Thursday, December 10, 2015

Don’t Bomb Syria!

Mark Rylance makes his point!
By New Worker correspondent

THOUSANDS of anti-war protesters filled Whitehall on Saturday 28th November  with a single message for all MPs: “Don’t vote to bomb Syria”.
They were joined by actor Mark Rylance, Labour MP Diane Abbott, musician Brian Eno, Tariq Ali, journalist Owen Jones and George Galloway, who all addressed the crowds outside Downing Street.
Owen Jones was met with stony silence when he claimed that the Assad elected government of Syria was a bigger threat than ISIS.
But George Galloway followed with a powerful speech that put the blame for the conflict in the region squarely on the avarice and intrigues of western imperialism.
A letter from musicians, writers, union chiefs and politicians was delivered to 10 Downing Street, telling David Cameron not to bomb Syria.
As the letter was being delivered to 10 Downing Street, protests were also underway in many other towns across the country.
Further protests were staged on Tuesday and Wednesday this week as David Cameron opted for a vote on the issue to take place on Wednesday 2nd December.

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