Anti-war demonstration, London, 25 September


This music video from the USA is called Edwin Starr – Stop The War (Rare Single).

By Will Stone in Britain:

Wednesday 24th September 2014

ANTI-WAR activists will stage an emergency demonstration outside Downing Street tomorrow amid fears Britain is poised to join US-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria.

Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed yesterday the first wave of airstrikes launched yesterday by the US and five allied Arab countries on Islamic State (Isis) militants in Syria.

Mr Cameron, who is in New York for the UN general assembly, is expected to use a speech today to set out further details of Britain’s involvement, with speculation growing that he will announce that Britain will join the bombing.

The PM has indicated that he wants to consult the House of Commons, raising the prospect of a Parliament recall on Friday.

Mr Cameron will be anxious to avoid a repeat of last year’s humiliating Commons defeat over airstrikes against Bashar al-Assad’s forces in Syria.

Labour joined rebel Tories and Lib Dems to vote down that act of imperialist aggression, but senior party figures, including leader Ed Miliband, have backed US-led military action against militants, arguing however that Britain shouldn’t commit forces unless the mission is legal, well-planned and includes a clear exit strategy.

CND general secretary Kate Hudson said: “When David Cameron beat the war drum over Syria a year ago, Ed Miliband urged caution and the Tories suffered an historic anti-war defeat in Parliament.

“He seemed to understand that a bombing campaign by the West would do little to resolve the crisis there. And he was vindicated.

“But in his speech to Labour Party conference today Ed Miliband has all but written a blank cheque to David Cameron, as President Barack Obama leads the charge with airstrikes against Isis in Syria and Iraq.”

A spokeswoman for Stop the War added: “If this vote passes British forces will be back in action in Iraq just three years after the last troops were withdrawn from the catastrophic occupation of 2003-11.”

Stop the War is calling on supporters to lobby their MPs and protest outside Downing Street from 5.30pm.

More about this Thursday 25 September demonstration is here.

Following yesterday’s massive air attacks inside Syria, the Pentagon made clear that the operations were just the start of a protracted war: here.

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8 thoughts on “Anti-war demonstration, London, 25 September

  1. From New York City in the USA:

    Protest U.S. Bombing of Syria at U.N.

    WED ►SEPT 24
    9:30 am – 2 pm
    47th St & 1st Ave, MANHATTAN
    Protest U.S. Bombing of Syria & Iraq

    As the U.S. intensifies its attacks on both Iraq and Syria, we must mobilize in outrage against these endless wars for profit! The U.S. is using ISIS as a pretext to expand their imperialist wars, domination, and exploitation in Iraq and Syria, along with the entire region.

    For the anti-war movement in the United States, it is a time to remove any doubts about who is who in the war going on in Syria. The worldwide forces of oppression — U.S., NATO, Israel, allied with the reactionary absolute monarchies of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Jordan, who are all lined up against the Syrian government.

    The International Action Center joins the Syrian American Forum, December 12 Coalition, Fight Imperialism Stand Together, along with many other anti-war groups to demand an end to these dangerous war escalations by the U.S.

    Obama will be addressing the U.N. on Wed, Sept. 24th and we will be there demanding the U.S. stop endless war and occupation in Iraq and Syria, and around the globe.

    As the U.N. General Assembly opens we will be assembling outside
    the U.N. starting at 9:30 am to 2 pm at 47th St and 1st Ave.
    There will be a speak-out from 9:30 am to 10:30 am and from 1 pm to 2 pm.
    We urge national actions against this newest war drive by the U.S.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/363730183790785/

    Hands Off Syria and Iraq!
    No to endless U.S. wars & occupation!

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  2. I am (the older I get) more and more disgusted by the beating of war drums especially of US and UK – they have huge problems in their own countries, so much social misery, lack of social, educational and health funding…and what do they do? They spend the money on bombs destined to be thrown on other people’s head…really? Needless to say that governments pretend doing this to protect their citizens (while murdering citizens of other countries) but forget that protecting means taking care of your people in your own house…thanks for sharing!

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