Palestine/Israel: MAW calls for an end to violence, steps towards peace
Movement for the Abolition of War is appalled by the escalation of violence caused by the Hamas atrocities of last Saturday. The mass murder of civilians, particularly children, and the taking of hostages is an outrage against humanity and a flagrant breach of international law.
One war crime, however, does not justify another… (more here)
Acclaimed actor Michael Mears delivered MAW Remembrance Lecture 2023
We are delighted that actor Michael Mears gave this year’s Remembrance Lecture.
It was entitled “The role of the arts and culture in promoting peace and opposing war”
To find out more and see the video, visit abolishwar.net/michael-mears/
MAW – Annual General Meeting 2023
The AGM was held on 11/11/2023 at the Oasis Hub, 1 Kennington Road, London SE1 7QP,
The AGM included the Chair’s annual report, Treasurer’s Report, election of committee officers and members.
For information about those who stood in the elections, visit https://abolishwar.net/candidates-2023/
Read the latest Abolish War newsletter, September 2023, which includes:
• Join us to see how arts and culture promote peace and oppose war
• Bruce’s legacy and decades of activism celebrated in booklet
• Bonn sparks plan for COP28 session on military emissions
• Story of Argentinian conscript brought to an English audience
To remember our dear friend and inspiration, Bruce Kent, 1929 – 2022, MAW has produced two commemorative mugs: Hare and Tortoise and UN Charter
You can order from the MAW shop or download the order form
MAW Submission to UN
MAW is one of a number of peace organisations to have signed this plea for peace
Individuals are also welcome to join in
“We turn to the leaders of the warring parties: let the weapons be silent. Give people a moment of peace and, through this moment, open the way to negotiations.”
The MAW newsletter Abolish War is produced quarterly.
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons marks the beginning of the end of the military hegemony of the nuclear-armed powers as nation after nation asserts its right to live in a world free of the threat of nuclear annihilation.
‘Walls, Fences and Guns’ – How militarised and racialised capitalism is destroying the world
Asad Rehman, Executive Director, War on Want
2 pm, Sunday 14th November
Climate change can increase the risk of violent conflict, so why don’t we redirect some of the funding for military technologies to help tackle climate insecurity?
How do we build up recognition of the UN as the one body which can deal with global problems facing humanity?
We challenge the narrow definition of “security” used by governments to justify military intervention. Human security means adequate food and water, education and healthcare, and a secure place to live on a planet not threatened by climate change.
Inspiration from the Archives!
Date: Saturday 29th June 2019Venue: Mander Hall, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD The conference examined the theme of militarism and the environment; in particular how military activities contribute to climate change, and how climate change causes conflict. Presentations "Abolishing war – hopeful lessons from history"Peter van den Dungen,…