School Students Against War – Remembrance Day
On November 11th 2006
the US Embassy saw 50 school students demonstrate, outraged, at the US and UK’s
foreign policy and that this day is dedicated only to remember the allied
soldiers in the two world wars. This was a demonstration to get people to
remember the dead in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Palestine. We feel that the government picks and chooses who is worthy of
being remembered - they need to own up to their crimes and admit that they are
responsible for the hundreds of thousands of dead in these countries and we
feel that it is important to show solidarity with the people of the occupied
countries. The school students were met
with applause as they hollered their way down Oxford Street
on a march with more die-ins on the way.
New faces to the anti-war movement were brought together in this
demonstration, radicalised by the deteriorating situation in Iraq and
infuriated by this government’s stubbornness and stupidity in their quest for a
victory in the Middle East.
Students Against War – Drop Beats, Not Bombs! Benefit Gig
SSAW benefit gig was the best. This event was a huge success raising
over £350 for the organisation. There were also some amazing bands from the
local area. This gig was not only fun, but got many people signed up to SSAW.
It attracted people of all ages and walks of life.
Held in the
basement of the Kaleidoscope Project it gave everyone a boost for the coming
year and many people are now dedicated to stopping this illegal war and to
bringing the warmongers to justice.
For more info on
SSAW – firstname.lastname@example.org www.ssaw.org.uk