The following article by Stephen Bell, on British policy on Yemen, was previously published by Stop the war coalition.
For some time now international pressure has been building up against the Saudi led war upon Yemen. In February this year, the European Parliament voted for an EU wide arms embargo on Saudi Arabia. Recently, 64 members of the US Congress, from both Democrats and Republicans, called upon President Obama to “postpone sales of new arms” to Saudi Arabia.
The Times on 8 December provided such a classic example of the chief methods of Tory media distortion that it is worth analysing. It is in an article headlined 'Stop the War forced into new retreat.' Examining this story provides a general lesson for the left in how to reply to the habitual distortion of the Tory media.
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CND and Stop the War Coalition protests against the NATO summit in Wales 30 August to 5 September
1) DEMONSTRATE Saturday 30th August
Emmanuel Centre Marsham Street London SW1P 3DW
By Paul Roberts
Syrian government forces are currently fighting in an important battle to retake control of Qusair, a town between Homs and the Lebanese border.
The government has over recent weeks broken the stalemate and developed impetus behind a series of military and political advances. If this momentum persists imperialism’s offensive will be significantly weakened. Hence it is determined to halt Syria’s current progress, so Israel has increased its direct attacks on Syria and there is a renewed drive for stepped up support to the opposition guerrilla forces.
Wednesday 5 December 6pm-7pm
Downing Street LondonThe government plans to intensify the assault on the population's living standards, with further deep cuts to the welfare state, whilst at the same time ring fencing the budget for military action and upgrading weapons including preparations for the renewal of Trident.Called by Stop the War Coalition and CND
Speakers: • Jeremy Corbyn MP • Abbas Edelat Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran • Sami Ramadani Iraq Democrats Against Occupation • Lindsey German Stop the War Coalition • Neil Clark Journalist
Organised by The Stop the War Coalition
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