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Opposing war five years on

Issue No. 2085

Anti-war activists are organising to ensure a huge turn out for the national demonstration in London called for Saturday 15 March, the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Stop the War groups in England and Wales are organising transport.

There will be protests across the world on the day.

In the run-up to the demonstrations Stop the War groups are organising events to mark 15 February – the anniversary of the biggest demonstration in Britain.

Activists plan to use the day to organise film showings, vigils and banner drops to highlight the ongoing misery of occupied Iraq and to build for the March demonstration.

In London anti-war campaigners who marched on 15 February 2003 will deliver a letter to Gordon Brown explaining why they are going to demonstrate on 15 March.

Students in Manchester have called a funeral march to the nearest army recruitment centre. There is also a major speaking tour organised for February and March.


The World Against War

Demonstrate 15 March
Troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan. Don’t attack Iran.
Assemble 12 noon, Trafalgar Square, London. Called by the Stop the War Coalition, CND and BMI as part of a global protest.
There is also a demonstration planned for Glasgow on 15 March.


World Against War tour

Tour with Hassan Juma, the president of the Iraqi Oil Worker’s Union, Ibrahim Mousawi, the editor of Hizbollah’s newspaper, and other speakers including Tony Benn, Andrew Murray and John Rees.

  • London – Thursday 28 February
  • Bristol – Friday 29 February
  • Birmingham – Saturday 1 March
  • Manchester – Saturday 1 March
  • Cambridge – Sunday 2 March
  • Norwich – Sunday 2 March
  • Cardiff – Monday 3 March
  • Liverpool – Tuesday 4 March

For more information go to » www.stopwar.org.uk or phone 020 7278 6694


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