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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.

Pictures of the Manchester Peace camp

23 September 2006
Pictures of the Manchester Peace camp

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

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

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.

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

10 reasons why the war in Iraq is wrong

23 March 2003
A poster to put up at work

Mass action can stop the barbarism

23 March 2003
News reports treat the war like a video game. But anti-war protesters are organising and refuse to be silent

Delegates at People's Assembly for Peace call for action to stop war

22 March 2003
Over 1,500 delegates packed into an inspiring "People's Assembly for Peace" in Westminster Central Hall last week. It centred around unprecedented demands about what to do when the war starts. Delegates called for a campaign of mass civil disobedience, strikes and direct action to stop the war.

Tariq Ali: 'Our marches have had a big impact'

01 March 2003
Tariq Ali, writer and broadcaster, has been an anti-war activist since the 1960s

What would you do to free the Iraqis?

01 March 2003
War is the only way to remove Iraq's brutal dictator, says Tony Blair. His claim is echoed by commentators such as David Aaronovitch, Christopher Hitchens and Nick Cohen. Blair puts to one side the fact that the West hoisted the brutal Iraqi dictator into power.

Birth of a new movement

01 March 2003
WHAT WE saw on 15 February was incredible. It was not just the demonstrations in Britain - it was the protests right around the world. The Financial Times said they were the biggest demonstrations since the Vietnam War. In fact, there was nothing coordinated on this scale during Vietnam.

Political speeches got loudest cheers

22 February 2003
Hyde Park was filled with people as far as the eye could see listening to speech after speech attacking Bush and Blair's drive to war. Hundreds of thousands of people stood in the freezing cold for four hours intently listening to the speakers at the rally.

Two million march against war in Iraq

22 February 2003
It was the biggest march in British history, and that's official. Only once before have such numbers been on the streets - back in 1945 when millions partied to celebrate the end of the Second World War. Last Saturday up to two million marched in London to protest against another war.

The day the world said no to war on Iraq

22 February 2003
It was the day the world said no to Bush's war. Demonstrations took place in over 600 cities and towns. The numbers of demonstrators far surpassed the most optimistic forecasts of ten million. In some countries people marched in their millions or hundreds of thousands.

Voices from the world's biggest global anti-war protest

22 February 2003
Turkey | Luxembourg | Ireland | Australia | Austria | Czech Republic | Malaysia | New Zealand | Switzerland | Malta | Poland | Cyprus | Norway | Germany

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