Anti-war movement

social movement opposed to a nation's status of armed conflict

An anti-war movement (also antiwar) is a social movement, usually against to a nation's decision to start or continue a war. It does not matter whether the nation has a just cause for war.

A peace symbol, originally designed for the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament movement (CND)
Demonstration against 2023 Israel-Hamas war in Berlin

The term can also refer to pacifism, which is the opposition to all use of military force during conflicts. Many activists distinguish between anti-war movements and peace movements. Anti-war activists work through protest and other peaceful means to attempt to pressure a government (or governments) to put an end to a particular war or conflict.

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