Now more than ever we need a huge response to the refugee crisis to counter the racist rhetoric across Europe trying demonise and disenfranchise victims of war, oppression and poverty.
Some of the largest mass movements in Britain have joined together with major trade unions to show solidarity.
Now is the time to increase solidarity with refugees: Convoy to Calais – Saturday 18 June 2016
Hundreds more refugees have drowned in the Mediterranean, the British government are refusing to even take parent-less children from Calais, and Syrian refugees are being forced back into the jaws of the war they have fled. . . . → Read More: Leeds Convoy to Calais – Saturday 18 June
Rock for Refugees – live music, raffle, speakers and poetry – at the Fox and Newt (9 Burley Road, Leeds, LS3 1LD), Saturday 14 May, 4pm onwards – £2 / £5 – refugee solidarity fundraiser. Organised by Leeds Coalition Against the War.
Leeds Coalition Against the War are supporting this Keep Our NHS Public demonstration on Saturday 16 April at 11.30 Leeds City Art Gallery and hope to have a ‘Welfare not Warfare – NHS not Trident’ bloc on the march – please come down and join us! We currently meet every Wednesday at 7pm Leeds Civic Hall.
British and American policy in the Middle East: causes and consequences for the region and beyond Leeds University Symposium: Saturday, April 23 2016 10.00 am – 5.00 pm Room: Parkinson Seminar Room 1.08 Confirmed speakers 1. Afzal Amin Formerly chairman of the Armed Forces Muslim Association, and visiting researcher and lecturer for the UK Defence Academy‘s Research and Assessment Branch https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afzal_Amin 2. Dr. Chris Davidson Reader in Middle East Politics, University of Durham: https://www.dur.ac.uk/sgia/profiles/?id=4422 3. Ann Feltham Campaign against Arms Trade: https://blog.caat.org.uk/author/ann/ 4. Prof. Rosemary Hollis Professor of International Politics, City University; formerly Director of Research at Chatham House (Royal . . . → Read More: Symposium on British and American Foreign Policy in the Middle East
Dear Labour Party members of the Hyde Park and Woodhouse Ward,
Subject: Support for the motion passed 10/2/16 in Hyde Park & Woodhouse ward
As a coalition of citizens and anti-war activists in Leeds, we wish to express our resounding support for the recent motion passed on 10th February 2016 in the Hyde Park and Woodhouse ward. We do so as a group including several Labour party members (and supporters) whose support has been placed under considerable strain as a result of some Labour MPs, including shadow cabinet members, voting in favour of British military intervention in the war . . . → Read More: LCAW letter to local Labour Party members
After many weeks of planning, the Leeds Coalition Against the War group turned out on Saturday 20th of February to protest the bombings in Syria under the banner slogan Rage Against War. Accompanied by many members of the public keen to fight the cause a stall was set up outside Leeds City Art Gallery, selling badges, raffle tickets etc to raise funds for PAFRAS [Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers] where all the money raised that day was to end up. The mood was a rather buoyant one, everyone lifted by the presence of so many others . . . → Read More: Report of Rage Against War in Leeds, 20 Feb 2016
Leeds Coalition Against the War are meeting currently every Wednesday at 7pm Leeds Civic Hall – please come along and get involved in opposing war, militarism, Trident and racism!
LCAW are supporting the national Stand Up to Racism – ‘Refugees welcome’ demonstration in London on UN Anti-Racism Day – Saturday 19 March – for tickets please see here
Solidarity with Palestine – emergency protest at the invitation to invite a spokesman from the Israeli Embassy by the POLIS society Leeds University
Wednesday 24 February, Meet 5.45pm, Parkinson Steps, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds University
[Leeds Coalition Against the War will still have our meeting as usual at 7pm that evening at Leeds Civic Hall]
Israeli Official Invited to Speak on Campus: Rigged Debate and Ignoring of Palestinian Calls for Solidarity
On Feb. 24, Polis Society is holding a so-called ‘debate’ This house supports the Iran nuclear deal https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/this-house-would-support-the-iran-nuclear-deal-tickets-21722249834, which the head spokesperson of the . . . → Read More: Palestine Solidarity – emergency protest at Leeds University