28 Jun 2010

ANTI-WAR MPs GATHER AFTER TRAUMATIC WEEK FOR AFGHAN WAR

The Stop the War/CND public meeting in parliament on Monday 28 June has added
significance following a trumatic week for the political and military leaders
waging war in Afghanistan.

Many MPs will attend the meeting, including a number who were previously
supporters of the war. Among the MPs speaking are Caroline Lucas, Jeremy
Corbyn, Paul Flynn, John Trickett, Eric Joyce and Yasmin Qureshi.

June has been the worst month for Nato casualties since the war began in 2001.
Ten British soldiers have been killed in the last nine days and 66 have died so
far in 2010, which is more than double the 32 in the same period last year.

General McChrystal's sacking, for making indiscreet remarks about President
Obama and others, disguises the real reason for his removal -- his latest
report which told the truth about the war: Nato is losing and the Afghan
resistance is "resilient and growing".

David Cameron says he wants the troops home within five years, without giving
any convincing justification for them being there another five minutes.
Hundreds of soldiers will lose their lives and thousands will be maimed while
Cameron thrashes around looking for an "exit stategy" to save the face of
warmongers who can't abide admitting defeat.

And meanwhile, following a budget that will decimate public service, not a
penny will be cut from the £5-6 billion the war in Afghanistan is costing
every year, or from the tens of billions which are earmarked for the renewal of
the Trident nuclear missile system.

At the Stop the War/CND meeting on 28 June, anti-war MPs will be joined by
other speakers, including a representative from Military Families Against the
War, to discuss why the war is wrong, why Trident should be scrapped and why
the troops should come home now. This is a public meeting open to all.

CUT THE WAR, SCRAP TRIDENT, BRING THE TROOPS HOME
PUBLIC MEETING IN PARLIAMENT
MONDAY 28 JUNE 6.30PM
Speakers include: Caroline Lucas MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Paul Flynn MP, John
Trickett MP, Eric Joyce MP, Yasmin Qureshi MP, (other MPs to be announced),
member of Military Families Against the War.
PORTCULLIS HOUSE, BRIDGE STREET
LONDON SW1A 2LW ALL WELCOME

1 comment:

Mary Ellen Marucci said...

As I stode among protestors watching people file into the shipyard at Electric Boat (General Dynamics shipyard in Groton, CT,USA)for the Christening of one of the first Trident missle carrying submarines (1975-76) a sudden urge came over me to shout: "job security ain't what it used to be, when you have to kill the world ten times over to keep your job." There were puzzled looks from both sides.

It is job security that puts citizen against human. If your job produces anything that disrupts the ecology of life you will get blowback. A quick way to achieve a noteworthy civilization is notto be a consumer nor a producer within the war machine of states.

To true up, all industry needs a mass balance audit, and public approval based on their mass balance sheet, not just the promise of jobs and a yearly quasi-public profit ( for whom)- loss (to whom and from what)accounting, though that would be a step up. From this knowledge a strategy can then be developed to control the root of war and lead us to a lasting "peace" where that word will no longer have the meaning of a pause between wars.