Iraq 10 years on – Lest we Forget; Blair / Parliament’s War Guilt

Re-post of work 550, 10 years on from the start of the Iraq conflict

” Blair, assisted by the lying, forging wretch Alistair Campbell without scruples or conscience, painted bullseyes with the blood of British soldiers and of, as it turned out over a million innocent Iraqi men women and children,  around ” WMD intelligence” darts that he knew full well were way outside the reality dartboard – all to soak his future Savile Row pockets with dirty oil money” – Michael St.Mark

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Work 550. Remembrance Day – Lest we Forget Parliament’s war guilt.
by Michael St.Mark, 11th November 2011

Mixed media digital collage

(Click on the image to enlarge)

Alongside remembering the fallen from the two wars of 1914-18 and 1939-44, the artist asks that we remember the responsibility that Parliament should have in ensuring war is an absolute last resort as opposed to what’s actually transpired during the past 10 years – MPs tamely waving through highly questionable legislation, each in order to protect their own long-term political careers at the cost of hundreds of thousands of innocent deaths in foreign lands.
( RIP Robin Cook MP, one of the few along with Jeremy Corbyn, Tony Benn and some Liberals with principles )

* This London Dada moral protest artwork is dedicated to the 564 British soldiers killed and nearly 10,000 injured to date in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, that were jointly instigated by the GW Bush-appeasing Tony Blair, based on transparently dodgy evidence of WMD / terrorist threat.
The two subsequent phony and illegal wars approved in Parliament by typically spineless MPs from both main parties, 2002/3.

 

London Dada propose new accountability legislation that decrees any future Prime Minister taking this country to war must personally serve alongside front line troops for a minimum of six weeks after commencement of hostilities

 

Cenotaph Blair 11.11.12

Cenotaph Blair 11.11.12

 

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London Dada website

Dada in London, work 550; Remembrance day – lest we forget political hypocrisy on wheels.

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Remembrance Day – Lest we Forget Parliament’s war guilt.
by Michael St.Mark, 11th November 2011

Mixed media digital collage

(Click on the image to enlarge)

Alongside naturally remembering the fallen from the two wars of 1914-18 and 1939-44, the artist asks that we remember the responsibility that Parliament should have in ensuring war is an absolute last resort as opposed to what’s actually transpired during the past 10 years – MPs tamely waving through highly questionable legislation, each in order to protect their own long-term political careers at the cost of hundreds of thousands of innocent deaths in foreign lands.
( RIP Robin Cook MP, one of the few with principles.)

* This London Dada moral protest artwork is dedicated to the 564 British soldiers killed and nearly 10,000 injured to date in the Iraq and Afghanistan  wars, that were jointly instigated by the GW Bush-appeasing Tony Blair, based on transparently dodgy evidence of WMD / terrorist threat.
The two subsequent phony and illegal wars approved in Parliament by typically spineless MPs from both main parties, 2002/3.

( Michael St.Mark proposes new accountability legislation that decrees any future Prime Minister taking this country to war must personally serve alongside front line troops for a minimum of six weeks after commencement of hostilities )

 

Richard Hamilton, protest artist, 1922 -2011

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Dubbed the “father of Pop Art”,  English artist Richard Hamilton who died in Oxfordshire this week aged 89.

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Towards a definitive statement on the coming trends in mens’ wear and accessories” ( mixed media, 1962 )

Apart from renown works perceptively, if somewhat sardonically, delivering social commentary on his times,
Richard deserved great credit for his brave Dada-like spirit and stance in incorporating morally-motivated political
protest into several of his major works, despite their probably having had a career-limiting effect; notably;

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The Treatment Room ( 1983-84 )
(  Depicting Margaret Thatcher’s brainwashing of a nation )

… and
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Blair, mid-2000s – the image gun-slings for itself.

* Interestingly, In the early 1960s Hamilton received a grant from the Arts Council to investigate the condition of the Dadaist
Kurt Schwitters ‘Merzbau’ ( Merz Barn ) near Elterwater, Great Langdale Cumbria. The research eventually resulted in Hamilton organising the preservation of the work by relocating it to the Hatton Gallery in the Newcastle University.

Three essentials encapsulating the spirit of Dada, the ” Three P’s “..
Perception, Protest and Play.

M St.M

Wikipedia link to Richard Hamilton’s complete biography;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Hamilton_%28artist%29

 

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A LondonDada protest work;


” Look.   … “
( jaundiced with blood on hands )
c. Michael St.Mark

London Dada work 463; Blair at the Iraq enquiry, January 2011

(  Tonally-adjusted TV screenshot.
Inkjet print assemblage, hand-finished in acrylic.
20″ X 16″ )


Link to London Dada vs. Wolff Olins Olympic logo litigation.
http://londondada.blog.co.uk/2011/07/27/one-year-to-the-olympics-one-year-of-litigation-11555610/

New DadA work 427. Blair’s “LOOK … “

Blair LOOK

” LOOK…. I’m jaundiced and there’s blood on my hands. “
c. 2011 Michael St.Mark

Television screenshot manipulated in PS..

One worldwide;  lLightjet print 18″ X 18″ hand-finished and signed by the artist, POA )
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Art Axis / YouTube presence @

http://www.youtube.com/user/LondonDada