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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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Making Peace in Brum this Autumn

Photo: Elliot Brown. A round up of peace-making events happening autumn 2016 in Birmingham: all are free, so find one that interests you and get involved! Film: This is Exile Thursday 8th September 19:30-21:00 at Two Snowhill “Birmingham, Wythall and Bourneville Amnesty International groups are presenting a film screening of “This is Exile” about refugees, […]

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Free Family Activities throughout School Holidays

The school holidays are just round the corner, and as part of our Peaceful Brum theme, we’re providing some free, simple activities for all the family. Get Creative for Peace Join in with our creative activity: making a peace crane. Pop into Peace Hub throughout the holidays to take part.  Open to adults & children: […]

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Coming Soon: Peaceful Brum

Photo: Birmingham’s Peace Garden, by Elliot Brown. Our theme for July & August 2016 will be ‘Peaceful Brum: What can we do to create peace in our city?’  Here’s your chance to get a sneak preview of what’s coming up! Peace begins with all of us: we don’t have to wait for someone to give […]

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Coming Soon: Taking a Stand

Next week, our new theme – Taking a Stand: Let’s support freedom of conscience – starts at Peace Hub.  Get a sneak peek here! In 1916, the British government introduced conscription.  Many pacifists refused to fight: to kill, in any circumstances, went against their conscience. Facing prison, or even sentenced to death, they remained strong, […]

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