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Stop the War Objects to Postponement of Anti-War Event at Sheffield University


The Stop the War Coalition strongly objects to the decision taken by Sheffield Labour Students to postpone an event to discuss the importance of an anti-war government at which Chris Williamson MP was due to speak alongside Stephen Bell from Stop the War.

The reason given for the cancellation is the police investigation into anti-semitism in the Labour Party. As Sheffield Labour Students say themselves, there is no suggestion that Chris Williamson is in any way connected to this investigation.

The move amounts to the completely unwarranted silencing of voices critical of government foreign policy and we call for the decision to be reversed immediately.

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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