Israeli Strikes on Iran – A Sign of What’s to Come?

Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria are a worrying escalation for the region and the world. Such strikes have been occurring now for several years but what makes these latest bombing raids extraordinary is Israel’s public admission that it was behind them. Netanyahu said “we will strike at anyone who tried to harm us. Whoever threatens to eliminate us, bears full responsibility.” This may … Continue reading Israeli Strikes on Iran – A Sign of What’s to Come?

A catastophe for Yemen

 Urgent action needed The Saudi-led coalition has started a major assault on the city of Hodeidah in Yemen. At least 149 people, including civilians, have been killed over a 24-hour period. Hodeidah is a crucial entry point for humanitarian aid into the war-torn country. The International Committee of the Red Cross has stated “Yemen’s survival depends on this city”. The UN is warning that Yemen … Continue reading A catastophe for Yemen

Break links with the Saudi regime

Appallingly, the British government has been a key supporter and defender of the despotic House of Saud. The UK alliance with Saudi Arabia is extremely unpopular, and pressure is mounting for the government to stop aiding and abetting the criminal Saudi regime. The horrendous Saudi-led bombing and siege of Yemen have greatly contributed to a situation in which 5 million Yemeni children are at risk … Continue reading Break links with the Saudi regime

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

Glasgow Stop the War

In just the first year of Trump in office, the US dropped more than half the number of bombs that have been dropped in the entire eight years of the Bush administration. He also introduced a ban targeting people from eight predominantly Muslim countries. He trampled over Palestinian rights, is on a war path with Iran (having ended the nuclear deal with that country), and … Continue reading Glasgow Stop the War

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