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Poster advertising Protest for Yemen

UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been accused of hypocrisy after attending peace talks about Yemen - while continuing to train and arm Saudi forces that are killing Yemeni civilians.

People with a banner reading 'No More War'

Cabinet minister Liz Truss has been challenged by pacifists after apparently using the word "pacifist" to mean someone who avoids conflict.

South Korean campaigners hold a sign reading "Not a crime"

People around the world will mark Prisoners for Peace Day on 1 December. Hundreds of people in various countries are locked up for refusing to fight or campaigning against war. 

Hilel Garmi

A 19-year-old Israeli has received support from around the world after being sentenced to imprisonment for the sixth time. 

Nonviolent activists blocking main entrance at Burghfield AWE

A site dedicated to the production of weapons of mass destruction has this morning been prevented from opening by people taking nonviolent direct action.

Russian anti-militarist protest, 2011

Pacifists and other peace activists have criticised Donald Trump’s latest comments about building up the USA’s nuclear arsenal. They also challenged the response of Vladimir Putin’s government in Russia, who have threatened to respond in kind. 

Young Czechoslovak women challenge invading troops in 1968

Fifty years after Soviet troops and their allies invaded Czechoslavakia, pacifists are saying that the world can learn from the nonviolent resistance that followed. 

David McReynolds arrested in the US in 2015

Peace activists around the world are paying tribute to David McReynolds, a longserving pacifist campaigner in the US and former chair of War Resisters' International.

Armed Forces Day 2018

In the latest sign of the army's inability to cope with criticism, an army officer in Leicester called out the police on Saturday (23 June) against a group of local people who were peacefully demonstrating against militarism.

Demonstration in South Korea in support of conscientious objectors

Ceremonies and protests have taken place around the world today (Tuesday 15 May) to call for the release of hundreds of people imprisoned in Korea for refusing to join the armed forces. 

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