Calendar

Apr
25
Wed
Shadow World Screening @ Leeds Beckett University
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SHADOW WORLD reveals the shocking realities of the global arms trade – the only business that counts its profits in billions and its losses in human lives.

This event is a screening of the film followed by a discussion with Andrew Feinstein.film poster
Directed by Johan Grimonprez (“dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y”) and in part based on Corruption Watch UK founder Andrew Feinstein’s globally acclaimed book The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, the film reveals how the international trade in weapons – with the complicity of governments and intelligence agencies, investigative and prosecutorial bodies, weapons manufacturers, dealers and agents – fosters corruption, determines economic and foreign policies, undermines democracy and creates widespread suffering.
The film unravels a number of the world’s largest and most corrupt arms deals through those involved in perpetrating and investigating them. It illustrates why this trade accounts for almost 40% of all corruption in global trade, and how it operates in a parallel legal universe, in which the national security elite who drive it are seldom prosecuted for their often illegal actions. SHADOW WORLD posits alternatives through the experience of a peace activist and war correspondent, as well as through the voice of Eduardo Galeano who contributed selections from his stories for the film.
Ultimately SHADOW WORLD reveals the real costs of war, the way the arms trade drives it, how weapons of war are turned against citizens of liberal democracies and how the trade decreases rather than enhances security for us all. In shedding light on how our realities are being constructed, the film offers a way for audiences to see through this horror, in the hopes of creating a better future.

This screening by Yorkshire Campaign against the arms trade is in cooperation with Peace Studies at Leeds Beckett University, and Leeds Coalition Against the War.

Apr
26
Thu
Shadow World Screening @ Huddersfield University
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This event is a screening of the film followed by a discussion with Andrew Feinstein.film poster

The screening will be in the Oastler Building in room OA7/31 (Seventh Floor Room 31)

Directed by Johan Grimonprez (“dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y”) and in part based on Corruption Watch UK founder Andrew Feinstein’s globally acclaimed book The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, the film reveals how the international trade in weapons – with the complicity of governments and intelligence agencies, investigative and prosecutorial bodies, weapons manufacturers, dealers and agents – fosters corruption, determines economic and foreign policies, undermines democracy and creates widespread suffering.
The film unravels a number of the world’s largest and most corrupt arms deals through those involved in perpetrating and investigating them. It illustrates why this trade accounts for almost 40% of all corruption in global trade, and how it operates in a parallel legal universe, in which the national security elite who drive it are seldom prosecuted for their often illegal actions. SHADOW WORLD posits alternatives through the experience of a peace activist and war correspondent, as well as through the voice of Eduardo Galeano who contributed selections from his stories for the film.
Ultimately SHADOW WORLD reveals the real costs of war, the way the arms trade drives it, how weapons of war are turned against citizens of liberal democracies and how the trade decreases rather than enhances security for us all. In shedding light on how our realities are being constructed, the film offers a way for audiences to see through this horror, in the hopes of creating a better future.

This screening has been organised by Yorkshire Campaign against the arms trade

Apr
28
Sat
Shipley Event for Global Campaign on Military Spending @ Market Square
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Shipley CND will be running astall on this morning.

photo of a stall

ALL welcome to come along and help engage passers by into a dialogue about military spending.

As it says in the photo…..what would you spend £200billion on? – Would you really buy cruise missiles?

May
10
Thu
Nuclear power: Dangerous and Unnecessary @ Civic Hall
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Yorkshire CND have organised this evening presentation.

The speakers are

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Mitsuko Sonoda is an evacuee from Fukushima who’s written extensively on the continued problems of the nuclear clean-up and lack of government transparency.

Mitsuko Sonoda”” was living in Fukushima with her 8 year-old son at the time of the nuclear disaster and chose to evacuate. Alongside many of Fukushima’s mothers she is working to keep children safe, share information, and convey the reality of living with radiation.

 

Another guest will be Keith Barnham an Emeritus Professor of Physics at Imperial College London, an expert in energy systems and an author of “The Burning Answer: A User’s Guide to the Solar Revolution”

 

 

 

The event will be chaired by Councillor David Blackburn (Vice Chair, Nuclear Free Local Authorities).

Everyone is welcome.

 

May
15
Tue
International Conscientious Objector’s Day
May 15 all-day
May
16
Wed
Is a more peaceful world possible? @ St Mary & St Michaels Parish Hall,
May 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This event has been organised by Churches Together in Settle Justice and Peace Group.

photo of paul rogersThe Speaker is Professor Paul Rogers, Emeritus Professor at the Bradford School of Peace Studies who will, no doubt, bring his incisive analytical skills and vast knowledge of the field of conflict to look at this thorny issue.

The middle of May is a nice time of year for a trip out into the Dales!

 

Oct
2
Tue
World Nonviolence Day
Oct 2 all-day

A global day to celebrate and publicise the efforts of people to resolve conflict situations without resorting to violence