Unarmed Forces Day declared

28/03/2009

Unarmed Forces Day is an initiative of Peace News, a London-based radical magazine. It is a celebration of the power of nonviolence, and a protest against an attempt by the British government to shore up support for its unpopular wars in Afghanistan and Iraq by rallying the British public around the armed forces.

Unarmed Forces Day and Armed Forces Day take place on 27 June.

You can download a poster, a smaller file size poster or a leaflet from this website.

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5 Responses to “Unarmed Forces Day declared”

  1. Milan Rai Says:

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  2. Saturday 27 JUNE
    LONDON WC2N 4JJ. ‘Peacenight.’ The Peace Pledge Union celebrates 75 years of work for peace with members and friends. £10 members/£20 non-members. 6.30pm. St. Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Sq. Contact: PPU, 1 Peace Passage, London N7 0BT; 020 7424 9444


  3. ‘The Limits of Military Obedience’ – On Friday 26 June, the eve of Armed Forces Day, Movement for the Abolition of War (MAW) will be host an open discussion on the limits of military obedience, from 6-8 pm at the Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1. Speakers: General Sir Hugh Beach, Bruce Kent (Pax Christi), George Farebrother (Institute for Law Accountability and Peace). Chair: Kat Barton (Quaker Peace and Social Witness). MAW 01908 511948.

  4. Huddersfield Says:

    Sunday 28 June
    “Unarmed Forces Day – Nonviolence in Israel / Palestine: A celebration of those working nonviolently for peace and justice in the world.” With Hilary Brown (EAPPI). 7pm. Huddersfield Quaker Meeting House, Church Street, Paddock HD1 4TR, Contact: the Huddersfield Quakers, 07792 309 897.


  5. Many a civilians are killed for no crime of theirs in this aggression on Afghanistan that breeds more hatred for the NATO forces. Joe Glenton the brave British soldier went to prison for opposes wars both on Iraq and Afghanistan and refused to be posted there again. Why does Britain and America do not learn from this and give up War for Peace? I cannot support you financially but will always stand for what I strongly believe in.


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