Dear anti-war, anti-occupation activists,
2006 has been a year of uninterrupted anti-war and anti-occupation struggle. The global front of aggression led by the US and UK has started to retreat and lose in front of the all out mass resistance put up by peoples, particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan. The last days of 2006 witnessed Bush cabal, being finally obliged to admit that “they are not winning in Iraq”, in stark contrast to their claims to win a smooth “victory”, taking over Baghdad in one day and Iraq in one week, at the outset of the occupation. The year 2006 ends with the war front embarking upon “utter defeat” and “disintegration”.
We can now very confidently declare that the year 2006 will go down in history as one where anti-war, anti-occupation forces won and Bush cabal lost even “at home”
What we lived and witnessed in 2006, help us embark upon 2007 with more confidence and courage.
As persons opposing war and occupation, we extend our sincere thanks to all the participants of the global anti-war movement, and to all those who have resisted the US and UK forces of war and occupation in the occupied and impoverished towns and cities of Iraq, in the steppes of Afghanistan and in the Palestinian refugee camps. It is to them that we dedicate the hope, confidence and courage they have inspired in us, may it return to them many-fold.
We will continue with the same determination and confidence in 2007.
We will continue to oppose occupation in Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan and other places. We will strengthen our links with the global anti-war, anti-occupation movement. We will continue to resist with all our might to foil the US policies that threaten Iran and other countries.
The road before us is long, the task before us is huge. However, our confidence and courage know no end. And we know that with this confidence and courage, we can stop the US and send Bush cabal off to where they deserve.
New Year’s greetings to everyone, to all of us, to all the anti-war, anti-occupation forces of the the world.
With much love.
Global Peace and Justice Coalition