Antiwar Mass Assembly
Saturday 8 October 12noon
Trafalgar Square London
The Antiwar Assembly on October 8 will be a memorable day
Many thanks for signing the pledge to join the Antiwar Mass Assembly in Trafalgar Square. Thousands have pledged and there is a steady stream of new signatories. Thousands more who have not pledged will be there. Transport is being organised across the country to bring protesters from outside London (see http://bit.ly/oM17x9)
Julian Assange from Wikileaks is among the latest to sign the pledge – he will be speaking on the day – and we’ve just got confirmation that the remarkable 106-year-old Hetty Bower will be there too (see this video and you will know why: http://bit.ly/mWvU9e). Watch out for more announcements in the next few days.
The initial programme for the day has been published here: http://bit.ly/poSQPd. A full timetable will be available soon, with details about the musicians, writers, artists, MPs, filmmakers, actors, trade union leaders and activists who will be performing or speaking on the day.
Spread the word
Please, in the few days left before 8 October, do all you can to publicise the Antiwar Assembly, among your family, neighbours, work colleagues, fellow students, community or faith group etc. Encourage everyone to sign the pledge here: http://www.antiwarassembly.org/
We have launched a financial appeal to help us fund 8 October and have had a tremendous response so far, reaching nearly half of our target to raise £10,000 to cover the costs of Trafalgar Square, two stages, projection screens, sound systems and a marquee, as well as the expenditure on publicising the event through leaflets, posters etc. If you haven’t already done so, please consider making a contribution. We rely entirely on the donations of our supporters to fund our activities. You can make a donation online, by phone or by post. See:: http://bit.ly/n0eEh2
Why you can make a difference
The war in Afghanistan is a disaster, with the latest figures showing an increase of violence by 39% in 2011 compared to last year. Most people in Britain oppose the government’s war policies, and not least the spending of billions of pounds attacking other people’s countries at a time of huge cuts in public services. The government is banking on this widespread opposition not being visable or active. On Saturday we will give voice to the anti-war majority in this country, as part of the continuing fight to make it politically impossible for the government to wage wars which are both unjustified and immoral. See you there!