Alys Elica Zaerin, one of the organisers of School Students Against the War, spoke to Socialist Worker about plans by school students to walk out in protest against poverty and war.
“The plans for a walkout are going really well,” she says. “Each day more and more students are signing up.
“There will be walkouts and rallies throughout the country. In London especially the activity is looking really solid, with stalls being held on a daily basis.
“I would say to anyone who wasn’t sure if they should take part that this is an unmissable opportunity. If you can’t make it to Gleneagles, then you should walk out.
“School students can’t sit quietly in their classrooms pretending that the warmonger George Bush is not here.
“We have to protest—we have to make it known that just as we hold Bush and Blair responsible for the 100,000 deaths in Iraq, we also hold them responsible for the deaths of 30,000 children each day due to poverty.
“They have the power to change that situation. And that’s why we must march.”