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

Seventeen years in Afghanistan

This weekend marks the 17th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan by the US, the UK and several of its allies. According to a conservative estimate, 217,000 Afghans have died as a direct result of the fighting. Additional UK troops are being deployed to the country, although UK military intervention has been leading to more bitterness and more violence. Continue reading Seventeen years in Afghanistan

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

Stop the Bombing of Syria. No to War. Yes to Democracy

Friday 20 April, 5.30 – 6.30pm at Buchanan Street Steps Gather in protest against the bombing of Syria. Say loud and clear “Not in Our Name!’ No to War – Yes to Democracy. called by Glasgow Stop the War Coalition and Scottish CND. Theresa May’s cynicism is so deep it’s hard for us comprehend. There was quite simply no possible good outcome from this bombing … Continue reading Stop the Bombing of Syria. No to War. Yes to Democracy

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

Dundee protest – don’t bomb Syria

Monday 16th April – 5.30pm at the City Square DD1 3BB.  Facebook event by Dundee Stop the War at https://www.facebook.com/events/635329170139402/ Only 22% of respondents in a YouGov poll said they would support airstrikes on Syria. Western attacks will lead to more death and destruction and would deepen the misery of the Syrian people. The only solution in Syria is an end to all foreign intervention, a … Continue reading Dundee protest – don’t bomb Syria

Edinburgh Protest – April 14th

Thanks to everyone who came along to the east end of Princes Street today.  A particular thanks to Protest in Harmony.  With lots of people helping with the petition we collected around a thousand signatures in two hours – really important to get the message that May is not acting in our name out to a wider layer of people. Continue reading Edinburgh Protest – April 14th