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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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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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Bad News on Trident, Better News on Peace Tax

More updates on our Time to Bin Trident and Taking a Stand themes. Time to Bin Trident First the bad news: MPs voted to renew the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons system last night (18th July).  While the result was not a shock, it was saddening to see the scale of support from MPs for spending […]

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Stop Trident demo a success – let’s keep taking action!

People from across the UK came together on Saturday to say: Stop Trident!  Now let’s keep that momentum going. Tens of thousands of people marched through London, as part of ‘the biggest anti-nuclear demonstration in a generation’, organised by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).  The event highlighted the broad range of people who are […]

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Trident: Hop on the Coach to stand up & be counted

Parliament will be making a key decision on whether to replace the Trident nuclear weapons system in 2016, so this is a key time to show that ordinary people want to see it scrapped, Costing over £100 billion across 40 years, this will be the biggest spending decision this parliament makes: so it’s important they […]

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Interesting Articles on Trident

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 […]

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Trident: Fit for the 21st Century?

We all want to live in a safe, secure world – but can Trident nuclear weapons help achieve this?  Or could peace-building, cooperation and justice provide a better solution? An article posted earlier this month on The Conversation blog, identified what the author sees as the ‘Five biggest security threats facing the world in 2016’: […]

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