NORWICH STOP THE WAR COALITION is part of the national STOP THE WAR COALITION. The Norwich Stop the War Coalition was formed in October 2001 prior to the attack on Afghanistan. At a meeting in response to the Middle East crisis on Wednesday 10 April 2002 several organisations agreed to the statement:
`We affirm the right of all people to live in peace and dignity. We are increasingly alarmed at the escalating violence in the Middle East, which threatens the whole world.`
We believe the war on terrorism is a further threat to world peace. We therefore:
- Demand an immediate Israeli withdrawal from the Occupied territories and an end to the violence.
- Support peace initiatives which recognise the rights of both Israelis and Palestinians to live in security and dignity.
- Call on parties to abandon the idea of war on Iraq.
- Call on our representatives in Parliament, Europe and the UN to seek just and peaceful solutions to conflict.
Launch supporters and affiliates:
- Norwich Stop the War Coalition
- Norwich and District Peace council
- Norwich Quakers
- Norwich Labour against the War
- Norwich Socialist Alliance
- Norwich Support Group for Palestine
- Norwich APEX GMB
- Norwich City College NATFHE
- Norwich Landmines Action Group
- Norwich Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
- Women in Black
- Norwich Socialist Workers Party
- North Norfolk Palestine Solidarity Campaign
- Andrew Tyler(Chair of Churches Together in Greater Norwich)
- Angie Zelter (peace and environmental campaigner) Dr. Claire Goodess, David Van Edwards, Ted Fowler and Asher Snaith.
- Theatre of War
We encourage other organisations and individuals in the region to join and/or add their name to this list by sending a message of support to Norwich Stop the War Coalition or mailing it to NSTWC, C/o The Greenhouse, 42-46 Bethel Street, Norwich NR2 1NR. The list will be updated and displayed on the website and brought to the attention of the region`s politicians. We appreciate any donation and help in delivering our campaign.
The national Stop the War Coalition was formed on September 21st, 2001 at a public meeting of over 2,000 people in London. The Coalition is campaigning under the following slogans: