Photo: Stop the Arms Fair.
Civilians in Yemen are being targeted by British weapons, sold to Saudi Arabia. The Court of Appeal has said this is ‘unlawful’, but the government plans to challenge the ruling.
How can we avoid arming repression and build peace instead?
We’ll be supporting protests at the DSEI arms fair, and challenging the UK to stop selling weapons to Saudi Arabia. Join us in saying ‘Brummies for Peace!’
How can we respond to force with love? Would you be prepared to?
Pop into Peace Hub, throughout July & August 2019 to:
- Find out more & have your say
- Add a message to our ‘Brummies for Peace’ banner
- Ask your MP to speak out against UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia
Latest Posts on Stop Arming Repression
Where are British Weapons Used?- Our theme Brummies for Peace 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 for […] Join us: Brummies for Peace!- Photo: Stop the Arms Fair. We’re pleased to announce that our theme for July & August is: Brummies for Peace – how can we avoid arming repression and build peace instead? Civilians in Yemen are being targeted by British weapons, sold to Saudi Arabia. The Court of Appeal has said this is ‘unlawful’, but the […] Make your Money Work for Good- Our theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal is all about economic equality. One aspect of this topic that affects us all is banking: banks invest your money—mostly in big business and other banks & financial institutions. Who is looking after your money, and how much do you know about what they do with it? […] Global Peace Index 2018 Published- Image: Institute for Economics & Peace. The Institute for Economics and Peace have published their 2018 Global Peace Index. The annual report, which measures peace in 163 countries using 23 indicators, shows a gradual decline in peace over 2017-18, but the detailled picture is more complicated with improvements in some aspects of epace and deteriorations […] HSBC: Give up the Arms Trade for Lent- A series of vigils organised by Midlands Christian Action (MiChA) of which Peace Hub is a partner organisation. Join us outside HSBC on New St, Birmingham, this Lent for an hour-long peaceful vigil calling on HSBC to divest from the arms trade. We will open and close with some short prayers reminding us that as […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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. […]