With US peace activist Bruce Gagnon.
Forces Watch and Quaker Peace & Social Witness have launched a critique against the Government's 'learning resource' about the UK armed forces.
The report and video examines The British Armed Forces Learning Resource (published in September 2014 by the Prime Minister's Office and promoted to schools by the Department for Education).
This touring show was commissioned by Central England Quakers in response to the increasing influence of military values in everyday life, especially in our schools (ex-Education Minister Michael Gove’s professed wish to see a ‘military ethos’ in all schools). As has been demonstrated recently by Gove’s successor, Nicky Morgan, this policy is still being pursued and if anything, is being ‘upped’.
After the AGM, at 7pm, there will be a chance to hear from two of the young women who represented MAW at the International Peace Conference in Sarajevo earlier this summer. Refreshments will be served after the AGM before their talk.
2014 sees the first international week of action for military-free education and research: a concerted effort of antimilitarist action across the world to raise awareness and challenge of the role the military have in education, and to give voice to alternatives. Militaries across the world gain access to young people through education systems. It gives them an extraordinary chance to shape every generation's perception of military violence, and lay the groundwork for future recruitment.
Muriel Lester Trident Ploughshares affinity group cordially invites you to join us in leafleting outside the corporate HQ of Lockheed Martin which is probably the biggest arms manufacturer in the world and has a large part in developing and producing nuclear weapons in the UK.
After the CO Day Commemoration in Tavistock Square, from 3pm until 5.30pm.
Launch of new petition and campaign to ban Ministry of Defence recruitment in Welsh schools.
Considering the Assembly’s new legislative powers, Cymdeithas y Cymod and are laying down a moral challenge to AMs: Remove responsibility for schoolyard recruitment from the discretion of head-teachers, and ban it outright.
CND Cymru, Forceswatch, Plaid Cymru youth wing and Cymdeithas y Cymod will be present.
War Resisters’ International presents:
‘Antimilitarism: Political and Gender Dynamics of Peace Movements’
with Cynthia Cockburn.
Cynthia Cockburn’s new book ‘Antimilitarism: Political and Gender Dynamics of Peace Movements’ (Palgrave Macmillan 2012) presents original case studies of anti-war, anti-militarist and peace movements in Japan, South Korea, Spain, Uganda and the UK, of international networks against military conscription and the proliferation of guns, and of singular campaigns addressing aggression against Palestinians.
WRI works for a world without war. We are a global pacifist and antimilitarist network with over 80 affiliated groups in 40 countries.
WILPF Autumn Seminar. The seminar aims to provide the tools to challenge violence and militarism and identify the building blocks for peace: inspiration and information from high profile speakers; interactive workshops to experience activities that shape politics, the media as well as action to challenge militarism and build an international culture of peace. Speakers Include: Fiona Lloyd-Davies, award winning producer and journalist. Director of ‘The Worlds Most Dangerous Place for women’ and “Field of Hope’. Lindsay German, Stop the War Coalition. Ranveig Svenning Berg, IANSA.