Mission & Name
US Foreign Policy (Dr. El-Najjar's Articles)
Break the Silence on Afghanistan
Stop the War
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, November 22, 2011
THE SILENCE ON AFGHANISTAN
There is a conspiracy of silence about
the war in Afghanistan, despite the fact that the occupation is in growing
trouble. Five British soldiers have died in the last ten days but their
deaths have barely been reported. Britain and the US are trying to push an
agreement that they can keep thousands of soldiers in the country after the
so-called withdrawal date of 2014. Polls show this is deeply unpopular with
the Afghans. On Saturday 1,000 students marched against the deal in
Jalalabad. But the plans are barely mentioned in the British media.
Stop the War is supporting an Afghanistan Withdrawal Group meeting tomorrow
night in parliament featuring Rodric Braithwaite, author of an
important book about the Russian occupation of Afghanistan, 'Afgantsy: The
Russians in Afghanistan 1979-89'. Tariq Ali wrote in the London Review of
Books that: 'Each
page reads like a warning to Afghanistan's current
Withdrawal Group of MPs
The Russians in Afghanistan 1979-89: Lessons for
Today Tuesday 22 November, 6.30-8.30pm Committee Room 9, House of Commons,
SW1A 0AA (St Stephens entrance, nearest tube Westminster)
Lindsey German: Five British soldiers killed in the forgotten Afghanistan
2) DON'T ATTACK IRAN
The west is ratcheting
up the pressure against Iran almost daily. Today Chancellor George Osborne
prohibited the British finance sector from dealing with Iranian banks. This
follows a toughening of UN sanctions against Iran last week and earlier
reports of plans being laid for military action by Britain and the US.
The anti war movement needs to take the strongest possible stand against
moves to war with Iran. The campaign starts in London on December 5th with a
public rally featuring, amongst others, Iranian activist Abbas Edalat, Tony
Benn, Lindsey German and George Galloway.
Monday 5 December, 7pm
Speakers include George Galloway,
Tony Benn, Lindsey German and Abbas Edalat.
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion sq,
London WC1R 4RL
If you lived in Iran, wouldn't you want
the nuclear bomb? http://bit.ly/spwCBJ
What is to be done about Iran's nuclear power programme?
3) STOP THE WAR FUNDRAISING DINNER - LAST CHANCE TO
Well over one hundred people are already booked, but there are
still some places left at Stop the War's fundraising dinner on Wednesday.
The dinner is to celebrate a decade of anti war campaigning and Andrew
Murray's ten years as Chair of the Coalition.
The dinner will take
place on Wednesday 23rd November at 7.30 pm at the Ev Restaurant, 97-99
Isabella Street, London SE1 8DA (nearest tube Southwark).
for the dinner are £40 a head, with a 10% discount for bookings of six or
more. There is a special rate for local Stop the War groups. Payment can be
made by cheque or card. Please phone us on 0207 801 2768 if you want
STOP THE WAR COALITION
21 November 2011
Tel: 020 7801 2768