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

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

Trump and Nukes

An important meeting in Edinburgh on 19th June in the run up to Trump’s visit.  The speakers are all activists from the US.  Watch this space for updates on what will be happening on 13th and 14th July.  Stop the War is part of Scotland United Against Trump.  Provisional plans include a mass rally in Glasgow on the evening of the 13th and a national … Continue reading Trump and Nukes

Edinburgh organising meeting

Edinburgh Stop the War’s regular monthly meeting is Monday 16th April, 7.30pm at the Peace and Justice Centre, 5 Upper Bow (just round the corner from Victoria Terrace or down from Johnston Terrace). Do come along and get involved – if you can’t get along at that time but can offer practical help in any form or have ideas that you want to share – … Continue reading Edinburgh organising meeting

Petition on military in schools

The Forces Watch petition on armed forces visits to schools will be heard this Thursday, 15th March, at around 10:30. If you want to attend in person you can obtain a free ticket from the visitors center on 0131 348 5200, or by email: visit@scottish.parliament.uk. Alternatively the meeting will be broadcast live here https://www.scottishparliament.tv/, archive of the broadcast will be available to view the same day, and the … Continue reading Petition on military in schools