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PM Dines With Fellow War Criminals – Gaza Solidarity Demo, London

Posted by seumasach on January 20, 2009

PM DINES WITH fellow WAR CRIMINALS

The demo’ this Saturday 24 January will march to
Downing Street, calling for the lifting of the Gaza blockade,
an end to all arms sales to Israel and for Israel to be made
to pay for its war crimes.

We will also be registering our disgust over Gordon Brown’s
support for Israel following its barbaric attack. The day
after the massacre was ended – so as not to spoil Barack
Obama’s inauguration with pictures of phosphorous bombs
dropping on UN schools in Gaza – Brown rushed off to join five
other heads of government for a celebratory gala dinner at the
Jerusalem home of Israel’s prime minister Ehud Olmert,
alongside Olmert’s compatriots in mass murder, defence
minister Ehud Barak and foreign minister Tzipi Livni.

“Thank you for demonstrating your impressive support for the
State of Israel”, said Olmert, “This is in the supreme
interest of all those who fight the forces of evil,” among
whom he no doubt meant the 450 children in Gaza killed by
Israel over the past three weeks.

To which Brown replied, without a sliver of irony, “The task
before us is… an end to arms trafficking.” Not of course the
arms trafficking which makes Israel the fourth most powerful
military in the world, able to use the most advanced weapons
of mass slaughter to kill 1400 Palestinians and injure 6000
more.

“Through the anguish and the suffering, we can see the road
toward peace,” Brown added, as if all the mass death, injuries
and destruction, which left Gaza looking like it had been hit
by an earthquake, would in some way benefit the cause of
peace.

The demonstration this Saturday will assemble at 2.00 pm at
Broadcasting House in Portland Place, in protest at the BBC’s
capitulation to Israel’s propaganda machine during the attack
on Gaza.

This will be the fourth Gaza demonstration in as many weeks,
all of them bringing unprecedented numbers to voice their
outrage over the carnage we have witnessed and to show our
support for the people of Gaza, subjected to horrific crimes
against humanity. Please help publicise Saturday’s
demonstration as widely as you can and encourage everyone you
know to join us. A leaflet for downloading will be available
shortly on our website.

DEMONSTRATE FOR GAZA
END THE BLOCKADE: STOP ARMS SALES TO ISRAEL: BRING THE WAR
CRIMINALS TO JUSTICE: FREE PALESTINE
SATURDAY 24 JANUARY: ASSEMBLE 2.00PM
BBC BROADCASTING HOUSE, PORTLAND PLACE, W1A 1AA
MARCH TO DOWNING STREET
Nearest tubes: Portland Street or Regents park

COACHES FROM OUTSIDE LONDON
Details will be posted on the Stop the War website as we
receive them. Coach drop off point on Saturday will be in
Marylebone Road at the top of Portland Place. The pickup point
after the demonstration will be Victoria Embankment.

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NATIONAL STOP THE WAR ACTIVISTS MEETING

Stop the War Activist Meeting 11am – 1pm
St Pancras Church Hall
Lancing Street, London NW1 1NA
100 metres east of Euston Station

The Stop the War Coalition has called this important meeting
to discuss the situation in Gaza, the wider “war on terror”
and how to take the campaign forward.

We will also be discussing the campaign to bring the troops
out of Afghanistan and the preparations for the mass protests
at the G20 meeting in London on April 2nd. This will be Barack
Obama’s first visit to London.

We are asking for delegations from every Stop the War group
round the country.

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