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From The Socialist newspaper, 17 January 2003

No To Bush And Blair's War

There are only five weeks to go until the national demonstration on 15 February against war on Iraq, called by Stop the War Coalition. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to take part in the demonstration to show their opposition to the war.

Clare James, ISR-Youth Against the War representative on Stop the War Coalition steering committee

As the anti-war movement grows in Britain and internationally, Bush and Blair's plans for war are also increasing with 150,000 US and British troops expected in the Gulf by the beginning of February.

This war is about the US trying to ensure that the huge oil reserves, which exist in Iraq, are secured for US big business, and that countries across the world have to bow down to US imperialism.

The majority of the troops being sent to fight against Iraq are young people; most of them have never taken part in war before. The financial cost of the war could be huge, not to mention the cost in the lives of Iraqi people and troops.

It is vital that the anti-war movement is built in every area of the country. 15 February will be an international day of action against war in Iraq and up to 10 million people are expected to take part in demonstrations in towns and cities worldwide.

Groups need to be organised in schools, colleges, universities and workplaces across the country to ensure that everyone who wants to get involved in fighting against war in Iraq, and building for 15 February, can do so in their local area.

International Socialist Resistance (ISR) is also organising for strikes, protests and meetings to take place in schools, colleges and universities internationally on the first day of war.

Many young people around the world are angry at the prospect of war on Iraq; it is our future that leaders such as Blair and Bush are jeopardising.

It is vital young people get involved in the anti-war movement and in the fight for a socialist world free from war and terror.


Youth Against the War

Diary:

Dubbed 'Blair's Petroleum' due to a number of former BP executives being given jobs in Whitehall. Local protests will be taking place across the country.

If you would like information or material to help build for these events please get in touch.


INTERNATIONAL SOCIALIST Resistance (ISR) is an international anti-capitalist youth organisation with groups in many different countries.

Initiated by the Socialist Party, ISR is a democratic, broad organisation fighting for a socialist alternative to capitalism.

For more details write to: ISR, PO Box 858, London, E11 1YG. Tel: 020 8558 7947. Email: againstcapitalism@hotmail.com

Website: www.anticapitalism.org.uk

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In The Socialist 17 January 2003:


Socialist Party news and analysis

Wage War On Low Pay: Support the firefighters

No To Bush And Blair's War

War On Iraq: The Pressures Grow


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Gun Crime - Fact And Fiction

Domestic Violence: Don't Let New Labour Renege On Their Pledges

Firefighters Ready For Battle Again


Socialist Party features

The Great British Wage Theft

Stop the War Coalition conference


International socialist news and analysis

Gujarat: Communalists Profit From Hate

Suez 1956: When British Imperialism Hit The Rocks


Socialist Party workplace news

Hackney Trade Unionists Attacked


 

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