We promote disarmament and encourage non-violent responses to conflict.
We work for the abolition of nuclear weapons, and to reduce the power and influence of militarism and military-industrial complex.
We challenge trade, investment and financial systems that are unjust and harmful.
We promote reform of the institutions of global governance and reallocation of resources towards social justice and sustainable development.
Our latest report, Racism, mental health & pre-crime policing: the ethics of Vulnerability Support Hubs, exposes a secretive counterterrorism police-led mental health project called ‘Vulnerability Support Hubs’. Thousands of individuals suspected of potential...
In January 2021, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons came into force, making all nuclear weapons illegal. Yet the UK government response has been to commit £billions towards expanding its stockpile of nukes. This comes at a time when over 150,000 people in the UK alone have died of COVID-19, and our NHS is straining from the pressure of the virus and years of austerity cuts. Medact’s call is clear: we need beds not bombs.
“Freedom day” is clearly not about freedom from the risk of illness, death and destitution. It’s a continuation of the very system of governance that created avoidable public health harms from COVID-19 and the economic crisis. The premature ending of the public...
On June 16th 2021, President Biden and President Putin’s joint declaration made at the Geneva summit gave hope of better diplomatic ties and a more stable relationship. In their statement, they reaffirmed the principle that “Nuclear war cannot be won and must never be...
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