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Peace activists at The Hague decry $1.8tn global military spend in 2014

May 1, 2015 by IPB

By Liz Ford

Female peacemakers at a conference marking the centenary of the 1915 Congress of Women want money diverted away from weapons and into public services.

There is no mistaking Anne Scott’s opinion of nuclear weapons. Standing outside a conference hall in The Hague on a chilly Tuesday lunchtime, the secretary of the Scottish branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) sported a bright blue T-shirt with the words “NHS Not Trident” defiantly emblazoned on the front. 

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