Via Stop the War circular:
CUT THE WAR, SCRAP TRIDENT,
BRING THE TROOPS HOME
PUBLIC MEETING IN PARLIAMENT
MONDAY 28 JUNE 6.30PM
Speakers include: Caroline Lucas MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Paul Flynn MP, John Trickett MP, Eric Joyce MP, Yasmin Qureshi MP, (other MPs to be announced), member of Military Families Against the War.
PORTCULLIS HOUSE, BRIDGE STREET LONDON SW1A 2LW - ALL WELCOME
The Stop the War/CND public meeting in parliament on Monday 28 June has added significance following a trumatic week for the political and military leaders waging war in Afghanistan.
Many MPs will attend the meeting, including a number who were previously supporters of the war. Among the MPs speaking are Caroline Lucas, Jeremy Corbyn, Paul Flynn, John Trickett, Eric Joyce and Yasmin Qureshi.
June has been the worst month for Nato casualties since the war began in 2001. Ten British soldiers have been killed in the last nine days and 66 have died so far in 2010, which is more than double the 32 in the same period last year.
General McChrystal's sacking, for making indiscreet remarks about President Obama and others, disguises the real reason for his removal - his latest report which told the truth about the war: Nato is losing and the Afghan resistance is "resilient and growing".
David Cameron says he wants the troops home within five years, without giving any convincing justification for them being there another five minutes. Hundreds of soldiers will lose their lives and thousands will be maimed while Cameron thrashes around looking for an "exit stategy" to save the face of warmongers who can't abide admitting defeat.
Meanwhile, following a budget that will decimate public services, not a penny will be cut from the £5-6 billion the war in Afghanistan is costing every year, or from the tens of billions which are earmarked for the renewal of the Trident nuclear missile system.
At the Stop the War/CND meeting on 28 June, anti-war MPs will be joined by other speakers, including a representative from Military Families Against the War, to discuss why the war is wrong, why Trident should be scrapped and why the troops should come home now. This is a public meeting open to all.