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Artist or CreatorSteve Bell
Title or Caption[no caption]
Extent1 item
Published byThe Guardian
Date11 Nov 2003
Embedded text or transcriptThey shall not grow rich, as we that sent them there grow rich they shall not pledge cash, nor their votes count them at the raising of the funds and at the luncheons we will forget the dead and remember Halliburton
Person DepictedBush; George Walker (1946-)
Blair; Anthony Charles Lynton (Tony) (1953-)
Implied textPoems: " ...They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them...." For the Fallen (1914) by Laurence Binyan
NotesNews: "... When most authors do a reading they get a few dozen devotees in a chilly bookshop. Michael Moore, film-maker turned best-selling polemicist, is so huge that, when he promotes a book, he needs consecutive sittings at the London Palladium - and even they don't leave a spare seat in the house. He does very little performance: just him, a shlubby guy in baseball hat standing by the microphone. He riffs on a few themes, reads a chapter of his book and then takes a lot of questions. He does pack a few great lines. He urges Britons to be brave enough to sack Blair: the left has nothing to fear from the Tories, who are deader than dinosaurs. "Come on, buck up here. You used to be brave and bold and send Australians into battle!" He notes that vice-president Dick Cheney's former company, Halliburton, has won a raft of contracts to rebuild Iraq. If American and British soldiers are dying for Halliburton, "then it's only fair that for every kid that dies, Halliburton has to slay a mid-level executive". He hits all the buttons his audience want pressed: Blair must go, Bush is evil, Murdoch should be struck down by a thunderbolt. But the evening leaves a couple of reasons for a progressive not to feel so cheerful. ..." Review: Political comfort food at the Palladium:The main event: Comedy: Michael Moore: Palladium, London 3/5 by Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian
News: "...Tony Blair last night launched an impassioned defence of George Bush's visit to London next week and pleaded with anti-war protesters to put the arguments about war behind them and focus on Iraq's future...." The Guardian
SubjectsIraq War 2003
Presidents USA
Remembrance Sunday
post-war occupation
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