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Video of Craig Murray speech at Time to Go demonstration

23 September 2006
Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, speaks to the crowd at the rally after more than 50,000 people marched on the Stop the War Coalition 'Time to Go' demonstration against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and for Tony Blair to go. The demonstration was in Manchester outside the venue of the Labour Party conference on Saturday 23 September 2006.

On the move to Manchester for the Time to Go demonstration at Labour Party conference

23 September 2006
Students' feeder march Hundreds of young people took part in a students' feeder march to the Albert Square assembly point. Beginning with a couple of hundred, it grew to over 600 by the time it arrived. There were very large numbers from both Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan University.

Video of Soumaya Ghannoushi speech at Time to Go demonstration

23 September 2006
Soumaya Ghannoushi of the British Muslim Initiative speaks to the crowd at the rally after more than 50,000 people marched on the Stop the War Coalition 'Time to Go' demonstration against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and for Tony Blair to go. The demonstration was in Manchester outside the venue of the Labour Party conference on Saturday 23 September 2006.

Video of George Galloway speech at Manchester Time to Go demonstration

23 September 2006
Respect MP George Galloway speaks to the crowd at the rally after more than 50,000 people marched on the Stop the War Coalition 'Time to Go' demonstration against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and for Tony Blair to go. The demonstration was in Manchester outside the venue of the Labour Party conference on Saturday 23 September 2006.

Military families peace camp goes ahead

23 September 2006
Military families campaigning against the war in Iraq and Afghanistan are delighted to have won the right to set up a peace camp In Manchester's Peace Gardens, an area in the city centre that borders Albert Square, the assembly point for tomorrow's demonstration. The council had originally refused the families permission to hold a protest camp, but backed down at the last minute.

Pictures of the Manchester Peace camp

23 September 2006
Pictures of the Manchester Peace camp

More than 50,000 protesters tell Blair it's Time to Go

23 September 2006
Between 50,000 and 60,000 protesters converged on Manchester city centre today for the Stop the War Coalition's "Time To Go" demonstration on the eve of the Labour Party's annual conference.

Video of Lancet editor Richard Horton's speech at Time to Go demonstration

23 September 2006
Dr Richard Horton, editor of the Lancet, speaks to the crowd at the rally after more than 50,000 people marched on the Stop the War Coalition 'Time to Go' demonstration against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and for Tony Blair to go. The demonstration was in Manchester outside the venue of the Labour Party conference on Saturday 23 September 2006.

Military families will defy peace camp ban

23 September 2006
Families of British soldiers have told Socialist Worker they will set up a peace camp outside this week’s Labour Party conference in Manchester, despite attempts to ban them by the city’s council.

Trade unionists join the protest outside the Labour Party Conference

23 September 2006
There were at least 80 union banners on the march, a very high number. They included:

Pictures of the Time to Go march setting off

23 September 2006

Video of Lindsey German speech at Time to Go demonstration

23 September 2006
Lindsey German, convenor of the Stop the War Coalition, speaks to the crowd at the rally after more than 50,000 people marched on the Stop the War Coalition 'Time to Go' demonstration against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and for Tony Blair to go. The demonstration was in Manchester outside the venue of the Labour Party conference on Saturday 23 September 2006.

Rachid Taha interview: using music to oppose war

12 November 2005
Rachid Taha, the radical French Algerian singer, will join Brian Eno, Nitin Sawhney and others for the most exciting musical event of the year.

Popular uprising in Iraq

25 September 2004
From Baghdad to Basra, secular to religious, Shia to Sunni, the resistance is growing, reports Simon Assaf

Victory to the resistance in Iraq?

21 August 2004
Even a hardened cynic like me has been amazed by the blatant propaganda operation orchestrated by the US and British governments over Iraq.

"You won't get away with this"

07 February 2004
The vote for student top-up fees and the scandal of the Hutton report sent waves of anger around Britain. Much of the mainstream media has ignored this grassroots revolt. Here we print some of the many e-mails readers sent to Socialist Worker and comments from high-profile anti-war campaigners

Our resistance marches across world

29 March 2003
The global anti-war movement has not weakened since Bush and Blair began their war on Thursday of last week. It has reached an even greater scale. Millions marched, struck and protested last Thursday. And on Saturday millions took to the streets in at least 27 different countries.

It is right to fight the US Empire

29 March 2003
"I'm not fighting for Saddam, I'm fighting for Iraq." Those were the words of Nasr Al Hussein, a former Iraqi special forces parachutist, on Monday. He was one of hundreds of Iraqi exiles in Jordan queuing to board coaches to take them back across the border to Iraq so they can fight US and British forces.

Bush and Blair's 'military targets'

29 March 2003
'We want to minimise the suffering of ordinary Iraqi people. This is a war not of conquest but liberation' Blair, 24 March

Anger erupted across Britain as the attack on Iraq began

23 March 2003
On the day that war broke out towns, cities and even villages across Britain were brought to a standstill by militant anti-war protests

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