Read the latest Abolish War newsletter, February 2024, which includes:
• MAW highlights absurdity of Net Zero against backdrop of UK arms
• How Welsh Festival of Research was inspired by women past and present
• MAW representative calls for action on climate and militarism
• MAW event will seek peaceful means for conflict resolution
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)
Maybe you can’t be in Dubai but there are various meetings you can attend. Four are on UNFCCC YouTube channel, and one is on Zoom. The details are on this page: https://abolishwar.net/cop-28/
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/
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.
MAW Remembrance Lecture for 2023.
The role of the arts and culture in promoting peace and opposing war
Fifty people were privileged to hear Michael Mears, when he gave the 2023 MAW Remembrance Lecture in the lovely auditorium at the Oasis Hub in Waterloo.
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!
MAW celebrations as Nuclear Prohibition Treaty is ratified MAW members will be among the millions of people delighted to know that The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which opened for signature at UN in New York on 20 September 2017, entered into force on 22 January 2021 when…