Rakshita (Raks) Patel (rakspatel) wrote in mycroft_brolly,
Rakshita (Raks) Patel
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Stop the War





Photo credit: http://mycatbirdseat.com/2010/08/why-america-must-have-an-anti-war-uprising/

Cut and pasted from an email from Stop the War:

STOP THE WAR COALITION

Email office@stopwar.org.uk
Tel: 020 7801 2768
Web: http://stopwar.org.uk
Twitter: http://twitter.com/STWuk
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/stopthewarcoalition

1) STOP THE WAR BEFORE IT STARTS - EMERGENCY PROTEST THIS SAT JAN 28
2) TWEET-OUT TO SPREAD THE WORD, TODAY 12 ONWARDS

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1) STOP THE WAR BEFORE IT STARTS - EMERGENCY PROTEST THIS SAT JAN 28

Hands off Iran and Syria
2 - 4pm, US Embassy
Grosvenor Square
London W1K 2

Called by Stop the War Coalition.
Supported by UNITE the Union, War on Want, Palestine Solidarity Campaign,
Campaign against Sanctions and Military Intervention on Iran, Friends of
Al-Aqsa, Goldsmiths Student Union and SOAS Student Union.

This is the most dangerous moment in the world since 2003. The sanctions on
Iranian oil imposed by the EU on Monday are a provocation that could spark a
war at any time. Iran's threats to retaliate by closing the Straits of Hormuz
were answered on the weekend by US Defence Secretary Panetta saying the US
would 'respond' if there was a closure and by US, British and French navy
ships sailing through the Straits.

The new sanctions mark a sharp escalation in an ongoing campaign of cyber
attacks, assassinations and US troop deployments in the area all designed to
destabilise the Iranian regime. Such a strategy of tension isn't just deeply
irresponsible. It shows the argument for war is gaining ground in the west. An
article by influential US hawk Mattew Kroenig in the current edition of
Foreign Affairs is headlined 'Time to Attack Iran'. His basic argument is
summed up in a single subheading: 'Strike Now or Suffer Later'.

As yesterdays Financial Times pointed out, this approach is making headway.
Both US Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich
favour an attack. Sections of the British establishment are now talking up
confrontation. Meanwhile calls for intervention against Iran's ally Syria are
also growing.

The echoes of the build up to war on Iraq are loud and clear.

If you oppose the terrible prospect of a war on Iran or Syria please join the
protest this Saturday. Speakers will include Tony Benn, Lindsey German, Roger
Lloyd Pack, Abbas Edalat, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Sabah Jawad, Shirin Shafie.

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2) TWEET-OUT TO SPREAD THE WORD, TODAY 12 ONWARDS

Please help publicise the protest by joining our tweet-out and facebook surge
today, starting at 12 noon.

Tweet with hashtag #DontAttackIran, retweet our tweets, share links, share
photos and anything else using this same hashtag. Copy us into your tweets if
you like using @StwUK so we know what you want us to repost. Also please do
include the Facebook event for the protest - http://on.fb.me/yR9Q3i .

If we can get #DontAttackIran trending in London it will be a big publicity
boost for the protest.

Join the Tweet-out - #DontAttackIran
Invite friends on Facebook - http://on.fb.me/yR9Q3i
Follow StoptheWar on Twitter - http://twitter.com/STWuk

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Follow the link to join the movement:
http://stopwar.org.uk/



Photo credit: http://defendtherighttoprotest.org/stop-the-war-on-jonnie-marbles/489/
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