Monday, 29 October 2007

Protest Against The Saudi Visit


Socialist Youth Network
Youth Wing of the Labour Representation Committee

PROTEST THE SAUDI STATE VISIT!
Wednesday 31st October 6pm – 8pm
Saudi Embassy, 30 -32 Charles Street, W1J 5DZ
For directions, see: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=W1J+5DZ&ie=UTF8&ll=51.508075,-0.145741&spn=0.008641,0.010235&z=16&om=1

Speakers include: Yahya al-Alfaifi (Saudi trade unionist), Katy Clark MP, John McDonnell MP, Marsha-Jane Thompson (SYN Co-Chair), Sandy Mitchell (former British prisoner in Saudi Arabia), Murad Qureshi AM, Peter Tatchell

The Saudi dictator King Abdullah al Saud has been invited by the British Government on a 3-day visit from 30th October to 1st November.

Saudi Arabia is one of the most repressive societies on earth. It has no political parties, free elections, independent media or trade unions. Human rights violations are rampant – including the lack of basic rights for women, the repression of gays, the widespread use of torture, amputations and public executions.

This protest has been called to oppose British support for this repressive tyranny – and to stop our foreign policy being dictated by the oil and defense industries. Just recently, Britain sold 72 Eurofighters to the dictators in Riyadh .

Please spread the word far and wide – and make sure as many people as possible speak out against these murderous thugs.

John McDonnell MP has also tabled Early Day Motion 2102 opposing the state visit. Please ask your MP to sign it by getting in touch with them at http://www.writetothem.com/ - it only takes a couple of minutes of your time but will make a huge difference.

For more information, please contact the co-chairs of SYN:
Owen Jones – o.p.jones@gmail.com / 07870331835
Marsha-Jane Thompson – marshajanethompson@yahoo.co.uk / 07983592998

1 comment:

Harry Barnes said...

Here is another EDM on a related subject - http://threescoreyearsandten.blogspot.com/2007/11/press-your-mp-to-sign-this.html