- AROUND 300 people attended a rally in Glasgow
last Saturday against Nato's war in Yugoslavia. Tam Dalyell, MP for
Linlithgow, addressed the crowd and a number of demonstrators went from
the rally to the anti-Trident vigil at Faslane.
- OVER 120 angry anti-war protesters stopped the
traffic on one of Nottingham's busiest main roads last Saturday
lunchtime. Passing motorists hooted in support as demonstrators stood on
Trent Bridge for an hour wearing target symbols and holding a banner
that said, "NATO-bridges, hospitals, embassies-military targets?"
The protesters then marched up the main road to the BBC, where speakers
demanded better coverage of anti-war opinion.
- AROUND 125 people joined a noisy anti-war protest
in Hull last Saturday held jointly with the Kurdish Solidarity
Association. A sitdown protest halted the traffic.
- SOME 150 students at Durham University attended a
debate about the war last week.
- OVER 200 students attended a teach-in organised
by the Department of Peace Studies at Bradford University last Friday.
- OVER 100 students at Sheffield University
attended a teach-in last week.
- 50 people attended a public meeting against the
war in Birkenhead last week. The platform included local speakers from
the Green Party, CND, Wirral Trades Council and the SWP. A local Serb
couple spoke movingly about their fears for their family. The Liverpool
Echo then did a story about the family.
- 100 people attended a public meeting against the
war in Southwark, south London, last week. It was backed by Southwark
UNISON and Southwark College NATFHE.
- AROUND 70 students attended a debate about the
war at Leeds Metropolitan University last week, the biggest political
meeting in the college for years.
- 25 people were at a public meeting against the
war in Loughborough, near Leicester, last Friday.
- SOME 200 Chinese students marched through
Edinburgh last week and protested outside the US consulate about the
bombing of the Chinese embassy. Around 30 Chinese students also
demonstrated in the centre of Bradford and 30 people joined a vigil at
the Chinese consulate in Manchester.
- 40 protesters staged a demonstration on the Tamar
Bridge, that links Plymouth with Cornwall, last Saturday. The previous
night there was a picket outside the BBC studios in Plymouth, protesting
at the news blackout of anti-war activities in the south west.
- OVER 50 students attended a debate about the war
at Birmingham University, but the organisers could not find anyone to
defend the war from across the whole of the university campus!
- AROUND 40 people joined an angry lobby of
Leamington Spa MP James Plaskitt. Plaskitt was forced to accept that the
bombing has not helped the refugees. There was a full page about the
lobby in the local paper.
- BRIGHTON and Hove Campaign Against the War now
has over 120 members, the support of the Green Party and Labour CND, and
is holding weekly petitioning sessions of 20 to 30 people.
Hear the arguments
Why is NATO bombing Yugoslavia?
Edinburgh teach-in with Tam Dalyell MP, Angus
Calder, Professor John Erickson, Chris Harman, Robin Harper MSP, Nicola
Sturgeon MSP Sunday 23 May, 9.30am-4.30pm, Chaplaincy Centre, Bristo
A day conference on war and
Organised by International Socialism & New Left
Review with Tariq Ali, Robin Blackburn, Lindsey German, Peter Gowan, Alex
Callinicos, John Rees Sunday 6 June, Imperial College, London. Phone 0171
- Stockport public meeting: Friday 21 May, 7.30pm,
Friends Meeting House, Cooper Street.
- Ashton-under-Lyne public meeting: Monday 24 May,
7.30pm, Greyhound, Burlington Street.
- Bolton public meeting: Friday 28 May, 7.30pm,
Friends Meeting House, Silverwell Street. Sponsored by Bolton UNISON.
- Worksop public meeting: Friday 28 May, 7.30pm,
Fisherman's Arms, Church Walk.
Greater Manchester Campaign Against
War in the Balkans
- Teachers Against the War, Tuesday 25 May, 7.30pm,
Mechanics Institute, Major Street, Manchester. Speakers include Bernard
Regan (NUT NEC), Melena Bukin (NATFHE NEC), Maja Pokric (AUT).
- Health Workers Against the War, Wednesday 26 May,
7.30pm, Manchester Town Hall. Speakers include Kevin Nelson (UNISON
north west regional secretary), Aniz Esmael (president, Medical
- Media Workers Against the War. Thursday 27 May,
7.30pm, Mechanics Institute. Speakers include John Foster (general
secretary, NUJ), Tam Dalyell MP, John Rees (Media Workers Against the