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

Emergency motion on Syria at STUC

An emergency motion on Syria was moved by UCU at the Scottish Trades Union Conference in Aviemore today and passed unanimously.  The motion reads: That this Congress strongly condemns the bombing of Syria on 14 April. Congress further condemns the hypocrisy of US President Trump when the US has still not destroyed its chemical weapons well beyond the April 2102 deadline for doing this in … Continue reading Emergency motion on Syria at STUC

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 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

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

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

Trump, China and North Korea

Public meeting with Tim Coles author of Fire and Fury – how the US isolates North Korea, encircles China and risks nuclear war in Asia.  Admission is free but you can reserve a place at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trump-china-and-north-korea-tickets-45055710844   Donations to cover the cost of organising the meeting are welcome. Continue reading Trump, China and North Korea