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Sunday, 30 January 2011

SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT
RALLY IN GEORGE SQUARE, GLASGOW
TUESDAY 1ST FEBUARY - 5PM

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You will have been witnessing the momentous events in Egypt. Stop the War hasalways been involved in solidarity work with the Middle East, as part of ouropposition to the "war on terror". We have held many meetings and protests onPalestine, Lebanon and Yemen.
Clearly if Hosni Mubarak falls from power, it will have huge implications forthe whole region, and even further afield, including the major theatres of warin Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq.

Egypt has been a cornerstone of the US "war on terror" and America's strategyfor dominating the Middle East. Not for nothing is Egypt second only to Israelin the amount of US aid it receives, including $1.3 billion a year for thesecurity forces alone--the same forces who have killed dozens of protesters inthe last few days and injured hundreds more.

President Mubarak has made Egypt a US client state for decades. If his tyrannyis overthrown the implications are momentous.

As one commentator noted, "Every Egyptian knows today that the United Statesgovernment is not a friend of Egypt, it is a friend and ally of the Mubarakregime — a regime that does not represent the Egyptian people. Democracy isnot the United State's gift to the world and it will not be acquired underAmerican tutelage.
Real democrats don't bankroll dictatorships." (SEE:http://bit.ly/ghsnxI)

As well as expressing solidarity with the uprising for democracy in Egypt, Stopthe War's gathering in George Square will also be an opportunity to discuss the implicationsfor the anti-war movement.
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OTHER EVENTS

UAF is calling on antiracists and antifascists across the country to mobilise against the English Defence League in Luton on Saturday 5 February.
The EDL, a violent racist organisation with links to the British National Party and other fascist groups, has called a ‘protest’ on that day – they describe it as going ‘back where it all began’. http://uaf.org.uk/2011/01/all-antiracists-and-antifascists-should-be-in-luton-on-sat-5-feb/

Glasgow Stop the War Coalition calls on all its supporters to attend this national demonstration if they are able to. A bus will travel from Glasgow to Luton for this demonstration. Please contact uafscotland@gmail.com if you would like to book your seat. £20 return.

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