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Medact Bristol member Jonathan Monk-Cunliffe’s speech from last week’s protest outside Bristol Civil Court in response to Government’s decision to grant the airport planning permission for their expansion plans.
Medact’s Migrant Solidarity Group investigate the cruel and inhumane conditions in Asylum Seeker accommodation, bolstered by an escalation of violent anti-migrant rhetoric from the highest levels of power.
A statement on the arrest of Dr Şebnem Korur Fincancı by the Turkish authorities and their request to a court to dismiss her from her post as President of the Turkish Medical Association.
Results from our recent movement survey, which explores our membership model and potential changes to the future of membership at Medact.
Frank Boulton reflects on the health community’s duty of care to those harmed by torture and oppression at the hands of the state, and what the treatment of Julian Assange means for those exercising press freedom in an ever more authoritarian landscape.
We are writing as healthcare professionals to express our grave concern about the impact of the so-called ‘cost of living crisis’ on our collective health.
Medact and Nuclear Weapons Group member Frank Boulton on last week’s 10th Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, where after two years’ delay, its states-parties failed to reach consensus on the conference’s outcomes.
With recent news that US nuclear weapons are returning to be stationed at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, long-time member and retired GP Robert MacGibbon urges health workers to take urgent action.
Nuclear Weapons Group member and Junior Doctor Bimal Khadka reflects on his time at the first meeting of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) in Vienna.
Roman Gnaegi and Catia Confortini As members of the Medact Research Network (MRN), writing the chapter “Conflict and Health in the Era of Coronavirus” for Global Health Watch 6 was a great opportunity to collaborate in a dedicated, motivated team and learn from each...
In this blog, members of Medact share memories of Bruce Kent – the renowned peace activist and ex-priest who recently sadly passed away – and celebrate his legacy.
On Saturday 18th June, we, local health workers in Medact North East, dropped a banner from the Millennium Bridge in Newcastle reading “Health Workers for the Nuclear Weapons Ban”. Once again we are looking into the abyss of nuclear war. I have been working to abolish...