Hiroshima Day Appeal 2021

On the 76th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, our call is as clear as ever: we need beds not bombs.

Freedom day: Unequal freedoms = health injustice

“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...

Steps in the right direction at the Biden-Putin Geneva Summit

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...

Racism, mental health and pre-crime policing: the ethics of Vulnerability Support Hubs

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 ...

Palestine On Strike – Solidarity statement on events in Palestine

We have written a solidarity statement with Palestinians across Palestine – including Palestinian citizens of Israel – who on the 18th May 2021 are participating in a General Strike in an act of popular resistance in response to escalating Israeli political and military aggression.

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We promote disarmament and encourage non-violent responses to conflict.

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End unnecessary and harmful asylum accommodation transfers

Over 60,000 asylum seekers have been waiting more than six months for decisions about their claims. More than 12,000 of them are being housed at public expense, and subject to apparently random relocation around the UK without adequate (sometimes any) notice to them or their responsible clinicians. This is causing actual harm to them and (during the pandemic) making it harder to protect themselves and their communities from COVID.

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