Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Oppose the rush to war in the Middle East #rdguk

Rob at Reading Gaza DemoReading Peace Group have organised the demo below to oppose the rush to war in the Middle East. See the email below:

Dear friends,

Peace vigil this Friday: 19 September
6 - 7 pm, Queen Victoria Statue, Friar Street (outside old Town Hall)

Over recent days the drift towards yet another war in the Middle East has accelerated. Barack Obama has committed the USA to air strikes against Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria, and has not ruled out the deployment of military forces on the ground. David Cameron is itching to join in and has ruled nothing out - regardless of the vote in
Parliament last year which refused to allow the government to take military action in Syria.

For the next few weeks Reading Peace Group will be undertaking a regularly Peace Vigil in Reading town centre to clearly demonstrate that we will not allow the government to get away with waging another war in Iraq. Please join us this Friday between 6 and 7 pm at the Queen Victoria Statue in Friar Street (by the old Town Hall) to show your opposition to the war. You don't have to stay for the whole hour – just come along for as long or short a time as you can manage.

We will be conducting vigils over the following few Fridays as well depending on how the situation develops and will keep you informed by email.

I hope to see you on Friday.

Thanks and best wishes,


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