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Labour Against the War - Afghanistan: Ending the Unwinnable War

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National Meeting

The New Labour War Legacy was the title of this year’s Labour Against the War fringe meeting at Labour Party Conference, this year held in Brighton on Sunday 27th September. For eight consecutive years we have assembled a powerful platform of speakers.

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Christine Shawcroft (Labour Party NEC), Alan Simpson MP. Milan Rai (Peace News), Gabriel Carlyle (Voices UK), LAtW fringe meeting at Labour Party Conference. Brighton, September 2009

Local Meeting

In October Labour Against the War held a local event in Leytonstone. Leyton & Wanstead CLP have a long record of support for Labour Against the War so when asked if we could hold a local meeting for Labour Party members and supporters we responded enthusiastically by organising an event titled Afghanistan: Ending the Unwinnable War at the Epicentre on Thursday 8th October. Our platform consisted of Mohammed Azam (coordinator Coalition Against Racism – Unite to Stop the BNP), Walter Wolfgang (Vice Chair, Labour CND) and Christine Shawcroft (Labour Party NEC and Secretary of Labour Against the War). The event was chaired by local Labour member Richard Price.

  • LABOUR AGAINST THE WAR unequivocally condemns the terrorist outrages in the US on 11th September 2001 as a violation of human rights and an attack on working people of many races.
  • LABOUR AGAINST THE WAR believes that military action in response to the events of 11th September 2001 will neither eradicate the threat of terrorism nor create a stable international framework in which the rule of law will be observed. UK support for such wars is not in our name.
  • LABOUR AGAINST THE WAR calls on the British government to pursue non-military solutions to the War on Terrorism including diplomatic and political initiatives, to bring the alleged perpetrators of terrorism to justice - including state terrorists who act in violation of international law - and bring real humanitarian aid to the people of the world.
  • LABOUR AGAINST THE WAR is totally opposed to any war on Afghanistan, Iraq or any other wars of military adventurism.
  • LABOUR AGAINST THE WAR opposes any clampdown on civil liberties and asylum seekers on the pretext that this is required by the current situation and will stand up for civil rights in an open, democratic society. We shall oppose racist scapegoating of the Muslim community.
  • LABOUR AGAINST THE WAR will work within the Labour Party and Trade Union movement to promote these aims throughout the labour movement, stating our case to the wider public and supporting the Stop the War Coalition in a determined quest for justice, not vengeance.