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11 November is Remembrance Day in the UK, the day that the first world war ended in Europe. For too long ceremonies have remembered only the country’s own military dead, symbolised by red poppies. But gradually more and more people have worn the white poppy, the symbol of peace, in remebrance of all those, military […]

Remembering all who have been killed in all wars





Today, as we reminded passers-by of the continuing lack of peace, justice and human rights in Palestine, we were joined by some women who were taking part in the Extinction Rebellion demonstrations in London this week. A good time to remember how Palestinians have been denied access to water resources by the Occupation, and how […]

A vigil for Palestine


In June the Court of Appeal ruled that the UK’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia were unlawful on the basis that ministers had failed to assess the risk to civilians.The government had agreed that they would not issue any licences for arms exports until they had sorted out proper procedures for the protection of civilians. […]

We have to remind the government – Stop Arms ...





Despite last week’s amazing protests, with more than 100 arrests, the market in guns, tanks, warships, missiles and drones at London’s Excel centre is going ahead this week, attended by more than 35,000 “delegates” (customers) from 68 countries, including  Egypt, Bangladesh, Colombia, Uzbekistan and Gulf states. Last year, the government boasted of more than £18 billion in […]

London – Arms Trade Market in London now


#StopTheArmsFair protests have continued in London’s docklands all this week. With more than 60 Quakers arrested yesterday during their silent worship, today our friends from the peace/anti-nuclear movement were successfully blocking trucks from carrying their arms and tanks into the Excell Centre. Protests will continue for the rest of the week. We were especially pleased […]

Stop DSEI – #StopTheArmsFair



With only a few weeks to go before the DSEI arms fair is due to open in London’s Docklands,  we gave out a record number of our amended leaflets this week, and gathered a lot of support from Londoners.

Stop the Arms Trade Fair