Sack Tony Blair as the Middle East "Peace Envoy"
  • Petitioning Ban Ki-moon

This petition will be delivered to:

Secretary-General, United Nations
Ban Ki-moon
High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, European Union
Catherine Ashton
Secretary of State, United States
John Kerry
Foreign Minister, Russia
Sergei Lavrov

Sack Tony Blair as the Middle East "Peace Envoy"

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      Sack Blair campaign

      Jerusalem, Israel

WANT BLAIR GONE AS "PEACE ENVOY"? HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN

Friday 27th June 2014 will mark the seventh year that Tony Blair has served as the Quartet Representative to the Middle East. This is an urgent call to end this insult to the region’s people by having him sacked as the so-called “Peace Envoy.”

 

SEVEN REASONS FOR SEVEN YEARS

To mark the occasion, here are seven reasons to #SackBlair for the seven years he has been in the role.

1)      War = Peace?!                                                                                                        Tony Blair and George W Bush’s illegal invasion of Iraq destroyed an entire Middle Eastern society.

2)      Pro-Israeli bias                                                                                                      Both as Prime Minister and Envoy, Blair has shown a consistent and blatant bias towards Israel.

3)      7 years bad luck for Palestine                                                                            The last seven years have shown Blair either incapable or unwilling to achieve anything meaningful for the Palestinian people.

4)      Conflict of interest?                                                                                            The way Blair works, it is often unclear where his envoy role ends and his business interests begin.

5)      Peace Envoy = Warmonger?!                                                                            Since his appointment Blair has repeatedly called for yet more Middle Eastern wars – in Iran, Syria and now Iraq again.

6)      Living like a V.I.P. – on our V.A.T.                                                                       As Envoy Blair has luxuriated Jerusalem’s poshest hotel at the taxpayer’s expense, while families in the Occupied Territories struggle to feed their children.

7)      Advising autocrats                                                                                               Alongside his envoy role, Blair has been hiring himself out to tyrants with histories of human rights abuses.

 

THIS IS OUR TIME

With Tony Blair’s outrageous comments and Iraq in flames across the news, there’s no better time than now to launch this campaign.

Professor Chomsky, British MPs from both major parties and 3 former UK ambassadors to the Middle East already support our campaign. Now it’s your turn.

Sign the petition.

#SackBlair

To:
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations
Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, European Union
John Kerry, Secretary of State, United States
Sergei Lavrov, Foreign Minister, Russia
Please remove Tony Blair as the Quartet Representative with immediate effect.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 50,000 signatures
    2. Join the "SackBlair-mobile" London bus tour tomorrow!

      Sack Blair campaign
      Petition Organizer

      Friends,

      Tomorrow, Friday 27 June, will mark the 7-year anniversary of Tony Blair's appointment as the Middle East "Peace Envoy."

      To mark this absurd occasion we'd like you to join us aboard the "SackBlai r-mobile" tomorrow for a protest tour around London landmarks relevant to Blair's Envoy role.

      We're inviting you to join us opposite the US embassy on Grosvenor Square between 12.30pm and 1.30pm, to demand Blair's removal. (After all it is the USA that ultimately decides whether Blair stays or goes). Our open-top "SackBlair-mobile" will be circling the square covered in banners, and we will finish by delivering this petition to the embassy. Conveniently (both for him and us!) Tony Blair's office is also on Grosvenor Square, so we'll also be paying him a friendly visit too.

      As for the tour, the bus will be on the move around the following landmarks between 10-12.30pm and again between 2-4pm in this order: Parliament, the QEII Centre (home of the Chilcot Inquiry), the European Commission (St John's Smith Square), JP Morgan Knightsbridge, the Israeli embassy, the Russian consulate, the US embassy and the Office of Tony Blair. We will only make brief stops, but if you are near, please come and show your support.

      See here for more info: http://www.sackblair.org/?page_id=418

      For any questions, please email: sackblair2014@gmail.com

      And finally... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BrEDjRPIcAAmgN8.jpg:large

      Good evening to all!

      Press Release | SACKBLAIR.ORG

      Tomorrow, Friday 27 June, will mark the seven-year anniversary of Tony Blair's appointment as the Special Envoy to the Middle East for the Quartet, which consists of the US, Russia, the UN and the EU.

    3. Over 12,000 signatures so far. Help us get over 50,000 by Friday!

      Sack Blair campaign
      Petition Organizer

      After some excellent media coverage and tweets of support from Stephen Fry and George Monbiot, our petition to get Tony Blair sacked as the Peace Envoy has now received over 12,500 signatures; thank you!

      We were also very happy to see our open letter to Blair’s Quartet bosses – signed by a coalition of former UK ambassadors, prominent British politicians and Professor Noam Chomsky – covered by Channel 4 News, the Huffington Post and the Daily Mail.

      But we believe we can still go much further.

      With your help, we’d like our petition to top 50,000 signatures by this Friday, the seven-year anniversary of Blair’s appointment as the Envoy.

      We won’t stop until Blair is removed from his position, so please keep sharing the petition via email. Facebook and Twitter: http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/ban-ki-moon-sack-tony-blair-as-the-middle-east-peace-envoy

      We have more mischief planned for later in the week, so stay tuned for more updates, and keep up with the latest on the campaign on Twitter at #SackBlair.

      Yours,

      Team #SackBlair

      Ban Ki-moon: Sack Tony Blair as the Middle East "Peace Envoy"

      WANT BLAIR GONE AS "PEACE ENVOY"? HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN Friday 27th June 2014 will mark the seventh year that Tony Blair has served as...

    4. Reached 12,500 signatures

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    • Brendan Lea LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 hour ago

      This man is not an agent of peace, he is in fact a war criminal and should be treated as such.

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    • Craig Pyatt NERJA, (MALAGA), SPAIN
      • 3 days ago

      This evil, self-serving psychopath should not even be out of prison, let alone "peace envoy" to anywhere in the world. Having a war monger like Tony Blair as "Peace Envoy" is about as surreal as having Henry Kissinger and Barak Obama as winners of the Nobel prize for peace. It is enough to make any genuine peace-loving human being want to vomit.

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    • Michael McPherson COUIZA, FRANCE
      • 3 days ago

      Blair is a war criminal

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    • Roger Bernard Houghton HONG KONG, HONG KONG
      • 4 days ago

      Representative government must represent the population, no-one else.

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    • Richard Daniel Hamer BAKEWELL, AUSTRALIA
      • 4 days ago

      Should not have been appointed in the first place

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