A catastophe for Yemen

 Urgent action needed The Saudi-led coalition has started a major assault on the city of Hodeidah in Yemen. At least 149 people, including civilians, have been killed over a 24-hour period. Hodeidah is a crucial entry point for humanitarian aid into the war-torn country. The International Committee of the Red Cross has stated “Yemen’s survival depends on this city”. The UN is warning that Yemen … Continue reading A catastophe for Yemen

Army @ The Fringe

Summerhall Arts Centre partnered with the British Army at this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival in a series of events under the banner Army @ the Fringe. In August Edinburgh Stop the War and a number of other individuals and organisations wrote to Summerhall asking them to reconsider the partnership. Summerhall’s response was: ‘For Summerhall, the initiative is an opportunity to reach new audiences and to … Continue reading Army @ The Fringe

Break links with the Saudi regime

Appallingly, the British government has been a key supporter and defender of the despotic House of Saud. The UK alliance with Saudi Arabia is extremely unpopular, and pressure is mounting for the government to stop aiding and abetting the criminal Saudi regime. The horrendous Saudi-led bombing and siege of Yemen have greatly contributed to a situation in which 5 million Yemeni children are at risk … Continue reading Break links with the Saudi regime

Report from Stop the War UK AGM 2018

The importance of a vibrant and powerful anti-war movement cannot be understated Stop the War Coalition held its national conference on Saturday, filling up the Arlington Hall in London. The conference took place against the background of a 17-year long war in the Middle East and a number of crisis flashpoints across vast areas of the world. Stop the War delegations from groups and affiliated … Continue reading Report from Stop the War UK AGM 2018

Hands off Yemen

The appaling nature of the Saudi regime was recently brought into focus following the alleged torture and assassination of the Saudi journalist (a Washington Post columnist) Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. It is unconscionable that Theresa May’s government is continuing to provide assistance to such a hideous dictatorship. The British government’s practice of selling arms and providing other support to Saudi Arabia … Continue reading Hands off Yemen

Seventeen years in Afghanistan

This weekend marks the 17th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan by the US, the UK and several of its allies. According to a conservative estimate, 217,000 Afghans have died as a direct result of the fighting. Additional UK troops are being deployed to the country, although UK military intervention has been leading to more bitterness and more violence. Continue reading Seventeen years in Afghanistan

STOP FUNDING THE END OF THE WORLD

How to eliminate nuclear weapons through divestment New Guide for Scotland Launch Event 50 George Sq Room G.06, Edinburgh EH8 9LH 6:30 for 7:00 – 9:00pm. Thursday 20 September. Registration (not required by encouraged) at: https://bank20sept.eventbrite.com/   Linda Pearson, author of the new guide will summarize findings of new research on investments by Local Authorities Pension Funds and other institutions in Scotland in nuclear weapons and outline … Continue reading STOP FUNDING THE END OF THE WORLD

NAE NUKES ANYWHERE!

Scotland welcomes the world to FASLANE NUCLEAR BASE Saturday, 22 September 2018  Assemble 12.00 noon at the Peace Camp and walk to the North Gate 
 Stop the War Scotland urges all its supports to join this demonstration.
 Scottish CND is inviting campaigners from around the world to join us in challenging the UK Government to sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty, enter negotiations and scrap their … Continue reading NAE NUKES ANYWHERE!