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Student Peace Movement

York’s Student Peace Movement is a group campaigning for peace. It was launched by YUSU’s Environment and Ethics Officer John Nicholls in collaboration with the Democratic Socialist Association, the Labour Club, Amnesty International and People&Planet.

We try to raise awareness about peace and conflict and related issues such as nuclear weapons and the arms trade. We hope to bring students together from a broad range of backgrounds and across the political spectrum to promote a vision of a more peaceful and just world. We also aim to act as a link for students to other societies and external groups who share our aims.

Below is a list of some useful peace campaigning and research websites:

http://www.stopwar.org.uk – The national Stop the War Coalition opposing the so-called “war on terror” including the occupation of Iraq, the ongoing war in Afghanistan and the threats of war against Iran.

http://www.yorkagainstthewar.org.uk – The regional section of the StWC, based at Friargate meeting house

http://www.campaigniran.org – The Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran (CASMII), an international campaign

campaigniran.wordpress.com – Campaign Iran in the UK, opposing war and sanctions against Iran

http://www.cnduk.org – The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

http://www.yorkshirecnd.org.uk – The regional section of CND, focusing on the Menwith Hill spy base and the Fylingdales Ballistic Missile Early Warning System radar, both in Yorkshire

http://www.caat.org.uk – The Campaign Against Arms Trade

http://www.for.org.uk – The Fellowship of Reconciliation, committed to active nonviolence as a way of life and as a means of personal, social, economic and political transformation

http://www.oxfordresearchgroup.org.uk – The Oxford Research Group is an independent NGO and registered charity working together with others to promote a more sustainable approach to security for the UK and the world

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