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|Newsletter - 13 October 2017
Justice Now: Make It Right For Palestine - National March & Rally
Saturday 4 November - Assemble 12 noon
Speakers' Corner, Hyde Park, London
'For the past 100 years Palestinian rights have been disregarded. As we approach the centenary of the Balfour Declaration – on the 2nd November – which built the path for their dispossession and permanent conflict (which Britain has helped to sustain), we are demanding justice and equal rights for Palestinians now.
Alongside the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Palestinian Forum in Britain, Friends of Al Aqsa and the Muslim Association of Britain, Stop the War Coalition is co-organising a march and a rally on Saturday 4 November. Join us!
Speakers at the rally will include:
Dr Mustafa Barghouti / Andy Slaughter MP / Mick Whelan, General Secretary ASLEF/ Gail Cartmail, TUC / Matt Wrack, General Secretary FBU / Margaret McKee, President Unison / John Pilger / Senator Paul Gavan, Sinn Fein / Leanne Mohamad / Reem Kelani / Philipa Harvey, NEU/NUT Section / Daoud Abdalah, BMI / Ajmal Masrour, Imam & broadcaster / Prof Manuel Hassassian / Tariq Ali / Salma Yaqoob / Dave Randall – And many more to be announced.
The march and rally are supported by Unite the Union, UNISON, National Education Union- NUT Section, GMB, ASLEF, RMT, FBU, UCU, PCS, CWU, Kairos UK, Friends of Sabeel UK, ICAHD UK, Amos Trust.
Stop the War Coalition Statement on Trump's Opposition to the Iran Deal
Donald Trump's calls for an end to the nuclear deal with Iran are deeply irresponsible and dangerous. The 2015 deal helped to head off a growing confrontation between Iran and the US and re-establish diplomatic relations between the Iran and the West.
Trump's opposition to the deal appears to have nothing to do with Iran's nuclear programme. Both US Congress and the International Atomic Energy Agency have stated that Iran is complying with the agreement. Even Trump himself has said that Iran is living up to the letter of the agreement.
Trump is trying to look tough on the world stage and to tilt the balance of power in the Middle East away from Iran at a time when the US is increasing its already considerable backing for the Saudi regime and its Gulf state allies.
Such brinkmanship risks further destabilising the Middle East and a return to a stand off with Iran. Given the level of regional and international tension centred on the Middle east such behaviour is extremely reckless.
Stop the War calls on the British government to insist that Trump climbs down and re-endorses the deal with Iran.
Why We Need a New Foreign Policy - A Stop the War Coalition Briefing
Stop the War has produced a briefing which gives some background to the various issues and questions which have arisen in the course of the military interventions Britain has been involved in since 2001. We hope that this will be of value to trade unionists, students, researchers and activists throughout the movement in providing them with the main arguments against the wars and the government policies which support them. The briefing has articles on the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Yemen, as well as on North Korea, NATO, UK arms trade and Islamophobia by contributors from Professor Paul Rogers and Narzanin Massoumi to Lindsey German and others.
You can order your copy here. You can get 10 copies for £30 (postage included). If you want this, call the office on 020 7561 4830.
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