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

STUC Statement on Syria

The STUC in conference today in Aviemore released this statement on the bombing of Syria: Emergency General Council Statement: Syria The General Council deplores the ongoing violence in Syria and the use of chemical weapons on Syria’s people. Using chemical weapons is a war crime, as is directing attacks against civilians and Bashar al-Assad must stand trial in the International Criminal Court for these crimes. … Continue reading STUC Statement on Syria

Stop the War statement 14 April

“We strongly condemn the missile attacks on Syria last night which will have only brought the Syrians more misery and destruction. They will have done nothing to end the war or alleviate their suffering. In sanctioning killing at the behest of Donald Trump Theresa May deliberately avoided consulting parliament and risked dramatically widening the war. The overwhelming majority of people in this country oppose this … Continue reading Stop the War statement 14 April

Stop all the bombing in Syria

We are urging all our supporters to do everything possible to stop a further attack on Syria by the Western powers.​ Join us in petitioning at the east end of Princes Street, 12pm Saturday 14th April The Daily Mail reports that ‘Britain’s Armed Forces are drawing up options for a joint strike with the US on Syrian forces’ and, ‘No 10 refused to rule out … Continue reading Stop all the bombing in Syria

Stop the War Statement on Trump and North Korea

Stop the War has issued the following statement: The standoff between the US and North Korea is frightening. The cycle of threat and counter-threat is creating an appalling situation in which warfare between nuclear states is being discussed as a serious option on both sides. In this context Donald Trump’s outburst against the North Korean regime is deeply troubling. What impact can threats of ‘fire … Continue reading Stop the War Statement on Trump and North Korea

Stop arms sales: Stop all the bombing: Stop Trump’s drive to war

Edinburgh Stop the War is supporting the protest called by the Campaign Against the Arms Trade and Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre on Wednesday 19th April at the Scottish Parliament. The protest highlights the role that Scottish firms play in the production of the arms that are currently devastating the Yemen. The protest is taking place at a very critical time. Sixteen years of the … Continue reading Stop arms sales: Stop all the bombing: Stop Trump’s drive to war

Anti-Trident Demos Across Scotland on Saturday 16th July

In response to the announcement by the UK prime minister that a vote on the renewal of the UK’s Trident system will be held Commons on 18th July demonstrations will take place in towns and cities across Scotland on Saturday 16th July at 12 noon. In spite of the short notice, protests have already been arranged for Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, East Kilbride, Dundee, Stirling, Ayr, … Continue reading Anti-Trident Demos Across Scotland on Saturday 16th July