Sunday, 25 October 2009
Stop the War President Tony Benn addresses anti-war rally
At yesterday's rally in Trafalgar Square Tony Benn gave a strong speech, as usual, despite being frail from recent illness. A tiny number of BNP supporters turned up and shouted "Traitor" at him from the back of the square. They were chased off by protestors and didn't show their faces again.
Tony Benn talked briefly about the history of imperialism, war and resistance in Afghanistan. You can watch a very useful documentary, Timeline: Afghanistan, in which Stop the War officer John Rees guides viewers through the country's turbulent history, and draws out some lessons for today.
You can also see the speech by Lindsey German, convenor of Stop the War Coalition, HERE.
George Galloway's speech is HERE.