Salma Yaqoob on BBC Question Time
Salma Yaqoob, leader of the Respect party, is appearing on the panel of BBC Question Time tonight.
The show is being broadcast from Plymouth and will be shown on BBC 1 at 10.35pm, after the Ten O’Clock News.
She will be making her sixth appearance on the show’s panel; speaking alongside Jeremy Hunt, Ben Bradshaw, Katie Hopkins and Toby Young.
You can also watch the show after its broadcast on BBC iPlayer and follow the show via Twitter and sms txt. More on the show and this week’s panel here.
Salma Yaqoob is also city councillor for Birmingham Sparkbrook and chair of the Birmingham Stop the War Coalition.
You can watch Salma’s previous appearance on the show, which was broadcast live from Wootton Bassett in December, here.
Injured men are seen near the site of the car bombing in Lahore, Pakistan on Wednesday, May 27, 2009. (AP / K.M. Chaudary)
Respect leader and Birmingham Stop the War Coalition chair Salma Yaqoob will be speaking alongside George Galloway MP at a meeting on the crisis in Pakistan this weekend.
The public event, which will be taking place at the Bordesley Centre in Birmingham’s Sparkbrook area, will explore the current deepening crisis in Pakistan.
Over the last few months a million people had been displaced by the fighting in the province of Swat and this week saw a massive car bomb in Lahore kill 23 people.
Lord Nazir Ahmed, Green Party’s MEP candidate Felicity Norman, Labour Councillor Tahir Ali and Lib Dem Councillor Tariq Khan will be among a host of speakers discussing the growing instability in the region.
The meeting is organised by the Stop the War Coalition. Its Chairperson Salma Yaqoob said:
“US drone strikes on Pakistani territory and Pakistan’s support for the Western occupation of Afghanistan continues to severely destabilise the country. Stability in the Pakistan is intimately tied up with a resolution to the war in Afghanistan where the conflict is increasingly deadlocked, the death toll of British soldiers continues to rise and Taliban are growing in strength.
“This meeting will outline what positive measures our government can pursue to help bring peace to the region. It is free entry and everybody is welcome to attend”.
The meeting begins at 2pm on Sunday 31st May atthe Bordesley Centre in Stratford Road, Camp Hill, Birmingham, B11 1AR.
EVENT: Public Meeting: Aid Gaza! Boycott Israel
SPEAKERS: Respect Councillor Mohammed Ishtiaq, Ray Gaston
VENUE: St Andrews Methodist Church, Pump Street [off High Street], Worcester
DATE: Tuesday 27th January 2009 | TIME: 7.30pm
INFO: Jointly organised by Worcestershire Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Worcester Stop the War Coalition, Worcester Palestine Group.
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=51626581371
EVENT: Building Real and Lasting Links with Palestine
VENUE: Birmingham City Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1
DATE: Wednesday 28th January | TIME: 7.00pm
INFO: The Birmingham-Ramallah Twinning Initiative is hosting a practical public meeting on how to build grass root links with Palestine. Find out how you can help.
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119798500570
GAZA EVENT: Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign
Keeping up the pressure for Gaza and Palestine…
VENUE: Muslim Student Institute, Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, United Kingdom
DATE: 29th January 2009 | TIME: 7.00pm
INFO: Continuing the pressure on the Israeli state for the massacre in Gaza and the daily war crimes committed in Palestine, the next step is a meeting to establish a stronger and broader Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign.
Convened by Stop the War Coalition, Salma Yaqoob, Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Muslim Association of Britain.
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=46282874563
Images from the first national demonstration against the Israeli massacre in Gaza. The demonstration and rally took place on Saturday 3rd January, 2009 and attracted 100,000 demonstrators.
More images at the Birmingham Stop the War Coalition facebook group here.
'Boycott Israel' meeting at the Birmingham Council House
Public Meeting: ‘Boycott Israel‘
Friday 23rd January 2009 – 6pm
Venue: Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1AA
Speakers: Salma Yaqoob, Andrew Murray and others.
Organised by: Stop the War Coalition
FRIDAY 2nd JANUARY 2009
Birmingham Public Gaza Vigil – All Welcome
Location: Outside Waterstones, Bullring Birmingham
Vigil: Please bring black flags, Palestinian flags and candles
Time: 5pm-6pm (Speakers from 5.30pm)
Speakers : Hanna Khamis, Free Gaza, M. Hassassian (or his deputy), Clare Short MP, Cllr Salma Yaqoob, John Hemming MP, Nicola Jones, Lynne Jones, Mohammed Balousha, JJFP, IAW
Organisers and stewards: Meet at 4pm Friday at BHS store (New Street); be at venue by 4.30pm.
Supported by West Midlands Palestine Solidarity Campaign, MPSC, BRTI, MP and Stop the War Coalition.
MONDAY 5th JANUARY 2009
Event: Birmingham Stop the War Coalition Emergency Public Meeting: Stop the Bombing of Gaza – Justice for the Palestinians
Venue: Committee Rooms 3 & 4, Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham | Time: 6.30pm (tbc)
Speakers: Salma Yaqoob, Cllr Ayoub Khan (Lib Dem), Cllr Tahir Ali (Lab), John Rose (Jewish anti-Zionist author) and others from the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign and the Birmingham Ramallah Twinning Committee.
Four-year-old Lama Hamdan killed by an Israeli missle
“Israel is committing a shocking series of atrocities by using modern weaponry against a defenceless population – attacking a population that has been enduring a severe blockade for many months.”
The UN Human Rights Council
STOP GAZA MASSACRE
Hands Off Gaza: Stop the Bombing: Free Palestine
Saturday 3rd January 2009
Assemble 12:30pm | Embankment, London, WC2
Nearest tube Embankment. View map >>
Called by Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Stop the War Coalition, British Muslim Initiative, CND and many other organisations.
Speakers include Salma Yaqoob, Jeremy Corbyn, George Galloway, Tony Benn and more…
Coaches leave 8.30am – Carrs Lane Church, Carrs Lane, (opposite Moore St station).
Tickets: £8 (Unemployed/students), £12 (Employed)
For tickets, call Nick on 07828013091 or Naeem Malik on 07721427690
10 MAB Coaches, Departing from Birmingham Central Mosque (Highgate, B12), 8.30am
Tickets: £5 each
Contacts: 07870948503 | 0776691344
National coaches here >>
Protests in Scotland here (facebook group) >>
Join the demonstration – message from Tony Benn
“The Israeli Government, armed and supported by President Bush, with its savage attack on the people of Gaza now represents the greatest threat to security in the Middle East and the world peace movement is mobilizing on a massive scale to defeat this aggression.
I appeal to everyone who can possibly do so to attend the many demonstrations that are being held here so that the British government is left in no doubt as to the strength of opposition there is to this war. “
More: Stop the War Coalition >>
Iraq: Five Years On
Labour lie – one million die
The Bush-Brown war on terror is making the world more unstable. Over 1 million have died in Iraq, war rages in Afghanistan, Iran is threatened with attack, Gaza is under seige, and Pakistan is destabilised.
The Stop the War Coalition have organised a demonstration to mark the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. We urge everybody to attend:
Join the global protests – demonstrate 15 March
Assemble 12 noon, Trafalgar Square, London
Assemble 11.30, Blythswood Square, Glasgow.
Troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan
Don’t attack Iran
End the siege of Gaza
“I really hope that on 15 March people will join the demonstration in Trafalgar Square at 12. To march against the war and march against the continued occupation which has come from this war. It had a rotten basis and nothing good will come of it.”
Nick Broomfield, Documentary film maker
For more information, contacts, speakers list and to see a map of the demo route, click here.
This month marks the fifth anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Iraq. What has followed has been five years of catastrophe for the people of that country.
It also marks the fifth birthday of the global anti-war movement.
On March 15th 2003 two million people took to the streets of London,
and another eight million did around the world, to protest against the
Respect was born out of that movement as the voice of opposition to war and
neo-liberalism, which in today’s world go together hand in hand. Join Respect and the STWC at tomorrow’s national and international demonstrations.
Contact the numbers below to book tickets from Birmingham.
Kings Heath 07748 264 668
Sparkhill 07815 995 974
Stirchley 07958 109 648
Handsworth 07771 623 426
Sutton Coldfield 07775 942 841
other areas 07977 057 902