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From The Socialist newspaper, 1 February 2007

Iraq - build for 24 February demo

HUNDREDS OF thousands of people protested in cities across the USA last Saturday, 27 January against Bush's escalation of the war in Iraq and to demand that the troops be brought home now. Anti-war activists dubbed this a "peace surge" against Bush's escalation of the war.

The largest of the demonstrations - up to half a million - was in Washington. The Washington Post said that "a raucous and colorful multitude of protesters ... danced, sang, chanted and shouted their opposition" in front of the Capitol building.

We need to build a big turnout too for the national demonstration in London on 24 February against the occupation of Iraq and the replacement of the ageing stock of Britain's Trident nuclear missiles.


Stop the War Coalition/ CND demo:

No Trident. Troops out of Iraq

Saturday 24 February, assemble 12 noon, Speakers Corner, Hyde Park.

March to Trafalgar Square, London.

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In The Socialist 1 February 2007:

Private hands off our health service

NHS: Protests must reflect people's anger

NHS union attacked in Brighton


Workplace news

Striking for jobs and services

BA bosses make concessions


Socialist Students

Mass action can defeat fees

Building for the protests


Socialist Party news and analysis

Gay adoption: Christian hierarchy attacks equal rights

Reid's prison disaster

Review: Silent Accomplice


Northern Ireland

Sinn Fein's major U-turn


War and terrorism

Iraq - build for 24 February demo

Lewisham leads the way


International socialist news and analysis

CWI rally: An inspiring international meeting

CWI World Congress: Building the forces of socialism worldwide

Sri Lanka: Defend socialists under attack

Bolivia: Mass protests demand right-wing Prefect's resignation


Workplace news

Power industry: Fight this victimisation

Sacked electricians fight on

BP condemned over safety standards

Support the Unique Care workers

Southampton care workers on strike

National meeting on Single Status


 

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