The march will be taking place on the eve of the Labour Party conference and will take place at the same time as a demonstration in Iraq, calling for the troops to leave. Blair gas invited Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan's leader to address the Labour Party conference, presumably to show the success of the "War on Terror". This is in spite of the resurgence of the Taliban in parts if the country, a bumper crop of Heroin and warlords being given control of prisons. Meanwhile in Iraq over a thousand children have been killed or maimed by cluster bombs and a 1000 civilians every week are being killed. Both Iraqis and troops will see us call for the end of the occupation. We will be breathing the same air and calling to an end to this warfare.
The demonstration in February did not stop the war starting, but it caused cracks to appear in the state apparatus which are ever widening with the government,BBC and the security services in chaos. Bush and Blair are now on the defensive. In years to come people may look back and see this as another historic turning point where either the anti-war movement shattered the confidence of the warmongers or they were able to renew it to target other countries such as Iran, Syria, North Korea or Cuba. We also have a chance to show that the Palestinians are not forgotten and that the war that should be fought is the war on poverty not the poor in this "New World Order".
Please get your tickets for the Coaches going from Liverpool from the bookshop News from Nowhere in Bold Street or from Charlies Newsagents for the Aigburth coach on Aigburth Road, (corner of Chetwynd St). Coach departure points and leaving times are Hardman St 7am and Aigburth Library 6:50am. Mark (secretary Merseyside Stop the War Coalition)