Stop the War Coalition
7 October 2012 2012
On 7 October 2012, Stop the War Coalition organised a Naming the Dead commemoration in Trafalgar Square for those killed in Afghanistan -- both Afghan civilians and British soldiers -- and launched a campaign to bring all UK troops home by Christmas. Those attending joined members of soldiers' families to deliver a letter to prime minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street to say this futile war, which everyone knows is lost, must end now.
The speakers at the commemoration were Paul Flynn MP, Brian Eno musician, Caroline Munday mother of UK soldier killed in Afghanistan, Victoria Brittain journalist, Kate Hudson chair of CND, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Joan Humphries grandmother of UK soldier killed in Afghanistan, John Rees Stop the War Coalition, Yvonne Ridley journalist and broadcaster, Hamja Ashan Brother of Talha Ashan, Valaria Emergency UK, Gulwali Passaralay Afghans for Peace
The videos below for the Naming the Dead speeches were filmed by Fourman Films.
Victoria Brittain journalist
Paul Flynn MP
John Rees Stop the War Coalition
Hamja Ashan Brother of Talha Ashan
Gulwali Passaralay Afghans for Peace
Caroline Munday mother of James Munday, 21, killed in Afghanistan 5 October 2010
Kate Hudson chair of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Jeremy Corbyn MP
Valaria Emergency UK
Yvonne Ridley journalist and broadcaster
Joan Humphries grandmother of Kevin Elliot killed in Afghanistan