Record sums are being spent on arms and the military, yet public services, like the NHS, social care and schools, are slashed.
"Our own Tory government is stoking tensions, with bellicose rhetoric and its own military build-up.... the return of US nuclear weapons at RAF Lakenheath alongside an NPT-non-compliant increase of British nuclear stockpiles."
"RMT stands in solidarity with trade unionists and workers in all countries opposing war and wasteful, environmentally harmful, military spending."
“As the war in Ukraine grinds on, the risks of escalation increase” - Stop the War are holding a day of action in cities across the country on Saturday, June 25th.
"It reaffirmed the campaign’s opposition to Russia’s invasion, calling for a ceasefire but also for de-escalation and peace talks rather than pouring weapons into Ukraine and making a prolonged war more likely." By Stop the War Stop the War’s conference on Saturday, April 32rd, reflected a growing movement in the face of the worst threats…
"Given the terrible suffering that the Yemeni people have endured, the first nationwide ceasefire since 2016 can only be welcomed. But there is a long way to go before the war ends" - Steve Bell, Stop the War, on the ceasefire in Yemen.
Although exacerbated by the war, the crisis is a political choice as proven by proposed increases in military spending - Stop the War.
Stop the War have launched a public statement calling for a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis and an end the "sabre rattling" of the UK government.
"In every major conflict this century Stop the War has been right and the Labour Leader of the day has been wrong – Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya. That is surely true in this case too."
"After seven years of war the Yemeni people remain trapped in a humanitarian catastrophe. There has been no improvement, and the only reason that Yemen is no longer the worst humanitarian crisis in the world is that NATO has created an even greater collapse in a few months in Afghanistan." By Steve Bell, Stop the…