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Everyday Militarism News

Copy of "My Mummy is a Soldier"

Military institutions have been misusing International Women's Day to portray themselves as supporters of equality.

But women members of the Peace Pledge Union (PPU) said that feminism is incompatible with military values.

The Sun front page headline: 'Call in the army'

The Peace Pledge Union has said that deploying the army in an attempt to tackle knife crime will only make things worse.

Ministry of Defence plaque

The Ministry of "Defence" (MoD) has avoided giving clear answers to journalists' questions about claims that the government may deploy troops onto the streets of the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit. 

UK troops marching through the street on Armed Forces Day

UK "Defence" Secretary Gavin Williamson is facing pressure from MPs and campaigners to rule out using troops for social control in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Banners declaring 'No Pride in War'

The organisers of LGBT Pride in Surrey have triggered outrage after declaring that transnational arms company BAE Systems will be their lead sponsor in 2019. 

Protest at the ADS dinner in 2018

The former Labour Home Secretary Alan Johnson is facing sharp criticism as he prepares to address a networking dinner for arms dealers in London this evening (23 January).

BAE Systems factory

The transnational arms company BAE Systems has been mocked and criticised on social media after seeking to associate itself with well-known pacifist Martin Luther King.

Image of children listening to a soldier

The Peace Pledge Union has condemned the latest example of militarism in education after a newspaper reported on the Ministry of Defence running lessons in a primary school.

PPU supporters selling white poppies in Hackney

Throughout 2018, Peace Pledge Union members and supporters around the UK took action in their own communities to promote peace and to resist militarism.

Troops marching in the streets on Armed Forces Day

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has said that 3,500 UK armed forces personnel are on stand-by to deal with a no-deal Brexit.

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