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Saturday, 31 January 2009

Stop the War Coalition (Scotland) Conference 2009

Saturday 21 February

10am – 5pm

Charles Wilson Building, Glasgow University (intersection of Gibson Street, Bank Street, and Kelvin Way)



Four sessions:Free Palestine – end the siege of GazaWar and Occupation: Afghanistan, Africa, Iraq, Pakistan, Palestine …Nukes and Nato: Trident, Eastern Europe, The ‘Long War’ …War at Home and Resistance: Islamophobia, Civil Liberties, Military Families …


Speakers include: Walter Wolfgang, Ghada Karmi (Palestinian campaigner), Kate Hudson (British CND), Aamer Anwar, Pauline McNeill (MSP), Sandra White (MSP)' Bill Kidd (MSP)' Neil Mackay (journalist), Hossam al-Malaway (Egyptian journalist), Osama Saeed (Scottish Islamic Foundation), Rose Gentle (military families against war), Eamonn McCann (Raytheon Nine)' Mohammad Asif (Scottish Afghan Society), Lindsey German (Stop the War Coalition), Ivona Novomestska (Czech bases campaign).


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Monday, 26 January 2009

BBC – KEEP UP THE PRESSURE

STOP THE WAR COALITION GLASGOW

NEWSLETTER  

26 January 2009  

www.stopwar.org.uk

www.glasgowstopwar.blogspot.com

Donate to the Gaza Appeal at http://www.dec.org.uk/

 

IN THIS NEWSLETTER 

1) BBC – KEEP UP THE PRESSURE

2) UP COMING MEETINGS – PUT THEM IN YOUR DIARY – GET INVOLVED

3) GLASGOW BBC OCCUPATION RECEIVES WORLD-WIDE COVERAGE

4) BLOGS FROM GAZA

5) SUPPORT THE UNIVERSITY OCCUPATIONS

5) PETITIONS TO NUMBER 10 DOWNING STREET

6) LOBBY YOUR MP – includes Sandra White motion to Scottish parliament

7) FINANCIAL APPEAL

8) LOCAL GROUP CONTACTS

9) VIDEOS AND PICTURES

10) HELP US EXPAND OUT MAILING LIST

 

PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO YOUR TRADE UNION, NETWORKS, CONTACTS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

 

1) BBC – KEEP UP THE PRESSURE

The BBC has so far received over 11,000 complaints about its decision not to air the DEC Appeal for Gaza (and only 68 in support!).  The telephone lines were jammed for most of the weekend.  The telephone is the most effective way to register your complaint, add your voice! Call 03700100222.

Protest outside the BBC during the meeting with BBC Scotland Controller and Director of News:

 

4:30pm Wednesday 28 January

BBC Scotland Headquarters, Pacific Quay

BRING YOUR TV LICENCE TO HAND BACK TO THE BBC

We would like to thank the countless number of people from across the world who have telephoned and texted messages of support for the action taken at the BBC Scotland HQ.  

2) UP COMING MEETINGS – PUT THEM IN YOUR DIARY – GET INVOLVED 

A) GET INVOLVED – ORGANISING MEETING FOR GAZA – TUES 27 JAN

All welcome to get involved with planning future actions for Gaza.

Tuesday 27 January

16 Queen's Crescent

7.30pm

Two minute walk from George's Cross Underground station.

 B) Stop the War Coalition (Scotland) Conference – 21st February 2009

Organising meeting for conference:

STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow - MAP: http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=257503&Y=666725&A=Y&Z=110

THURSDAY 29 JANUARY – 7.30PM

Stop the War Coaltion is asking all their supporters to attend this meeting to help organise this conference. The conference has already been supported by six unions branches in Scotland including the STUC.

The line up of international speakers already include – Walter Wolfgang, Ghada Karmi (Palestinian campaigner), Kate Hudson (British CND), Aamer Anwar, Pauline McNeill (MSP), Sandra White (MSP), Bill Kidd (MSP), Neil Mackay (journalist), Hossam al-Malaway (Egyptian journalist), Osama Saeed (Scottish Islamic Foundation), Rose Gentle (military families against war), Eamonn McCann (Raytheon Nine), Mohammad Asif (Scottish Afghan Society), Lindsey German (Stop the War Coalition), Ivona Novomestska (Czech bases campaign), Mary Senior (STUC), Alan McKinnon (SCND), Kenny Ross (FBU), Mujahid Islam

Bring your ideas and skills. We’ll need to organise publicity and press teams, cultural inputs, conference setup and much more.

C) TWO SIDES - ONE STORY:

GUANTANAMO FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE WIRE

A national tour to mark seven years of unlawful detention, abuse and torture

The tour is coming to Glasgow on Friday 30th January

Friday 30 January

 Adelaides, 209 Bath Street, Glasgow , G2 4HZ

Meeting starts at 7.30pm  (doors open from 7.00pm)

Cageprisoners Presents:

MOAZZAM BEGG

(Ex-Guantanamo Detainee, Spokesman for Cageprisoners)

SAMI AL HAJ, (Ex Guantanamo Detainee and Aljazeera Journalist)

CHRISTOPHER ARENDT, (Ex-Guantanamo Guard)

http://www.cageprisoners.com/tour

Presented by Cageprisoners, supported by Glasgow Stop the War Coalition, SACC,  the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Scottish Media Workers Against the War and  the Federation of Student Islamic Societies 

100 days to close Guantanamo: http://www.johnlayton.co.uk/guantanamo.htm

 

2) WORLD-WIDE COVERAGE OF OUR OCCUPATION OF BBC SCOTLAND HEADQUARTERS

Over 100 people participated in an occupation of the BBC Scotland headquarters on Sunday, demanding that the broadcaster show the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal for Gaza.  Occupiers entered the building at 5pm, and despite the police threatening mass arrests to remove everyone within 15 minutes, the occupation remained for almost 4 hours.

The occupation was successful in applying additional pressure on the BBC through extensive national and international media coverage, including front-page coverage in the Metro as well as coverage on CNN and CBS.  It was announced live on Channel 4 news as well as on Sky TV.  Al-Jazeera Arabic ran a live telephone interview from the occupation, and Press TV will today interview Strathclyde University media expert Professor David Miller.  Another Iranian television station rang Stop the War at 4:30am to do an interview, and the story was the third item on their morning news bulletin.

Tony Benn also telephoned the occupation to offer his support, saying ‘The decision to occupy the BBC in Glasgow must be understood as a plea for the people of Gaza, who are suffering so much and who need our help to help get the money through’. 

A delegation from the occupation was elected to meet with Ian Small, Head of Public Policy & Corporate Affairs and member of the BBC’s Executive Board, who was called in specially to meet with the occupiers.  The BBC agreed that it will arrange a meeting with the delegation with Ken McQuarrie, the Controller of the BBC Scotland, and Atholl Duncan, the head of news for BBC Scotland on Wednesday the 28th of January.  Glasgow Stop the War Coalition is asking its supporters and those who support humanitarian aid to Gaza to gather outside the BBC on Wednesday at 4.30pm.

Protestors also promised to return unless the DEC appeal is aired.  Glasgow Stop the War also called for others to take similar actions around the UK. 

All the occupiers decided to leave the building together, and no arrests were made.  By that time, television cameras from SKY TV, BBC, and GMTV had arrived, as well as a reporter from the Daily Record.  Numerous interviews were also conducted by telephone from inside the occupation.

Videos from inside the occupation at -  http://uk.youtube.com/user/aalhia10

Pictures at - http://www.flickr.com/photos/gphrc-palestine/sets/72157612985084878/show/

BBC staff protest over gaza aid appeal – ‘fury’ at the news desk meeting.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/jan/26/bbc-staff-protest-over-gaza-aid-appeal

Unions protest over BBC and Sky’s Gaza appeal ban

http://www.nuj.org.uk/innerPagenuj.html?docid=1089

Some of the coverage:

The occupation made the front page of the Metro. There is a 2-page spread about the occupation in the Daily Mail, and reports on Page 2 of the Daily Record and p.8 of the Herald amongst many others. News24 have been covering the DEC appeal protests at the BBC Scotland all day today and Glasgow Stop the War Coalition was interviewed in the early hours of Monday morning on Press TV.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5isNP1yEw0IhLn0ZpL189AGop4IRgD95UEAG00

http://www.turkishweekly.net/other-news/72336/religious-leaders-british-lawmakers-call-on-bbc-to-show-gaza-fundraising-advertisement.html

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/01/25/bbc.gaza.advert/index.html

http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/arts_entertainment/media/relief+workers+call+for+more+aid+to+gaza/2910812

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2009/01/26/gaza-protestors-invade-bbc-scotland-offices-over-refusal-to-broadcast-aid-appeal-86908-21071634/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1126863/Now-Sky-joins-BBC-refusal-broadcast-Gaza-TV-appeal.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/tv-radio/mps-and-religious-leaders-press-bbc-to-screen-gaza-aid-appeal-1515734.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/25/AR2009012501548.html

http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Politics/26-Jan-2009/Protesters-occupy-BBC-offices

We would like to thank the countless number of people from across the world who have telephoned and texted messages of support and solidarity for the action taken at the BBC Scotland HQ.

Unseen Gaza

Channel 4 Video Report - Broadcast - January 22, 2009


Is what has been presented on our screens and in our papers a true reflection of events on the ground in Gaza? And how do these reports differ to those aired in other countries?

With reporters unable to enter Gaza, attempted media manipulation from both sides and strict regulations governing what images that can be shown on British TV, Jon Snow asks a range of journalists from at home and abroad about the challenges of getting the full story.

Featuring images that haven't before been aired on mainstream television, Jon also examines the difference between the coverage at home and that in the US, Europe and the Middle East. He compares the coverage available on terrestrial channels with satellite TV and the internet and investigates the extent to which some British Muslims are by-passing the mainstream British media and looking elsewhere for their information.

To what extent does the choice of news outlet affect opinion of the conflict?

Watch the progamme here:
 
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21833.htm

4) BLOGS FROM GAZA

These blogs are all written by people presently in Gaza who are trying to document and communicate the destruction that has been wreaked there:

http://talestotell.wordpress.com/

http://ingaza.wordpress.com/

http://sunshine208.blogspot.com/

Check out: www.wanted.org.il

 

5) SUPPORT THE UNIVERSITY OCCUPATIONS

Over the past two weeks students at 17 universities in the UK have occupied buildings in solidarity with the people of Gaza.   They have been demanding that their universities divest from companies that support the Israeli occupation, that their universities provide support and scholarships to Palestinian students whose universities have been destroyed, that their universities conduct official charity collections for Gaza, and that their universities send extra equipment to Gaza.  Many have won significant victories.

Please send messages of support!  They make a big difference to those on the inside. Visit http://cambridgegazasolidarity.blogspot.com/ for details and links to other occupations in progress.

Latest footage from the LSE occupation:

 http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=6QHvW03Z5Cs&eurl=http://stopwar.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=979&Itemid=1

5) PETITIONS TO NUMBER 10 DOWNING STREET

 There are two petitions on the no 10 downing street website: one calling for sanctions against Israel, and one calling for arms sales to Israel to be banned:

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Arms-embargo/

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Israel-Sanctions/

 

6) LOBBY YOUR MP

The organising meeting last week discussed visiting the surgeries of MPs to call on the government to take concrete action against Israel, such as closing the Israeli embassy, and cancelling all arms sales to Israel.

To write to your MP and find out when they have a surgery see www.writetothem.com.

We commend the motion presented to the Scottish Parliament.

S3M-3304 Sandra White (Glasgow) (SNP): BBC Refusal to Help in Humanitarian Appeal for Gaza 
That the Parliament condemns the decision by the BBC, a public funded body, not to air the appeal by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) for humanitarian aid for Gaza; notes that ITV and channels 4 and 5 will air this appeal and commends them for doing so; considers that refusing to air this appeal leaves the BBC in isolation and brings into question the independence of the BBC, and draws attention to the fact that people who wish to contribute to the DEC Gaza Crisis Appeal can do so by contacting DEC at O37O 6O 6O 9OO or DEC Gaza Crisis, PO Box 999, London, EC3A 3AA or visit www.dec.org.uk.

Contact your MSP today to support this motion.

7) LOCAL GROUP CONTACTS

 Get in touch with your local Stop the War group:

Edinburgh: edinburghstw@tiscali.co.uk - 07866 176 960

Glasgow: glasgowstopwar@gmail.com -  07952 452 906

Aberdeen: etmorison@yahoo.co.uk – 07505 006 170

Dundee City: 07828 055 586

Dundee University: i.e.whiteside@dundee.ac.uk – 07918 774 177

Abertay University: e.dargie@btinternet.com – 07916 215 331

St Andrews: martinschmierer@yahoo.co.uk – 07765 376 730

Glasgow uni: gustopthewar@gmail.com, 07920 403 766

Strathclyde uni: strathunistopwar@yahoo.co.uk

School Students Against the War – Edinburgh@ssaw.org.uk

 

8) FINANCIAL APPEAL

The donations and new membership subscriptions have been a tremendous help in the past four weeks in funding the costs of our campaign against the Gaza massacre. Many thanks to all those who contributed. However, demonstrations are very expensive to organise and we still need more funding to cover the full costs of the last three week's events and to ensure we can be as effective as possible in our Gaza campaign and other anti-war activities.  Do a collection in your workplace, amongst your friends and family.

Please consider making a monthly direct debit contribution or making a one off donations. Here's how –

IN PERSON-  Telephone 07912348366

BY POST: Cheques made to 'GLASGOW STOP THE WAR COALITION' C/o Dave Sherry, Branch Secretary, TGWU Scottish Housing Branch, TGWU Offices, 290 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4LD.

 

9) VIDEOS AND PICTURES

Thanks for continuing to send in your videos and pictures to help us spread the message of the anti-war movement.

Photos of BBC occupation:

http://leninology.blogspot.com/2009/01/update-from-glasgow-stop-war.html

Photos of Glasgow demonstration on 3rd January - http://www.flickr.com/photos/65271786@N00/sets/72157612060286821/

National Demonstration in Edinburgh 10th January - http://www.flickr.com/photos/65271786@N00/sets/72157612362331881/

Latest - http://www.flickr.com/photos/65271786@N00/ 

(including Lloyds TSB 17th Jan)

These are for view purposes only and cannot be used for commercial use.

BBC Demonstration over coverage of Gaza massacre:

View video here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py-r-lfhK3M

 

10) HELP US EXPAND OUT MAILING LIST

We collect many email addresses from on demonstrations and at events. They are not always easy to read and therefore we cannot keep in touch.

Collect emails addresses from your friends, family and workmates and email them to glasgowstopwar@gmail.com

Please forward this email to your email address book.

Check www.stopwar.org.uk for more info. Also www.glasgowstopwar.blogspot.com

 

PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO YOUR TRADE UNION, NETWORKS, CONTACTS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

MORE INFO AT www.stopwar.org.uk OR www.glasgowstopwar.blogspot.com

 

Sunday, 25 January 2009





BBC Scotland headquarters occupied after refusal to show DEC Gaza aid appeal – Occupation victorious in highlighting the issue

Over 100 people participated in an occupation of the BBC Scotland headquarters today, demanding that the broadcaster show the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal for Gaza. Occupiers entered the building at 5pm, and despite the police threatening mass arrests to remove everyone within 15 minutes, the occupation remained for almost 4 hours.

The occupation was successful in applying additional pressure on the BBC through extensive national and international media coverage, including CNN, CBS and Al-Jazeera. Tony Benn also telephoned the occupation to offer his support, saying 'The decision to occupy the BBC in Glasgow must be understood as a plea for the people of Gaza, who are suffering so much and who need our help to help get the money through'.

A delegation from the occupation was elected to meet with Ian Small, Head of Public Policy & Corporate Affairs and member of the BBC's Executive Board, who was called in specially to meet with the occupiers. The occupation had three main demands:

  • That the BBC reverse its decision and show the DEC Appeal for Gaza.
  • That the BBC director responsible for the decision not to air the appeal should be asked to resign.
  • That the BBC show coverage of the outrage of the British people against the stopping of humanitarian aid to Gaza.

The BBC agreed that it will arrange a meeting with the delegation with Ken McQuarrie, the Controller of the BBC Scotland, and Atholl Duncan, the head of news for BBC Scotland on Wednesday the 28th of January. Glasgow Stop the War Coalition is asking its supporters and those who support humanitarian aid to Gaza to gather outside the BBC on Wednesday at 4.30pm.

Protestors also promised to return unless the DEC appeal is aired. Glasgow Stop the War also called for others to take similar actions around the UK.

All the occupiers decided to leave the building together, and no arrests were made.

'The life of every man, woman and child in Gaza is just as valuable as the lives of people anywhere else in the world. The people of Britain want to help the people of Gaza, and the BBC should give them the information to do so. Every day that the BBC waits to show this appeal, more people in Gaza will die,' said Penny Howard, of the Stop the War Coalition.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

PROTEST OUTSIDE THE BBC - BROADCAST THE DEC GAZA APPEAL

URGENT REQUEST TO ALL STOP THE WAR'S SUPPORTERS

The BBC has scuppered the Disasters Emergency Committee
http://www.dec.org.uk/ in its efforts to raise money for Gaza. Read the full story below and flood the BBC with complaints today. BBC scuppers TV fundraising appeal for Gaza victims

PROTEST OUTSIDE THE BBC

SUNDAY 25TH JANUARY
5.00PM sharp

PACIFIC QUAY, GLASGOW

MAP: http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=256705&Y=665133&A=Y&Z=110
Background information:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article5568735.ece Statement from the BBC"Along with other broadcasters, the BBC has decided not to broadcast the DEC's public appeal to raise funds for Gaza. The BBC decision was made because of question marks about the delivery of aid in a volatile situation and also to avoid any risk of compromising public confidence in the BBC's impartiality in the context of an ongoing news story. However the BBC will, of course, continue to report the humanitarian story in Gaza,"BBC Statement
GOVERNMENT COMPLAINS TO BBC FOR BLOCKING GAZA APPEAL
http://globaldayofaction.org/stopwar/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=988&Itemid=1

COMPLAIN NOW TO THE BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/ Stop the War understands that the government has contacted the BBC to complain about its decision to refuse the broadcasting of a humanitarian appeal for Gaza.
The BBC's decision will prevent the raising of millions of pounds in emergency aid being sent to Gaza. Stop the War is demanding that the exchange between the government and the BBC be made public immediately.

The BBC says it is blocking the emergency appeal "to avoid any risk of compromising public confidence in the BBC's "impartiality", as if this has anything to do with humanitarian aid for a devastated people. Either they need the aid or they do not.

This is the first time in the 48 years of similar national appeals for humanitarian aid that a broadcast has been refused. It is estimated that £10 million of urgently required aid will not now be sent to help Palestinians in Gaza, living in catastrophic conditions.
"This is a betrayal of the BBC's obligation to be a public service," said Tony Benn, President of Stop the War. "To deny the help that the aid agencies and the UN need is incomprehensible."
It is imperative that the BBC responds to the government's complaint and reverses its decision to refuse this broadcast. If it does not, we will see people in Gaza continue to suffer due to being denied emergency relief because of BBC "impartiality" .

Stop the War urges all its supporters to complain to the BBC. We must mobilise all the pressure we can to get the BBC to reverse its decision.
TO COMPLAIN TO THE BBC PHONE: 03700 100 222 TEXT: 03700 100 212 ONLINE:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/


Tony Benn Statement on BBC "betrayal" over charity broadcast

"The decision of the BBC to refuse to broadcast a national humanitarian appeal for Gaza, which has left aid agencies with a potential shortfall of millions of pounds in donations, is a betrayal of the obligation which it owes as a public service.The destruction in Gaza and the loss of the lives of over a thousand civilians and children, has shocked the world as Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki Moon, made clear, when he saw the devastation for himself.The human suffering that the people of Gaza has experienced over the last few weeks has appalled people who have seen it for themselves on their television screens.To deny the help that the aid agencies and the UN need at this moment in time is incomprehensible and it follows the bias in BBC reporting of this crisis, which has been widely criticised.I appeal to the Chairman of the BBC Trust to intervene to reverse this decision to save the lives of those who are now in acute danger of dying through a lack of food, fuel, water and medical supplies."Tony Benn

Politician Tony Benn discusses on the BBC News 24 and radio 4 why he will be attending the protest outside BBC Broadcasting House and puts out an appeal for aid himself – much to the horror of the presenters!!

Tony Benn was brilliant on BBC new 24 just now on the question of the BBC Gaza appeal ban. He stunned the interviewer by immediately interrupting her by saying "seeing as the BBC will not broadcast the appeal I will, she tried to intervene but he said "you are not going to stop me" and he gave out the appeal phone no and details as well as the numbers of casualties. She looked bewildered as he angrily raged against the BBC and said "we all know who is behind this, the Israeli Government"


http://filasteen.wordpress.com/2009/01/24/tony-benn-to-the-bbc-im-sorry-but-im-a-human-being/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_7848000/7848670.stm

Unseen Gaza

Channel 4 Video Report - Broadcast - January 22, 2009

Is what has been presented on our screens and in our papers a true reflection of events on the ground in Gaza? And how do these reports differ to those aired in other countries?With reporters unable to enter Gaza, attempted media manipulation from both sides and strict regulations governing what images that can be shown on British TV, Jon Snow asks a range of journalists from at home and abroad about the challenges of getting the full story.

Watch the programme here: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21833.htm


Help us to expand our mailing list.We collect many email addresses from on demonstrations and at events. They are not always easy to read and therefore we cannot keep in touch.Collect emails addresses from your friends, family and workmates and email them to glasgowstopwar@gmail.comPlease forward this email to your email address book.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

PROTEST RALLY & TEACH-IN

PROTEST RALLY – SATURDAY 24 JANUARY

Saturday 24 January
1pm, George Square
PROSECUTE THE WAR CRIMINALS
END THE BLOCKADE
STOP ARMS SALES TO ISRAEL
EXPEL THE ISRAELI AMBASSADOR
FREE PALESTINE!
We will be laying a wreath in Palestinian colours at the cenotaph, please bring red flowers and Palestinian flags to leave there in memory of the over 1300 people killed in Gaza since 27 December.
Organised by the Gaza Emergency Coordinating Committee

HOW YOU CAN HELP MAXIMISE TURN OUT FOR THIS EVENT
Call 079 1234 8366 for leaflets / posters - the more flyers/posters you want the better.
Call to volunteer for leafleting at a mosque, train station or in the city centre on Friday.
Forward this email to all your networks/friends and text everyone you know.

TEACH-IN – SATURDAY 24 JANUARY
FREE PALESTINE! Imperialism, Occupation, Resistance, Solidarity
Saturday 24 January
2:30pm-5:15pm
Strathclyde University
Student Union Building, John Street, Glasgow
(5 mins walk from George Square)

What is the history of Zionism? Why did America and the UK support the creation of Israel, and why do they continue today? What is it like to live under occupation? Who are the activists for social justice in the Middle East, and what are they doing today? What can we do in the UK to provide solidarity to the Palestinians? Boycott, divestment and sanctions: how do they work? What is our government's role and how can we influence them?
Speakers include: Wael Sawish - a Palestinian and Chair of Scottish Friends of Palestine; Joshua Brown- delegate to the January 2009 Beirut International Forum on Resistance, Anti-imperialism, Solidarity and Alternatives'; Humza Yusef - Director of Public Affairs for the Scottish Islamic Foundation and Political Advisor to Nicola Sturgeon; Nicola Fisher – Chair of Glasgow Stop the War Coalition, others to be confirmed.
Organised by the Gaza Emergency Coordinating Committee