Reports 2018 

Report of Meeting

A Hundred Years Since the "War to End All Wars"
What Sort of Foreign Policy Does the UK Need Today?

Nick Megoran speaking at the meeting in Newcastle University

On Wednesday November 14th a well attended joint public meeting was organised at Newcastle  by Newcastle Stop the War and Newcastle University's Power/Space/Politics research group. Addressing the meeting was Alex Snowdon Newcastle Stop the War and Nick Megoran, Newcastle University's Power/Space/Politics research group.  The Chair was Craig Jones, lecturer in human geography, Newcastle University.   During the meeting both speakers exposed the lies that the war was fought for "democracy" and "self-determination" and emphasised the real causes of the war as rivalry between the big powers to re-divide the world. They also brought out the importance of the anti-war and peace movements opposing the war. Both in the speeches and discussion afterwards the meeting drew on the lessons for the need today for a new anti-war policy and an anti-war government in the face of the present dangerous situation in Britain's continued pro-war stand in the big power rivalry for world domination.   Recordings of the speeches follow.
Craig Jones intro - Chair
Alex Snowdon - NSW
Nick Megoran - PSP

Newcastle Protest Rally
Trump & May: No More Bombs on Syria

Jamie Driscoll speaking at the protest

On Tuesday April 17 2018, over 200 people attended a Newcastle Stop the War Coalition protest  at the Monument, Newcastle to condemn Trump, May and Macron's bombing of Syria and call for no more bombings.  The protest was chaired by Tony Dowling and speakers were Conor McArdle - Unison,  Ann Schofield - Newcastle city councillor, Jamie Driscoll - Northern Regional Organiser, Momentum, Mollie Brown - North East People’s Assembly Against Austerity, Pam Wortley - Sunderland Stop the War and Roger Nettleship - convener, Newcastle Stop the War.  Finally Ron Brown - a singer song writer sang for the protest., Newcastle Stand Up To Trump. 

Speaking at the event  Newcastle Stop the War said that; "we say today to Trump, May and Macron as we said to Bush and Blair this is 'Not in our Name'.  That’s why we need to build our Stop the War committees here in Newcastle and the north east with the necessity to fight for an anti-war government in Britain."

Speech by Roger Nettleship NSWC

Why We Need an Anti-War Government Tour

Speakers: Laura Pidcock MP, Dave Webb CND, Charlotte Austin YL,
 Declan Mulholland YL and Lindsey German speaking at the meeting

On Saturday February 3, Newcastle Stop the War hosted a public Meeting in Newcastle St Georges Social Centre as part of the "We Need an Anti-War Government tour organised by Stop the War. Speakers Laura Pidcock MP for North West Durham, Dave Webb CND national chair, Charlotte Austin Young Labour, Declan Mulholland Young Labour and Lindsey German Stop the War convener addressed a packed meeting of 60 people which was then followed by lively contributions and questions from the people present. The meeting was chaired by Newcastle Stop the War convener Roger Nettleship. The meeting called on people to join stop the war and build the anti-war movement to fight for an anti-war government in Britain as our contribution to ending the crimes of the Anglo-US powers abroad and defending the rights of all in Britain.  With permission of the speakers the  recordings of their contributions are below.

Roger Nettleship - Opening remarks
Laura Pidcock MP
Dave Webb CND national chair
Charlotte Austin Young Labour

Declan Mulholland Young Labour

Lindsey German Stop the War Convenor

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