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Cut and pasted from an email from Stop the War:

DAY OF PROTEST AGAINST NATO

Saturday May 19th: Troops out of Afghanistan, Don't Attack Iran, no intervention in the Middle East

The occupation of Afghanistan has passed crisis point. Afghan soldiers are turning their guns on NATO troops, negotations with the Taliban have broken down and protests against occupation are continuing.

Meanwhile, further war in the Middle East is terrifyingly close. The debate about war on Iran is more about when rather than whether to attack. In the US there is also a sense of inevitability about war. Officials in the International Atomic Energy Agency say their leadership is being used by the US to justify war on Iran. The US is opposing direct intervention in Syria for the moment, but this can change and meanwhile Western allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar are arming the Free Syrian Army.

Stop the War is calling a day of protest on Saturday May 19th to coincide with big protests in Chicago against the NATO summit. Details will be announced in the next few days.

CONGRATULATIONS TO GEORGE GALLOWAY MP

Congratulations to George Galloway MP - a Vice President of Stop the War.

George Galloway's stunning victory for the Respect Party in the Bradford By Election has sent a shockwave through British politics. As so many commentators have pointed out the result was in part due to the continuing anger at Britain's foreign wars. It has given all anti war campaigners a huge boost. Read his own words on why he won and why the wars must end:
http://stopwar.org.uk/index.php/united-kingdom/1304-george-galloway-why-i-won-the-bradford-election

DON'T IRAQ IRAN, AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND SPOKEN WORD

As part of the Don't Iraq Iran campaign, we are very pleased to announce a Stop the War benefit evening of words and music on Friday the 25th May at St James' Piccadilly in London. Featuring Mark Rylance, Tony Benn, Roy Bailey, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Alberto Portugheis, Kika Markham, Peter Kennard, Cat Phillipps and many more.

Booking opens on Wednesday 11th April - online and by phone.

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

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