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Stop the War Coalition

Stop the War Coalition logoADMINISTRATIVE/BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY: The Stop the War Coalition (StWC), informally just Stop the War, is an anti-war group set up on 21 September 2001.

The coalition has opposed the various wars that are claimed to be part of the ongoing war on terrorism. It has been the most prominent group in Britain campaigning against the war in Afghanistan and the Iraq War. The demonstration against the latter on 15 February 2003, which it organised in association with Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and the Muslim Association of Britain, is claimed to be the largest public demonstration in British history.

The Coalition continues to campaign actively through demonstrations and other means at continuing military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the foreign policy of the US and the UK.

SCOPE AND CONTENT: Papers of the Stop the War Coalition (2001-2007), including:

  • posters, ephemera, flyers, newsletters and material produced by the Stop the War Coalition for its demonstrations and campaigns, 2001-2007.
  • papers of Paul Mackney relating to his involvement with Stop the War Coalition and the anti-war campaign, including emails, newsletters, correspondence and ephemera, 2001-2005.
  • papers, petitions, leaflets and ephemera regarding the activities of Tulse Hill and West Norwood Stop the War Coalition, 2001-2005.

QUANTITY: 9 Boxes and oversize items