AROUND 150 people came to a Stop the War Coalition meeting in Merseyside last Friday. This had been organised as a “Save Ken Bigley” meeting, although events overtook us with the sad news of Ken’s death.
The meeting was sombre, but there was also real political feeling.
Rose Gentle spoke about the loss of her son, and called for the troops to be pulled out of Iraq.
A statement from Ken’s brother Paul Bigley was read out at the meeting which talked about Blair having Ken’s blood on his hands.
Around 60 people came to an Islington Stop the War Coalition public meeting in north London on Tuesday of last week.
Iraqi exile Sami Ramadani said, “People have looked into the history of Iraq to see if there’s been communal violence. They couldn’t find any. What we have now is a war.
“The resistance to the US is very popular and deep rooted. No force will defeat it.”
Islington North’s Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn said, “The US is in Iraq to demonstrate to the world that if the US wants to do it, it can do it.Russia’s leader, Putin, now wants to follow Bush in pre-emptive strikes.”