Posted by alangdundee on 11th February 2010
A Canadian Anti-War group have pointed out a cruel repeat of history.
The 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow were boycotted in protest of the Soviet Union’s invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. Then–U.S. president Jimmy Carter announced the boycott in February 1980, and Canada and dozens of other countries soon followed suit. In his state of the union address that year, Carter made the case against the Soviet war:
“The vast majority of nations on Earth have condemned this latest Soviet attempt to extend its colonial domination of others and have demanded the immediate withdrawal of Soviet troops. The Muslim world is especially and justifiably outraged by this aggression against an Islamic people. No action of a world power has ever been so quickly and so overwhelmingly condemned. But verbal condemnation is not enough. The Soviet Union must pay a concrete price for their aggression.”
Now Canada is part of a coalition occupying Afghanistan whilst hosting the Olympics.
Read the rest of the article at the link for more information.
Dundee SSP are holding a public meeting about the continued war and occupation in Afghanistan on the 24th of February at the DVA.
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Posted by alangdundee on 11th November 2009
There is an anti-war demo in Edinburgh on November the 14th.
Bus from Dundee :-
Bus – 33 Seater booked – spaces still available, If you would like to book a seat please get in touch as soon as possible
To reserve seat contact: Karen Grogan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bus leaves Meadowside, opposite Post Office, at 8.30 a.m.
Returns to Dundee by 5.00 p.m.
£10 per seat (£5 concessions).
Assemble 10.30am East Market Street, Edinburgh, leaving at 11am
Troops Out of Afghanistan Now / No to NATO / Scrap Trident
The NATO defence ministers are meeting at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre the weekend of the 14th. The war in Afghanistan is waged under the NATO banner. Opinion polls make it clear that a big majority want the troops home now.
Joan Humphries, whose grandson Kevin Elliott was killed while on foot patrol in the southern Afghan province of Helmand on 31 August, will be speaking at the end of the march and there will be music from David Ferrard
Called by Stop the War Scotland, supported by STW UK, CND, SCNDSACC
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Posted by agorrie on 18th September 2009
Bring the Troops Home! – Dundee SSP Public Meeting.
Wednesday 23rd September, 7.30pm, Queen’s Hotel.
Confirmed speakers include Colin Fox and John McAllion
Afghanistan Public Meeting Leaflet
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Posted by alangdundee on 8th September 2009
Troops Out of Afghanistan
Wednesday, September 23rd, 7.30 p.m.
Queens Hotel, Dundee
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Posted by alangdundee on 31st August 2009
Scottish Socialists Youths new blog for their magazine Leftfield contains an excellent recruiting poster for the army.
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