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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
Striking for jobs and services
BA bosses make concessions
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
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
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
The Socialist 1 February 2007 |
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