Statement on Afghanistan

The disaster now unfolding in Afghanistan is the consequence of a twenty-year long failed military intervention.  The responsibility rests with the US, British and other NATO governments which plunged into a war that was always doomed to fail.  The starting of the conflict, not the manner of the ending of it, was the problem.  Twenty years ago, at the moment of its foundation, the Stop the War … Continue reading Statement on Afghanistan

The Big Ride for Palestine

Last year The Big Ride fundraised successfully for a playground in Khuza’a. Edinburgh Stop the War organised an Edinburgh contingent and raised over £3000 – cycling a circular route from Portobello via Haddington. This year the main ride is from Bristol to London and we are organising another local 42 mile Edinburgh Solidarity Ride. We will be fundraising for a similar project in Rafah – … Continue reading The Big Ride for Palestine

Nakba day actions around Scotland

Edinburgh Action for Palestine. Join us this Saturday, corner of Princes Street & Castle Street (outside the former HSBC) at 11am. Saturday 15 May is Nakba Day, the day to commemorate the ethnic cleansing of Palestine – begun in the late 1940s, continuing to this day (East Jerusalem, Jordan Valley, Massafer Yatta etc). Social distancing requirements will be adhered to. And from the SPSC: NOTICE … Continue reading Nakba day actions around Scotland

Made in Scotland

The Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) together with Peace and Justice have published an excellent report ‘Made in Scotland’ which highlight how Scottish arms manufacturers have fuelled the war in Yemen. Excerpt: UK-made warplanes, bombs and missiles have fuelled the conflict in Yemen which has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with 24 million people, 80% of Yemen’s population, requiring humanitarian assistance as of … Continue reading Made in Scotland

Global Day of Action on Yemen

25th January 2021 Is a global day of action on Yemen.  The shockingly under-reported war in Yemen has led to the death of 250,000 people and created the worst humanitarian crisis anywhere in the world according to the UN. They estimate that more than 24 million people in the country, which was already one of the poorest on the planet prior to the war, will need humanitarian … Continue reading Global Day of Action on Yemen

Prospects for War and Peace after the US elections

Stop Press January 18th 4.12pm – sadly Medea has had to go into hospital today – the meeting is cancelled. We hope to reschedule at a later date. Edinburgh Stop the War Coalition Public Meeting: Monday 18th January 7pm In our first meeting of 2021 we are really pleased to welcome Medea Benjamin from the United States to talk about the implications of the US … Continue reading Prospects for War and Peace after the US elections