On 26th March the 10th anniversary of the war on Iraq will be commemorated by an event which aims to expand anti-war activity in North London.
With the aim of overthrowing Saddam Hussein’s governing regime, then president, George W. Bush, justified the attack on Iraq under the pretence of the country’s possible possession of weapons of mass destruction,
The official date for the end of the war was set as December 2011 but violence and terrorism is still rife in the South-West area of Asia as in other countries in Africa that are currently at war such as Mali.
Along with Iraq, armed intervention in Afghanistan, which began in 2001 and has resulted in more than 5,000 casualties, or the civil war in Libya where Muammar al-Gaddafi clashed with the opposition, do not seem to be reason enough to put an end to the terror.
Continuous threats of greater intervention in Syria, the increasing use of drones and a possible attack on Iran all show how little has been learnt from previous war experiences.
An event organised to take place on 26th March will launch the London North Stop the War Coalition platform with the aim of expanding anti-war activity in areas such as Islington, Camden and Haringey.
Jeremy Corbyn MP (Islington North), Lindsey German (Stop the War Coalition co-ordinator), Doctor Hakim Adi (writer and historian specialising in Africa and Africans) and Sami Ramadani (Iraqi Democrats Against the Occupation) will all speak at the event.
Date and venue: 26th March 2013, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Old Fire Station. 84 Mayton St, Londres, N7 6QT.
For more information please go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/313636768758833/?ref=14
(Translated by Rebecca Hayhurst)