What Sort of Foreign Policy Does the UK Need Today?
Daysh Building G.05
A public meeting organised by Newcastle Stop the War Coalition and the Power/Space/Politics Geography research group, Newcastle University: http://www.
Theresa May is backing Donald Trump's aggressive foreign policy, supporting his escalation of the war in Afghanistan. The British government also continues to arm and otherwise support Saudi Arabia as they bomb thousands of Yemenis, helping to create the world's biggest humanitarian crisis. Meanwhile, Britain champions NATO's expansion into Eastern Europe, widening the ongoing rift with Russia. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced that Britain will be sending Royal Marines to Ukraine in addition to increasing the presence of Royal Navy patrols in the Black Sea in 2019.
Jeremy Corbyn stands for a different foreign policy, marked by opposition to foreign interventions and support for Palestine. We're closer than we've ever been to an anti-war government – one that puts welfare and homes before mindless military interventions. This will only happen with the widest possible campaign.
Chair - Craig Jones, lecturer in human geography, Newcastle University
Doors 6 pm Programme 7—9 pm
Harton Lane, South Shields, NE34 0PP, (0191) 455 8491
Organised by the Preparatory Committee to Mark
the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I
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Newcastle Stop the War organising meeting
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Commercial Union House, Pilgrim Street, NE1 6QE Newcastle-upon-Tyne
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