For UN Disarmanent Week we called on the Prime Minister to cancel UK’s nuclear weapons programme and sign the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.  

UN Disarmament Week 24-30 October

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 ...

Our dear Cynthia Cockburn died on 12 Sept. She was the quintessence of Women in Black. What a privilege to have had her in our lives. Thank you Cynthia for giving your time, energy & knowledge to transnational feminist solidarity. Thank you for keeping us on the road for peace.  

International Day of Peace: Remembering Cynthia

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