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Ten years opposing War

This 26th of March, the tenth anniversary of the war in Iraq will be commemorated in an event which aims to increase anti-war activity in north London.

 

Diez años contra 5On the 20th of March 10 years will have passed since the beginning of the war in the Middle East nation, brought about by the United States and their allies.

Under the premise of the possible existence of weapons of mass destruction, the then president George W. Bush justified an attack on Iraq with the objective of bringing down the governing regime of Saddam Hussein.

The official end of the war was December 2011, however violence and terrorism remain present in southwest Asia, as well as in other African countries at war such as Mali.

diez años en contra 31As well as Iraq, the military interventions in Afghanistan, which began in 2001, with more than 5,000 dead, or the Libyan civil war, which saw the government of Muammar Gaddafi confront its opponents, have not sufficed to put an end to terrorism.

The continual threats of a greater intervention in Syria, the ever more common use of drone airplanes, and the growing possibility of an attack in Iran have demonstrated how little has been learned about war from these wars.

diez años en contra 32An event organised for the 26th of March will launch the platform London North Stop the War Coalition, which aims to expand anti-war activity into areas such as Islington, Camden and Haringey.

The event will include the support of MP Jeremy Corbyn for North Islington; Lindsey German, coordinator of the Stop the War Coalition, Doctor Hakim Adi, writer and historian specialising in Africa and Africans and Sami Ramadani, of Iraqi Democrats Against the Occupation.

Date: 26th of March, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Place: The Old Fire Station, 84 Mayton St. London, N7 6QT

For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/313636768758833/?ref=14

 

(Translated by Thomas Andrew Wright – Email: thomasawright@hotmail.co.uk)

 

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