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Thank you for visiting the Edinburgh Stop The War Coalition website! We hope you enjoy browsing our website and that you find a lot of useful information. We invite you to join our  movement. We look forward to sharing our knowledge and experience in order to help you increase your awareness of peace issues and take part in our activities

No Glory 2014

2014 marks the centenary of the start of the First World War. There are plans to spend many millions on a sanitised form of remembrance and even celebration. 

The Edinburg Stop the War group alongside other organisations intends to make sure that alternative voices are heard. We will be organising events under the banner of ‘No Glory in War’. There is a UK website at www.noglory.org . Do add your name to the Open Letter, which has been signed by people from all walks of like including the poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy. But we want to develop our own resources and events in Scotland.

Help needed

But to do this well we need your ideas, talents and support. Some of the things already in the pipeline includes: a mural, dedicated web materials, a series of meetings, educational materials, a poetry booklet and event, musical events and an exhibition. If you interested in helping there are a whole range of things to get involved in – we need more poets and musicians and people with artistic skills – but there is much more to do as well. Indeed to get some of the things off the ground we need financial

help.

Get involved

If you would like to get involved:

Email us at edinburghstw@tiscali.co.uk or write to us at Peace and Justice Centre

St Johns Church, Princes 

 Street, Edinburgh EH2 4BJ

If you can help financially send cheques, payable to Edinburgh STW, to this address.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have copies of the excellent small book on the first world war which has been wriiten by Neil Faulkner for £4.  Email to order a copy.

Dates for your diary

Posted 14/6/2014

Divergent Voices from the First World War

Saturday 19 July 7:00 - 9:00pm. Scottish Storytelling Centre. Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Actor, director and playwright Gerda Stevenson, Gaelic poet Aonghas Macneacail,and friends. Poetry, letters, memoirs, trench journals and ‘conchies’ prison papers in English, German, Scots and Gaelic. Tickets £7 / £5 concessions from the Scottish Storytelling Centre

http://www.tracscotland.org/scottish-storytelling-centre/centre-events/1317/divergent-voices-of-the-first-world-war.

 

No More Wars 4th August

August 4th 9.30am David Cameron will be in Glasgow on the 4th launching the UK governments multi-million pound ‘glorification’ of the First World War.  Join Stop the War and other members of the Scottish Peace Network with your banners and placards to remember the devastation of the First World War. We will assemble at the Donald Dewar Statue, Buchanan Street Glasgow.  It’s important that we have a strong visual impact – check out our Facebook Page for ideas.  Create you own images and share them with us by email to edinburghstw@tiscali.co.uk

 

Hiroshima Day Vigil 6th August

6pm – 7 pm at the Mound outside the National Gallery on Princes Street; organised by Edinburgh CND.

 

Wednesday 20th August Conscientious Objectors and Women’s Responses to the First World War

Room 1 121, George Street, 3.30 pm – 5.00 pm . Lesley Orr of the Fellowship of Reconciliation and Brian Larkin, Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre Co-ordinator, discuss the men who refused to kill and the women who organised to oppose it. Tickets £6/£4 from http://www.just.org.uk/ or the Just Festival Box office at St.John’s Church, Princes Street

 

 

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No to Nato badges

Posted 6/2/2014

We still have plenty of the No to Nato badge based on this design in stock for just 50p - email us if you would like one or more

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