The Stop the War Coalition has called a national demonstration at the Labour Party conference in Manchester on 20 September to protest against the continuing occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.
The demonstration will also highlight the cost of the war.
Chris Nineham from the Stop the War Coalition told Socialist Worker, “Gordon Brown is supporting George Bush’s wars as enthusiastically as Tony Blair did. There are still thousands of British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“The war budget is now £32.6 billion and set to rise to £36.9 billion in 2010. That money could be spent on pensions, food subsidies and services. The ‘Troops Out’ demonstration to Labour’s conference is a rare chance to make the government aware of real public opinion.”
For more information go to » www.stopwar.org.uk