Peace Vigils against the production and export of arms and jobs by BAE at the
Scotswood plant took place on Thursday October 23 and Wednesday December 3rd.
Leaflets were distributed to workers going into the plant.
Newcastle World Against War Rally 2008
Tyneside Stop the War 'World Against War' Rally on Thursday
October 23 2008 with speakers: Hossam el Hamalawi, Egyptian Journalist &
Activist, Sabba Jawad of Iraqi Democrats Against The War & Lindsay German
of STWC. Tony Dowling of Tyneside Stop the War Coalition chaired the
Naming of the Dead
2008 North East England Stop the War groups marked the death of 100 soldiers in
Afghanistan at the Monument, Newcastle.
than 20 people took part in the vigil and read out the names of 100 dead
British Soldiers and 100 dead Afghans killed during the occupation.
Chair of the Tyneside Stop the War Coalition, Roger Nettleship, spoke before
the naming of the dead.
said that when British soliders were sent to Afghanistan then Defence Secretary
John Reid had said they were there for 'reconstruction' and 'would not fire a
about the hundred soldiers and thousands of Afghans killed since then, and the
occupying forces do not even keep accounts of those they kill.
War Coalition has organised similar naming the dead ceremonies in many towns as
and cities across Britain.
Manchester Demonstration Shows the Continuing Vitality of the Anti-War Movement (We dedicated this to Anti- War activist Julie Fowler who tragically died suddenly before the demonstration)
Manchester Demonstration Stop The Spread of War
Defend Artem Newcastle College Student victimised for taking part in a
protest against army recruitment on campus