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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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Trident Renewal to be Debated on Monday

Photos: CND. An update on our Time to Bin Trident theme, and the action that you took to call for the UK’s nuclear weapons system to not be renewed. After several delays, parliament will finally vote on whether or not to renew Trident this coming Monday (18th July).  With the estimated cost now at over […]

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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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Time to Bin Trident

Let’s spend £100 billion on health, housing & renewables: not nuclear weapons. In early 2016, parliament will vote on whether to renew the Trident system of nuclear weapons. Costing over £100 billion across 40 years, it will be the biggest spending decision this parliament makes. Instead, that money could pay for any of these things: […]

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