TONIGHT in Glasgow! – A really interesting event that all teachers should support! For my views on the subject please see my previous post.
School Students Against War Public Meeting
7.30pm Langside Halls, 1 Langside Avenue, Shawlands, Glasgow
Rose Gentle (Military Families Against War), Sam Fairbairn (School Students Against War), Lorna McKinnon (Student, Bellahouston Academy)
Bush and Blair’s war on terror has left Iraq in ruins. 655,000+ have died at their hands. The occupying forces are failing to provide basic public services while they rob Iraq of its oil wealth. Hundreds of British soldiers are dead as a consequence of the war. Troop morale is at an all-time low: senior military figures and ordinary soldiers are increasingly speaking out against the war. Others are voting with their feet by leaving the army in record numbers. Faced with troop shortages, the military are conducting a recruitment drive among the most vulnerable young people in our society. Now, school students and teachers are speaking out against military recruitment in schools.
Troops out of Iraq, Troops out of our Schools!
Saturday 8 September – Shout It Out! – An Anti-War Street Fair
11am – 4.30pm East Market Street Edinburgh
A free, day long event organised by School Students Against War and supported by SCND and ECND
Live music from Bombskare, 4Dimensions and Black Diamond Express.
Film showings of Old Enough to Know Better, Dear Mrs Blair and The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.
Workshops on direct action, creative demonstration, “The War on Terror” (more to be confirmed). Plenty of time for discussion.
log onto www.shoutitoutevent.com to find out more.
Download the national petition launched by School Students Against War from http://files.pcadvance.co.uk/ssaw/resources.php