Tuesday, 13 December 2011


In his recent book on the occupation, The Ghosts of War, Jonathan Steele
estimates at least 20,000 Afghan civilians died as a result of the invasion of
the country in 2001 and tens of thousands more have been killed since. As the
Western powers gather to discuss Afghanistan's future with handpicked Afghan
delegates in Bonn on Monday, the killing goes on and resistance to the
occupation has spread to the North and West of the country. 391 British
soldiers have now died in this losing war, including 6 in the last fortnight.
Nowadays these deaths go virtually unreported in the media. 

Stop the War is asking all our supporters to get ready to protest when the
figure reaches 400 by preparing vigils, naming of the dead ceremonies and 
other events to publicise and protest this pointless killing.

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