MONTHLY VIGIL OF SCOTTISH PEACE NETWORK
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22nd, 17.00-18.00
Donald Dewar Statue,
top of Buchanan Street,
This month we will focus on the Christmas truce that took place in 1914 and the implications of that important event on the peace movement today. We will hold a brief rally as part of the vigil with brief talks on the Christmas truce and its relevance today. As the wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan drag on through another year. we call for :-
AN END TO THE BOMBING
Bring back all of the UK troops from these war zones NOW
NO TO TRIDENT
MAKE SCOTLAND AND THE UK A NUCLEAR FREE ZONE
STAND UP FOR YEMEN: STOP THE ARMS TRADE TO SAUDI ARABIA
SATURDAY 24 December 13.00 – 14.30
at the Wellington Statue,
east End of Princes Street
Called by Edinburgh Stop the War Coalition , supported by Peace and Justice and the Muslim Women’s Association
REMEMBERING THE SOMME
SATURDAY, JULY 1st, 5.00 pm
DONALD DEWAR STATUE
Organised by the Scottish Peace Network
On July 1 at 5pm at the Dewar’s statue on Buchanan Street in Glasgow city centre, the Scottish Peace Network is holding a centenary event to remember the disaster of the battle of the Somme. We will have a short speech on the historical context and a reading of poems to start and then a time for everyone attending to give their thoughts on war and militarism.
The Somme was the bloodiest battle of World War I. More than one million soldiers were either killed or badly wounded. In the end, the battle changed little and the war continued to grind on for two more years.
As the wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan continue, resulting in millions having to flee their homes, the centenary of the battle of the Somme provides a salient moment to remember the futility of war.