We are very pleased that in response to the vote on Syria and those recent attacks we have seen an unprecedented rise in Stop the War membership and activity across the country. We would like to thank all of you who have joined or donated in recent weeks. It is more important than ever that together we continue to build a strong anti-war movement in the UK. If you have not yet received your membership confirmation letter and card please do not worry, it is on its way. We are trying hard to process all recent memberships as quickly as possible.
We have repeatedly made our positions on the war in Syria clear, most recently in John Rees' For the avoidance of doubt article and in a statement last week. That the media largely chose to ignore them speaks volumes about its pro war agenda.
We have held a series of demonstrations over past weeks both in London and across the country. On Saturday, several thousand people joined us to march to Downing Street where we heard a message of solidarity from Jeremy Corbyn alongside many other speeches, which can be seen here. Jeremy was also the guest of honour at our very successful fundraising dinner last Friday.
In the new year, there will be continuing protests and campaigning against the bombing. There is also the mass demonstration against Trident on February 27th, which Stop the War is fully supporting. It is clear that international and foreign policy issues will continue to hit the headlines over the next few months, and we have to be prepared to combat the pro war pro nuclear weapons agenda.
This blog will include a range of reports and opinion pieces covering many issues. It will be YOUR Voice.