The People v. Tony Blair: Politics, the Media and the Anti-war Movement
with author Chris Nineham, activist with the Stop the War Coalition UK
Sunday, June 30
People's Coop Bookstore, 1391 Commercial Drive
Books will be available for sale and signing.
About the Book:
Some people dismiss mass protest. The People v. Tony Blair shows the huge demonstrations against the Iraq War in 2003 nearly brought down Blair and almost forced Britain out of the war. Based on interviews and insider accounts, it describes panic in Downing Street and despair in Whitehall. A controversial intervention into the debates about power, media and popular protest, The People v. Tony Blair argues that even a hostile media can be neutralized when a mass movement becomes powerful enough. More information on the book here.
About the Author:
Chris Nineham is a founder member of the Stop the War Coalition in the UK, and currently a vice chair. He is author of 'Capitalism and Class Consciousness: the ideas of Georg Lukacs' and a regular contributor to Counterfire.org