This site is a resource for all those who need or want to know what the Stop the War Coalition really says and means.
Got a 404 when you visited the Stop the War Coalition site? That’s because Stop the War has launched a war against its own website. Stop the War Coalition is desperately filleting their web site of incriminating, nauseating and racist material.
If you are looking for an article from the Stop the War website that blames everything on the West, or one written by or referencing an active antisemite, it may now have been deleted.
If so, this site could be for you.
It is a collection of links, references and short critiques that relate to the British Stop the War Coalition. We’ll also be highlighting articles not yet culled that lurk in the depths of the Stop the War Site.
Stop the War’s co-founder and their past chair, Jeremy Corbyn, is now leader of the Labour Party. Pure speculation, but the recent Night of the Long Knives at the Stop the War website may possibly be related to the sudden and uncomfortable scrutiny that STW now find themselves under and the rash of revisions to their published content.
But the truth must out, so this is a record of the Stop the War Coalition’s stupidity, nihilism and pandering to racism.
Soupy, Saul & our contributors/collaborators at the Real Stop the War.
This is a stub on an article published by the Stop the War Coalition in 2005 Stop the War published a statement in support of the Iranian backed Shia militia and political grouping in Iraq and Syria known as Al Sadr or the Mahdi Army – under the leadership of Muqtada al-Sadr.
The article has now been deleted but you can read the statement here:
A commentary will follow shortly.
This is a stub link to an an article published by the Stop the War Coalition on the 3rd Cairo Conference in 2005 but recently deleted.
A commentary will be posted here shortly.
The deleted article can be found here:
The Stop The War Coalition website has published a number of posts about Ukraine. The most egregious by far are by John Pilger.
Pilger methodically repeats a series of Kremlin war propaganda* memes: That the 2014 Revolution of Dignity was a fascist coup (see the response to this pap by Ukrainian socialists and anarchists I link to in my blog post on Corbyn’s Ukraine fantasies); That there were pogroms against Russian speakers – a line lifted from Putin himself and a vicious fantasy.
The idea of NATO ‘expanding Eastwards’ and ‘threatening Russia’ – central to Pilger but also STWC more widely- not only ignores the agency of Eastern Europeans but also Continue reading
On October 25th 2015 Stop the War published an outrageously anti-Semitic poem by Heathcote Williams entitled “Evil on the Streets”.
The archived STWc article can be found here
This webpage is now one of the many 404 pages on STW’s website.
The poem was inspired by the supposed killing of Ahmad Saleh Manasra, a 13 year old Palestinian boy who attempted to knife to death a 13 year old Israeli boy during the spree of attacks on Israeli civilians and the inevitable response and Palestinian deaths, following tensions around the Temple Mount in October 2015.
Whilst Heathcote Williams and other UK supporters of the Palestinian “uprising” recounted the death of Ahmad, he was in fact photographed alive and receiving successful treatment in an Israeli hospital.
What is striking about the poem is not so much its simplistic, gut-wrenching interpretation of a complex, impossible situation or even its unsubtle parallels between Israel and Nazi Germany Continue reading
On 5th February 2014 Stop the War coalition published an article on the 1972 massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics.
The archived article can be found here
The author was journalist/polemicist Alison Weir, who founded the “If Americans Knew” organisation, which argues that American support for Israel is as a result of domination of US media and politics by Jewish interests. A number of Jewish groups now regard this organisation as an openly antisemitic grouping.
Alison Weir regularly appears on the Free American radio show, which is hosted by white supremacist Clay Douglas. Continue reading
This is a stub article pointing to the offending Way Back Machine link. The article is still up on the Stop the War website.
Stop the War: In game of Great Power politics, if we have to pick a side over Crimea, let it be Russia
In May 2015 Stop the War published an article justifying its position that the State of Israel should not exist.
The article has since been deleted from the Stop the War site but you can read it here:
This is a vintage piece, bringing together all the traditional STW delights of confused “logic”, invented statistics, and startlingly bold omissions of historical fact.
We’re treated to the hectoring self-certainty that is the hallmark of STW and this can only ferment in the minds of those fortunate few who have never had to face any form of genuine difficulty or discrimination and are thus free to concentrate on enjoying someone else’s. A lack of experience of any kind of insecurity, uncertainty, or vulnerability means STW supporters can make the necessary fine distinctions between peoples who are entitled to self-determination even at the cost of stabbing old women in the streets, and murdering mothers in front of their children- for example Arabs – and wicked chancers who shouldn’t expect to find national self-determination or basic safety, i.e. Jews. This is not however to be confused with anti-semitism, Continue reading