Category: <span>News</span>

Category: News

Dr Bruce Kent!

On 15th November 2021, Coventry University awarded an Honorary Doctorate to Bruce Kent – MAW’s President Emeritus, and Vice President at CND and Pax Christi EW. Here is his inspiring speech to the students: “Dear Friends, It is an honour, a pleasure and a complete surprise to find myself here …


2021 Remembrance Lecture

2 pm, Sunday 14th November

‘Walls, Fences and Guns’ – How militarised and racialised capitalism is destroying the world

Asad Rehman, Executive Director, War on Want

Each year, the Movement for the Abolition of War holds a Lecture to mark Remembrance day. This year, we were delighted to welcome Asad Rehman. Previously the Head of International Climate at major environmental NGO, Friends of the Earth, Asad Rehman is now the Executive Director of War on Want, a movement committed to ending poverty and inequality. His expertise has led him to be today at the forefront of the climate justice movement in the UK, and around the world, helping to re-frame climate as an issue of racialised capitalism, economic and social injustice. Asad is co-convenor of the Global Green New Deal Project to connect the climate crisis, neoliberal inequality, Covid and historical exploitation of the global South.

The video of the lecture is here.

The transcript of the lecture is here.

The General’s Speech

UK Chief of the Defence Staff Sir Mark Carleton-Smith, speaking at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) – [The Arms Fair] – Excel Centre, London Born in a British Army base in Bielefeld, Germany, son of a Major General, Eton, Guards Regiment, lower second class BA from Durham University …

Afghanistan: MAW statement

MAW views with great concern the situation in Afghanistan, now that the Taliban have seized power. We hope against hope that the people of Afghanistan will not have to suffer again the cruelties previously meted out by the fundamentalist regime. But even before the takeover, there has been evidence of …

No matter how far HMS Queen Elizabeth sails, it won’t make Britain great again

Commodore Steve Moorhouse, Commander United Kingdom Carrier Strike Group, characterises the current mission by HMS Queen Elizabeth, her escorts and her aircraft, as “the most important peacetime deployment in a generation.” MAW President Professor Paul Rogers describes it as “the image of futility as the world’s most deadly security threats …

Celebration of MAW success

Nearly 70 friends celebrated MAW’s first 20 years at our online birthday party on 27 May – sadly with only a virtual cake! Our founder Bruce Kent started proceedings by recalling the Hague conference from which MAW was born and then outlined MAW’s many achievements since that time. MAW chair …

Celebrate MAW’s 20th birthday!

“Saving succeeding generations from the scourge of war“ Thurs 27 May 2021, 7.00pm – 8.30pm BST Join us online as we celebrate MAW’s 20th birthday! BRUCE KENT and MAW Chairperson TIM DEVEREUX will be joined by expert guests, looking back briefly on our achievements and, more importantly, thinking about the …