Five years after the invasion of Iraq the world has become a much more dangerous place. Estimates suggest as many as one million have died violent deaths as a result of the occupation of Iraq. The country's infrastructure and civil society are in shreds. Brown has promised British withdrawals but there are still 5,000 British soldiers there.
Despite talk of a change of attitude to Bush's wars, Brown is sending more troops to Afghanistan. This hidden war is fast becoming a disaster mirroring Iraq. The number of dead in Afghanistan runs in to tens of thousands, according to Oxfam there are four times more bombing raids there than in Iraq, and the result of this devastation is that the Taliban is growing.
Meanwhile instability is spreading around the world. The turmoil in Pakistan is partly caused by the 'war on terror' and it will cause more chaos in Afghanistan. Despite clear evidence that Iran is nowhere near developing nuclear weapons, Bush is continuing to ramp up pressure against the regime there, risking war at any time.
The Stop the War Coalition has joined with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and the British Muslim Initiative in calling a demonstration to mark the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq in London on Saturday March 15.
It will be part of a global day of protest against Bush's wars with marches around the world from Washington to Beirut, from Sidney to Seoul.
We aim to show our rulers that the overwhelming majority here and around the world want to see an end to these immoral, irresponsible and frightening wars. Please join us, tell your friends, workmates and neighbours and make sure that on Saturday March 15 George Bush and Gordon Brown cannot ignore the fact that the world is against their wars.
We need your support. Please join us as a national member. Ring 020 7278 6694 or go to www.stopwar.org.uk Stop the War Coalition, 27 Britannia Street, London WC1X 9JP World Against War -- join the global demonstration Join Stop the War Coalition Today WAWDemoMarch08