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10 reasons why the war in Iraq is wrong

23 March 2003
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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

Resistance grows to war on Iraq

27 March 2002
Tony Blair is pushing for a new war on Iraq. His government does not care about what the public or other countries think. Defence secretary Geoff Hoon said about Iraq earlier this week, "We would be perfectly entitled to use force" without a United Nations mandate. But there is deep resistance to these plans even among Labour MPs.

Resistance grows to war on Iraq

27 March 2002
Tony Blair is pushing for a new war on Iraq. His government does not care about what the public or other countries think. Defence secretary Geoff Hoon said about Iraq earlier this week, "We would be perfectly entitled to use force" without a United Nations mandate. But there is deep resistance to these plans even among Labour MPs.

Young and militant

09 March 2002
Saturday's protest to stop the war was big, loud, young and militant. A brilliant 20,000 marched through London streets. Banners and placards called for peace, and branded George Bush a war criminal.

After protest build bigger movement

09 March 2002
Some 20,000 people joined an anti-war march through London last Saturday. How right they were to protest has been underlined by events in the last week. First Tony Blair cheered on US president George Bush's plans to launch a new war against Iraq. Then the war in Afghanistan erupted in some of the heaviest fighting yet seen.

Fury with warmakers

09 March 2002
Anyone who was on last Saturday's 20,000-strong demonstration will have been delighted at the size of it. It showed that there is an impressive movement ready to oppose the warmongers and their threats against new targets, especially Iraq.

Can we defeat the US's evil empire?

02 March 2002
The world now faces the greatest war machine in history, lashing out at whoever it decides is "evil". US military aggression and arrogance are creating opposition among hundreds of millions of people across the world. "The good news is we're the world's only superpower," said Joseph Biden, chair of the US Senate's foreign relations committee, last month. "The bad news is we're the world's only superpower."

Anti-war

02 March 2002
A Stop the War Coalition teach-in took place in Nottingham last Saturday. Around 60 people engaged in a series of dynamic discussions. The final rally included Lindsey German, the editor of Socialist Review, Neil Kingsnorth of Yorkshire CND, and Alan Simpson, the local Labour MP.

Anti-war protests

22 December 2001
Debate The Socialist Alliance hosted a lively debate about the war last week in London. David Aaronovitch, a prominent pro-war journalist, argued that the action had brought about the end of the Taliban. He also hoped that the new US-sponsored Afghan government would bring real change.

Stop the War protest

15 December 2001
A thousand people marched in Birmingham last Saturday against the war. The march was organised by Birmingham Trades Council and supported by the Stop the War Coalition. A rally heard speakers from a range of organisations and campaigns. Later Artists Against the War held an inspiring social with African drummers and visual projections.

Against the war

08 December 2001
Over 150 people packed out the debate on the war in Afghanistan organised by the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Stop the War group last week. Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee and writer on the Independent David Aaronovitch presented their pro-war position.

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