Why rethink security?

Security matters to everyone, but much that governments do in its name is making us all less safe, at home and around the world. It’s time for a rethink – here’s why.

Rethinking Security is a network of organisations, academics and activists working in the UK for an approach to security that can better meet everyone’s needs, from the local to the global level.

We want a richer public debate about what security really means for people and planet. So we are developing new ideas and working with others to call for a national security strategy that prioritises:

  • global relationships based on cooperation and solidarity, rather than domination;
  • a global economy which serves the needs of all, rather than the greed of the few;
  • flourishing, inclusive societies that value the well-being of each person and each community;
  • urgent action to prevent ecological catastrophe and ensure sustainable use of the earth’s natural resources.

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Please do what you can, wherever you are, to get conversations going about national and global security.