Monday, 12 July 2010
Joe Glenton and Caroline Lucas to share anti-war platform
7pm, Monday, 26th July
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL
Joe Glenton, jailed for refusing to fight in Afghanistan, speaks out against the war alongside another ex-soldier.
With Caroline Lucas and other MPs. More speakers TBA.
'The war in Afghanistan is in crisis. The strategy is crumbling, with Obama's sacking of General McChrystal and an increasingly corrupt Karzai government.The violence is intensifying with no clear goals and even fewer results.
Thousands of Afghan civilians are dying every year and very little rebuilding is being done. Despite the 77% of people being opposed to Britain's involvement in Afghanistan, this government continues to send troops to kill and die in a war that is being lost.
This war is wrong, this war has failed and it's Time To Go.'
From a Stop the War circular.