News  2014

The Journal Publishes Attack On Anti-War Gaza Activist

A north east Labour councillor Dipu Ahad who was attacked by the Israeli Defence force when he recently visited Gaza to support the Palestinian people and was blindfolded and beaten by Israeli soldiers who posed with him for 'selfies' is now being attacked in the Journal Newspaper.  Liberal Democrat councillor Jackie Slesenger who has withdrawn from the councils holocaust committee  used it as an excuse for attacking the councillors as anti-semitic for their actions in support of Gazans. But these actions, which were supported by thousands of people on Tyneside, were not anti-semitic or aimed against jews and many jewish people joined the protests and meetings. Councillor Dipu Ahad is an active member of the stop the war coalition and has always taken a stand in defending the rights of all in the community he represents and people both at home and abroad. We attach below the letter of Tony Dowling from Newcastle Stop the War to the Journal condemning this action.


Tony Dowling's Letter to the Journal


Parliament Votes for War -  September 26, 2014


George Galloway Speaking in Parliament Against Bombing of Iraq and Syria

Yesterday, September 26, MPs voted by 524 to 43 to sanction British air strikes in Iraq, putting Britain squarely as the number one ally of the US. This is another day of infamy in the record of successive Westminster administrations as pro-war governments. It is another day of infamy for the loyal opposition whose leading lights backed the Coalition government to the hilt. As a whole, the consensus at Westminster stands exposed as at one with the warmongering big power states as they collude and contend for global control.

Cameron's motion to Parliament
Full debate in Parliament

Don’t Bomb Iraq, Don’t Bomb Syria!

Statement of Newcastle Stop the War Coalition

David Cameron is planning to recall parliament on Friday to push through a vote for the UK to join the US in bombing Iraq and possibly Syria. This comes in the same week that Tony Blair called for renewed bombing and the possibility of boots on the ground.


Protest at Downing Street on eveing before vote

All the experience of the terrible wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya has shown that western military action only serves to kill thousands of people, destroy infrastructure and inflame violence. Isis now in Syria and Iraq is in part a product of the disastrous occupation of Iraq by Western powers. Isis is funded by some of Britain’s main allies in the region, including Saudi Arabia. Cameron wants to use it to get a consensus for military intervention in the British Parliament to back the bombing of Syria that they rejected last year.

Once again the US is violating the sovereignty of Iraq and Syria. The supply of Western military equipment and the funding for these armed groups must be stopped so that the people and countries of Middle East can resolve these conflicts themselves. Demand that Parliament reject Cameron’s plan for more war.



Don't bomb Iraq, Don't bomb Syria. Lobby your MP


Newcastle Stop the War Coalition is inviting supporters to take a stand against British participation in US-led attacks on Iraq and Syria. This is on the eve of Friday's Commons vote on whether to pursue such military action. We are calling for MPs to oppose David Cameron in his bid to take the UK into yet another military intervention in the Middle East. 

Grey's Monument, Newcastle, 5.30pm on Thursday 25 September. This is exactly the same time as the protest at Downing Street.

Thursday, 5.30pm, Monument - please join, share, and invite others: https://www.facebook.com/events/809987802355732/


Emergency protest: Don't bomb Iraq, Don't bomb Syria. Lobby your MP.
  • Protest Downing Street. 5.30pm Thursday 25th September.
  • Lobby your MP. Use our model letter to write to your MP. It takes 2 minutes.

Tony Blair, David CameronDavid Cameron is planning to recall parliament on Friday to push through a vote for the UK to join the US in bombing Isis in Iraq and possibly Syria.

If this vote passes British forces will be back in action in Iraq just three years after the last troops were withdrawn from the catastrophic occupation of 2003-11. The development comes in the same week Tony Blair called for renewed bombing in the region and the possibility of boots on the ground.

All the experience of the terrible wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya has shown that western military action only serves to kill innocents, destroy infrastructure and inflame violence.

Isis is a reactionary force, but it is in part a product of the disastrous occupation of Iraq by Western powers. Isis is funded by some of our main allies in the region, including Saudi Arabia. Escalating Western military intervention will do nothing to stop them but will create more suffering and further destabilise the region.

Stop the War is calling on our supporters to protest this Thursday evening outside Downing Street from 5.30pm till 7.30pm. Nearest tubes: Westminster and Charing Cross.
We are also asking supporters to immediately lobby their MPs to vote against bombing.




Welcome to the Newcastle Stop the War Coalition Website


Formed as Tyneside Stop the War Coalition in 2001 to stop Bush and Blair's "War on Terror" and their illegal wars and holding them responsibile for the death of more than a million people over the last 15 years and the mayhem and destruction in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Middle East, with millions of people, maimed, injured, forced to emigrate and made homeless as a result.

The Stop the War coalition has continued to organise a most effective opposition with the support  of people in every part of the country to all the wars of these warmongers as they continue their criminal and dangerous path of world domination by war. Last year this anti-war movement stopped the British government in its tracks by the opposition to its plan to bomb Syria when its plans for direct military intervention were overturned in Parliament.  Today, the Stop the War Coalition has to continually expose, and fight against the endless false flags and false justifications given by the big powers for their increasing indirect and direct military interventions in Syria, Ukraine, Iraq, Africa and elsewhere.  The big powers want people to see the whole world though their false narrative about the  alleged threat of Russia, or the threat of tiny terrorist organisations, which Britain and the US have continued to orchestrate,  arm and support when it suits them, and use as an excuse for intervention also when it suits them.  It is the Anglo US powers and NATO that represent the greatest threat to peace in their drive into, the Middle East, Africa and their support for Israel. In their drive eastwards to consume eastern Europe and Russia. In the US encirclement of China and threatening of the DPRK with nuclear armed excercises.

The Stop the War Coalition not only stands against the warmongering of the British Government but  must continue to make its contribution for peace in the world by fighting for an anti-war government here in Britain.  That is our goal and what we mean by dealing with the enemy at home.  Get involved and join in its vital work!

September 20, 2014
Newcastle Stop the War Coalition




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Newcastle demonstration against the invasion of Afghanistan, October 2001

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