Last week’s NUS Conference was deeply encouraging for the anti-war movement as the NUS finally took steps towards reflecting the anti-war sentiment across our campuses. Very rarely does anti-war policy get discussed at annual conference but this year, taking place amidst the backdrop of increased threats against Iran, conference voted strongly in favour of opposing a war on Iran. However, the real sign of the growing movement against an attack on Iran was the inclusion, within the motion, supporting occupations of universities and direct action if such an attack were to take place. The NUS is also now committed to organising a first term speakers tour on Iran with the Stop the War Coalition, which can only help to further the support amongst students for the anti-war movement. It’s wonderful that the NUS has taken such a strong stance on Iran as students have always made up a vibrant part of the anti-war movement and it’s important that they continue to do so. Elsewhere at National Conference Rose Gentle from Military Families Against the War, whose son died in Iraq, was elected as an Honorary Vice-President and in the rest of elections there were victories and good results for other anti-war candidates. If you are a student and wish to get involved with Campaign Iran on your campus please contact Dominic at dominic.kavakeb@gmail.com.

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