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London Says "No to Trump, No to War"


Celebrities, trade unionists and politicians are coming together to oppose Trump's visit. Brian Eno, Giles Fraser, Mark Serwotka PCS, Chris Williamson MP, Emma Dent MP and Lindsey German among others will all be appearing on platforms across London in the next few weeks.

All are determined to mobilise the biggest possible protests when Donald Trump comes to Britain and preferably stopping him coming to London at all.

Chris Nineham, Vice Chair of the Stop the War Coalition said, "Opposition to war means opposition to Trump, now is the time to act. Donald Trump is no peacemaker and his visit to Britain will only serve to bolster racism and reaction. These meetings are crucial in building momentum to oppose Trump's visit and to reject the so called special relationship with Theresa May's government."

Details of meetings:

19 June, West London, Notting Hill Community Church. Speakers include; Brian Eno, President of Stop the War Coalition; Lindsey German, Convenor of Stop the War Coalition and author; Emma Dent, Labour MP for Kensington; Giles Fraser, Anglican priest.

19 June, Wandsworth, 7pm, Balham Baptist Church. Speakers include Billy Hayes Former General Secretary for the Communication Workers Union; Steven Saxby, priest and Labour parliamentary candidate for Westminster.

26 June, North London, 7pm, New Unity Church. Speakers include Chris Williamson, Labour MP for Derby North; Mark Serwotka, General Secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union; Chris Nineham, Vice-Chair of Stop the War Coalition; Huda Elmi, Young Labour and Momentum activist

Stop the War was founded in September 2001 in the weeks following 9/11, when George W. Bush announced the "war on terror". Stop the War has since been dedicated to preventing and ending the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and elsewhere. Stop the War opposes the British establishment's disastrous addiction to war and its squandering of public resources on militarism. We have initiated many campaigns around these issues.

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