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"War is a crime against humanity. I renounce war, and am therefore determined not to support any kind of war. I am also determined to work for the removal of all causes of war."
Britian’s leading pacifist organisation joined other peace groups and individuals to contest the ambiguously named Specialist Defence and Security Convention (SDSC) at Telford International Centre on Thursday 2nd November.
On the streets of Britain right now, we are witnessing the largest anti-war demonstrations since the Iraq war.
White poppies will appear in numerous ceremonies across the UK today to mark Remembrance Sunday.
There has been a sharp rise in demand for white poppies ahead of Remembrance Day this year, following increased interest from groups and individuals calling for a ceasefire in Israel and Gaza.
Bill Hetherington, who was at the centre of pacifist activism in the UK for more than half a century, has died at the age of 89.
Tributes are pouring in not only from other peace activists in Britain and Northern Ireland but from peace groups in other parts of the world.
Veterans are among those rejecting the government’s criticism of demonstrations planned for 11th November, stating that “there’s no more appropriate day to call for an armistice.”
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