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The call was the resolution of an Anti-War Assembly held as part of the World Social Forum, an annual gathering of anti-globalization and anti-war activists that this year drew over 100,000 participants.
“There have been ups and downs since then but this assembly marks the revival of the anti-war movement,” said Walden Bello, executive director of Focus on the Global South and one of the main organizers of the assembly.
The assembly was attended by around 300 anti-war campaigners from over 33 countries, including Iraq. Most of the participants were from groups behind the massive worldwide demonstrations against the war on Iraq last February 15, 2003.
“We are determined to say that 2005 will be the year that we will end the occupation,” said Medea Benjamin of the United for Peace and Justice, the largest anti-war coalition in the United States with over 1,000 member organizations.
“World public opinion is in our favor,” pointed out Chris Nineham of the UK’s Stop the War Coalition, the group that organized the massive one-million strong march in London. “There is more opposition to the war now than even on February 15.”
Originally posted by djohnsto77
Like a few smelly hippies are going to change U.S. policy and make us abandon Iraq to the terrorists. Keep dreaming Souljah!