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Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Monday 14 April 2014, 11am-12:30pm

In the latest figures, world military expenditure reached an all-time high of $1.75 trillion. The UK ranked fourth, and plans to spend £38 billion in 2014/15. The government protects the military budget, while subjecting vital public services to drastic spending cuts. 

Help us redistribute the £38 billion defence budget and the £100 billion for Trident replacement in better ways.

Meet 11.00am @ DFID, 22 Whitehall, then to

    Department of Energy and Climate Change
    Foreign & Commonwealth Office
    Department of Health
    Ministry of Defence, Horseguards Avenue at 12.30

Speakers from CND, MEDACT, War on Want, Scientists for Global Responsibility and Pax Christi.

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We Can Win: 50 years of protest - Manchester film launch

Saturday 26 April 2014, 11am – 4pm

Manchester launch of We Can Win, a set of ten moving and often funny short films documenting a proud 50 year history of campaigning, strikes, occupations, work ins and solidarity in the name of fair pay, decent jobs, and economic justice.

This event includes a very exciting preview of a Manchester based film looking at protest movements around the UK. From the Miners' Strike to the Poll Tax rebellion, from the steps of St Pauls to the docks of Upper Clyde, these films cover a wide swathe of ideas, places and time. This will be combined with a discussion with organisers from Manchester who are working for social, economic and environmental justice now.

Watch the trailer

Please bring along food for a picnic or purchase lunch from The Left Bank cafe bar.
Suitable for adults and young people

Booking advised, please contact 0161 838 9190 or

Organised by War on Want's partners in the Economic Justice Project

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Comedy Gig 2014

Thursday 1 May 2014, 7pm
Bloomsbury Theatre, London, WC1H 0AH

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War on Want's annual comedy fest is back for another round of great humour in a great cause.

Featuring Stewart Lee, Kevin Eldon and Marcus Brigstocke

New Venue: the Bloomsbury Theatre, London, WC1H 0AH

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Tickets still only £20 (£17.50 concessions)

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