Stop The War Coalition Oct. 8, 2007 (UK)

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STOP THE WAR COALITION
NEWSLETTER No. 1022
06 October 2007
Email office@stopwar.org.uk
T: 020 7278 6694
Web: http://www.stopwar.org.uk/

IN THIS NEWSLETTER:
1) THE BAN WILL NOT STOP US ON 8 OCTOBER
2) BRIAN ENO’S GUARDIAN ARTICLE

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1) THE BAN WILL NOT STOP US ON 8 OCTOBER
“The ban will not stop us on 8 October.” These are the words of
musician Brian Eno in his Guardian article (see below). Brian is
joined by many in the world of the arts who are supporting our
anti-war cause, the latest being David Soul — formerly star of
Starsky and Hutch and now highly respected actor. “Enough!” David says. “Bring our soldiers home! I’ll be there on Monday.”

MPs too have been sending messages of support. Labour MP John
McDonnell writes to say, “The attempt to ban this demonstration
is an unacceptable assault on our civil liberties and I will be
joining the march to exercise my right to protest at the
continuing presence of British troops in Iraq.”

We urge everyone who can, to join us on Monday 8 October for this crucial demonstration to ensure that the anti-war message, which the government is trying to silence by banning our march, is
heard loud and clear, when Gordon Brown makes his statement to
Parliament on Iraq.

WE WILL MARCH MONDAY 8 OCTOBER
ALL TROOPS OUT NOW: NOT ONE MORE DEATH
ASSEMBLE 1PM TRAFALGAR SQUARE FOR RALLY
(Speakers include Tony Benn, Brian Eno, Mark Thomas, Walter
Wolfgang, George Galloway and Ben Griffin (ex SAS trooper)
MARCH TO PARLIAMENT
http://www.stopwar.org.uk/

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2) BRIAN ENO’S GUARDIAN ARTICLE
This government wants to show itself as clean and new, and
doesn’t want attention drawn to the mess it has left on the
carpet…It would take courage for Gordon Brown to say: “This war
was a catastrophe.” It would take even greater courage to admit
that the seeds of the catastrophe were in its conception: it
wasn’t a good idea badly done (the neocons’ last refuge – “Blame
it all on Rumsfeld”), but a bad idea badly done. And it would
take perhaps superhuman courage to say: “And now we should
withdraw and pay reparations to this poor country.”

I don’t see it happening. But the demonstration will, legal or
not: on Monday Tony Benn will lead us as we exercise our right to
remind our representatives that, even if Iraq has slipped off
their agenda, it’s still on ours. Please join us.
TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE, GO TO:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,2184924,00.html

More info:

http://www.nineeleven.co.uk/board/viewtopic.php?t=11552

h/t: Disco_Destroyer

see

Britain bans Iraq Anti-War Protest

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