The Second People’s Assembly in London in August gave a glimpse of a new kind of politics, which crosses old boundaries and brings together people from a broad spectrum.
Organised by the Stop the War Coalition, its main purpose was to hold the government to account over the war and to end the occupation in Iraq.
Several speakers spoke of the way the war has engaged people not just in how to build a culture of peace but also in the wider issues of globalisation, social justice, human rights and environmental sustainability. John Pilger said commentators who blame apathy for the low turnout in elections are wrong. People have lost their trust in politicians and are taking action themselves. People’s Assemblies have also now been established in Cardiff and Manchester.
FURTHER INFORMATION : Contact: Stop the War Coalition, Website: www.stopwar.org.uk or Legal Action Against War, Website: www.laaw.org
WEB SITE : http://www.stopwar.org.uk
2nd WEB SITE : http://www.laaw.org