Yorkshire
Hybrid Hybrid Event

The event is bringing together those involved in international peace and justice movements and interconnected social movements fighting for global justice.  The aim is to come together in order to better confront the global challenges of our time: climate change and environmental collapse, gender, racial and economic inequality, the Covid-19 pandemic, mass migrations, refugee crisis, humanitarian emergencies caused by war […]

Badge of Protest drop-in Workshops with Layla Khoo

Artworks The Everybody School of Art , Shaw Lane, Halifax

The publication of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021 has brought issues around the right to protest to the forefront of debate. In the UK protest has been used throughout history to allow underrepresented voices to be heard, from the suffragette’s movement to the Greenham Common protest. In the last year spotlight has been placed on protest, with […]

Don’t Bank on the Bomb Day of Action

Yorkshire

Yorkshire CND is calling a regional day of divestment action, inviting all peace campaigners across the region to hold socially-distanced stalls and leafleting sessions outside NatWest and Barclays banks in their towns and cities. According to Don’t Bank on the Bomb, between 2018-2020, NatWest had over 1.8 billion in outstanding loans to 11 nuclear weapons producers. Similarly, as noted in the […]

No Future in Nukes: Young Labour and a Nuclear-Free Foreign Policy

Yorkshire

Young Labour led the field at #Lab21 conference with a belting motion on Palestine, while the Labour CND-promoted emergency motion on AUKUS, the military pact with the UK, US and Australia passed with a stonking majority . Time to talk tactics in pursuit of a non-aligned foreign policy focussed on peace and justice. This Labour CND event starts the process. […]

No Future in Nukes: Young Labour and a Nuclear-Free Foreign Policy

Yorkshire

Networking with Young Labour for foreign policies based on peace and justice Young Labour led the field at #Lab21 conference with a belting motion on Palestine, while the Labour CND-promoted emergency motion on AUKUS. the military pact with the UK, US and Australia passed with a stonkin majority. Time to talk tactics in pursuit of a non-aligned foreign policy focussed […]

Day of Action on Climate Change and Militarism

Yorkshire

After the failure of the G7 to reach meaningful agreement under UK leadership, there is serious concern for the vital COP26 negotiations. Government spending to reduce UK carbon emissions is dwarfed by new spending on weapons of war. Despite being out of the most significant sectors in terms of emissions, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change does not require Governments to […]

Global Day for Climate Justice

Millennium Square Leeds

The decisions made at COP26 will shape how governments respond (or not) to the climate crisis. They will decide who is to be sacrificed, who will escape and who will make a profit. So far, governments have done too little too late: colluding with corporations and hiding behind green washed ‘solutions’ that actually don’t exist yet, that don’t address the […]

Calder Valley Annual Remembrance Event

Hebden Bridge Memorial Gardens New Road, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

This year, we will begin, by holding a two minutes silence at 11am. Gather at the War memorial in memorial gardens off the main road in the centre of Hebden Bridge. We will lay a white poppy wreath to commemorate ALL victims of war and conflict, civilians and military on all sides, and to re-commit ourselves to working towards a […]

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

Yorkshire

Each year, the Movement for the Abolition of War holds a Lecture to mark Remembrance day. This year, we are 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 […]

Common Security 2022: Women, Peace and Security

Yorkshire

Women’s equal participation and leadership and the empowerment of women and girls is of critical importance to promoting peace, preventing conflicts, enabling recovery and building resilience. But women continue to be underrepresented at all levels of decision-making worldwide and participation of women in peace negotiations close to non-existent. The global community continues to overspend on military action while underinvesting in […]