Following the death of over 200 soldiers in Afghanistan Cardiff Stop the War Coalition & CND Cymru have called two protests to call for the troops to be brought home & an end to the war in Afghanistan.
Tomorrow (Monday 17 August) 5 - 6.30 pm
Saturday 22 August - 12 Noon (Naming of the Dead Ceremony)
Both events will be at the Nye Bevan Statue, Queen Street
PLEASE FORWARD THIS INFO TOO AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE - AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! BRING PLACARDS, BANNERS, PEOPLE ETC.
Thousands of Afghans have been killed since the invasion in 2001. Groups of civilians, such as wedding parties, are regularly killed by the occupying forces. 200 British soldiers have now been killed. Millions of Afghans are refugees. Senior diplomats and military officers admit that the occupation forces cannot win. Despite this the USA and Britain are escalating the war, by sending more troops to kill and be killed, and by extending the killing fields into Pakistan. The argument that soldiers are being killed because they don't have enough helicopters is a smokescreen. They are being killed because they are an occupying army in Afghanistan. The US army has plenty of helicopters – they are getting killed as well. It's time to bring the troops home now.
THE TRUE FACE OF NATO DEMOCRACY IN AFGHANISTAN : A law that legistimises rape, lets Afghan husbands starve their wives if they refuse to obey their sexual demands and requires women to get permission from their husbands to work or leave the house, has been made law as part of ex-CIA employee President Karzai's re-election strategy to buy fundamentalist votes in the Afghan election.
Cardiff Stop the War Coalition
And Adam Price has this week laid an EDM calling for a fixed timetable for troop withdrawl.