Wide screen devices may view this page better by clicking here

Globalisation Anticapitalism :: Globalisation

spotCampaigns

spotOrganisations

spotArguments for socialism

spotPeople

spotInternational

spotEvents

spotAround the UK


All keywords


All Arguments for socialism subcategories:

Arguments for socialism

Capitalism

* Globalisation Anticapitalism

Marxism


Globalisation


Highlight keywords  |Print this articlePrint this article
From: The Socialist issue 931, 11 January 2017: NHS in meltdown

Search site for keywords: Tony Blair - Austerity - Super-rich - Globalisation - Working class - Public services - Labour - Oil - Africa - Gaddafi - Northern Ireland - Middle East

Blair's multimillion plans to fight 'populism' and spy on Muslims

Fight anti-worker Blairite politics!

Millionaire warmonger Tony Blair is till trying to the rule the world, photo Chatham House (Creative Commons)

Millionaire warmonger Tony Blair is till trying to the rule the world, photo Chatham House (Creative Commons)   (Click to enlarge)

Jack Miller, school student

Tony Blair is to inject 9.3 million into a new not-for-profit foundation, the 'Tony Blair Initiative' (TBI). It will endeavour to counter "the new populism" and make "globalisation work for all."

TBI also aims at "fostering religious and cultural tolerance and advancing peace." As prime minister, Blair sent troops to five wars. Two of them he helped to start, laying part of the basis for the current mess in the Middle East.

Blair's policies at home were to privatise public services and encourage free trade - these destroyed working class conditions to make the super-rich even richer. This is what has led to the rise of populism, left and right, which Blair previously said "I'm not sure I fully understand."

So is this an attempt by Blair to contort his public relations image for his own personal gain?

Jim Murphy, the failed former Scottish Labour leader, has been cherry-picked for the plum job of advising Blair on spying on Muslims in Africa.

This scheme will play off the prior links Blair has built with what one insider described to the Times as "dictatorial states."

A spokeswoman said there was only a proposal to help governments collect "publicly available data." But why, if it's already available?

Blair has clearly caused unrest among his staff. Some think the scheme will backfire, as the comment to the Times shows. Possible testaments to this are his "deal in the desert" for Colonel Gaddafi's oil, or the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland.

No amount of money will make Tony Blair's politics attractive to people suffering austerity.

Workers and young people need a mass anti-austerity party of our own, not pro-capitalist 'initiatives' from warmonger millionaires.

Donate to the Socialist Party

Finance appeal

The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.

The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.

Inevitably, during the crisis we have not been able to sell the Socialist and raise funds in the ways we normally would.

We therefore urgently appeal to all our viewers to click here to donate to our Fighting Fund.

Please donate here.

All payments are made through a secure server.

My donation

 

Your message: 

 






Globalisation Anticapitalism keywords:

Coffee (9)

Farmers (37)

Global (156)

Globalisation (36)

Imperialism (256)

Independence (94)

Market (223)

McDonalds (22)

Occupation (232)

Occupations (27)

Self-determination (39)

Starbucks (12)

Trademark (1)

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Article dated 11 January 2017

Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

MEMBER RESOURCES

Pay in Fighting Fund

Pay in paper and book sales

Leaflets

Bulk book orders

New member submission

WHAT'S ON

triangle14 May Socialist Party national meeting: Perspectives for socialism after the elections

triangle15 May Birmingham Socialist Party: How can we fight for socialist change and a new workers' party?

triangle17 May Oxfordshire & Aylesbury Socialist Party: The role of the state

More...


The Socialist, weekly newspaper of the Socialist Party

Election analysis

Ireland

International news

Workplace news

Readers' opinion

Obituary

Subscribespacer|spacerebook / Kindlespacer|spacerPDF versionspacer|spacerText / Printspacer|spacer1133 onlinespacer|spacerBack issuesspacer|spacer Audio files


TUSC 2021 election video

More videos ...

What We Stand For
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Platform setting: =

Desktop version