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UK citizens must stand united if we are to be effective as a peace movement.
We must not be divided by hate propaganda which is overwhelming the media at this precise moment .
Once divided we are more easily controlled. Fear is the key to controlling the masses as we become increasingly afraid of each other.
If we allow this to happen we will loose the peace movement in a giant tsunami
of hysterical racist bombardment.

This is not by accident but rather, by design.

We need to stand strong and resolute now more than ever. We must be prepare to
face the challenge of more war on the horizon, and this time we must stop it before it’s too late..

United we stand.

Take courage to stand together against what we know is wrong.
Peace has a future for us all, not war.

Be prepared, at some point to go- “On Strike for Peace”



Called by Palestine Solidarity Campaign



Witnesses on Twitter say massive Israeli airstrike underway in north #Gaza, dozens of explosions heard – LIVE UPDATES

Twitter:   #GazaUnderAttack    #Pray4Gaza   #Gaza


Saturday 17th November 2012
Opposite the Israeli Embassy 2-4pm
2 Palace Green London Kensington W8 4QB

Demonstrate against Israel’s killings in Gaza


Israeli Troops Massed on Gaza Border, Poised for Invasion

Israel claimed no country should accept being attacked, while implying that Gaza should do just that

by John Glaser, November 14, 2012


PEACE PLINTHS – The Peace Project

A collaboration between peace activists and contemporary artists, featuring the Peace Plinths from Parliament Square.
12-18 October, private view 11 October 6-9pm, gallery talks and screenings during the week.

The Peace Project  London October 2012

Home for the first time since their removal from Parliament Square in May 2012 the two “Peace Plinths” will be re-united and unveiled as the centre piece of Art Below’s “The Peace Project” opening to the public at London’s Gallery Different (off Tottenham Court Road) on 12th October for one week.

The aim of the project is to show the devastating consequences of war, in order to raise money to fund a children’s play project in northern Iraq.

Launch of # VIGIL FOR IRAN 12th Sept 2012

Pre-emptive Peaceful Action to Prevent War


 Wednesday 12th September 2012


Parliament Square, London SW1A OAA


It’s up to us……the grass roots movement to initiate peaceful, yet powerful action to prevent war…..


We need to build an international movement that is prepared to, when necessary, “GO ON STRIKE FOR PEACE”

“# VIGIL for IRAN”
Starting on Wednesday 12th September 2012

5-7pm in Parliament Square, London SW1A OAA

Calling activists and campaigners to organize internationally.
” # VIGIL for IRAN”

This is a pre-emptive peace campaign, designed to prevent a war against Iran. We refuse to collaborate with governments that ignore the wishes of the majority of peace loving people.

Peace can only be achieved through peace. We must be strong and determined in our efforts in order to be effective. We need to move the masses into proactive action. Opposition to war is simply not enough!
Please spread the word and spread the movement.
NOW is the time! Take to the streets and make your objection count.

On-going petition to No 10 Downing Street.


Listen to the people!

The crippling sanctions imposed on Iran are causing great hardship to the poor  of the country. The sanctions are designed to create dissatisfaction and heighten stress levels  in order to destabalise and weaken  the country from within, ready for an attack at a time, yet to be defined.

Syria is being taken out right now so that the country is controlled and the ground made secure for military forces to operate from within Syria against Iran.

Protesters and anti-war groups must now prepare to counteract a major political and media campaign based on propaganda, mis-information, bias and lies that will be made against Iran and the Iranian people.

We must be ready to counteract the false claims and accusations that will be made by people in a position of authority and power.

We must not repeat the mistakes made in the past by simply protesting, going on marches and rallies. We know that we have to do more than that! Put simply, the governments of the world get away with doing what they do because there is nothing to STOP  them!

Speak out NOW!!

Prepare to do all that matters in order to prevent another war! The outcome of launching a war of aggression against such a powerful country as Iran would have catastrophic consequences for the whole world. Peace can only be made through peace. We must therefore be strong and determined in our stand for peace, and above all the peace movement must stand UNITED in our aim to be effective and powerful in our own right, on our own terms.

Peace Strike “On Strike for Peace”

VIGIL FOR “SAY NO TO NATO!” Sunday 20th May 2012

Occupy protesters join the night-time vigil


Sunday 20th May 2012. Start of NATO summit in Chicago USA



We need to re-energise the peace movement in a BIG way if we are ever to get OUR TROOPS HOME and prevent another war with IRAN.



Following on from the Stop the War “Say No To NATO” demonstration on Saturday 19th May at 1pm outside the American Embassy, Grosvenor Square………there will be a…



12 noon Sunday 20th May – 12 noon Monday 21st May 2012

Parliament Square, Westminster, London.

Peace Strike is calling a 24hr protest / vigil in support the people of Afghanistan. They need our help to put pressure on our governments to:


From 12 noon we will be demonstrating to highlight the start of the NATO summit that is meeting for a conference in Chicago USA.
The conference will be more to justify the ongoing war in Afghanistan, with discussions of Iran on the table.
The Afghanistan people are desperate for the war to end. They want NATO Forces to leave their country, to enable them to rebuild their lives and restore dignity to their people.

Join us for all or part of the vigil, which ever you are able to manage. In the late evening and during the night, a vigil will be held for all the countless thousands of civilians who have lost their lives in Afghanistan. Also, we will remember all the fallen and injured from our own British Forces. We need this futile, hopeless war to end. The people of our country must re-new the pressure on our weak coalition government NOW!


Monday morning we will welcome the MP’s back to Westminster with the sight of wounded and dying people. This is every day reality for the people and children of Afghanistan.

Bring banners, placards, candles, bandages or white sheets, and red felt tip pens.

SOCPA 2005 is no longer in force, however PRASRA 2011 (Police Reform and Social Responsibility) now applies.This new law prohibits all items associated with enabeling a person to ‘sleep’ within the area.


Due to the nature of 24hr protest, some people may find that they need to rest during the night. They may wish to lie down for an hour or so. If that is the case, you may like to bring a sleeping bag, a roll mat and a waterproof survival bag, warm clothing and food and drink to sustain yourself. Although the law uses the wording ‘prohibits’ it was stated in court that it may be down to the discretion of the officer present at the immediate time. It may be discretionary.

Sleeping equipment can, and may be confiscated. Be aware, and make sure that the sleeping bag etc is not expensive. You will be entitled to your property back, within 28 days.

If you resist the confiscation attempt, you maybe arrested.

Note: We take this demonstration very seriously. We want to bring  justice to the Afghanistan people, and we sincerely want our troops home. We therefore ask people NOT to bring tents. That is not the focal issue at present . The issue is to have the ability to demonstrate peacefully over a  given period of time.

We ask all who take part to be non-confrontational, polite and sincere.We are not there to argue, we are there to promote peace and speak out for those who depend on us to speak out on their behalf.

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What next?

So, with the removal of Peacestrike peace boxes from Parliament Square, the new restrictions on protest under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act have been enforced. These ban any kind of sleeping equipment that can sustain long-term protest, as well as any kind of amplification equipment that demonstrations use and need.

What next for Peacestrike?

Maria has been protesting 24/7 since 2006 in Parliament Square. It has been the base for so many Peacestrike activities including daily petitions to 10 Downing Street, speaking out about the causes and consequences and the horror of war, and supporting the protest of others.

The peace boxes more lately became a focal point in Parliament Square with their powerful statements, art work and all-round creative approach to use of the space. The protests in Parliament Square have for 10 years been a visible expression that war is wrong and have become a place where those who wish to express their concern and sorrow in relation to war can gravitate towards, a space of common concern within the anonymous city.

No sleeping in Parliament Square

With nothing but a single placard, sleeping bag and plastic sheeting, Maria spent last night on the pavement, determined to maintain her protest. At 3am the police arrived and gave her a warning to hand over the sleeping bag which she did. They informed her that she would be issued with a summons to appear at court. Maria argues that it is vital to be able to sleep in order to sustain a long-term protest. Without sleeping equipment, that becomes very difficult and the protest is undermined.

The legal case

Maria and the lawyers who have challenged the new restrictions on protest will go to the Court of Appeal and, if necessary, the European Court of Human Rights, to contest the case against the law.

Auctioning the peace box

Maria is keen to see the peace boxes auctioned to raise money for children in Iraq. One of the boxes in currently an exhibit in an art show in Los Angeles. See here

How can you help

If you would like to be kept in touch about the peace box auction, get in contact. Please consider donating to Peacestrike to get the auction going. See contact us for details

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