Category: <span>News</span>

Category: News

Remembrance Lecture 2017: “Freedom from Fear: Unions for Peace”

Philip Jennings, General Secretary of UNI Global Union 12th November 2017 The Annual MAW Remembrance Day Lecture was held at the Imperial War Museum, London on Sunday 12th November 2017. Philip Jennings, General Secretary of UNI Global Union, gave an inspiring lecture on the subject of “Freedom from Fear: Unions for Peace”. Here is the …

Press releases 2013-17

12/11/17 GLOBAL UNION LEADER CALLS FOR COLLECTIVE ACTION FOR PEACE 12/09/17 JAW JAW NOT NUCLEAR WAR WAR, SAY ABOLITIONISTS 24/11/15 SAY NO TO UK BOMBING SYRIA, URGES MAW 01/10/15 MAW BACKS CORBYN’S DECLARATION THAT ‘I WON’T PRESS NUCLEAR BUTTON’ 28/09/15 MAW booklet focuses on trauma of combat stress 20/07/15 MAW …

The case against nuclear weapons

[T]he crisis between the US and North Korea has exposed the reality that nuclear deterrence is not only unlawful and immoral: it provokes insecurity and irrational recklessness on both sides, and stimulates hostility, nuclear arms racing and proliferation. As such, it is self-defeating and contrary to common sense. Retired Royal …

Remembrance Lecture 2016: “Humanity in the midst of war”

Vickie Hawkins, Executive Director, MSF UK The annual MAW Remembrance Day LectureSunday 13th November, 3pm​Imperial War MuseumLambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ   This talk looked at some of the challenges experienced by Médecins Sans Frontières, an independent, medical, humanitarian organisation, over the past fifteen years, as it works to provide …

Report on Peace History Conference 2016: Conscience and Conscription

‘Conscience and Conscription: Resistance to War 1916-2016’Friday 14th and Saturday 15th October 2016Venues: Holy Trinity Church and Leeds City Museum   A brief report of the event: We saw the range of resistance by CO’s – from degrees of accommodation with the state to the pure martyr ‘absolutist’. Jude Wright …

A Brief History of MAW

We have just published this brief history to celebrate our first 15 years! “The abolition of war needs action. There are too many people who are against war but do nothing about it. Of course, everybody cannot do everything, but everyone can do something.” Robert Hinde, 1923-2016, former MAW President

Youth Competitions 2015 – results

Essay Competition “What Can Be Done to Abolish War?” First Prize:Andris Thompson, (UK)​(Read the essay here!) Runners up:Mairiga Jonathan, (Nigeria)Nur Shafiqah  (Malaysia)Alemnew Gebeyehu Dessie  (Ethiopia) Photography Competition  “What Does Peace Mean to You?” First Prize:Vijay Kumar (India) Runner up:Ahmed Abbas (Egypt) Vijay Kumar ​’Colours Makes Us Same !!!’ The Colour …