Saturday, 9 January 2010

REMEMBER GAZA! 16th Jan 2010

Saturday 16th January 2010
Meet Market Square, 12 noon

One year ago saw one of the biggest demonstrations ever in the history over the injustices perpetrated by the Israeli state against Palestine. One year ago the people of Gaza, already effectively imprisoned in a strip of land, were bombarded by the might of the Israeli Defence Army. Millions of people were horrified, and protested against such an appalling abuse of human life.

Now, one year on, people of Gaza are once again suffering. This time, it is the Egyptian government which is blockading access of aid to Gaza. Around 2,000 Egyptian riot police have attacked members of the Viva Palestina aid convoy at the port of al-Arish – on the Egyptian side of the border with Gaza – after the convoy was refused entry to the crossing.

On Saturday 16th Jan we want to send a clear message that people of Cambridge will not remain silent about the suffering of the Palestinians. Join us for

Saturday 16th May
Meet Market Square, 12 noon

Further details to follow. Please bring your banners and placards.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Demonstrate at the Labour Party Conference – This Sunday

People will be joining with those from all over the country to protest at the Labour Party Conference this Sunday. A coach from Cambridge will be taking

The national Stop the War Coalition will have its own section on the demo and we need everyone who can make it to come along.

People will be protesting against many of New Labour’s policies including;

The continuing deployment of troops in Afghanistan and the vast cost in human life suffered as a result

The proposed replacement Trident nuclear programme that will cost billions of pounds that could be spent on jobs, education and public services for the most vulnerable in society

Their vicious attacks on civil liberties in the name of the war on terror
Email to book your place. Prices are £2 (unwaged) £5 (working) and £10 (solidarity price).

There’s more on the Stop the War website here.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Cambridge Stop the War Coalition - Now on Twitter

For updates and information about Cambridge Stop the War Coalition events and for links to the latest media reports on Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere you can sign up to our twitter service at

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

19th August 2009: Naming of the Dead ceremony

Cambridge Stop the War Coalition are holding a Naming of the Dead ceremony to remember those British soldiers and Afghan civilians killed in the war in Afghanistan on Wednesday 19th August. We will meet at 5.15pm on the corner of Market Street and Sidney Street in town (opposte Next). We hope you will join us.

Saturday, 1 March 2008

Stop the War calendar of event

Cambridge Stop the War events:

Put People First March: March for Jobs, Justice and Climate
London, march and rally
28 March 2009

On 28th March thousands will march through London as part of a global campaign to challenge the G20, ahead of their 2nd April summit on the global financial crisis. Our future depends on creating an economy based on fair distribution of wealth, decent jobs for all and a low carbon future.

Join the march

On 28 March 2009, the march will start on Victoria Embankment and move past Trafalgar Square and Green Park to Hyde Park, where there will be a mass rally.Visit the Put People First site to find out more.

Coaches from Cambridge are leaving from 9am Victoria Avenue (by Armadillo toilets on Midsummer Common) or 9.15am from Madingley Rd
Contact on 07712893552 to book places.

NO to NATO International Demonstration: From Cambridge
Strasbourg, France
4-5th April 2009

Cambridge Stop the War Coalition plans to take a minibus from Cambridge to Strasbourg for the weekend of 4th and 5th April (leaving early on Friday 3rd and returning late on Monday 6th). This is to coincide with a major gathering of world leaders there to mark the 60th Anniversary of the founding of NATO. Most or all of them will see this as something to celebrate, but STW takes a very different view; here is the context (more details about the demonstration at the National Stop The War website)

Why are we going?
On the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the NATO military organisation, we appeal to all people to come to Strasbourg and Kehl in April 2009, to protest against NATO's aggressive military and nuclear policies, and assert our vision of a just world free of war.
NATO is an increasing obstacle to achieving world peace. Since the end of the Cold War, NATO has reinvented itself as a tool for military action by the "international community", including the promotion of the so-called "war on terror". In reality it is a vehicle for US-led use of force with military bases on all continents, bypassing the United Nations and the system of international law, accelerating militarization and escalating arms expenditure - NATO countries account for 75% of global military expenditure. Pursuing that expansionist agenda since 1991, designed to advance strategic and resource interests, NATO has waged war in the Balkans, under the guise of so-called "humanitarian war", and has waged seven years of brutal war in Afghanistan, where the tragic situation is escalating and the war has expanded into Pakistan.

The need to make our protest forcefully seems clear enough; please consider whether you might be able to take part.

Tickets will be approximately £70 per place although Cambridge Stop the War is currently fundraising to lower these prices - so if you're interested in coming along or if you'd like to help sponsor someone else (see below for sponsoring a swim), please get in touch now.
Various low-cost accommodation options will be on offer, including a Peace Camp, or floor-space in a hall in Strasbourg.
Strasbourg is a beautiful and vibrant place, so the trip should be good fun as well as supporting an important protest. This is only a beginning of what is likely to be a long campaign of opposition to NATO's place on the world stage.

How to Book:
To book a place on the minibus, call at 07817 196042 or 07976024403 or mail at : . It is important for us to get an idea of numbers as soon as we can, so please respond even if it is to say that you may be interested.

Sponsored Swim for NATO demonstration in Strasbourg

Cambridge Stop The War Coalition is organizing a sponsored swim over 1 mile ( that's 64 lengths!) to help raise money for sending a delegation from Cambridge to the NATO demonstration in Strasbourg on 4th April.

Please sponsor one of the swimmers and help protest against NATO expansion and the war in Afghanistan.

Get in touch :

No to NATO - Troops Out of Afghanistan, 3rd March 2009

"why NATO is a threat to peace"
7.30pm, Emmanuel United Reformed Church
Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RR

Speakers include:
  • Jan Majicek, No to NATO Bases Initiative, Czech Republic
  • Margaret Wright, Green Party Councilor
  • Speaker from Stop The War Coalition

National Stop the War events

NO TO NATO Demonstration in Strasbourg, 2nd-5th April

On the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the NATO military organization, anti-war groups from across the world are coming to Strasbourg, France from 2nd - 5th April 2009, to protest against NATO's aggressive military and nuclear policies, and assert a vision of a just world, free of war.

There will be an international demonstration and counter summit at the NATO meeting to oppose any further expansion of NATO and demand an end to the occupation of Afghanistan.

NATO tries to halt Strasbourg demonstration - Sign the online petition here

- more details about the demonstrations here

Photos of past actions

Vigil and Rally for Gaza
Saturday 17th January, 2009
See this link for photos of the event:

For more on why we held this vigil and rally see the national Stop the War Coalition website.

Demonstration to mark 5th Anniversary of Invasion of Iraq
See pictures of Cambridge Stop the War at London Demo on March 15, 2008 (which marked the 5th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq), by clicking on this link to our photo album.