Category: <span>News</span>

Category: News

AGM 2021

This year, Movement for the Abolition of War’s Annul General Meeting is onSaturday, November 27, 11am, via Zoom.Register here: chair’s report, election of committeemembers and officers. Details of those standing inthe elections are available here.If you would like to nominate someone to stand for thecommittee (nominees must be MAW …

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 …


Remembrance Lecture – 2021

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.

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 …