LFIQ at Oxford University Labour Club

LFIQ Director Gary Kent tonight addressed a meeting of the Oxford University Labour Club. Speaking in front of the Clubs historic banner with the slogan Forward to Socialism he appealed to the audience and the wider labour movement to carry out its elementary duty of solidarity with the Iraqi trade unions.
He argued that too many feel that the struggle for democracy in Iraq has been defeated whilst it is still to be fought for. He praised the work of the TUC and unions such as Unison but suggested that too many were sitting on their hands and that what he called our side, our brothers and sisters have asked for our support and deserve it.
He said that Saddam should not be hung as he could become a martyr and should face charges over genocide against the Iraqi Kurds.
LFIQ is very keen to increase activity in the student movement over Iraq.