The UN Secretary-General must use a meeting with the Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia today (22 June 2016) to call for the release of three Saudi juveniles who face beheading after allegedly attending protests, the human rights organisation Reprieve has said.
The armed forces have been accused of whitewashing their image with “family fun” events around the UK this Saturday. The Peace Pledge Union warned that Armed Forces Day events routinely present war and weapons as clean and exciting.
Yesterday 20 June, was World Refugee Day. The United Nations estimates that every minute eight people flee from war, persecution, or terror. The day is observed to bring attention to their collective struggle and to address the widespread global displacement of millions of people.
The Northern Friends Peace Board, a group of Quakers, most of whom are appointed as representatives by Quaker Area Meetings in the North of Britain, meeting at Central Edinburgh Meeting House, have issued a statement on the EU referendum.
With just a few days to go before the referendum, new polling for the Electoral Reform Society by BMG Research shows that 16 per cent of people say they still have not been contacted at all about the EU referendum.