Friday, November 11, 2005


Today at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month we fall silent to remember the sacrifice of our forefathers who gave their lives to defeat tyranny and fascism. To fight against police states, to fight against detention without trial, to fight against states that use torture and murder as a main plank of policy.

I Remember those heroes and their fight. As the UK and the US routinely use intelligence taken from torture victims, use internationally banned chemical weapons against civilians and desperately attempt to gain total surveillance and detention without trial here, I think their fight continues; not in a physical or violent way, but in a democratic way.

Those MP's who voted against the detention without trial are continuing that fight and those heroes who sacrificed so much for so many would, I believe, be rightly proud that their sacrifice has not been wasted.

Never forget, Never Give Up, Never Surrender.

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