Liverpool Peace Action: Military Industrial Complex Education Seminar

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Quakers Religious Society of Friends

22 School Lane

Liverpool

L13BT

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In the lead up to the Remembrance period, Liverpool Momentum with the help of Merseyside Stop The War and Veterans For Peace U.K. want to exam the Military Industrial Complex. The Military Industrial Complex is political and socioeconomic connections between society, government, the military, the private sector and how they drive modern day conflicts.

Liverpool Peace Action will show two documentaries over two sessions throughout the day. Each session will include Q&A panels from the creative teams and activists including Mic Dixon (War School) and Andrew Feinstein (Shadow World)

War School, a documentary by Mic Dixon, is based around veterans talking about their experiences of war as opposed to the messages espoused in recruitment campaigns. It questions how new government strategies and funding are being used to promote support for Britain's wars and not our Armed Forces. Following the journeys of former SAS soldier turned peace activist Ben Griffin and other veterans who now reject war the film exposes the misrepresentations of the recruitment process and how ever younger children are being targeted by militarism.

Shadow World is a multi-award winning documentary based on anti-apartheid activist, former ANC member and Mandela MP Andrew Feinstein’s book The Shadow World: Inside The Global Arms Trade. It shows the relationship between the global arms trade, governments worldwide, profit and the human cost. It discusses how war has become more about improving shareholder profit margins than solving any actual problems, with the reasons for fighting becoming more and more irrelevant as the act of war itself becomes just another market place to exploit for corporate gain.

WARNING War School and Shadow World contain scenes of war and its consequences which some viewers may find distressing.

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Quakers Religious Society of Friends

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