White Poppies are now available at Peace Hub for 2021 – pop in to get one for a donation, to wear in the run-up to Armistice Day & Remembrance Sunday. What are white poppies, and why do people wear them? This video, made by one of our volunteers Jacob, explains: White poppies are produced by […]
Let’s challenge Birmingham City Council to stop burning 75% of the waste that they collect from households and businesses. Tyseley Incinerator is where Birmingham’s general waste is currently burned – the plant is the biggest single source of carbon dioxide emissions in the city. The contract for this rubbish burning will soon be running out, […]
Next week, London will be hosting one of the worlds biggest arms fairs, DSEI, with repressive regimes and weapons manufacturers coming together to do business. All this week, whilst the guns, tanks and rocket launchers arrive ready for display, non-violent protesters have been taking a stand to say Stop the Arms Fair. On Tuesday (5th […]
A new Virtual Reality (VR) video produced by The Guardian gives an insight into the life of someone stuck in limbo whilst they seek asylum. You can watch the video above straighforwardly, or if you have a smartphone and a VR headset, really get inside the world of a refugee. The film-makers say: “The piece […]
As we near the end of Refugee Week 2017, it’s time to start looking forward to the future, and how we can build welcoming communities. Refugee Week have produced this short video featuring a whole range of ideas about what ‘Our Shared Future’ means. Why not check out the video, and then add your thoughts: […]
A new video from the Fairtrade Foundation which brings the realities of where our food comes from closer to home. This week is Fairtrade Fortnight: pop into Peace Hub to find out how Fairtrade helps tackle this exploitation, and for ideas on how you can get involved.
Photo: Caelie Frampton. “Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person (or group) by another person (or group), where the relationship involves an imbalance of power.” Anti-Bullying Alliance Bullying can happen in schools, workplaces, online or in the community: anywhere where there is a group of people, and some have more power than others. […]
What happened when a group of people from Birmingham came together in February 2016 to explore ‘anti-austerity, but pro-what?’ We shared ideas, found common ground, and started to set out an alternative to neoliberalsim. This event was the start of a conversation that’s ongoing: to join in, search #ProWhat or visit Politics of Networks.
With a decision on the replacement of Trident due early this year, and anti-nuclear politicians rising to prominence, there’s been a flurry of interesting articles exploring the issue in more depth. Here’s a round-up of some of the most interesting analysis published in recent weeks: The video above is an interview with Retired British Naval […]
It’s World Peace Day – the perfect day to say #Enough! to war. Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. Many organisations are taking the opportunity to start discussions about peace, raise awareness of peace-making efforts across the globe, and encourage action from both ordinary people and […]