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General Category => Newcastle Stop the War => Topic started by: nestopwar on January 10, 2013, 09:36:05 PM

Title: Newcastle Rally - FOR A FUTURE WITHOUT WAR
Post by: nestopwar on January 10, 2013, 09:36:05 PM
A public rally to mark the 10th anniversary of the Febrruary 15th
London mass demonstation opposing the attack on Iraq



Lindsey German - Honorary Convenor, Stop the War Coalition
Clare Williams - UNISON Northern Regional Convenor
Hazera Begum - Former Head Sister for Muslim Students at Northumbria University
Tony Kempster -Vice President of the International Peace Bureau (Geneva) and Honorary General Secretary, Anglican Pacifist Fellowship

Friday 15 February 2013
7.00pm Pandon Room, Newcastle Civic Centre
6.30-7pm Reception and Refreshments

Feb 15th marks the tenth anniversary of the largest ever demonstration in Britain when 2 million people marched in London against the illegal invasion of Iraq and when the world in their millions said no to war. 10 years on Iraq has been left in ruins with 100,000 dead and millions displaced. More than 700 British soldiers have been killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet the Government is threatening more military intervention in Syria and Iran. It is clear that the pro-war consensus in Westminster is against the interests of working people and peace loving people of the world. You can make a difference by coming to this important rally organised by the Stop the War Movement, Peace organisations and the Trade Unions to highlight opposition to war on this 10th anniversary and to campaign for a better world without conflict and for a future without war.