Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Afghanistan: Vital October Dates for your Diary

Hackney Stop the War Public Meeting

Afghanistan: Why are we there?
Speakers:Seumas Milne, Guardian columnist

Clare Glenton, wife of soldier refusing to serve in Afghanistan

John Rees, Stop the War Coalition

Thursday 22 October @ 7.30pmRound ChapelPowerscroft Road E5Lower Clapton
Buses: 38, 48, 55, 106, 242, 253, 254, 425, 488

The government finds it more and more difficult to sustain the case for keeping the troops in Afghanistan. The death toll of soldiers continues to spiral - and for what? We are told this is a war for democracy. Yet the recent elections have revealed how corrupt the government is. We are told this is a war to protect women's rights. Yet the parliament has passed vicious anti-women legislation with the government's support. And we are told this is a war to prevent terrorism. Yet the longer Nato troops stay the greater the threat of terrorism.
Opinion poll after opinion poll in Britain shows that people are not taken in by government propaganda. A majority want the troops home either immediately or by the end of the year.
Come and hear the speakers at our public meeting and join in the discussion.

Also make sure that you, your friends, neighbours and workmates come to the national demonstration to get the troops out of Afghanistan, organised by Stop the War, CND and the British Muslim Initiative.

Saturday 24 OctoberCentral London*****************************************************************************
We need your help.
We need help publicising the meeting and the demonstration. We shall be having stalls in different parts of the borough on Saturdays in October. If you can help please let me know as soon as possible.
3 October, 1.30pm, Kingsland Shopping Centre (opposite Dalston Kingsland Station).(This will also be a protest against the continuing presence of the Army Showroom.)
10 October, 10.30pm, Stoke Newington Church Street (outside William Patten School/Farmers Market).
17 October, !.30pm, Narrow Way, top of Mare Street (outside Marks and Spencer).

Gareth JenkinsSec. Hackney Stop The War

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