Saturday 3rd january 2009 Assemble 12:30pm Embankment, London, WC2 Nearest tube Embankment.
Called by Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War Coalition, British Muslim Initiative, CND and many other organisations.
also 2pm Parliament Square, London W1(nearest tube – Westminister)
Book transport now! – Coach from Birmingham leaves 8:30 Carrs Lane. Call (+44) 07721 427690 for tickets (cost £12/£8) If enough people confirm today then we can book more coaches. Otherwise, please get the train – Chiltern do group discount prices.
2) Birmingham Stop the War Coalition Emergency Public Meeting, Monday 5th January, Committee Rooms 3 & 4, Council House, Victoria Square. Stop the Bombing of Gaza – Justice for the Palestinians – Speakers Salma Yaqoob and others from the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign and the Birmingham Ramallah Twinning Committee.
Book transport now! – Coach from Birmingham leaves 8:30 Carrs Lane. Call (+44) 07721 427690 for tickets (cost £12/£8) If enough people confirm today then we can book more coaches.
When Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi heaved his two shoes at the head of President George W. Bush during a press conference in Baghdad, he did something that the White House press corps should have done years ago.
Al-Zaidi listened to Bush blather that the half-decade of war he had initiated with the illegal invasion of Iraq had been “necessary for US security, Iraqi stability (sic) and world peace” and something just snapped. The television correspondent, who had been kidnapped and held for a while last year by Shiite militants, pulled off a shoe and threw it at Bush—a serious insult in Iraqi culture—and shouted “This is a farewell kiss, you dog!” When the first shoe missed its target, he grabbed a second shoe and heaved it too, causing the president to duck a second time as al-Zaidi shouted, “This is from the widows, the orphans, and those who were killed in Iraq!”
Other demonstrations in London
* Thursday 1 January, 2 – 4pm outside Israeli Embassy
* Friday 2 January 2 – 4 pm outside the Egyptian Embassy, 26 South Street, London, W1K 1DW.
Call for Egypt to open the border immediately.
Demonstrations round the country
Saturday 3 january 12 noon outside Lloyds TSB St Vincent Street then assemble for demo at Blytheswood Square 1pm.
3 January Bedford Square from noon to 2 pm.
Saturday 3 January 12 noon. Foot of the mound, Princes Street.
Centre, opposite the Hippodrome, Tuesday – Friday 5.00 – 6.00 and Saturday 2pm.
Tuesday 30 december 12 to 1pm. Outside Cardiff market / St John’s church, the Hayes.
Wednesday 31 December new year vigil. Nye bevan statue, Queen street.
Saturday 3 January, 12 noon steps of St Lukes Church at the top of Bold Street.
Saturday 3 January, 12 noon-1pm, opposite the forum.
Tuesday 30 December 12 noon, Market Square.
4 January, Preston Flag Market, 1.30 pm.
Tuesday 30 December 12 to 2pm, West Quay entrance, High Street.
Saturday 3 January 11am, Guildhall Square Organised by Portsmouth Network for a Just settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict and Portsmouth Stop the War Coalition.
Saturday 3 January, 11am. Queen Victoria Square.
Saturday 3 January. Meet on The Centre (opposite the Hippodrome) at 2pm.
* Tunbridge Wells
Saturday at 12 noon outside the royal victoria place shopping center in Tunbridge Wells town center.
Saturday 3 January March for Gaza – assemble 12.30pm for 1pm outside Leeds Art Gallery, Headrow, Leeds.
Saturday 3 January,Assemble: 12 noon All Saints Park, Oxford Road/Cavendish Road, Manchester March through city centre to Albert Square
Sat 3 January 12noon-2pm, Grey’s Monument, Newcastle
Saturday 3 January at 13.00 Castle Sqaure
Saturday 3 January 1pm St Sampson’s Square, Parliament Street. Join the Facebook event here.
Saturday 3 January, 11am -1pm, Morrisons, Caernarfon.
Meet 1pm Infirmary Fields, Bradford, march and City Center rally, Saturday 3rd January
Town Hall in Sheffield on Saturday 3rd January 12 Midday
Called by Sheffield PSC and Sheffield STW