Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Protesting against war, then and now
It is inspiring to see this exclusive new footage of the great anti-war march of 15 February 2003. It brings back fond memories for some of us - I'm reminded in particular of the sheer overwhelming sense of unprecedented numbers. I also admire the initiative of journalist and blogger Brendan Montague, who shrewdly used freedom of information legislation to obtain this previously unseen material from the police archives.
Current events in Afghanistan are reminding us all of the need to continue mobilising against war and imperialism. This report of Monday's Stop the War protest in London is from the same blog as the 15 February footage. There's also a number of videos of speeches from Monday's Media Workers Against the War meeting online, including this one by Guy Smallman (recently returned from Afghanistan).