Monday, 12 July 2010

Afghanistan - Time to go! Public Rally 26th July

Join the rally against the war.

Meeting at 7pm, Monday, 26th July
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL

Joe Glenton, jailed for refusing to fight in Afghanistan, speaks out against
the war alongside another ex-soldier.
With Caroline Lucas and other MP's.
More speakers TBA.

The war in Afghanistan is in crisis. The strategy is crumbling, with Obama's sacking of General McChrystal and an increasingly corrupt Karzai government.
The violence is intensifying with No clear goals and even fewer results.
ThousandS of Afghan civilians are dying every year and very little rebuilding is being done.

Despite the 77% of people being opposed to Britain's involvement in Afghanistan, this government continues to send troops to kill and die in a war that is being lost.

This war is wrong, this war has failed and it's Time To Go


Politicians from the big parties say they respect the troops, I say respect them more by not putting them ion harms way for no reason. We are told that they are their for our safety, but there is no evidence for this. On the contrary, out being there as an occupying force would tend to generate opposition.

The situation is not unlike Vietnam. Ok its not a hot steamy jungle. The similarity is that Vietnam was not going to join the domino theory, they were fighting for there independence. They were pushed into an alliance with China in order to expel the French and then the USA. Similarly in Afghanistan, us being there will push them to join our 'enemies'.

The history of peace in Northern Ireland and South Africa should teach us to engage with people, talk to them, find out what motivates them. Shooting at people will convince them that we are the enemy.

So join the protest, Meeting at 7pm, Monday, 26th July
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL