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Arms Trade: lots of ways to take action

There’s a week to go before protests against the DSEI arms fair in London. One of the largest arms fairs in the world, ‘Defence & Security Equipment International’ will feature exhibitors selling weapons from machine guns to tanks. A whole range of buyers will also be there – including Saudi Arabia, who have been invited […]

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Dicey DSEI

For four days in September 2019, the international weapons industry plans to set up shop in London at a huge arms fair, DSEI. According to Campaign Against Arms Trade: “DSEI last took place in September 2017, and featured 1,500 exhibitors from around the world, displaying arms ranging from sniper rifles to tanks to combat aircraft […]

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Take your #NewUnionFlag selfie!

Our current theme at Peace Hub ‘Be the Friendly Face of Brum‘ is all about celebrating and welcoming refugees into our community. As part of the theme, we’re delighted to be displaying the New Union Flag in our window.  It’s been designed by artist Gil Mualem Doron as a celebration of our diversity. The flag […]

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Paying to be Stuck in Limbo?

Join us to take action against unfair fees! People who have their asylum claim accepted are recognised as refugees, and have the right to live and work in the UK. After living here for 10 years they can apply for full citizenship, but this comes at a high cost – over £1000 per person. Some […]

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Keep Taking Action for Economic Equality

Our theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal is coming to an end, but there are still plenty of ways to take action: If you haven’t had the chance to sign one of our action cards on ‘make your money work for good‘, you can still pop into Peace Hub and find out more until […]

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Act Local: Support Independent Businesses

As part of our theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal we’ve highlighted the ways that large banks and multi-national companies help to maintain a system that concentrates money in the hands of the rich, including by using tax-havens. But what’s the alternative? To support local, independent businesses! There are many local businesses in Birmingham, […]

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Make your Money Work for Good

Our theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal is all about economic equality. One aspect of this topic that affects us all is banking: banks invest your money—mostly in big business and other banks & financial institutions. Who is looking after your money, and how much do you know about what they do with it? […]

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Update on Recent Themes

A quick update on three of our recent themes: Our Shared Environment, Grub’s Up and Taking a Stand. Resisting Fracking In January & February this year, you took action against fracking, supporting Friends of the Earth’s petition to let local communities have a say over possible fracking in their area. At the same time, an […]

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