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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:16 AM
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George Galloway statement on the London bombings
http://www.respectcoalition.org/?ite=819
Statement on the London bombings by George Galloway on behalf of Respect
07/07/2005

We extend our condolences to the families and loved ones of those who have lost their lives today and our heartfelt sympathy to all those who have been injured by the bombs in London.

No one can condone acts of violence aimed at working people going about their daily lives. They have not been a party to, nor are they responsible for, the decisions of their government. They are entirely innocent and we condemn those who have killed or injured them.

The loss of innocent lives, whether in this country or Iraq, is precisely the result of a world that has become a less safe and peaceful place in recent years.

We have worked without rest to remove the causes of such violence from our world. We argued, as did the security services in this country, that the attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq would increase the threat of terrorist attack in Britain. Tragically Londoners have now paid the price of the government ignoring such warnings.

We urge the government to remove people in this country from harms way, as the Spanish government acted to remove its people from harm, by ending the occupation of Iraq and by turning its full attention to the development of a real solution to the wider conflicts in the Middle East.

Only then will the innocents here and abroad be able to enjoy a life free of the threat of needless violence.

George Galloway, Respect MP for Bethnal Green and Bow

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Press Statement by Fausto Bertinotti, Chair of the European Left Party

"What occurred in London is the atrocity of a barbarism. The peaceful people should mobilise"

Once again violence is upsetting the world. Any place, any city, any country may become and becomes a stage for devastation and death.

Women and men of any ethnic group, any age, any social condition are seeing their own innocent life destroyed. This is the atrocity of a barbarism. Today terrorism is upsetting London and the world. The spiral of war and terrorism is its terrifying background: they are both enemies of humanity.

Last Saturday in Edinburgh a big white-clad march has addressed a peaceful and nonviolent language against poverty and war. Now the anti-war movement should become a key player of a worldwide mobilisation against terrorism and war. Only people can stop this horrible violence.

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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:18 AM
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Right on. nt
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Pachamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:18 AM
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1. Amen Brother Calloway! Say it as it is! Hopefully the Brits will wake up
like the Spanish and say NO MORE to the lies, deception, destruction and distractions and stop supporting this lie of an occupation in Iraq!
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mrfrapp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:16 PM
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10. We're already awake
We're already awake thankyou very much. Unfortunately there's bugger all we can do about it. We would need to live in a democracy for that to be possible.
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:31 PM
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12. We've really gotten ourselves into a mess by electing the
Killer Bs, haven't we?

:(
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:18 AM
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2. Very Strong Statement
Tragically Londoners have now paid the price of the government ignoring such warnings.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:19 AM
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3. Damn.
Well said Mr. Galloway.

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RethugAssKicker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:24 AM
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4. This is what OUR OWN DEMS
should be saying... instead of supporting more military strikes, and other warlike solutions. We are still living in the 19th century!
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:28 AM
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5. Now, why couldn't our Dems say that kind of stuff?
There's a statement from our Dems on another DU thread quoted from RawStory. Read IT and see the difference between a strong statement and a woosy one!
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Taxloss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:29 AM
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6. One of the bombings was, of course, in his constituency.
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:30 AM
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7. Now THERE is someone I could vote for
Speaking the damn truth, for once. Compare this to Kerry's statement and hang your head in shame
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:36 AM
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8. One call for peace through humanity....
...and one call standing on bodies for political gain.

How many times ya gonna say "we" George?

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4_TN_TITANS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:04 PM
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9. Galloway Rocks....
Such a 'to the point politician'. If only we could have Dems like that over here.....
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:25 PM
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11. We must take a stand against all forms of terror, no matter who,...
,...advances such reckless violence: individuals, hate groups, governments, religious extremists or otherwise. Clearly, the US and UK are not exempt from responsibility for waging both economic and violent forms of terror. Until both are prepared to be accountable for their own actions, the circle of violence will simply escalate.

Stop. Stop feeding the fires of violence. Stop the terrorization of humanity. Just fucking stop it!
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:37 PM
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13. kick for the truth!
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