Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Rememberin​g WW1 in the name of peace not war

Stop the War bulletin | May 2013 no.2 |

Remember World War 1 in the name of peace not war

A letter in today's Guardian ( launches a campaign to oppose David Cameron's plans for commemorations of World War 1 in 2014 that stress 'our national spirit'. Among those organising the commemorations are former generals and defence ministers.

The letter calls for a different approach to the anniversary to ensure that it is used to promote peace and international co-operation.

The campaign already has the support of Jude Law, Michael Morpurgo, Carol Ann Duffy, Anthony Gormley, Sir Patrick Stewart, Vanessa Redgrave, Simon Callow, Brian Eno, Tony Benn, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Ken Livingstone and many, many more.

The campaign, bringing together Stop the War and other anti-war groups and individuals, will involve a series of events and actions next year to underline the horror and devastation of a war that led to the death of 16 million people. It will be launched by Michael Morpurgo, Janie Dee, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Lindsey German and others outside Siegfried Sassoons's house in Tufton Street, Westminster this morning.

We are asking all our supporters to sign the letter to ensure the highest profile for the campaign. Go to and sign now.

Stop the spread of war - stop western intervention in Syria

Protest 15 June, 1pm Grosvenor Square

In recent weeks, western powers have been discussing increased military intervention in Syria. Plans for possible no-fly zones and the lifting of restrictions on military supplies to opposition groups are well advanced. It is clear that the US, France, Britain and others are committed to regime change in Syria.

Any further intervention will only worsen a devastating civil war which is already spreading outside of Syria, and risk a regional conflagration.

Stop the War has called a protest at the US embassy in Grosvenor Square to coincide with the G8 summit on Saturday June 15 at 1pm. Please do your best to come and make your voice heard against the spread of war.

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