Monday, 6 August 2007

Lebanon in Scotland

Cluster bombs—the deadly legacy of Israel's war on Lebanon (picture: Irin)

It is now one year since the Israeli bombardment of Lebanon. Much of the infrastructure of the south – bridges, roads, power stations, businesses and homes – was wiped out.

Thousands of innocent people were killed.

All with the full support of the British and US governments. Tony Blair and George Bush ignored the world (once again) and blocked the international call for a ceasefire at the UN, EU and G8.

Israeli troops were finally driven out of the country by the popular resistance of the Lebanese people, led by Hizbollah, but not before Israel dropped over a million cluster bombs in the last few days before a ceasefire was reached.

Glasgow Stop the War Coalition, Glasgow Lebanese community and Landmine Action are organising an event to mark the war with speakers and discussion.
Sunday 12 August
Charles Wilson building
(corner of Gibson Street & University Avenue)

Among the guests are Azzam Tamimi from the Institute of Islamic Political Thought; Caoimhe Butterly, the Irish antiwar activist who heckled Tony Blair's press conference in Lebanon last summer; Nicola Fisher, Chair of Glasgow Stop the War Coalition and human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar

Plus speakers from Landmine Action, Scottish Labour Party, Scottish Nationalist Party and others.

If you would like to help spread the word about this event
call 0044 7952 452 906.

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