Twenty years ago, it wasn’t just Live Aid that rocked the world but also the bombing of the Greenpeace ship ‘Rainbow Warrior’ five days later (July 10, 1985). Those two seemingly coincidental events actually shaped much of the landscape of protest and action for the next five years.
So it was an extraordinary end to an extraordinary week (Live 8/G8 Riots/Olympic Win/ London Bombings/WWII 60th Anniversary celebrations) to read that new documents just discovered confirm that the RW bombing was authorised by Mitterand himself – now safely dead and immune from prosecution. A clear case of state terrorism in action.
See also: 'Felling of A Warrior' by Paul Brown