Big Ride for Palestine

Edinburgh Stop the War is supporting the 2020 Big Ride for Palestine.  The Big Ride is supporting a number of one day, small scale fund raising cycle rides of 36 or 44 miles all round the UK, that can happen indoors as well as out on the roads.  Most of these rides will take place on Saturday, 1 August to maximise social media coverage, and we plan … Continue reading Big Ride for Palestine

Cancel ‘Operation Defender’

Stop the War calls on the government to withdraw its troops from NATO’s Operation Defender, and for NATO to cease this confrontational military exercise. Defender, the largest military training deployment in Europe for 25 years, involves 36,000 troops assembling along the Russian border. As borders across Europe close, such a massive deployment is both misguided and dangerous. At this time of national emergency we demand … Continue reading Cancel ‘Operation Defender’

From the Edinburgh Don’t Attack Iran Rally

Richard Haley from Scotland Against Criminalising Communities was on of the speakers at the Edinburgh vigil and rally earlier this month.  We reproduce the text of his speech below – it was first published on the SACC website. We stand here at an extremely worrying moment. Thankfully, the escalation that seemed likely a few days ago hasn’t so far happened. But the situation created by … Continue reading From the Edinburgh Don’t Attack Iran Rally

No War With Iran

Edinburgh: 5.30 – 6.30pm at the Wellington Statue, East End of Princes Street – Thursday 9th January Glasgow: Monday 6 January, 5.30pm, Royal Concert Hall steps, Top of Buchanan Street The assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani is an act of war by Donald Trump. The act was carried out in Baghdad, violating all agreements with the Iraqi government. Both Iran and Iraq will retaliate. Trump … Continue reading No War With Iran

STUC Anti-Racist Rally

Tasneem Ali spoke on behalf of Stop the War Scotland at the rally following the STUC’s 2019 St Andrew’s Day Anti-Racist March Here’s the text of her speech. Lets take a quick look at the world we live in today. After years of the war on terror promising to make our world safer,  we find the world a much more dangerous place, whole regions devastated, … Continue reading STUC Anti-Racist Rally

NATO a critical issue in the General Election

Donald Trump will be back in London just a week before the general election, meeting up with Boris Johnson, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and other heads of state at the NATO summit. The event marks the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the world’s largest nuclear-armed military alliance. No doubt Johnson will be looking forward to meeting up with Trump again, but the event … Continue reading NATO a critical issue in the General Election