War bill service not included. Peace walk campaigners stick an Invoice for the cost of War on the Cabinet Office door and post the same to all members of the Cabinet under the door, the door's post box does not open. Cost The War in Afghanistan 30 BILLION The War in Iraq 8.5 BILLION The bombing of Libya 1.75 Billion Trident replacement 100 Billion TOTAL £ 140.25 BILLION *99% of the people did not have a choice whether to pay for this or not.
Peace Walk by, Occupy London; Stop the War Coalition (StWC); and others peace campaigners, starts out initially from the Bank of Ideas, Sun Street near Finsbury Square the second Occupy London site, via the Bank of England, then St Paul's Cathedral the original site of Occupy London, for speeches. Then the campaigners proceed to the peace camp at Parliament Square.The peace walk opposes the UK's current involvement in wars around the world, including Afghanistan, and future threats of war, including the prospect of war against Iran. London, 18th December 2011
Please note the above invoice does not include the harm and destruction caused by war and the reconstruction thus needed; the deaths caused, the injuries caused, the terror caused by war. The breakdown of law, order, infrastructure, water supply, sanitation, medical facilities, power, availability of food and other essentials services and materials. The additional corruption caused by the chaos of war. The displacement of people with refugees having to leave their homelands. Unexploded bombs and long term pollution from radiative military materials left in the country. The human suffering to the families in the countries attacked, it should be noted a huge number of children have been slaughtered and maimed in the War in Iraq and Afghanistan. Also the multiplication of enemies cause by inflicting the above harm and injustices, increases our military and security requirements to even higher levels. It should added that putting our troops in harms way, causes death, injury and long term metal health problems to them also.
See PEACE WALK GALLERY for the full walk
"War Is A Racket" U.S. Marine Major General Smedley D. Butler
Location: Whitehall, London, UK
Photographer: richard keith wolff