The info below comes from a national Stop the War
circular. We have a Tyneside Stop the War coach leaving Newcastle Central Station at 6.30am on the day, leaving London for the return journey at 5pm.
if you would like more info, or to reserve a seat ( £30 waged/ £15 unwaged).NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION -SATURDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2010
ASSEMBLE 12 NOON SPEAKERS' CORNER, HYDE PARK, LONDON, MARCH TO TRAFALGAR SQUARE
'The demonstration is timed to coincide with the Lisbon NATO conference at which Afghanistan will be the main talking point. For all the talk of diplomacy and troop drawdown, there are more NATO troops in the country than at any time since 2001.
This year has seen the highest number of casualties amongst Afghan civilians and NATO troops since the invasion, and there is widespread recognition that the war is a disaster.
The 20 November demonstration, which has been called by Stop the War, CND and the British Muslim Initiative, will be led by members of military families who oppose the war and want to see their loved ones return immediately.
They will be joined by Joe Glenton, the soldier who went to prison for refusing to return to Afghanistan to fight a war he believed to be unjustified.
College and school students from across the country will be out in force, raising the slogan "Fund Education Not War" and protesting against a war that has now lasted as long as World I and World War II combined.
Coaches are being organised to bring protesters from outside London. The list of towns organising coaches, and details of how to book a place, will be updated here: http://bit.ly/cDXKmNHOW TO HELP BUILD THE DEMONSTRATION
We do not want anyone after the demonstration to be able to say they were not on the demonstration because they did not know about it. This is why we are asking all our supporters not just to come on the demonstration but actively to help publicise it as widely as possible. Everyone can contribute:
: Email all your contacts with details of the demonstration and encourage them to join us
: Order leaflets, window posters and stickers from the national office (020 7801 2768) and use them to spread the word among your friends, family, work colleagues, fellow students etc
* FACEBOOK, TWITTER, BLOGS
: If you use social media networks, these can be one of the most effective ways of publicising the demonstration very widely
* LOCAL STOP THE WAR GROUPS
: If there is a local group in your area, they will very much welcome you joining their activities promoting the demonstration. Call the national office for contact details.'Share