Socialist Worker

Resist the 'war on terror'

by Rose Mitchell, Birmingham University
Issue No. 2134a

Israel's atrocities in Gaza have sparked enormous protests all around the world. In Britain, students have protested day after day and held occupations.

Gaza is the latest flashpoint in the 'war on terror'. Many people recognise the connections between the attacks on Gaza and the imperialist wars that the US and Britain are waging in Iraq and Afghanistan.

It’s important that the anger over Gaza is linked to Britain's own imperialist project and the wider struggle in the Middle East.

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets across Britain – with anger that hasn’t been seen since the invasion of Iraq.

Thousands of young people, many who are new to the movement, have gained a sense of collective strength and power from these demonstrations.

The very real anger at the crimes being committed against the people of Palestine has been directed at the authorities – from the Israeli embassy to the police blocking demonstrators.

The demonstrations against the G20 and Nato later this year will be another chance for activists to tell world leaders that we will stand and fight for a future free from imperialism and war.

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