Remember World War 1 in the name of peace not war

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Remember World War 1 in the name of peace not war

A letter in today’s Guardian ( launches a campaign to oppose David Cameron’s plans for commemorations of World War 1 in 2014 that stress ‘our national spirit’. Among those organising the commemorations are former generals and defence ministers.

The letter calls for a different approach to the anniversary to ensure that it is used to promote peace and international co-operation.

The campaign already has the support of Jude Law, Michael Morpurgo, Carol Ann Duffy, Anthony Gormley, Sir Patrick Stewart, Vanessa Redgrave, Simon Callow, Brian Eno, Tony Benn, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Ken Livingstone and many, many more.

The campaign, bringing together Stop the War and other anti-war groups and individuals, will involve a series of events and actions next year to underline the horror and devastation of a war that led to the death of 16 million people. It will be launched by Michael Morpurgo, Janie Dee, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Lindsey German and others outside Siegfried Sassoons’s house in Tufton Street, Westminster this morning.

We are asking all our supporters to sign the letter to ensure the highest profile for the campaign. Go to and sign now.



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