Do please let us know if you have sug­ges­tions for oth­er web­sites we should link to!

Lockdown resources

The song­lead­ers and oth­ers have researched var­i­ous arti­cles and links to web­sites which could help peo­ple think about how to be active under cur­rent restrictions.

Black Lives Matter

Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration

August 2020 brings the 75th anniver­sary of the atom­ic bomb­ings of Hiroshi­ma and Nagasa­ki; events are being organ­ised to com­mem­o­rate the date.

There is a Japan­ese tra­di­tion to float lanterns on the water at dusk to com­mem­o­rate ances­tors and in par­tic­u­lar those who died in the atom­ic bomb attacks. This year peo­ple are being invit­ed to place a lantern in their win­dow if they can’t take part in a gath­er­ing because of social dis­tanc­ing rules. Oth­er sug­ges­tions fol­low here — …..please keep safe­ty as a priority.

  • Visu­al infor­ma­tion and dis­play – like the lanterns, also posters / oth­er dec­o­ra­tions / placards
  • Vig­ils – in pub­lic or pri­vate, with or with­out fasting
  • Pri­vate or pub­lic per­for­mances – of poet­ry / read­ings / songs
  • Vir­tu­al talks and work­shops – in par­tic­u­lar those held local­ly e.g. see the links above to Edin­burgh Peace and Jus­tice Cen­tre and Scot­tish CND
  • Sup­port­ing ICAN – help build pres­sure on the UK to sign the nuclear weapons ban treaty.
  • Craft work – make peace cranes / lanterns / badges / banners
  • Die–ins at the times of the bombs – 8.15 on 6th August and 11.01 on 9th August

What­ev­er you choose to do, take a pic­ture and ampli­fy the impact by shar­ing on social media and send it to Chris Pear­son for the website.

Other issues

This web­site has a huge bank of infor­ma­tion about non­vi­o­lent strug­gles from all over the world. They are cat­e­gorised in var­i­ous help­ful ways and eval­u­at­ed accord­ing to suc­cess cri­te­ria. Plen­ty of inspi­ra­tion here!

Info for event organisers

Doc­u­ments help­ful for organ­is­ers of events

Political/community choirs and singing groups

Songs and lyrics

Musicians, singers and songwriters

Campaigns we have supported

Other organisations