Save the date: 14 April 2014
55,000 arms trade jobs. Govt funding: £700m.
56,000 NHS jobs: for the chop.
Think it’s squiffy? Join FoR and a flurry of peace organisations to call for a shift in priorities.
Watch this space.
As part of the Drones Week of Action, Brian Terrell came to Peace House (FoR HQ) to speak about the use of armed drones. A refreshing take on a disturbing topic, he spoke on the inaccuracy and lack of training in drone warfare. As more civilians are tragically killed, we’re making more squares for our portable quilts. Email us if you would like the big (13x2m) quilt at your event.
When FoR signed a document backing nonviolent direct action at DSEi this year, we didn’t intend to sit by and let others do the legwork. Campaign Against Arms Trade did a fantastic job of resourcing and mobilising people, creating a framework of events on which other organisations built. Click here to see us all in action.
Do you know anything about the history of FoR?
As many of you know next year is our centenary and Aaron Holliday (our Centenary Events Intern) is putting together a booklet about the history of the movement. If anyone would like to contribute to the booklet please do get in touch. Perhaps you have some photos you think should be included, perhaps you once attended one of our events? Any and all contributions are welcome.