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4 September 2013

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London protest against attack on Syria

People broke into spontaneous applause as anti-war protesters marched into Trafalgar Square on Saturday. Marchers felt vindicated, saying that it was the movement against war in Iraq ten years ago that was ringing in the heads of politicians and that stayed their hand this time.

The fact that 5,000 people came out even after the parliament vote indicates how big a movement against war could get.

Socialist Party members joined the march to argue that now is the time to press home the advantage and up the fight to bring down the Con-Dems. We pointed out how powerful a movement could be if protest against war was linked to the fight against austerity, with generalised strike action. Unfortunately most speakers in Trafalgar Square did not make this connection.

Some marchers were also interested in the idea of standing candidates against all the main parties, understanding that notwithstanding the vote in parliament, all the main parties are in favour of military intervention at some stage. Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition leaflets appealed for candidates.

Paula Mitchell

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In The Socialist 4 September 2013:


Socialist Party news and analysis

Syria: Cameron defeated; Now defeat Tory cuts!

United strike action against the Con-Dems

Don't fall for the shares-for-rights scam

Them & Us


International socialist news and analysis

When the world economic crisis makes landfall in S Asia


Socialist history

1993: BNP racists forced off Brick Lane


Socialist Party reviews

Police spies and the workers' movement

TV review - MLK: The Assassination Tapes


Socialist Party workplace news

Blacklist defeat - Frank Morris reinstated on Crossrail

Hovis bakers on 7-day strike against massive pay cuts and casualisation

Carers at Future Directions continue their fight

Coventry Unison protest

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Council leader announces 'no bedroom tax evictions this year'

Build partnership in action against austerity

Miliband expected to promise repeal of bedroom tax

NHS: action to improve care

Lift the ban on campaign stalls in Newham, east London

Burston strike school celebrated

London protest against attack on Syria

Bristol TUSC - we're fighting the cuts

Socialism 2013

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