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different perspectives on peace
A realistic vision for World Peace
Jody Williams
video 10.27 mins
Fighting with non-violence
Scilla Elworthy
video 15.47 mins
Pay attention to non-violence Julia Bacha
video 10.51 mins

One day of peace
Jeremy Gilley
video 17.41 mins
Teaching with the World Peace Game John Hunter
video 19.50 mins
I am a son of a terrorist this is how I chose peace
Zak Ebrahim
video 9.10 mins
Why the only future worth building includes everyone
video 17.43 mins
How to make peace? Get Angry
Kalash Satyarthi
video 18.22 mins
How to overcome apathy and find your power
Dolores Huerta
video 13.18 mins
Talking about peace
David J Smith
video 18 mins
rong radio spoken poem
by Benjamin Zephaniah
video 5.05 mins
rong radio musical
version

audio music 8 mins
Work for peace Gil Scott Heron
music 7.33 mins
Quaker peace testimony
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what is Quaker reconciliation work?
video 1.45 mins
Rethinking security
video 1.34 mins
UK National Security Who Pays the Price? Saudi Arabia
Video 6.20 mins

Rethinking security who pays the price? Northern Ireland
video 5.45 mins

Reimagining security
video 17.19 mins
Connecting women mediators across the world why it works video 4.47 mins
Teach Peace resource pack for educators
read downloadable

Q: Witness: Quaker Podcast episode rethinking security
audio 35.49 mins
Engaging with conflict and challenging hate toolkit
read downloadable booklet
War School the Battle for Britain’s School Children
film 1 hr 22 mins
mature
The Unseen March video 5.38 mins
Warrior Nation Forces Watch podcast episode What’s wrong with Armed Forces day
audio 43.11 mins
Forces Watch Selling the military
video 4.54 mins
Ron Kovic a very powerful emotional interview with Ron Kovic peace worker born on the fourth July video 11 mins

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear (ICAN) made this short animation of Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow’s passionate call to action on the day that the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted. video 5.04 mins

The bomb
A little-known scientist discovers something that will change the course of human history. World service podcast
podcast audio 7 episodes

After befriending some of the world’s greatest physicists in 1920s Berlin, Albert Einstein among them, Leo Szilard is forced to flee when the Nazis come to power. In London, he discovers the destructive possibilities of harnessing nuclear power; setting the course for the world’s first atomic bomb.

UK military carbon footprint equivalent to over six million cars read more…

Defence is a word that usually evokes images of soldiers and tanks. But as modern and future enemies shape-shift into unprecedented forms, does the almost $2trln that was spent globally on defence in 2019 actually protect people from harm? The answer is clearly no.

Military spending on this scale is a vast misallocation of resources from where governments’ spending needs to be focused. Climate change, pandemics, biodiversity loss and growing inequality all pose severe threats to the security of humans on a global level. read more…

a series of films from the international centre of Non Violent Conflict

A Force More Powerful is a documentary series on one of the 20th century’s most important and least-known stories: how nonviolent power overcame oppression and authoritarian rule. It includes six cases of movements, and each case is approximately 30 minutes long.

A force more powerful part one
video 1 hr 15 mins

A force more powerful part two
video 1 hr 15 mins

Bringing down a dictator

In the year 2000 in a war barely noticed outside Yugoslavia, the indicted war criminal Slobodan Milosevic fought to hold power. He controlled a battle-hardened army, a tough police force and most of the news media. But he underestimated his opponents led by a student movement called Otpor!  (‘resistance’) who attacked the regime with ridicule rock music and a willingness to be arrested.

Their courage and audacity inspired others to overcome their fear and join the fight.When Milosevic refused to accept his defeat at the polls, the people responded with a general strike. As normal life ground to a halt, Serbs by the hundreds of thousands descended on the capital on October 5 to seize the parliament in a dramatic triumph for democracy. Milosevic was arrested and extradited to the Hague to stand trial for crimes against humanity in June 2001.

Bringing down a dictator
film 55 mins
The Orange Revolution
video 1 hr 30 mins

It was just after 2 a.m. on November 22, 2004 when the call went out: “The time has come to defend your life and Ukraine. Your victory depends upon how many people are ready to say ‘No’ to this government, ‘No’ to a total falsification of the elections.”

Regime-controlled media claimed victory for Viktor Yanukovych, handpicked by the corrupt sitting president. But credible exit polls showed Viktor Yushchenko the opposition candidate, had won.

When they realized election officials were in on the fraud, the people had had enough.

In freezing temperatures, over one million citizens poured into the streets of Kyiv and took up residence there. They marched in protest and formed human barricades around government buildings, paralyzing all state functions. Restaurants donated food, businessmen sent tents, and individuals brought blankets, clothing, and money. At night, rock bands energized the protesters.

For 17 days, a group of ordinary citizens engaged in extraordinary acts of political protest. Through the eyes and in the voices of the people in Ukraine, Orange Revolution tells the story of a people united, not by one leader or party, but by one idea: to defend their vote and the future of their country.

For thirty years, President Hosni Mubarak had ruled Egypt by manipulating elections, crushing dissent, and jailing and torturing his opponents.

On January 25, 2011, they came into the streets, calling for the downfall of the regime.

Protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square spread to all of Egypt. In eighteen days, Mubarak’s police killed almost a thousand demonstrators, but failed to stop the uprising. Mubarak was out. What seemed a surprise had been building for at least a decade: workers had been striking, human rights groups had gone to the courts, and a brave new generation had taken to the streets.

At the start, revolutionary goals seemed possible: bread, freedom, dignity. Interim military rulers promised a transition to democracy.

But the revolutionaries were fragmented lacked leadership and had no clear vision. The spirit of the revolution dissolved as elections produced a parliament and president controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood, and then a return to military rule.

Egypt: Revolution Interrupted? documents how an emerging opposition created the 2011 uprising, and how its aspirations were thwarted by entrenched forces. Under a new military government, repression was worse than under Mubarak. But as one of the pro-democracy activists said, “I am willing to take to the streets once again. And I will not be alone. Millions of Egyptians cannot be wished away. The road ahead is long and bumpy. But I have no doubt that the future belongs to us.”

Egypt: Revolution Interrupted?
Video 1 hr 20 mins