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Afghanistan


Activist's diary

23 March 2010
Thursday 25 MarchTrade Unionist and Socialist Coalition election rally, with Bob Crow, Dave Nellist, Karen Reissmann and Brian Caton, 7,30pm, Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London. Go to <a href="http://www.tusc.org.uk">» www.tusc.org.uk</a>Saturday 27 MarchAfghanistan day of action, with campaigning across the country.<a href="http://www.stopwar.org.uk">» www.stopwar.org.uk</a>Saturday 3 AprilProtest against the racist English Defence League in DudleyCalled by Unite Against FascismGo to <

Jailed soldier launches appeal

23 March 2010
Lawyers representing anti-war soldier Joe Glenton have lodged an appeal against his conviction. Joe, who refused to fight in Afghanistan, was sentenced to nine months in prison for going Awol.

Debates on the war in Afghanistan

20 March 2010
In the weeks leading to the general election Stop the War is organising debates on the war in Afghanistan.

Jail for British soldier who wouldn’t go to war

09 March 2010
Anti-war soldier Joe Glenton has been imprisoned for his refusal to fight in Afghanistan.

Anti-war soldier sent to prison

05 March 2010
Joe Glenton, the British soldier who has refused to return to fight in Afghanistan, was sentenced to nine months in military prison today.

Anger over Afghan war topples Dutch government

23 February 2010
The Dutch government collapsed last weekend as the Afghan war claimed yet another victim.

US war machine keeps lurching on

16 February 2010
Soon after the invasion of Iraq, the journalist and academic Anatol Lieven wrote that the run-up to the war had "a peculiarly nightmarish quality in the US.

Afghanistan: 'Nato bombs killed my brother's son'

16 February 2010
"We are living in filth like beggars—and it is your fault!" screamed Haji Tor Jan.

Postal worker sacked as he heads for a war zone

09 February 2010
Royal Mail bosses in Wimbledon, south London, have sacked Kevin Tester, a CWU postal workers’ union rep. He is also a part-time soldier awaiting deployment to Afghanistan.

Afghan offensive will only bring more tragedy

09 February 2010
Tens of thousands of Afghan people fled the city of Marjah in Helmand province this week, just before a planned Nato assault.

Bribe plan for the Taliban

02 February 2010
A Nato conference has agreed to set aside $500 million to bribe Taliban members to swap sides in Afghanistan.

Anti-war soldier Joe Glenton's charges dropped

02 February 2010
The army has dropped the heaviest charges it was to bring against Joe Glenton, the British soldier who refused to fight in Afghanistan.

Army drops several major charges against Joe Glenton

28 January 2010
The army has dropped the some significant charges against Joe Glenton, the British soldier who refused to fight in Afghanistan.

Protesters greet warmongers’ London Afghanistan conference

28 January 2010
A lively anti-war protest greeted world leaders as they drove into the London conference on Afghanistan this morning.

Anti-war rally on eve of London protests

27 January 2010
Three days of activity against the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq began with a 200-strong public meeting in central London tonight, Wednesday.

Afghanistan: London conference will not stabilise the 'good war' gone bad

26 January 2010
Protesters were to make their opposition to the war in Afghanistan clear at a meeting of world leaders in London this week.

Blockade Afghanistan council of warmongers in London

19 January 2010
World leaders will gather in London on Thursday of next week for a "war council" on Afghanistan and Yemen.

Activists’ diary

19 January 2010
Wednesday 27 JanuaryAfghanistan – why we should get out, Stop the War/CND public meeting, 7pm, Camden Centre, Bidborough Street, London WC1H 9DB.Thursday 28 JanuaryBlockade Gordon Brown’s Afghanistan war conference. Called by Stop the War and CND. Assemble 8.30am, Lancaster House, Stable Yard, St James’s, London SW1A 1BB. Friday 29 January Tony Blair’s Judgement Day at the Iraq inquiry from 8am. Stop the War protest, QE2 Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster SW1P 3EE.Saturday 30 JanuaryRight to Work conference of resistance and

Troops shoot demonstrators in Afghanistan

19 January 2010
Troops killed eight demonstrators in Afghanistan’s Helmand province on 12 January.

Blockade Brown's Afghanistan conference

14 January 2010
A Stop the War Coalition meeting on Tuesday evening resolved to attempt to blockade Gordon Brown's Afghanistan conference and prevent it from going ahead.

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