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Blockade Brown's Afghanistan conference

by Siân Ruddick
Issue No. 2184

A Stop the War Coalition meeting on Tuesday evening resolved to attempt to blockade Gordon Brown's Afghanistan conference and prevent it from going ahead.

More than 50 activists attended the London activists meeting to discuss demonstrations and blockades outside the conference on Afghanistan and Yemen, and a day of action outside the Chilcot inquiry when Tony Blair gives evidence on the invasion of Iraq.

The conference is due to take place on 28 January at Lancaster House in central London. It will see world leaders gather to back the surge and the spread of the war. Stop the War is calling on activists across the country to mobilise large numbers for the day. The call particularly goes out to students as it is on a weekday.

Tony Blair is due to appear in front of the Iraq Inquiry in the fortnight after 25 January. A day of street theatre, speeches and protest will take place outside the inquiry on the day. The meeting resolved to start organising and building for the day now, preparing those involved to respond quickly when the precise date is announced.

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Thu 14 Jan 2010, 10:48 GMT
Issue No. 2184
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