Stop Blair’s war machine
Demonstrate in London 24 February
No to Trident nuclear replacement
This must be the year when the anti-war movement forces an end to the disastrous occupation of Iraq and reverses the direction of government foreign and military strategy.
That is why the Stop the War Coalition and CND are joining forces once more to mobilise tens of thousands of people from across the country onto the streets of London.
Elements in the US establishment are starting to look for a way out.
However, it seems likely that George Bush will boost troop levels in the short-term as part of a “last push” to crush resistance in Iraq and stabilise the puppet government in Baghdad.
As for Trident replacement, it represents a clear breach of Britain’s nuclear non-proliferation obligations.
Nobody is able to give a remotely sensible answer to the question as to under what circumstances and against whom it might ever be used.
The immense cost of replacing Trident is all the more scandalous when set alongside the hospital cuts and closures being imposed on the NHS.
The government’s priorities are the exact reverse of those of the labour movement and the public in general.
The government is highly vulnerable.
We are at the fag-end of Blair’s premiership, and both the prime minister and his war policy are terminally discredited.
So the time is right for one “last push” from the anti-war movement as well.
A huge turnout on 24 February must be the start of a mighty push for peace that gets the troops out of Iraq and stops the Trident replacement scandal in its tracks.
On the same day, also peace demonstration in Glasgow in Scotland: here.
Anti war demonstration in Detroit, USA: here.
Big anti war demonstration in Washington, DC, USA, on 27 January: here.