving people of the world = those about to drop a massive amount of bombs on Iraq

International community = US and UK governments + global corporations

Moral war = predatory war with conquest the objective

Regime change = illegal overthrow of foreign government

Liberating Iraqi people = imposing Anglo-US rule

Bringing democracy to Iraq = putting US military governors in charge

Breach of UN resolutions = Something that only Iraq is guilty of

Compliance with UN resolutions = Applies to Iraq but definitely excludes Israel

War on terrorism = green light for US government to launch attacks anywhere

Old Europe = governments that don’t support Bush

New Europe = governments from Old Europe that support Bush

Protecting the world's oil supplies = seizing Iraq's oil fields

Smart weapons = weapons designed by clever people that kill civilians

Collateral damage = civilians killed by missiles/bombs

Axis of evil (Iraq, Iran, North Korea) = Bush, Blair, Berlusconi, Aznar

War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength (thank you George Orwell)

Movement for a Socialist Future
February 23, 2003