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

Sink the Glasgow Arms Fair

From 26-28 June 2018 Glasgow is hosting the Undersea Defence Technology Conference(UDT) at the SEC.  See details below for getting to the demo on 26th June Glasgow City Council actively bid to bring this arms fair to Scotland, promising the attending multinational corporations and their executives a wide range of free services paid for with public funds. Attendees include the Israeli company DSIT Solutions – whose technology enforces the blockade of Gaza and … Continue reading Sink the Glasgow Arms Fair

War Criminal Bin Salman is not welcome

Theresa May has invited the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to visit Britain on the 7th-9th March. Bin Salman, who is the second most senior member of the Saudi regime, has directed the bombardment of Yemen which Britain has been aiding and abetting (including by selling them over £3.8bn worth of arms), even though Saudi bombing is violating international humanitarian law and has caused … Continue reading War Criminal Bin Salman is not welcome

Inside the global arms trade

Two important meetings in Edinburgh this week Weds 4th October, 7pm Screening of the film Shadow World followed by panel discussion including Edinburgh Stop the War. Organised by Campaign against the Arms Trade and Take One Action Venue: 50 George Square EH8 9JU Thursday 5th October, 7pm Meeting: Inside the global arms trade Speaker – Andrew Feinstein – organised by Stop The War, RIC, CAAT, … Continue reading Inside the global arms trade