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Remembrance Lecture 2020: “Peacebuilding in the Post-Covid World”

Fabian Hamilton MP, Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament 7th November 2020 MAW Annual Remembrance Lecture2 pm Saturday 7th November“Peacebuilding in the post-Covid World” The event on Zoom was attended by more than 100 people, and after Fabian’s excellent talk, there was a lively question and answer session. You can …

MAW DVDs now on YouTube!

War No More Excellent 14-minute film featuring Professor Rotblat, Bishop Tutu, Bruce Kent, Jon Snow, Caroline Lucas, Martin Bell and others. View it, then buy the DVD and booklet of discussion starters from the MAW shop! Conflict & Climate Change Striking 18-minute film making the links between climate change, conflict …

MAW submission to the Foreign Affairs Committee re the Defence & Security Review 2020

Introduction to Movement for the Abolition of War Movement for the Abolition of War (MAW) is a voluntary organisation founded in 2001, following the 1999 Hague Appeal for Peace, by Professor Sir Joseph Rotblat FRS, Nobel Peace Laureate, and Bruce Kent. MAW challenges popular thinking about the acceptability of war …

Lockdown reading?

Two recent books reviewed here: The Big Book of Wisdomby Larry CullifordHero Press Postnational Memory, Peace and War: Making Pasts Beyond Bordersby Nigel YoungRoutledge

“The Big Book of Wisdom” review

by Larry CullifordPublished by Hero Press, 19th March 2020ISBN (Paperback): 9781789551211ISBN (Ebook): 9781789551228 Heather Speight This intriguing book is the work of a retired psychiatrist and Life Member of MAW. The title may be slightly disconcerting…but one is soon drawn in. Cultivating wisdom seems very relevant to MAW’s central message. …

“Postnational Memory, Peace and War: Making Pasts Beyond Borders” review

by Nigel YoungRoutledge, 2019. 364 pp, 64 illus  Colin Archer Memory is now a specialised field of its own and the author has spent much of his career deeply engaged in it, especially as it relates to modern war, genocide and mass violence – including nuclear weapons. Drawing on a …