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.
On 30 June 2016, the High Court in London will determine whether a legal challenge brought by law firm Leigh Day on behalf of Campaign Against the Arms Trade against the UK’s licensing of arms to Saudi Arabia is allowed to proceed to judicial review.
The Hartlepool Action Lab is a project supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) that brings together community members, businesses, community groups and the public sector to work together on issues that affect everyone in Hartlepool.