Army @ The Fringe

Summerhall Arts Centre partnered with the British Army at this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival in a series of events under the banner Army @ the Fringe. In August Edinburgh Stop the War and a number of other individuals and organisations wrote to Summerhall asking them to reconsider the partnership. Summerhall’s response was: ‘For Summerhall, the initiative is an opportunity to reach new audiences and to … Continue reading Army @ The Fringe

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

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

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!

Remember Hiroshima

Some of the events taking place around Scotland on and around the 6th August Perth. Hiroshima Day Peace Pole Walk: a walk (estimated time 30 mins) between the two Peace Poles in Perth, St Ninians Episcopal Cathedral North Methven Street to the Rodney Gardens, meet 2.15pm for 2.30 start. Edinburgh. August 6. 6pm. Edinburgh Hiroshima Commemoration. The Mound.  Bordering Princes Street, Edinburgh. Contact Edinburgh CND. Glasgow.  August … Continue reading Remember Hiroshima

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 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