AS OPPOSITION mounts to the presence of troops in Iraq last Saturday's national council of the Stop the War Coalition decided to focus campaigning energies on opposing the continuing occupation. Some 65 representatives from local groups, who met in Birmingham, decided the following:
On 30 June, the day of the supposed hand over of Iraq to the Iraqis, the Stop the War Coalition will call for local and regional protests as part of a global day of action.
To initiate a medical aid for Iraq campaign aimed at organising an aid convoy to cities like Fallujah under the heel of the occupation.
At the urging of anti-war MPs to lobby MPs' surgeries demanding opposition to the continuing occupation and to Blair's endorsement of Bush and Sharon ripping up the "road map" over Palestine.
To ask Stop the War groups to initiate Euro election hustings to which all candidates, except the Nazis, are asked to explain their position on the occupation in Iraq.
Readers of this paper and all other anti-war activists should encourage their Stop the War groups and affiliated bodies to take up this campaign plan.