Urgent day of action - Saturday 12th November - stop bombing Syria, stop the spread of war

9 November 2016

Day of anti-war action

Daily the world looks a more dangerous place. Record numbers of Nato troops are being deployed to Eastern Europe, calls for military escalation in Syria are growing, Saudi's Western-backed bombing of Yemen continues apace and the war of words between Russia and the West is reaching fever pitch.

All this in the run up to the most alarming US election on record. Whoever wins next Tuesday a lurch towards more international aggression is likely.

We are asking all our supporters to join a day of action against the spread of war next Saturday 12 November. Please download the petition to Stop Bombing Syria and organise public petitioning sessions, stalls and shout outs against further escalation.

Stop the War groups are organising public meetings around the country - look for your local one here or call us if you can organise one where you are.

Next Saturday, days after the US election result, we are organising a day of street action and campaigning:

  • See the list of Stop the War groups here and get in touch with them
  • Download the petition here
  • Set up a public stall in your high street or campus next Saturday and send us the details
  • Invite a Stop the War speaker to your trade union, student union or campaign meeting
  • Phone our office to be put in touch with other activists in your area.

Our campaigning makes a difference. Take it from the Daily Telegraph Defence Editor, Conor Coughlin:
'I believe the real reason why so many MPs as well as the wider public at large are now opposed to any form of military intervention is because of the highly effective propaganda campaign mounted by the Stop the War Coalition'.

National Stop the War meeting in London:
After the US Elections: A More Dangerous World?

Arlington Conference Centre
Wednesday 23rd November | 6.30 pm
220 Arlington Road
London NW1 7HE

The prospects for the world are alarming regardless of whether Trump or Clinton becomes the next US President. This meeting will discuss the foreign policy implications of the presidential elections and how the anti-war movement should respond.

Tariq Ali (writer and broadcaster)
Lindsey German (StWC convenor)
Kate Hudson (CND general secretary)

More details tbc. Please invite your friends on Facebook and book here.

Stop the War Christmas Fundraising Dinner
Wednesday 7th December, 8 till late
at Pasha, 301 Upper Street, London, N1 2TU

The evening will include a classic three-course Tukish meal with a glass of wine in an award-winning Islington restaurant. The night will feature music and a raffle, as well as several speeches, including by our special guest, Oscar-winning actor and patron of Stop the War Mark Rylance.

Tickets are £35 for members (places are limited), £40 standard and £50 solidarity.

Book your ticket now by phoning the office (within office hours) on 020 7561 4830 for a lovely night out and to support Stop the War's important campaigning work.

We'd also be happy for people to hold fundraising Christmas dinners and events for Stop the War locally, and can provide speakers.

Stop the War's Christmas Benefit Night
Thursday 15 December, 8pm-2am
Junction Room
578 Kingsland Road
Dalston, London

With live music and DJs. £5 on the door. More details to follow.

Order your white peace poppy

The white poppy, which is distributed by the Peace Pledge Union, is a symbol of the peaceful world we are seeking to bring about. It is also an antidote to the glorification of war, which has become a feature of the red poppy appeal. You can order you white poppy here.

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