Stop the War Coalition

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Stop the War Coalition
Founded21 September 2001
TypeAdvocacy group
FocusAnti-war, Peace
  • London, England, UK
Area served
United Kingdom
Key people
Andrew Murray, Lindsey German, Tony Benn, George Galloway, Jeremy Corbyn

The Stop the War Coalition (StWC; informally Stop the War) is a British group created on 21 September 2001, shortly after the September 11 attacks. It was created to campaign against what it believes are unjust wars.

The group has campaigned against the wars that are part of the "War on Terror" of the United States and its allies. It has campaigned against the war in Afghanistan and the Iraq War. The demonstration against the Iraq War on 15 February 2003 was organised with Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB). It is claimed to be the largest public demonstration in British history.[1]

Stop the War has been accused of supporting Bashar al-Assad in Syria, and the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014.[2][3][4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 'Million' march against Iraq war, BBC News, 16 February 2003
  2. "Ed Miliband's friends of Assad". Retrieved 2022-06-04.
  3. Letters (2015-12-09). "Stop the War faces a coalition of critics | Letters from Peter Tatchell and others". The Guardian. Retrieved 2022-06-04.
  4. "The bizarre world of Jeremy Corbyn and Stop the War". POLITICO. 2015-12-11. Retrieved 2022-06-04.
  5. "Stop the War is more interested in fighting the West than for Syrians". The Independent. 2016-12-11. Retrieved 2022-06-04.