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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.

Becky Garnault fund

Applications are invited from young people aged between 18 and 34 for small grants from the Becky Garnault fund for projects which promote peace, reconciliation and/or environmentalism. The closing date for this year’s applications is 31 October 2022. Becky was a former Vice-Chair of MAW and a co-founder of MAW …

‘On Peace’

At 7 pm Wednesday 21 September, the UN International Day of Peace, MAW will host an event ‘On Peace’ in central London. It is both in-person and on-line. Our Vice-President Martin Bell, known to millions as a distinguished former war correspondent, will exchange ideas with Ben Griffin, a former SAS …

Obituary: Bruce Kent

22/06/1929 – 08/06/2022 In 1969, Bruce visited Biafra at the height of the Nigerian Civil War – it was his Road to Damascus. He saw the mass starvation of civilians employed as a weapon of war while the British government supplied arms to the Nigerian government. “No other event in …

AGM 2021

This year, Movement for the Abolition of War’s Annul General Meeting is onSaturday, November 27, 11am, via Zoom.Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/maw-agm-tickets-168980636633Including 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 …

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 …