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
Acclaimed actor Michael Mears to give Remembrance Lecture 2023
We are delighted to announce that actor Michael Mears will give the MAW Remembrance Lecture for 2023
The lecture will be entitled “The role of the arts and culture in promoting peace and opposing war”
When? 2pm, Saturday, 11 November
Where? Oasis UK, 1 Kennington Road, London SE1 7QP
More information; download the flyer
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
“Bikes for Peace”
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.