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
Here’s a link to the video of the Aberdeen event on 10th March 2021 with Jenny Clegg speaking. “Is the US Leading Britain Into A New Cold War With China?” https://archive.org/details/is-the-us-leading-britain-into-a-new-cold-war-with-china Continue reading Is the US Leading Britain Into A New Cold War With China?
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
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
This summer it has not been possible for Edinburgh Stop the War Coalition to run its usual Summer stalls at the Meadows, Leith and other festivals. These events are always a great way to meet new people and are also one of our main means of fundraising. So for 2020 we are moving our fundraising online. We have a large number of second hand novels … Continue reading Fundraising Booksale
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
Edinburgh Stop the War is cohosting this public meeting with Edinburgh CND and the Radical Independence Campaign. It will take place at 7pm on 27th March at the Augustine Church on George 4th Bridge. The event will be participative and will provide space for discussion and sharing ideas. We recommend the UK CND briefing on NATO if you want to do some reading before the event. … Continue reading The case for leaving NATO
Stop the War Coalition is very excited to be part of the Return of Lowkey Tour which starts in less than a month, touching down in towns and cities across the UK. A dedicated activist for Stop the War Coalition since our early years, Lowkey is also one of the most talented rappers on the scene today. Book the Edinburgh Gig here https://www.seetickets.com/event/lowkey/summerhall/1308474 Lowkey has … Continue reading The return of Lowkey
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?