STOP THE WAR COALITION
No. 1124 09 November 2009
Tel: 020 7801 2768
The war effort in Afghanistan is starting to fall apart at the
seams. We will shortly reach the hundredth British soldier's
death this year, and there is talk in military circles of
withdrawing British troops from the frontline.
There is growing opposition amongst MPs as well as unease
amongst senior military figures. The Independent on Sunday
called for the end of the war on its front page yesterday and
other papers are becoming very critical of the war.
Most important of all, 73% of the population now believe the
troops should be brought home soon and there is growing
opposition to the war amongst the troops.
Now is the time to step up the pressure on government to bring
the troops home.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
-We have produced a 'Bring the Troops Home' postcard designed
to send to your local MP. It is available from the office.
Please phone if you want us to send you some.
-Stop the War groups will be organising protests and vigils
around the country on the tragic day when the hundredth
British soldier this year dies. The figure now stands at 95.
Please contact your local Stop the War group for details. You
can find the contact details for the groups on the website.
-On December 21st, members of soldiers, ex-soldiers and
military families will be taking our Bring the Troops Home
Petition to Gordon Brown in Downing Street. More than 15,000
have already signed, but we want to get many more signatures
before December 21st. You can sign online at
http://bit.ly/ft6BP, but we are also asking everyone to
download a hard copy of the petition, get your colleagues and
friends to sign and return to the office.
Also mark down the date December 21st, and get ready to come
down and support the families at Downing Street that evening.
SPECIAL LONDON ACTIVIST MEETING ON AFGHANISTAN
We have called an urgent activist meeting to discuss the
crisis and the campaign tomorrow night (Tuesday 10th
November). We are asking as many of our supporters as possible
6PM TUESDAY 10TH NOVEMBER
INDIAN YMCA, 41 FITZROY SQUARE W1T 6AQ
NEAREST TUBE WARREN STREET.