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August 4th 2014


Silent vigil
12 noon - 2.00pm on the steps of St Martin-in-the-fields
Trafalgar Square, London.

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The vigil is organised by a number of peace groups including: Conscience, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Pax Christi, Peace Pledge Union, Peace News, Quaker Peace and Social Witness, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

Similar events will take place around the countr including:
Liverpool: 12 noon - 2.00pm a silent vigil in the Peace Garden, St James Lane, Liverpool
Grassington:  11.00 am - 12.00 noon, Grassington Square.
Skipton: 2.00pm - 3.00 pm, outside the Town Hall, Skipton. 
Glasgow: 10.30 - 11.30 am, Donald Dewar Statue. Buchanan St, Glasgow

Bath: 12.30 to 12.50pm at the Amphitheatre, University of Bath
Portswood, Southampton 7 – 8 pm , Immaculate Conception RC parish, 346 Portswood Road
Wisbech, East Anglia: 8.00 -9.00 pm a silent candlelit vigil at the Clarkson Memorial.
Wokingham 12.30 - 13.30 Town Centre in the Howard Palmer Gardens

Women's anti-war actions in First World War
11am - 12 noon women will gather opposite Holborn tube station (original site of Kingsway Hall) to commemorate a peace rally held there on 4 August 1914 and the delivery of a resolution to Downing Street requesting a meeting to discuss peaceful solutions to world conflicts.  The women will be 'joined' by Kathleen Courtney, Chrystal Macmillan, Catherine Marshall and Emmeline Pethwick-Lawrence, key organisers of the 1914 rally.

 

For more information, to keep in touch, tell us what you are planing and how you can help contact us at info@nomorewar.org.uk

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We are here to remember the day 100 years ago when Britain declared war on Germany – a war that ushered in the most violent century in human history and whose effects continue to impoverish and destroy lives today.

We also remember the decisions and choices taken by statesmen, the military and commercial interests that led to this catastrophe. But the route to war was not scripted in advance: there were always choices and different possible endings.

Not only in the weeks preceding the war but also in the decades before there were voices across the social and political spectrum and on both sides of the Channel cautioning against many of the policies that would eventually lead to war. And so it is today.

Today we have a better understanding of how conflicts arise and can be resolved without going to war - but our political leaders lack the will and imagination to offer true security. It may not be easy but neither is maintaining a vast and expensive military infrastructure. We should demand better.

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