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Action to Stop the Arms Fair continues

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 […]

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Take Action to Stop the Arms Fair

This September, the international weapons industry is coming to the Excel Centre in London for one of the world’s biggest arms fairs: DSEI.  We’ll be there to say No to arms and Yes to human rights – and you can take part. DSEI (Defence & Security Equipment International) last took place in September 2015, and […]

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Take Action to Stop Arming Saudi

Our current theme at Peace Hub is all about putting human rights before the profits of the arms trade.  The UK government claims that it carefully screens applications to sell weapons around the world, to make sure that they won’t be used for repression, human rights abuses or targeting civilians. Yet the UK’s biggest customer […]

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Stop Arming Repression

Photo: Stop the Arms Fair. From now through till mid-October, Peace Hub’s theme is Stop Arming Repression: let’s put human rights first. In 2016, the UK exported arms to over 100 countries, including many that are repressing their own people and/or engaging in violent conflicts where civilians are being targeted.  Arms export licences (granted by […]

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Global Peace Index 2017

The Institute for Economics and Peace have published their 2017 Global Peace Index. It’s an in-depth look at peace and violence around the world, ranking countries according to a range of indicators from ‘weapons imports /exports’ or ‘terrorism impact’, to ‘relations with neighbours’.  You can see an interactive map on the Vision of Humanity website. […]

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Sneak Peek at 2017

We’re nearly at the end of 2016, and what a year it’s been! Now we look ahead to exciting plans for the year ahead.  We’ve mapped out our focus themes for 2017 and are looking forward to sharing ideas with you about them, and standing together to take action. If any of these topic catch […]

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Even more Brum Peace & Justice Events this Autumn!

Some additions to the growing list of Peace & Justice events happing in Birmingham, autumn 2016! UpRising Leadership Courses for 19-25s 9 months, starting October & November 2016, Birmingham “UpRising Birmingham has TWO leadership development programmes for 19-25s this Autumn and we’d love your help to spread the word!  Applications are now open for both programmes: to apply visit www.uprising.org.uk/apply. Our […]

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Global Peace Index 2016 Published

Today saw the 2016 Global Peace Index published by the Institute for Economics and Peace. The index rates countries across the world on 23 indicators of peace, ranging from ‘weapons imports /exports’ or ‘terrorism impact’, to ‘relations with neighbours’.  You can see an interactive version of the map here. The index has been going for […]

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Global Days of Listening

“It makes you realise you are not alone.”  A member of the Afghan Peace Volunteers describes receiving messages of support from across the world. It was wonderful to listen in to the Afghan Peace Volunteers (APVs) during one of their Global Days of Listening yesterday: they spoke to activists and supporters across the world and […]

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It’s our 1st Birthday!

One year ago today, Peace Hub first opened it’s doors to the public.  It’s been a busy year, full of awareness raising and taking action for peace & justice. Over the course of our first year, we’ve: Challenged the arms trade, lobbying the foreign secretary to embargo arms to Egypt and other repressive regimes. Supported […]

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