War and the Environment

The information in this post was compiled by activists from Edinburgh Stop the War for use as a presentation to a discussion at the 2019 Edinburgh World Justice Festival.    The largest polluter The largest industrial military in the history of the world, the US military is also the single biggest polluter on the planet. If the Pentagon were a country, it would be the … Continue reading War and the Environment

TO YEMEN WITH LOVE

Saturday 15th June 2019 | Glasgow School of Art 20 Scott Street, Glasgow G3 6PE https://www.toyemenwithlove.org/ An event in Glasgow full of poetry, music, art, Yemeni culture, as well as speakers highlighting the situation in Yemen. Food: Cafe opens 12 noon: Yemeni inspired food & stalls To Yemen With Love: Main event: 3.00pm – 6.00pm Glasgow School of Art 20 Scott Street, Glasgow G3 6PE … Continue reading TO YEMEN WITH LOVE

Yemen: 4 Years of British Enabled Tragedy

The evidence of just how destructive the UK-backed Saudi war on Yemen has been continues to flood in. Last week, two separate reports outlined the scale of brutality unleashed on the Yemeni people. A United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) report concluded that nearly one-hundred civilians were killed or injured in Yemen every week in 2018 whilst the preface of the Days of Judgement … Continue reading Yemen: 4 Years of British Enabled Tragedy

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

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

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