News from the Taxes for Peace Rally & Have you asked your MP to support the Taxes for Peace Bill yet?

The Taxes for Peace Bill will receive a second reading in Parliament on March 24th.

Mark Rylance: Support the Taxes for Peace Bill

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As most of you are aware, the Taxes for Peace Bill is scheduled for a second reading on March 24th. In order to rally as much support as possible, we are asking our members to write your MP asking them to support the Taxes for Peace Bill. You can do so via our website.
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‘SICKENING’: Backlash as ‘SHAMELESS’ Tony Blair appears at memorial for Iraq war heroes

Tony Blair’s appearance at the unveiling of a national war memorial to those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan has been branded “sickening”.

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Tony Blair appeared at the war memorial behind in prime position

The former Labour Prime Minister was sitting in front of current Lib Dem leader Tim Farron and next to the Duke of Gloucester who was wearing his array of military medals for the ceremony on Horse Guards Parade in central London.

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NHS not Trident national demo to save the national health service = 4th March

Organisers expect this to be the largest mobilisation to save the NHS since the Health and Social Care bill was passed in 2011.

Gather at the Gandhi memorial in Tavistock Square, 12 noon on 4 March 2017.

NHS not Trident on the national demo to save the national health service.

Gather at the Gandhi memorial in Tavistock Square, 12 noon on 4 March 2017.

There are coaches travelling down to London from more than 30 locations.

This list is constantly growing so don’t forget to check back for updates from your area!

http://www.ournhs.info/coaches

Still not convinced?
Watch our video below to find out how we’d solve the crisis in the NHS.

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‘West must be held accountable for Libya, apologize & leave it alone’ – Gaddafi’s cousin (EXCLUSIVE)

The Libyan people are still suffering because Western powers continue to fuel the ongoing conflict there, the cousin of slain leader Muammar Gaddafi has said on the sixth anniversary of the Arab Spring, adding that the West should apologize and leave Libya alone.

It is clear to everyone what is now happening in Libya: total destruction, people fleeing their homes, mass hunger. Our country has descended into total darkness, and our people are enduring suffering, Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam, the cousin of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, told RT in an exclusive interview.

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H.R.608 – Stop Arming Terrorists Act

The Stop Arming Terrorists Act would prohibit the federal government from directly or indirectly providing arms and other support to militant groups allied with terrorist organizations, as well as prohibit funneling money and weapons through other countries who are directly or indirectly supporting terrorist organizations like ISIS or al-Qaeda. I urge you to contact your Member of Congress and let them know your thoughts on this legislation.

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Dick Cheney Poisoned Hundreds of US Troops in Iraq — They’re Dying

And the Media is Silent

The legacy of death and misery from the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan continues today, and, once again, Dick Cheney plays a central role.

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A new book by Joseph Hickman, a former U.S. Marine and Army sergeant, titled “The Burn Pits: The Poisoning of America’s Soldiers” details how soldiers and local civilian populations were exposed to constant streams of toxic smoke from the burning of waste.

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RAF trained air force accused of war crimes in Yemen

The UK trained an air force at the centre of war crime allegations in Yemen how to carry out airstrikes with smart bombs, according to official documents.

Evidence submitted during a legal case into UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia reveal that the RAF trained Saudi Arabia how to use Paveway IV missiles.

A girls' school in Sa'adah, Yemen, destroyed by bombingImage Caption: A girls’ school in Sa’adah, Yemen, destroyed by bombing

The documents also reveal that only a “very very small“​ number of ​airstrikes​ were tracked and​ that​ the UK knew little about the Saudis’ targeting practices or its investigations into war crimes.

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New book out with evidence of war crimes in Iraq, Libya and Syria

Terry Gardiner was a successful businessman having lived and carried out many business interests throughout the Middle-East for over 30 years, with several offices in the region including Iraq itself, establishing an affiliated office in Baghdad in 1998.

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This was during a period that Blair was complicit with the then American President Bill Clinton already bombing Iraq on a regular basis, resulting in the deaths of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians, many of were women and children.

Probably unknown by the majority of the public, by August 1999, American and British pilots had fired more than 1,100 missiles against 359 targets in Iraq, with bombings.

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US Admits Using Radioactive Weapons in Syria that Left Thousands of Iraqi Babies Deformed

One of the least talked about war crimes committed by the United States is the use of depleted uranium — a highly controversial radioactive waste that’s been dumped into Iraq by the ton.

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This US strike against an Islamic State fuel truck convoy on 18 November 2015 may have involved DU.

In spite of multiple international watchdog groups and health organizations pointing out the dangers of using DU, and in spite of the Pentagon claiming they wouldn’t use it, the United States just admitted to using it in Syria.

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Declassified CIA Memo Shows How US Has Been Plotting Syrian Regime Change For Decades

A newly declassified CIA memo from the 1980s discusses how “US interests [in Syria] would be best served by a Sunni regime controlled by business-oriented moderates”

It was part of the plan
It was part of the plan

It’s public knowledge that Washington has been plotting against Syria since the days of Eisenhower.

But thanks to a newly declassified CIA memo, we can now read Washington’s heavily-redacted strategy for creating “favourable conditions” in Syria.

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