John Tyrrell

I currently work in a voluntary capacity as an advocate supporting individuals against injustice. Formerly a councillor on Birmingham City Council i left the Labour Party and joined the Socialist Labour Party led by Arthur Scargill who fought against Thatcher's attack on working people. I have three beautiful grandchildren and I want to see them grow up in an unpolluted world where human values prevail over greed and injustice.

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John Tyrrell

John is gathering 10 pledges to

Catch You Up On Vanunu's Struggle For Freedom

In January 2004 I visited Ramallah, Bethlehem, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem as a group of senior City of Birmingham Councillors. Yasser Arafat welcomed us personally at his HQ in Ramallah while Jewish people from Birmingham also showed us round Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. We discussed Vanunu's plight then. All we knew that he was still in prison but nothing was known about his condition. All was highly secretive. What we did know about the illegal and violent kidnapping from Rome, and what was revealed about Israel's nuclear capacity. I learned that President John F Kennedy was unhappy about Israel having a nuclear capability and tried to find out the truth, but this was withheld. I learned that Vanunu was convinced a nuclear future was of fundamental danger to humanity no matter who possessed such capability. He spoke for all of us, whether we disagreed with him or not. I feel such a courageous stand should be recognised by leaders and Governments, but it appears not to be in their interest to tell the truth, as we have found from Wikileaks revelations more recently. Vanunu has now spend 18 years in prison plus another 10 in Israel where he meets with hostility from some. On the other hand I know that many many individual across the world, including in Israel honour his integrity and example. I ask all who want to see humanity and justice prevail to take this pledge and encourage others to do likewise. The Cause Tell Nuclear Truths in support of Vanunu has well over 20,000 supporters and rising.

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John Tyrrell

John is gathering 10 pledges to

Mordechai Vanunu’s Case In The Court Of Public Opinion

When I visited Palestine/Israel in 2004 Vanunu was incarcerated in isolation. Later that year he was let out of prison but held in Israel against his will Mordechai is opposed to nuclear weapons and power. His concerns have proved to be correct. Over 20,000 supported his cause but Israel has failed to listen. The media and world leaders have failed to show initiative in this injustice, even though President John F Kennedy was concerned about Israel's secret nuclear capacity. Vanunu gave his story to the Sunday Times in the UK following which he was illegally forced to return to Israel when kidnapped in Italy. It is long over time for his release and for his human rights to be restored,

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