East Delegates Take Part in
National Conference 2009 "Bring the Troops Home Now"
Report on National Conference of
the Stop the War Coalition
Political Theatre and Not Election - Mohammad N Asif
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Petition to Support British soldier refusing to fight in
24 October 2009: Landmark Afghanistan
Stop the War's demonstration on 24 October
brought the centre of London to a standstill. It was a landmark
led by Lance Corporal Joe Glenton -- the first serving soldier in the
army to join an anti-war march.
The march brought together at least 10,000
protestors from across Britain, calling for all British troops to be
home. Joining Joe Glenton at its head were ex-soldiers, a number of
families, -- including Peter Brierley, who earlier this month refused
Tony Blair's hand, saying it had "my son's blood on it" -- and
104-year-old peace campaigner Hetty Bower. The march took place on the
a new poll showed that almost two-thirds of people in Britain want all
troops withdrawn from Afghanistan and 86 per cent believe the war is
lost. Joe Glenton is facing court martial for refusing to return to
Afghanistan. He defied a direct order by his commanding officer to come
march, for which he may well face further charges.
Voices of conscience: Matthew Hoh and L/Cpl
Glenton Sometimes it's the more junior government employees who have
strength of character and courage to tell their Presidents and Prime
when they and their policies have no clothes.
NAMING OF THE DEAD VIGILS TAKE PLACE IN
NEWCASTLE AND SUNDERLAND
Naming of the Dead soldiers and Afghan people
at Newcastle Monument - December 9th 2009
Sunderland - Naming the Dead - December
WHY HAVE 100 SOLDIERS DIED IN AFGHANISTAN THIS YEAR?
The hundredth British soldier to die in Afghanistan this year because
Gordon Brown and the other big parties refuse to learn the lessons of history:
that the people of Afghanistan and other countries that they invade will never
accept occupation by foreign powers. That the people of Britain want to play a
role as peacemakers in the world and not warmongers. Firstly, by removing
British troops from foreign soil. They want an anti-war government not a pro
war government. Gordon Brown says that Lance Corporal Alan Drane, 23, the 100th
dead soldier this year died to safeguard Britain against terrorist attack. But
no Afghan has ever attacked Britain, or any other country. Britain has invaded
Afghanistan many times. It is Britain's role, alongside the US, that is the
real threat to peace and security in the world.
By increasing the number of British troops sent to kill and be killed in
Afghanistan to over 10,000, Gordon Brown has condemned many more soldiers and
countless Afghans to die in this unjustified war.
Bring the Troops Home!
Fight for an Anti-war Government!
'Naming the dead' Monument Newcastle on Saturday
August 22nd, 2009 after the 200th UK soldier was Killed in Afghanistan. The
speakers also named 200 Afghan people also killed to reflect the huge loss of
life in Afghanistan and to demand that Britain brings its troops out
Afghanistan. The event was organised by Tyneside Stop the War Coaliton and
South Tyneside Stop the War Coalition.
and Rally Newcastle January 24th
Demonstration and Rally in Newcastle on
24th. Over 500 took part in this protest to end the occupation and
Gaza and condemn the government for its justification of the occupation
war crimes of the Israeli terror state.
One of the
largest Demonstrations in
Middlesborough takes place on Saturday January 17.
- One Story: Guantanamo From
Both Sides of the Wire
Cage Prisoners Tour
Newcastle took place on Thursday January 29 at the University of
Around 300 people packed the Auditorium to hear the moving accounts of
speakers MOAZZAM BEGG (Ex-Guantanamo Detainee, Spokesman for
OMAR DEGHAYES (Ex Guantanamo Detainee ) CHRISTOPHER ARENDT
Guard). This event is part of the Cage Prisoners national tour to mark
years of unlawful detention, abuse and torture. TWO SIDES - ONE STORY:
GUANTANAMO FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE WIRE is a humanising experience in
of the most extreme inhumanity that highlights how another world is
massacre - Emergency Protest On
Saturday January 3
On Saturday, January 3rd 2009, hundreds of
peoples took part in powerful protest in Newcastle against the aerial
bombardment and pending invasion by the Israeli zionists on Gaza. The
demonstration was chaired by Peter Burnett of the Palestinian
Campaign. The demonstration at the Monument was addressed by
the platform and from the floor condeming the action of the Israeli
and the complicity in these crimes by the British government who refuse
for a cessation of the offensive by Israel and clearly agree with the
whilst trying to distance themselves from the massacre and destruction
Roger Nettleship addressed the Demonstration on behalf of the Stop the
coalition. The statement is linked below. The demonstration called for
continued building of the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign in the
Earlier in the day 170 people held a vigil at Durham Cathedral.
No to Israeli War
Crimes! Hands Off
Statement of Tyneside Stop the War Coalition
National Demonstration: Saturday 10 January
On Saturday 10 January, braving the
bitter cold 100,000 people took part in the national demonstation
called to denounce Israeli Zionism for its war crimes, condemn the
British government for its support of the crimes, and pledged to stand
as one with the Palestinian people and their resistance. Two
Coaches from Tyneside supported by the Northern TUC and UNISON brought
100 people from Tyneside to take part in the march. ..More Photos