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

Exporting Death in Yemen

Professor Anna Stavrianakis outlines the complicity of UK arms manufacturers and Westminster government in breach of international law on sale of arms to regimes recognised by the same government as breaking human rights law. And then Yasmin Luqman, a British Yemeni activist, responds.  6.00pm – 7.45pm Friday 2 October  Please book on Eventbrite  and share the Facebook Event ewjf2 Join Campaign Against Arms Trade and Stop The War in exploring … Continue reading Exporting Death in Yemen

Big Ride for Palestine

Edinburgh Stop the War is supporting the 2020 Big Ride for Palestine.  The Big Ride is supporting a number of one day, small scale fund raising cycle rides of 36 or 44 miles all round the UK, that can happen indoors as well as out on the roads.  Most of these rides will take place on Saturday, 1 August to maximise social media coverage, and we plan … Continue reading Big Ride for Palestine

Cancel ‘Operation Defender’

Stop the War calls on the government to withdraw its troops from NATO’s Operation Defender, and for NATO to cease this confrontational military exercise. Defender, the largest military training deployment in Europe for 25 years, involves 36,000 troops assembling along the Russian border. As borders across Europe close, such a massive deployment is both misguided and dangerous. At this time of national emergency we demand … Continue reading Cancel ‘Operation Defender’

From the Edinburgh Don’t Attack Iran Rally

Richard Haley from Scotland Against Criminalising Communities was on of the speakers at the Edinburgh vigil and rally earlier this month.  We reproduce the text of his speech below – it was first published on the SACC website. We stand here at an extremely worrying moment. Thankfully, the escalation that seemed likely a few days ago hasn’t so far happened. But the situation created by … Continue reading From the Edinburgh Don’t Attack Iran Rally

No War With Iran

Edinburgh: 5.30 – 6.30pm at the Wellington Statue, East End of Princes Street – Thursday 9th January Glasgow: Monday 6 January, 5.30pm, Royal Concert Hall steps, Top of Buchanan Street The assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani is an act of war by Donald Trump. The act was carried out in Baghdad, violating all agreements with the Iraqi government. Both Iran and Iraq will retaliate. Trump … Continue reading No War With Iran