November 11th - This was a well
attended meeting on
Palestine organised by Stop the War Coalition, Palestine Solidarity
and Newcastle University Geography Department's Power, Space and
research group in Newcastle University. The speakers Councilor Dipu
Recently returned from Palestine and Dr Chris Harker, Lecturer in Human
Geography gave moving accounts of a recent and ongoing visits and of
struggle of the Palestinian people since the Israeli state was created.
meeting was an important platform for ongoing support for the struggle
Palestinian people and for ending the British government's continued
Israel as a key aim in defeating the zionist state and its brutal
No to the Warmongering of the British
Government under the Cloak of High Ideals!
Newcastle Stop the War Protest
at the Monument August
29th whilst Parliament debated the government plan to attack Syria.
Parliament voted not to attack Syria we must continue the fight to stay
hands of the warmongers who are not reconciled to this decision and
an anti-war government.
"Syria - No Military Intervention"
Monday 2nd September 6.30pm, Muslim Welfare House
6 North Terrace, Claremont Rd Newcastle
ALL SUPPORTERS WELCOME
National demonstration: No attack on Syria
assemble Saturday 31 August, 12 noon,
Temple Place, London (nearest tube Temple)
The national demonstration on Saturday will gather at Temple Place
tube) and march via Parliament and Downing Street, ending in central
a political rally to say No attack on Syria.
Called by Stop the War and CND.
Newcastle Stop the War Coalition launches campaign
and urges local MPs to
oppose attack on Syria
Newcastle Stop the War Coalition
strongly opposes any
military attack on Syria. We will be protesting and campaigning against
attack and demand that the British government listen to public opinion,
expressed in recent polls, and play no part in any such attack. We call
local MPs to reflect the views of the people and voice opposition to
dangerous course of action.
While we oppose all use of chemical
weapons, the latest
alleged such attack in Damascus should not be used as a pretext for a
bombing campaign. Such a devastating aerial assault
exacerbate an already bloody civil war.
It seems that David Cameron and
William Hague have already
made up their minds about this attack before it has even been
reported on by UN weapons inspectors. They are demanding that
be done', but the record of `doing something' in Iraq and
Afghanistan has been nothing short of catastrophic.
There have been numerous western
interventions in the
Middle East and South Asia over the past 12 years. They have all
increased the levels of killing and misery for the ordinary
those countries. The current government has learnt nothing from
mistakes. They are being backed by Tony Blair, the last person anyone
take advice from on matters of peace in the Middle East.
Such an attack will have no basis in
Military intervention will make a solution to this complex civil war
difficult and will be a direct violation of the agreements made at the
G8 meeting to attempt to resolve this war by an International Conference
First National "Ground the Drones"
Demonstration at RAF Waddington
Lincolnshire UK April 27 - 2013. Stop
activists from the North East took part in the first national "Ground
Drones" demonstration. It brought together the workers movement from
Lincoln and stop the war groups from may parts of Britain to oppose
barbarous terrorist weapons that are being operated from the base at
over Afghanistan and they further plan to take them to intervene in
well. The demonstration brought together War on Want, CND, the Drone
and Lincolnshire Trades Union Council who exposed the use of these
against the people of many countries and in the case of Israel and USA
their own people as well.
Rally to mark the 10th anniversary of
the February 15th
London mass demonstration opposing the attack on Iraq
FOR A FUTURE
Photos:Lindsay German, Clare Williams,
Hazera Begum, Zeinab Raza and Roger Nettleship (chair)
The rally to mark the 10th anniversary
of the London
demonstration when 2 million people demonstrated against the attack on
held in the Civic Centre, Newcastle on February 15th 2013. Organised by
the Martin Luther King Peace Committee, Unison Northern
Region and Newcastle
Stop the War. Over 60 people enjoyed a reception and buffet, a
short film of the demonstration including the poem by
Adrian Mitchell Tell me lies about Iraq and four speakers
the peace movement, stop the war movement and trade union movement.
and comments were also contributed from the participants who also
points on furthering the work. At the end there was a cultural
progressive rap from Zeinab Raza and an anti-war song from Tony
was also one of the speakers both of which were very well received.
The rally marked a new point in the
anti-war movement in the
north east. Learning from the experience of the last 12 years the
paying attention ot the unity and organisation across wide sections of
people and is further engaging with the trade union movement as their
face endless wars that effects themselves and their families especially
regions like the north east. The rally affirmed that this great
against war is not going to stop and will continue to confront the
together with the aim of realising a future without war.
Lindsey German - audio
Stop the War Coalition
Clare Williams - audio UNISON Northern Regional Convenor
Hazera Begum - audio Former Head Sister for Muslim Students at Northumbria
Tony Kempster -audiosong Vice
President of the International Peace Bureau (Geneva) and Honorary
Secretary, Anglican Pacifist Fellowship Zeinab Raza - rap Roger Nettleship - audio Chair