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Monday, 16 March 2009

DEMONSTRATE - JOBS NOT BOMBS - NO TO NATO - NO TO WAR

Glasgow Stop the War Coalition

E-Bulletin - 13 March 2009 Web:
http://www.stopwar.org.uk/
http://www.glasgowstopwar.blogspot.com/


IN THIS NEWSLETTER:
1) NO TO WAR – NO TO NATO PUBLIC MEETING ON THUR 19 MARCH
2) PUT PEOPLE FIRST DEMONSTRATION – 28 MARCH 20093) G20 DEMONSTRATION WED 1 APRIL US EMBASSY4) PROTEST AT NATO, STRASBOURG, APRIL 3 -55) DVD – STW Conference 20096) OTHER EVENTS

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1) NO TO WAR – NO TO NATO PUBLIC MEETING

Glasgow Public meeting Thursday 19th March, 7.30 pm
Sixty years of NATO are enoughNO TO WARNO TO NATO Speakers: Rae Street (Manchester CND), Isobel Lindsay (Scottish CND), Pete Ramand (Glasgow University Stop the War)

Renfield St Stephens, 280 Bath Street, Glasgow

Come along and hear the arguments, discuss and debate and help build the demonstrations at the G20 and NATO, pick up publicity, get materials.

Organised jointly by Stop the War Coalition and Scottish CND

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2) PUT PEOPLE FIRST DEMONSTRATION – 28 MARCH 2009
*SATURDAY 28 MARCH: PUT PEOPLE FIRSTMARCH FOR JOBS, CLIMATE, JUSTICEASSEMBLE VICTORIA EMBANKMENT 11AMNearest tube station TempleMARCH TO HYDE PARK

FULL DETAILS AT
http://www.putpeoplefirst.org.uk/

MARCH FOR JOBS NOT BOMBS
There will be an Anti war contingent on the PUT PEOPLE FIRST demonstration which will form up in Lincoln's Inn Fields from 11am. Look for the Stop the War/PSC/CND banners.

RETURN COACH TICKETS
A coach will leave Glasgow on 27 March at midnight to arrive in London on Saturday morning. Book you coach ticket online at
http://www.glasgowstopwar.express.ts.com/

WAGED – 25.00, LOW-WAGED 20.00, CONCESSION – 15.00, SOLIDARITY PRICE – 30.00

Coach will arrive back in Glasgow on Sunday morning.

Email
glasgowstopwar@gmail.com if you do not want to book online and arrange to get your ticket.

Supporter organisations (click on the organisation to go to their website):
ActionAid, AJCC, ACTSA, Advocacy International, Akina Mama Wa Africa, AMREF UK, Article 12 in Scotland, ASLEF, ATL, Avaaz, BECTU, BOND, BOVA, Bretton Woods Project, CAFOD, Campaign Against Climate Change, CDD, CSP, Change is Coming, Christian Aid, CND, Compass, Concern Worldwide (UK), Co-operative News, Connect, CWU, Dalit Solidarity Network UK, Defend Council Housing, DoSomethingAboutIt, Down2Earth Down2Us, EAP, Engineers Against Poverty, EQUITY, European Movement, Everychild,
Fairtrade Foundation, Fatima Women's Network, FBU, Find Your Feet, Friends of the Earth, GardenAfrica, GCAP, GMB, Green New Deal Group, Greenpeace, Health Unlimited, HelpAge International, International Service, Jubilee Debt Campaign, Justice for Colombia, Lattitude, Merlin, Micah Challenge UK, MRDF, Musicians Union, Muslim Council of Britain, NASUWT, NEF, NSC, NUJ, NUS, NUT, One World Action, Oxfam, Pants to Poverty, PCS, People and Planet, Performers Without Borders, Plan UK, Progressio, Prospect, Red Pepper, RMT, Salvation Army, Save the Children, SCIAF, Shelter, Skillshare, SoR, Stamp Out Poverty, STOP AIDS Campaign, Stop Climate Chaos, Sudanese Women for Peace, Synergy Centre, Tax Justice Network, Teach a Man to Fish, Tearfund, Thirty-eight degrees, TFSR, Tourism Concern, Trade Justice Movement, TUC, Trading Visions, Traidcraft
Transnational Institute, TSSA, UCATT, UCU, UK Aid Network, UNISON, UNITE, USDAW, VSO, War on Want, Womankind Worldwide, WILPF, World Development Movement , World Vision, WWF

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3) DEMONSTRATE AT THE G20, WEDNESDAY 1 APRILASSEMBLE US EMBASSY, GROSVENOR SQUARE. 2PM

We can now confirm that the G20 march will assemble outside the US embassy on Wednesday 1 April. Before we leave we will deliver a message to Barack Obama at the embassy.

This is the next step in the campaign to end the siege of Gaza and to get the troops out of Afghanistan and Iraq.

The march will end with an 'alternative summit' in Trafalgar square. Speakers already confirmed include TONY BENN, ARTHUR SCARGILL, anti debt campaigner SUSAN GEORGE, Palestinian singer REEM KOLANI, JEREMY CORBYN MP, KATE HUDSON from CND and LINDSEY GERMAN from the Stop the War Coalition.

We are asking all our supporters to do everything they can to take time off and attend this vital demonstration.

Flyers and posters are available from the
glasgowstopwar@gmail.com
Please order some to leaflet your street, workplace or college.

DEMONSTRATE WEDNESDAY 1 APRILYES WE CAN* Get the troops out of Iraq & Afghanistan* End the siege of Gaza - free Palestine* Create jobs not bombs* Stop arming Israel* Abolish all nuclear weapons
CALLED BY: Stop the War, CND, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, British Muslim Initiative

TRANSPORT FROM SCOTLAND – EMAIL
scotlandstopwar@hotmail.co.uk

**************************************************************************************4) PROTEST AT THE NATO CONFERENCE, STRASBOURGAPRIL 4TH AND 5TH. BOOK NOW.

Thousands of anti war campaigners across Europe will be makingtheir way to Strasbourg to protest against NATO's policies forthe weekend of 3-5th of April.

The US is pressuring NATO leaders to join the US led surge inAfghanistan. A huge popular protest will be a big setback tothat project. It will also be a blow against NATO's plan foreastward expansion.

The international demonstration is on Saturday April 4th.There will be a counter conference on the 3rd and the 5thwhich will be addressed by Tariq Ali, Noam Chomsky and AliFayad from Hezbollah and many others.

Protest: Friday 3rd April
Evening Protest at the Foreign Ministers’ meeting and gala Dinner, Baden-Baden
Protest: Saturday 4th April
Am: Blockade of NATO summit in the Palace de Congres, Strasbourg1pm: International demonstration in central Strasbourg
Friday 3rd April: Alternative Summit - Strasbourg
10am-1pm: A critical history of NATO2pm-7pm: Workshop groups-A World Without NATO
Sunday 5th April
10am-12 noon: 60 years of NATO are enough12:30pm-2pm: NATO overcome-The challenge for politics and the peace movement2:30pm-4pm: Peace Assembly
There will also be a festival, discussions and events at the International Village of Resistance camp in Strasbourg from 1st April.

Travel
Stop the War is putting on coaches to Strasbourg from Scotland Coaches are being organised by Stop the War to take protesters from Scotland to the international demonstration in Strasbourg on 4-5 April 2009, where Nato will meet for the 60th anniversary of its foundation. Coaches will leave Edinburgh 10.30am Thursday 2nd April. Fare £70 students & low waged inclusive of boat fare, £80 solidarity price. Book at
http://www.glasgowstopwar.express.ts.com/
Coaches will return to Scotland by midday on Monday 6th April.
Email
scotlandstopwar@hotmail.co.uk for more details or go to the Facebook site at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=45712084834 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Accommodation
The International Village of Resistance will be accommodating up to 5,000 people in Strasbourg from 1st-5th April.
There will also be emergency overspill camp accommodation in Kehl and Baden-Baden for 3rd/4th April.

Essentials for the journey
You will need to bring a sleeping bag and a valid passport.

Please call 07791913316 with any questions you may have.

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5) DVD – STW Conference 2009

We now have available a DVD with highlights from our Stop the War Conference 2009 in Glasgow that took place on 21st February 2009. If you missed the conference or would like a copy, either email
glasgowstopwar@gmail.com or get it online now at http://www.glasgowstopwar.express.ts.com/

We are asking for a £3.00 donation and a £1.00 fee for postage.

For bulk orders from trade unions, councils, schools or stop the war groups – please email
glasgowstopwar@gmail.com
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6) OTHER EVENTS

THURSDAY 2 APRIL: G20 MEETING PROTESTEXCEL CENTRE (details
http://www.stopwar.org.uk/)Stop the War will be protesting from 11am at the Excel centre, when the G20 leaders will be meeting.

SATURDAY 25 APRIL: STOP THE WAR'S NATIONAL CONFERENCE CAMDEN COMMUNITY SCHOOL, LONDONSPEAKERS include Ken Loach, Craig Murray, Tony Benn, Karma Nabulsi, Sami Ramadani. (Further details
http://www.stopwar.org.uk/)

LOW KEY RELEASES GAZA SINGLE
Low Key, the award winning hip hop artist and poet, hasreleased as a single Tears to Laughter, with its rallying callof "long live Palestine - long live Gaza", which has becomethe unofficial soundtrack to many protests, universityoccupations and fundraising events for Gaza and Palestineacross the UK. All profits from the sale of the Tears toLaughter will be donated to the DEC Gaza appeal.
The single costs just 79p and can be downloaded from iTunes orJuno (
http://www.juno.co.uk/ppps/products/1402457-02.htm)

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