And waving our red weapons o'er our heads
Let's all cry 'Peace, Freedom, Liberty!'
Shakespeare - Julius Caesar
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Obama Protest At Buckingham Palace
Without a trace of irony, President Barack Obama -- the commander-in-chief of an empire which straddles the world, who has more than doubled the troops in Afghanistan, who continues to occupy Iraq, who has dramatically escalated a deadly drone war in Pakistan and who is currently bombing Libya -- spoke last week of the “moral force of non-violence“ and said he “will not tolerate aggression across borders“. (SEE Choking on the Hypocrisy of Obama’s Hollow Platitudes: bit.ly/kBiFrl)
Obama is currently waging three wars which are opposed by the majority of people in Britain and the United States -- in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. He has already, in his first two years in office, attacked six countries -- two more than George W Bush.
This is why Stop the War, CND and other organisations have organised an anti-war protest at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 24 May, at 5. 30pm, when Obama is on a state visit to Britain, with bed and breakfast provided by the Queen.
The protest will call for the withdrawal of all troops from Afghanistan, an immediate end to the bombing of Libya and freedom for Palestine, which yet again was let down in Obama’s speech last week by rhetoric which far outstripped any indication that he is going to do anything to stop Israel’s countless violations of international law.
PROTEST WHEN OBAMA MEETS THE QUEEN
TUESDAY 24 MAY 5. 30PM BUCKINGHAM PALACE
LONDON SW1A 1AA
Called by Stop the War Coalition, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Justice for Bahrain Campaign.