Part of me still frightened and frozen inside – after standing outside Faslane nuclear weapons base

A few weeks ago I went to Faslane in Scotland; to HM Naval Base Clyde where the submarines carrying UK nuclear weapons are based. I went as part of a group from the 15th International Conference on War Tax Resistance and Peace Tax Campaigns.  The people in the group were from five countries.  It was […]

Anne’s story

Anne McCullagh-DLyske is a war tax resister and an Executive Committee member of Conscience: Taxes For Peace Not War.  She is also the Coordinator of Conscience in Scotland. She has been tireless in organising the 15th International Conference on War Tax Resistance and Peace Tax Campaigns which is taking place in Edinburgh later this month. […]

Count the money we spend on nuclear weapons – and divert it to saving our climate

The National Audit Office forecast that the UK would spend £5.2 billion on its nuclear weapons programme in 2018-2019. It is almost impossible to imagine the horror that would be unleashed if just one of those nuclear weapons were ever used. £5.2 billion is such a huge amount of money it is difficult to visualise […]

Commemoration, Conflict & Conscience

My first day working for Conscience: Taxes For Peace Not War was fascinating. I joined colleagues from Conscience at a national festival on conscientious objection, ‘Commemoration, Conflict & Conscience’, held in Bristol. The festival was based on a project led by Professor Lois Bibbings from the University of Bristol. The project marked ‘the 100-year anniversary […]

Learning about the work of the First World War Peace Forum

One of the first events I was invited to attend as the Campaign Worker for Conscience: Taxes For Peace Not War was a meeting of the First World War Peace Forum. The Forum was a coalition ‘formed following a Peace Pledge Union initiative in February 2012 with the objective of presenting the story of resistance […]

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