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Early on Saturday morning, veteran peace protester Brian Haw passed away in his sleep. A long-term chain smoker, he had been diagnosed in September 2010 with lung cancer, and despite starting treatment almost immediately at St Thomas's hospital, and subsequently spending six months in Germany for private treatment, he tragically lost his battle with the disease.  
 
Early on Saturday morning, veteran peace protester Brian Haw passed away in his sleep. A long-term chain smoker, he had been diagnosed in September 2010 with lung cancer, and despite starting treatment almost immediately at St Thomas's hospital, and subsequently spending six months in Germany for private treatment, he tragically lost his battle with the disease.  
  
Brian first came to Parliament Square in July 2001 to protest the economic sanctions placed on Iraq by the West. These sanctions had led to the unnecessary deaths of many thousands of innocent men, women and children, and having witnessed the suffering of one of his own children, Brian felt obliged to act. His objections to conflict were certainly heartfelt having visited the Killing Fields of Cambodia, even travelling to Iraq in the early nineties and seeing for himself the impact UK foreign policy on the people of Iraq.
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Brian first came to Parliament Square in July 2001 to protest the economic sanctions placed on Iraq by the West. These sanctions had led to the unnecessary deaths of many thousands of innocent men, women and children, and having witnessed the suffering and premature death of one of his own children, Brian felt obliged to act. His objections to conflict were certainly heartfelt having visited the Killing Fields of Cambodia, even travelling to Iraq in the early nineties and seeing for himself the impact UK foreign policy on the people of Iraq.
  
 
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Revision as of 21:35, 19 June 2011

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Early on Saturday morning, veteran peace protester Brian Haw passed away in his sleep. A long-term chain smoker, he had been diagnosed in September 2010 with lung cancer, and despite starting treatment almost immediately at St Thomas's hospital, and subsequently spending six months in Germany for private treatment, he tragically lost his battle with the disease.

Brian first came to Parliament Square in July 2001 to protest the economic sanctions placed on Iraq by the West. These sanctions had led to the unnecessary deaths of many thousands of innocent men, women and children, and having witnessed the suffering and premature death of one of his own children, Brian felt obliged to act. His objections to conflict were certainly heartfelt having visited the Killing Fields of Cambodia, even travelling to Iraq in the early nineties and seeing for himself the impact UK foreign policy on the people of Iraq.

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Brian Haw 7/1/49 - 18/6/11 RIP

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Brian Haw, passed away on Saturday 18th June 2011.

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Links: parliament-square.org.uk | brianhaw.tv

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Articles with "Brian Haw" in the title posted to UK Indymedia, this isn't all the coverage he has had on UK Indymedia as many articles won't have had his name in the title:

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