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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

National Demonstration - Gaza Flotilla March - London

More from Stop the War:

RAGE AGAINST ISRAEL NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION 5 JUNE

The astounding turnout at Monday's emergency protest, when at only a few hours notice, thousands laid siege to David Cameron's residence in Downing Street and then marched to the Israeli Embassy (see http://bit.ly/aEMHws), was a reflection of the intense rage at Israel's deadly attack on the Gaza flotilla, felt by millions worldwide. Ours was just one of hundreds of protests that took place in towns and cities across the globe. A national demonstration in London this Saturday 5 June has been called by Stop the War, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, CND, BMI and Viva Palestina. The Gaza Flotilla March will assemble at Downing Street at 1.30 and march to the Israeli Embassy (note below changed details for the Islamophobia conference). Monday's emergency demonstration showed how fast we can mobilise if we use all available means to spread the word as fast as possible. Please do all you can to publicise the demonstration among your friends, in your workplace, in your trade union, in your college or school, in your community group etc.
GAZA FLOTILLA MARCH: SATURDAY 5 JUNE
END THE SIEGE OF GAZA: FREEDOM FOR PALESTINE
ASSEMBLE DOWNING STREET LONDON 1.30PM

We urge all local Stop the War groups and trade union branches affiliated to Stop the War to bring their banners on the march. FOR UPDATES, PLEASE GO TO THE STOP THE WAR WEBSITE REGULARLY: http://bit.ly/aEMHws LONDON STOP THE WAR GROUPS AND SUPPORTERS: Please note there is a protest today 1 June at 5.30pm outside the Israeli Embassy, High Street Kensington.

2) CHANGES TO STOP ISLAMOPHOBIA CONFERENCE 5 JUNE
STOP ISLAMOPHOBIA: DEFEND THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY
ONE DAY CONFERENCE SATURDAY 5 JUNE
9.30AM TO 1.00PM CAMDEN CENTRE LONDON WC1H 9JE

The conference timetable has been slightly adjusted to ensure that all those attending will be able to join the national Gaza flotilla demonstration (see above). This is a highly important conference, given how it has become open season for anti-Muslim attacks by the government, the media and now, most ominously, by the English Defence League. A very impressive list of speakers will lead sessions discussing how we can counter the escalating demonisation of Muslims in our society. These include, Daud Abdullah, Muslim Council of Britain, Tony Benn, president Stop the War Coalition, Moazzam Begg former Guantanamo Bay prisoner, Salma Yaqoob, Respect Party, Seumas Milne, The Guardian, Peter Oborne, Writer and broadcaster and Dr Robert Lambert, former head of Scotland Yard's Muslim Contact Unit. The conference will now begin at 9.30pm and end at 1.00pm, when we will all go to Downing Street where the national demonstration is assembling. Changes to the conference agenda will be distributed soon. Please check the Stop the War website for updates

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At 2:12 pm, Blogger Snowball said...

Just read that those of the British contingent on board the flotilla included Kevin Ovenden, a former journalist on Socialist Worker. Shit...

 

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