Stop the War Coalition Bulletin

Bulletin – 23/02/22   It is crucially important that the whole of the anti-war movement responds as loudly and effectively as possible to the critical situation in Ukraine. Stop the War has circulated a statement demanding a peaceful resolution to the crisis. We call on Russian troops to be withdrawn, but we are also demanding our government stops sending troops and arms to the region, … Continue reading Stop the War Coalition Bulletin

Edinburgh protests

Outside the Russian Consulate and the UK Government offices in Edinburgh last night calling for solidarity with anti-war activists in Russia, opposition to the UK’s role in the NATO military alliance and the right for Ukrainians to determine their own future. Continue reading Edinburgh protests

No War – hands of Ukraine

5pm Russian Consulate Edinburgh then 6pm UK Government Offices Queen Elizabeth House Edinburgh  Demonstrate for the right of people in the Ukraine to build their own future without threats of war. Demonstrate in solidarity with anti-war activists in Russia. Demonstrate in opposition to the UK’s role in the NATO military alliance.  The protest will be at the Russian consulate 58 Melville St, Edinburgh EH3 7HF from 5pm … Continue reading No War – hands of Ukraine

Cancel ‘Operation Defender’

Stop the War calls on the government to withdraw its troops from NATO’s Operation Defender, and for NATO to cease this confrontational military exercise. Defender, the largest military training deployment in Europe for 25 years, involves 36,000 troops assembling along the Russian border. As borders across Europe close, such a massive deployment is both misguided and dangerous. At this time of national emergency we demand … Continue reading Cancel ‘Operation Defender’

NATO a critical issue in the General Election

Donald Trump will be back in London just a week before the general election, meeting up with Boris Johnson, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and other heads of state at the NATO summit. The event marks the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the world’s largest nuclear-armed military alliance. No doubt Johnson will be looking forward to meeting up with Trump again, but the event … Continue reading NATO a critical issue in the General Election

No to NATO: No to Trump

On the 3rd and 4th of December the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) will mark its 70th anniversary with a Heads of State Summit in London. With Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan set to attend this gathering of the world’s largest nuclear-armed military alliance, what John Pilger calls an ‘American invention designed to impose American power on Europe’.  Vigils  in solidarity with … Continue reading No to NATO: No to Trump

Protest against the NATO summit

It’s now eighteen years since 9/11. In that time more than a million have died as a result of the military action pursued by the US, Britain and it’s allies in the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan. Many more have been maimed and injured and perhaps 20 million have been displaced from their homes to become refugees. The latest twist in this grotesque saga is playing out in North West Syria.

The so-called ‘war on terror’ has devastated whole regions, wrecking lives and scarring the future of a whole generation; after 18 years the world is a much more dangerous place.

On occasion the UK Government’s actions have been curtailed by the strength of the anti-war movement.   But throughout this period Britain has been a loyal ally of the US.   Britain is still engaged in bombing in Iraq and Syria. You may have noticed a reference on the news that when the US troops withdrew from Rojava so did British soldiers. Soldiers we were told were not there!

Throughout the last 18 years British arms companies, supported and subsidised by the Westminster Government have made massive profits from fuelling war around the world.   Scotland has around 30% of the economic activity associated with this trade in death. And the Scottish government adds its own contribution to the subsidy that the companies receive. The Ferret reports that companies selling arms to Turkey have received £15 million in grants from Scottish Enterprise since 2007.

Boris Johnson’s response to the crisis of the British state is to cuddle closer still to the USA. On their part the US need British support to maintain their hold on NATO.

The NATO alliance claims it’s a partnership for security. On the contrary it serves the strategic interests of the US and the Western elites.

On the 3rd and 4th of December NATO will mark its 70th anniversary with a Heads of State Summit in London. With Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan set to attend this gathering of the world’s largest nuclear-armed military alliance.

Stop the War is working with other anti-war groups to ensure that there is large-scale opposition in London as they meet together with solidarity protests in Scotland. NATO membership is incompatible with a radical vision of a different Scotland.

There will be protests at midday on Tuesday 3rd December on solidarity with the protests in London:
Edinburgh – at the East End of Princes Street

Glasgow – venue to be confi Continue reading “Protest against the NATO summit”

The case for leaving NATO

Edinburgh Stop the War is cohosting this public meeting with Edinburgh CND and the Radical Independence Campaign.  It will take place at 7pm on 27th March at the Augustine Church on George 4th Bridge.  The event will be participative and will provide space for discussion and sharing ideas.  We recommend the UK CND briefing on NATO if you want to do some reading before the event. … Continue reading The case for leaving NATO

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!