Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/225/9202

From The Socialist newspaper, 12 October 2001

Build the movement to....

STOP THE WAR

THESE ATTACKS will not bring justice to the victims of the World Trade Center atrocity - neither will they destroy terrorism or the conditions which breed support for terrorism.

The streets of New York and London cannot be made safer by responding to terrorist attacks with the launch of war.

By Dave Nellist, Socialist Party councillor Coventry and Socialist Alliance National Chair

Innocent Afghan civilians have already been killed and many more face death, starvation and injury. People remember the Gulf War, when US cruise missiles hit a civilian refuge in Iraq, burning to death 300 Iraqis, most of them women and children. They also remember the war in Kosova, when 'smart' missiles missed their targets, killing fleeing refugees.

Bush and Blair say this is a 'humanitarian war' because they're dropping food as well as bombs. But their bombs - at $1 million each - have killed four Afghan workers employed by the UN on land mine clearance operations.

Aid workers agree that this is a propaganda exercise to try and shore up support for the war. More than seven million Afghans are threatened with starvation. These food drops are only a fraction of what is really needed.

There's talk of these attacks contributing to the bringing down of the Taliban government. If that happens and the Northern Alliance take control that will not bring democracy to Afghanistan.

In their three years of running Afghanistan, from 1992, those who now are in the Northern Alliance outlawed all opposition and swept aside democratic rights. Both the Taliban and Northern Alliance were funded, armed and trained by America, Britain and other countries in the 1980s.

Socialists would welcome the fall of the Taliban government but that is the job of the ordinary people of Afghanistan, not for the West to re-install either a discredited former king or help the Northern Alliance back into power on the basis of "my enemy's enemy is my friend".

Socialists throughout the country will be working hard to build a broad and inclusive anti-war movement. But ending support for terrorism requires ending the conditions which breed the methods of terrorism - global poverty, inequality and repression.

We need to fight for socialism world-wide. Join us now.

National anti-war demo

Saturday 13 October

Assemble 12 noon. Hyde Park,

central London.

March to rally in Trafalgar Square.

International Socialist Resistance

No to war!

Public Meeting

Tuesday 16 October,

7.30pm. Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn, WC1.

nearest tube: Holborn

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 12 October 2001:

STOP THE WAR

Devastating Consequences Of War

Nuclear Threat? War Raises New Fears

Vietnam - How The Anti-War Movement Grew

Bush And Blair's War: What We Say

Railtrack - New Labour's U-Turn


 

Home   |   The Socialist 12 October 2001   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




Related links:

War:

triangleCaerphilly Socialist Party: Are we heading for an era of war?

triangleComprehensive account of bloody conflict

triangleKurdish referendum declared illegal

triangleOctober 1917 reviews: 'More bright than any heaven'

Terrorism:

triangleSalford Socialist Party: Why Marxism opposes terrorism

triangleSwansea Socialist Party: Marxism opposes terrorism

triangleLondon attack: unite against terrorism, war and racism

Taliban:

triangleBombing Syria won't stop Isis

triangleHiroshima - 70 years on

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

7/12/17

RMT

Anti-DOO lobby of Liverpool's transport committee

7/12/17

Blacklisting

Unite protest against blacklisting

6/12/17

Donald Trump

Mobilise to stop bigoted billionaire Donald Trump's state visit to Britain

6/12/17

Transport

Arriva bus strikers stand firm

6/12/17

Pensions

BT pensions review - oppose the attacks on the pension schemes

6/12/17

PCS

Driving examiners walkout hits first day of new test

6/12/17

Newham

School staff strike against privatisation

6/12/17

Rail

Brutal rail privateer Abellio takes over Midlands rail services

6/12/17

PCS

PCS Left Unity celebrates 40th anniversary at annual conference

6/12/17

North Yorkshire

Court maintains injunction against fracking protesters

6/12/17

Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest Universal Credit protest

6/12/17

Coventry

Coventry Socialist sales hit 1,000

6/12/17

TUSC

TUSC conference to debate 2018 elections

6/12/17

Liverpool

Liverpool John Moores Uni landslide for Socialist Students

6/12/17

Kirklees

Plans to launch no-cuts campaign at Kirklees College

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

triangle8 Dec Local government pay: fight for the full 5% claim

triangle6 Dec Strikers rally in Liverpool

triangle6 Dec Corbyn's Labour can defeat Tories with socialist programme

triangle5 Dec Victory at Glenfield shows people power can save our NHS

triangle5 Dec Labour council Blairites deselected

triangle30 Nov Victory: Glenfield Children's Heart Centre saved!

triangle30 Nov Dramatic retelling of Grunwick strike

More ...

triangle13 Dec Caerphilly Socialist Party: Are we heading for an era of war?

triangle14 Dec Wakefield Socialist Party: Universal Credit - the Tories' latest assault on the poor

triangle18 Dec Leeds Socialist Party: Religion and Socialism

triangle19 Dec Bristol North Socialist Party: Christmas social

More ...

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Archive

Archives:

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice

V2