Condolences to Tony Benn’s family and friends.
democracynow on Mar 14, 2014
democracynow.org – 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 politics.” In 2009 he appeared on Democracy Now! to talk about the war in Afghanistan and Britain’s fight for a nationalized healthcare system. “You’ve got to judge a country by whether its needs are met and not just by whether some people make a profit,” Benn said. “I’ve never met Mr. Dow Jones, and I’m sure he works very, very hard with his averages. We get them every hour. But I don’t think the happiness of a nation is decided by the share values in Wall Street.”
Tony Benn – Never be afraid of getting old
StoptheWarCoalition on Mar 14, 2014
In February 2013, speaking in London at the age of 87, Tony Benn told his audience never to be afraid of getting old. The much loved and admired fighter for justice and peace, who died on 14 March 2013, was president of the Stop the War Coalition. http://stopwar.org.uk
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