Forthcoming events

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Sun, 20/01/2019 (All day)
Peace Sunday

he theme for 2019 is “Good politics serves peace”. Pax Christi sends resource materials to every parish in the country to help them mark and celebrate the day. Resources available here:

Pax Christi
020 8203 4884
This is a regular event
Mon, 21/01/2019 - 18:30
The Threat of Surveillance in an age of Technology

With Silkie Carlo. In recent years, the British state has spied on law-abiding environmental activists, democratically elected politicians, victims of torture and police brutality, and hundreds of journalists. With the development of new and emerging technologies, this often lawless use of sophisticated surveillance is becoming increasingly alarming. In 2016 a law called the Investigatory Powers Act was passed in the UK, enabling the British state indiscriminately to hack, intercept, record, and monitor the communications and internet use of the entire population, making it the most intrusive system of any democracy in history. The prospect of a free trade agreement in mass surveillance between the UK and the US has exacerbated the situation, with the US President committed to monitoring all mosques, investigating Black Lives Matter activists, and deporting two to three million people. Silkie Carlo will discuss this critical issue with us. She is the Director of Big Brother Watch, a non-party, non-profit organisation dedicated to protecting privacy and civil liberties in the UK. She is a passionate campaigner for the protection of human rights and freedom, and after working for Edward Snowden’s official defence fund, became the Senior Advocacy Officer at Liberty, where she led a programme on Technology and Human Rights, and launched a legal challenge to the Investigatory Powers Act.

Nearest tube station Farringdon. 6.45pm (doors open 6.30).

£3, concessions £2, tickets on door.
Café Diplo at The Gallery, 70/77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL.
Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique
Info 07435 844 130 or see our website
This is not a regular event
Tue, 22/01/2019 - 00:00
Witness and protest

Outside the main entrance to the American base at Menwith Hill (6-7.30 pm). Menwith Hill is on the A59 Harrogate to Skipton road) and nine miles from Harrogate North Yorkshire

NB We sometimes change the day of the demo. Please contact Sarah if you're thinking of coming up:, 01765 600928.

Main Gate, NSA/NRO MENWITH HILL, 01765 600928
This is a regular event
Tue, 22/01/2019 - 16:00
Are We Asking the Right Questions? Reframing Peace and Security

In this talk Madeleine Rees, Secretary General of WILPF, addresses the past, present and futures of WILPF and considers whether, it is time to re-frame the structures on peace and security.
Thie event has been organised by LSE Library and "FILPS" (which is part of LSE Women, Peace and Security).

Library Education Room (Lower Ground Floor), LSE Library
This is not a regular event
Wed, 23/01/2019 - 00:00
Women in Black Silent vigil

Women in Black Silent vigil against militarism and war.
Women only, wear black if possible.

Future vigils – see attached timetable.

Edith Cavell Statue, St Martin's Place, London WC2.
This is a regular event
Wed, 23/01/2019 - 19:00
The Happiness Fantasy

In this witty new book, Carl Cederström traces our present-day conception of happiness from its roots in early-twentieth-century European psychiatry, to the Beat generation, to Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump. Carl Cederstrom is Assistant Professor at Stockholm University.

Entry £3 redeemable against any purchase
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, N1 9DX.
Housmans Bookshop
020 7837 4473.
This is not a regular event
Sat, 26/01/2019 - 00:00
Stop Arming Saudi Arabia vigil

Silent Vigil 12.30-1.30 at The Cross, Chester.

This is a regular event
Sat, 26/01/2019 - 14:00
Peace Campaigning in the Labour Party – big issues, next steps

Following the Greater Manchester CND’s AGM, there will be a meeting of North West Labour CND at 2pm – 4pm, to plan its activities in 2019. This meeting is open to all Labour Party members who support CND’s goals of peace and disarmament.

22A Beswick Street Manchester M4 7HR
This is not a regular event
Sat, 26/01/2019 - 14:30
Hope in the Age of Trump – Leeds, Yorkshire CND AGM
Leeds LS1 5EB

Speakers will include: Professor Paul Rogers – Overview of Global Challenges. Janet Fenton – Progress of the UN treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Fabian Hamilton MP – The Peace Doctrine – restructuring UK foreign policy.

Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel City Square
Yorkshire CND
This is not a regular event
Sun, 27/01/2019 (All day)
Holocaust Memorial Day.
This is a regular event