HUFUD Peace Summit


Alberto Portugheis | HUFUD – TRANSCEND Media Service

Dear friends and supporters,

We, at HUFUD, believe that peace is possible and judging by the reactions of those who attended our last conference held on 17 June 2019 at the Initiatives of Change in London, the majority agree with us! You will find below some photos and a link to a short video taken from our event “Peace is Possible”.

The main obstacle of achieving peace, demonstrated in particular by the three films plus a film trailer that were shown on the day, is militarism.

We cannot rely on politicians to create peace in the world because we live in a system where weapons are being produced and sold in order to protect employees in the war industry. These ‘products’ include machine guns, grenades, landmines, bombs, mortars, rockets, torpedoes, rocket launchers and interceptors, Apache helicopters, air-fighters, warships, spying and torture instruments.

Patriotism, nationalism, security and religion are the ingredients available to our politicians to create wars as they fancy. We, the people, who have not chosen war, must say ‘enough is enough’ to Governments: Stop organising wars that we did not asked for. Stop sending our children to kill or be killed. Stop militarism! Stop destroying our economy – military expenditure is unjustifiable and spending on defense is indefensible. Stop creating enemy countries.

Surely this must be a universal approach to peace.

Taking Britain out of the military market is not the solution. The weapons market itself has to be banned forever! Machines manufactured today intending to cause death and bereavement can easily be transformed instead to alleviate suffering, provide enjoyment and to prolong life. It is possible!

Please help us spread this message across the globe, thank you!

From top to bottom: 

Alberto Portugheis, HUFUD Founder and President

Josephine Apira shares the reality about her homeland, Uganda.

Professor Dave Webb, CND Chair, on how we CAN ban the bomb through international treaties and linking efforts with other campaigns.

Mic Dixon, director of ‘War School’ takes questions about his film

More Photos…

HUFUD started an online petition “Young People: Peace and Demiltarisation”. If you’d like to support us, please add your name here: Our goal is to reach 100 signatures.


Alberto Portugheis is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment. By profession a concert pianist and pedagogue, he is an active peace campaigner, whose anti-military stance earned him a nomination for the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize. As a result, Portugheis wrote Dear Ahed…..The Game of War and a Path to Peace – a book that has received critical acclaim.  Another successful book followed: $$$$$s In Their Hearts. In 2015 he founded the Movement HUFUD-Humanity United For Universal Demilitarisation, which has many followers worldwide.  In 2018 HUFUD Latin America was born, based in Bogotá, Colombia. In Portugheis’ writings, speeches, thoughts, ideas and reflections transpire his desire “to make people think” and not take for granted what they read or hear, “no matter where.”

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