Remembering Iraq

In 2005 Edinburgh Stop the War held an exhibition of photographs taken in Iraq by Annette Lamont and David Lynn.   The photographs were taken in Baghdad and Takri between February and April 2003; a period that covered the lead up to the US-UK attack and invasion and the impact of the attack itself. Annette and David were among 40 ‘Human Shields’ who stayed in Iraq … Continue reading Remembering Iraq

Israeli Strikes on Iran – A Sign of What’s to Come?

Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria are a worrying escalation for the region and the world. Such strikes have been occurring now for several years but what makes these latest bombing raids extraordinary is Israel’s public admission that it was behind them. Netanyahu said “we will strike at anyone who tried to harm us. Whoever threatens to eliminate us, bears full responsibility.” This may … Continue reading Israeli Strikes on Iran – A Sign of What’s to Come?

Glasgow Stop the War

In just the first year of Trump in office, the US dropped more than half the number of bombs that have been dropped in the entire eight years of the Bush administration. He also introduced a ban targeting people from eight predominantly Muslim countries. He trampled over Palestinian rights, is on a war path with Iran (having ended the nuclear deal with that country), and … Continue reading Glasgow Stop the War

No to Trump: No to Nato

Saturday 7th July: Wellington Statue – East End of Princes Street Before arriving in the UK Trump is attending the NATO summit in Brussels. NATO remains a nuclear alliance with a policy of first strike use of nuclear weapons. On 7 July there is a mass demo in Brussels. This event is to: 1. Assemble in solidarity with the Brussels demonstration 2. To leaflet and … Continue reading No to Trump: No to Nato

Trump renegues on Iran deal

Scrapping the Iran nuclear deal risks another war President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran and to institute severe sanctions against it compromises the entire international framework for nonviolent conflict resolution and could lead to another catastrophic war in the Middle East. It also puts into question the de-escalation process on the Korean peninsula. Trump’s willingness to scrap a deal which … Continue reading Trump renegues on Iran deal