SOME 150 people from across the area around Halifax turned out to a public meeting of Calderdale Against the War on Wednesday of last week. They heard Alice Mahon MP, John Rees of the Stop the War Coalition, and local Labour councillor Mohammed Najib declare their opposition to war on Iraq and their support for Palestine.
Other speakers were Neil Kingsnorth of CND and Paul Russell of the Bradford Socialist Alliance, who is a member of the Natfhe lecturers' union national executive. People are now attempting to build a big turnout from the area for the 28 September demonstration in London against war on Iraq.
THERE ARE Stop the War Coalition rallies taking place across the country in the build-up to the 28 September demonstration in London. Here are just a few of them. For more details of what's happening in your area phone 07951 235 915.
Wednesday 11 September
Bristol: Not in my Name video introduced by Mike Marqusee, 7.30pm, Cube Cinema, Dove Street South (off Kings Square, near Jamaica Street).
Thursday 12 September
Southend: with Jeremy Corbyn, Lindsey German and Not in my Name video, 7.30pm, Labour Hall, Cambridge Road.
Tuesday 17 September
Hackney: with Paul Foot (invited) and Asad Rehman, 7.30pm, Bullion Rooms (behind Hackney Empire).
Birmingham: with Yvonne Ridley, Cole Morton, Mike Marqusee and Not in my Name video, 7.30pm, Cars Lane Church.
Kensington, Chelsea & Westminster: with Tariq Ali, Lindsey German, councillor Pat Mason and civil rights lawyer Kevin Cobham, 7.30pm, Paddington Arts Centre, Woodfield Road, London (Westbourne Park tube).
Thursday 19 September
Burnley: with George Galloway, Yvonne Ridley and John Rees, 7.30pm, Friendship Centre, Burnley Lane Baptist Church Hall, Colne Road.
Islington: with Lindsey German, Jeremy Corbyn and Not in my Name video, 7.30pm, Union Chapel, Compton Terrace (Highbury and Islington tube).
Twickenham: Not in my Name video introduced by Chris Nineham, 7.30pm, Green Room, Etna Community Centre, 13 Rosslyn Street.
Friday 20 September
Bolton: with Asad Rehman, George Galloway and John Rees, 7.30pm, Central Library, Le Mons Crescent.
Saturday 21 September
Bradford: with Lindsey German, Liz Davies and Shahedah Vawda, 3pm, Carlisle Business Centre, Carlisle Road.
Monday 30 September
Merseyside: with Arthur Scargill, Lindsey German, Bruce Kent, Felicity Arbuthnot and Bob Wareing MP, 7.30pm, Gladstone Hotel, Liverpool (behind Lime Street station).