MAW Day Conference, Save the Earth, Abolish War

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Date(s) - Saturday - Jun 29, 2019
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Mander Hall, Hamilton House

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The Movement Against War will host a conference that will examine the theme of militarism and the environment; in particular how military activities contribute to climate change and how climate change causes conflict. The speakers are Molly Scott Cato (Green MEP for the South West of England and Gibraltar) Dr Peter van den Dungen (International Network of Museums for Peace) and Dr Stuart Parkinson (Scientists for Global Responsibility). The Conference will take place at Mander Hall, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD.

MAW vice-chair Tim Devereux said: “This is a momentous year, it’s the 120th anniversary of the First Hague Peace Conference (1899) and the 20th anniversary of the Hague Appeal for Peace (HAP, 1999) which gave birth to MAW. It is also 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing of 1969. When the astronauts looked back home, their comments highlighted the beauty and fragility of planet earth, our common home. How petty humankind’s divisions on earth, wreaking destruction and involving mass slaughter, seemed from a distance.” With our knowledge of climate change, the vulnerability of ‘spaceship earth’ and the essential unity of all its inhabitants, has only become more obvious. And yet the means of destruction are proliferating and precious resources are squandered in preparing and waging ever more destructive wars.

The conference is free to attend but please register at abolish-war-tickets-56329964440