Stop the War Coalition Sydney
Stop the War Coalition first formed in response to the so-called “war on terror” declared by the United States in 2001 and given bi-partisan support since.
Stop the War Coalition campaigned against the Western powers' 2003 invasion of Iraq, and the ongoing occupation.
The current war, ostensibly against the terrorist organisation ISIS, declared in September 2014, is a continuation of this more than 10-year-long war.
Activists who formed the coalition also opposed the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and has sought to mobilise public opposition to that occupation, including by touring the prominent democratic rights campaigner Malalai Joya.
We oppose Australian government support for the US-led war on Syria. We oppose Western government efforts at 'regime change' in the Middle East and elsewhere.
We join campaigns to end to Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine, and support justice for all Palestinians in Israel, the Palestinian territories and the refugee diaspora, including the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homeland.
We oppose the racist backlash, generated by the “war on terror”, and campaign to stop the erosion of civil rights.
We encourage united initiatives against these wars and occupations and look to work with peace and anti-war groups and others seeking to do the same.