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Friday, 31 December 2010

GLASGOW STOP THE WAR COALITION
Email
glasgowstopwar@gmail.com
Web: glasgowstopwar.blogspot.com or stopwar.org.uk
Facebook: Glasgow stopwarcoalition
Twitter:
http://twitter.com/STWuk

IN THIS NEWSLETTER:
1) CUT THE WAR IN 2011 - NOT OUR PUBLIC SERVICES – 3 EVENTS
2) WAR YOU DON'T SEE – NEW VIDEO – JOHN PILGER
3) BARACK OBAMA IS BLIND, STUPID OR A LIAR
4) "GLASGOW TO GAZA IN 60 MINUTES" CONFERENCE – Jan 14th
5)
Message to gay community: Don't go. Don't kill.
6) STOP THE WAR COALITION SCOTLAND AGM

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1) CUT THE WAR IN 2011 - NOT OUR PUBLIC SERVICES – 3 EVENTS

The cost of the war in Afghanistan has hit an all time new high. Glasgow Stop the War Coalition urges you to do all you can to build the following events to raise the demand of JOBS NOT BOMBS. We say stop the spending on war and spend it on our public services and lets make 2011 the year we CUT THE WAR.

A - DEFEND GLASGOW SERVICES - JAN 29 – Facebook: Defend Glasgow Services

B - A PEOPLES ASSEMBLY – FEB 12 –
www.righttowork.org.uk

C- MARCH FOR THE ALTERNATIVE – NATIONAL TUC DEMO – MAR 26 -
http://www.tuc.org.uk/theme/index.cfm?theme=alltogether

War machine can feed the poor

The UN says global poverty has doubled in the last 30 years. In the last 10 years the US has spent over $1 trillion on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The immortal Bill Hicks shows how the technology used to wage war could be the solution to global poverty.
http://stopwar.org.uk/content/view/2175/27/

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2 - WAR YOU DON'T SEE – NEW VIDEO – JOHN PILGER
John Pilger investigates the media's role in war. He traces the history of 'embedded' and independent reporting from the carnage of WWI to the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
http://www.itv.com/itvplayer/video/?Filter=198443
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3 - BARACK OBAMA IS BLIND, STUPID OR A LIAR
Obama, presenting the White House annual review of the Afghanistan war, said "we're making significant progress" and the war is "on track to achieve our goals". It isn't, as he must know, because the CIA, the Red Cross, 15 Afghanistan experts who recently wrote him an open letter, and 60 per cent of the American public, all have the same message: the war is a catastrophe. Read full STW article here
http://stopwar.org.uk/content/view/2200/1/

Overview of the Afghanistan and Pakistan Annual Review
http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/nation/pdf/12.15.10_APAR_Overview_Final.pdf?hpid=topnews

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4 - "GLASGOW TO GAZA IN 60 MINUTES" CONFERENCE
Friends of Al Aqsa Free event to commemorate 2 years since the Gaza massacre.... Which Israel refers to as "cast lead", when they broke the cease fire and killed 1400 Palestinians over 3 weeks. - Speakers: George Galloway ( former MP, Viva Palestina Convoy )Shaykh Zahir Mahmood ( Imam, Viva Palestina Convoy )

Location: Glasgow Central Mosque
http://www.centralmosque.co.uk/location
Time: 5:00PM Sunday, January 16th
Further videos and reading:
- Research links rise in Falluja birth defects and cancers to US assault
Defects in newborns 11 times higher than normalWar contaminants' from 2004 attack could be cause
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/30/faulluja-birth-defects-iraq

- Gaza and the struggle for justice and freedom
http://stopwar.org.uk/content/view/2214/1/

- Gaza: Two years after the horror of Operation Cast Lead
http://stopwar.org.uk/content/view/2211/1/

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5 – MESSAGE TO GAY COMMUNITY: DON'T GO. DON'T KILL.

Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, is a defender of gay rights But she says: I want to bang my head against a wall when another young gay person commits suicide as a result of despicable bullying, yet people within the same community have fought hard for the right to openly join the world's biggest bully: the US Army ……….
http://stopwar.org.uk/content/view/2213/1/

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6 – STOP THE WAR COALITION SCOTLAND AGM

An upcoming date for your diary, the Stop the War Coalition AGM/Conference will take place in March 2011. More details will follow in the new year.

If you would like to help with out with its organisations please email
glasgowstopwar@gmail.com and we will keep you informed about the planning meetings.

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