- Created: Tuesday, 15 December 2015 12:58
- Written by London Branches
On Saturday 12 December, a contingent of Revolutionary Communist Group supporters attended the Stop The War Coalition's 'Stop bombing Syria' national demonstration in London.
We came with the message 'Hands off Syria' and through the messages on our banners and our speeches and chants on the sound system, sought to emphasize the imperialist nature of this war and the central role played by British capitalism in promoting global conflicts.
Special attention was given to the fact that infrastructure is being bombed in the name of combating Islamic State (IS), and the historical parallels; Iraq, Afghanistan, Yugoslavia and Libya. British companies have been amongst those vying for lucrative contracts for reconstruction on every occasion.
The claim that the bombing campaign will somehow protect us from the threat posed by IS is itself a rather spurious one. The British state played a major role in facilitating the rise of IS in the first place, by the destruction and destabilisation of Iraq and then Syria, by Britain and its NATO allies.
As always we offered an open mic, allowing a variety of voices to be heard. Even those that disagree with our politics were allowed to speak, such is the democratic spirit with which we conduct our political work.
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Hands off Syria!