Category: Military Spending

This year has been so hard for so many

This year has been so hard for so many. In some ways the first lockdown still feels very recent. On 17 April I wrote a blog, ‘Turning our priorities upside down’, reflecting on what was happening then. You can find the blog here; https://conscienceonline.org.uk/blog/2020/04/17/turning-our-priorities-upside-down/. At the time of writing 14,576 people had died from Covid-19 […]

Reflection on the horror of war – 75 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Yesterday was ‘VJ Day’ or ‘Victory in Japan Day’. On 15 August 1945, 75 years ago, Japan surrendered to the Allied forces, including the UK. This was the end of the Second World War. But there is no victory in war. Human beings on all sides, whether they are soldiers or civilians, lose in war. […]

Campaigning in parliament for a Peace Tax

The last time Conscience launched a Bill in parliament, trying to change the law so that citizens have the right to conscientiously object to paying the military proportion of their taxes, was in 2016. The Bill called for a Peace Tax.  You can read about the Taxes for Peace Bill 2016 here: https://www.conscienceonline.org.uk/our-previous-work/new-taxes-for-peace-draft-bill/ I have […]

International webinar marks Global Days of Action on Military Spending

I was very excited to be invited to speak at an international webinar ‘Move the Nuclear Weapons (and Fossil Fuel) Money‘ on 21 April. The webinar was organised by Abolition 2000, Basel Peace Office, Move the Nuclear Weapons Money, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, and the World Future Council. Conscience worked with many of […]