The People V. Tony Blair (Paperback)

Politics, the Media and the Anti-War Movement

By Chris Nineham

Zero Books, 9781780998169, 106pp.

Publication Date: May 16, 2013

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Some people dismiss mass protest. The People v. Tony Blair shows the huge demonstrations against the Iraq War in 2003 nearly brought down Blair and almost forced Britain out of the war. Based on interviews and insider accounts, it describes panic in Downing Street and despair in Whitehall. A controversial intervention into the debates about power, media and popular protest, The People v. Tony Blair argues that even a hostile media can be neutralized when a mass movement becomes powerful enough.

About the Author

Chris Nineham is a founder member of the Stop the War Coalition, and currently a vice chair. He is author of 'Capitalism and Class Consciousness: the ideas of Georg Lukacs' and a regular contributor to Counterfire.