School Students Against War – Remembrance Day Die-In


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.

Sam Fairbairn


School Students Against War – Drop Beats, Not Bombs! Benefit Gig


The 4th 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.


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Sam Fairbairn