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Shows featuring Tony Benn

  • Remembering British MP Tony Benn, a Lifelong Critic of War and Capitalism Benn-new2
    Tony Benn, the former British Cabinet minister, longtime Parliament member and antiwar activist, has died at the age of 88. He was the longest-serving member of Parliament in the history of Britain’s Labour Party, serving more than half a century. He left Parliament in 2001, saying he planned to "spend more time on...
    March 14, 2014 | Story
  • Tony Benn on Tony Blair: "He Will Have to Live ’Til the Day He Dies with the Knowledge that He Is Guilty of a War Crime" Benn-web
    We speak with former British cabinet minister and MP Tony Benn. He was the longest-serving MP in the history of the British Labour Party, having served for more than half a century. He is now president of the Stop the War Coalition. [includes rush transcript]
    September 21, 2010 | Story
  • British Politician Tony Benn Condemns Escalation of War in Afghanistan & Defends Britain’s Socialized Healthcare System Benn-new1
    While President Obama defended his escalation of the war in Afghanistan on Monday, in Britain, America’s closest ally, antiwar sentiment is growing. This week, the number of British troops killed in Afghanistan since 2001 surpassed 200. Yesterday in central London, protesters read the names of the 200 British soldiers, as well as the names 200 Afghan citizens killed in the war. The...
    August 18, 2009 | Story
  • Thousands Flood London’s Financial District to Protest G20 Summit G20web
    The G20 summit opened in London today amid widespread protests in the streets. Dozens were arrested Wednesday as thousands of demonstrators jammed the streets of London’s financial district. We speak with former British MP Tony Benn, the current president of the Stop the War Coalition. [includes rush transcript]
    April 02, 2009 | Story
  • After G20, Mass Protests Await Obama at NATO Meeting Nato_stop_protestweb
    After the G20 talks, President Obama will stop in France and Germany to take part in a NATO summit marking its sixtieth anniversary. Mass demonstrations are expected with thousands of protesters from over twenty European countries and the United States. We go to Strasbourg to speak with Andreas Speck, a member of War Resisters International and one of the lead organizers of the protests against...
    April 02, 2009 | Story
  • Thousands Flood London’s Financial District to Protest G20 Summit G20web
    The G20 summit opened in London today amid widespread protests in the streets. Dozens were arrested Wednesday as thousands of demonstrators jammed the streets of London’s financial district. We speak with former British MP Tony Benn, the current president of the Stop the War Coalition. [includes rush transcript]
    April 02, 2009 | Story
  • Britain Announces Partial Withdrawal from Iraq Blairtroops2-21
    British Prime Minister Tony Blair has announced plans for the withdrawal of an initial 1,600 British troops from Iraq. We go to London to get reaction from distinguished British politician Tony Benn. [includes rush transcript]
    February 21, 2007 | Story
  • Former Labour MP Tony Benn on how Britain Secretly Helped Israel Build Its Nuclear Arsenal Benn3
    We have an extended conversation with Tony Benn, one of Britain’s most distinguished politicians and the longest serving MP in the history of the Labour party. Benn discusses the new revelations the British government helped Israel build the atom bomb. Benn also speaks about U.S. and U.K. relations, extraordinary rendition, Guantanamo Bay, torture, religion, and the state of the media....
    March 10, 2006 | Story
  • "Hope is the Fuel of Progress"–Former British MP and Leading Antiwar Voice Tony Benn On Imperialism and Resistance Benntony
    As the 9/11 investigation continues to dominate the news with former counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke reiterating his claim that the Iraq invasion was a diversion form the war on terror, we hear from former British MP and leading antiwar voice, Tony Benn. After serving in the British Parliament for over half a century, Benn is now president of the Stop the War Coalition in Britain....
    March 29, 2004 | Story