OVER 170 people packed into St Alfege school hall in Whitstable in Kent to hear George Galloway speak on Wednesday of last week. He received warm applause after describing the witch-hunt against him by Blair and the Daily Telegraph. Other speakers included Lindsey German from the Stop the War Coalition and Aram, an Iraqi refugee.
There was a moving contribution from a refugee from Congo who came as part of a delegation of over 20 African refugees who are living in Dover and Margate. The audience were urged to join an Anti Nazi League protest in Margate on Saturday to stop the Nazi National Front protesting against the building of a mosque in the town.
In the face of the united protest on the day, the Nazis failed to show up.
AROUND 200 packed into the Camden Stop the War Coalition meeting last week to hear George Galloway MP, Asad Rehman from the Stop the War Coalition and other speakers. There was also an animated and full discussion from the audience about the direction of the anti-war movement.
A school student gave a flavour of the questions that have been thrown up by the movement when she reported on the debates with her friends about imperialism and the best way to oppose US domination.
MORE THAN 45 people attended an anti-war teach-in at Goldsmiths College in south east London on Saturday organised by Lewisham Stop the War Coalition and Goldsmiths Student Union.
It was opened by John Rees from the coalition, Kate Hudson from CND and Amjad Mohammed-Saleem, press officer of the Muslim Association of Britain. They all talked about the crisis facing Blair as the resistance to the occupation grows.
Lewisham Stop the War Coalition
AROUND 40 people came to a lively anti-war teach-in in Southwark, south London, last Saturday. George Galloway spoke of the need to keep campaigning against the occupation.
AROUND 30 people turned up to a meeting on the occupation of the Middle East in the Pitsmoor suburb of Sheffield last Sunday. All present agreed that the anti-war movement had had a real effect.