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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. 

Ambrose Musiyiwa addresses the conference, with Amy Clark-Bryan in the chair

Pacifists and anti-militarists from around Britain gathered in London on Saturday (12 May 2018) to share ideas, learn from each other and make plans for resisting militarism locally, nationally and internationally.

Explosion of a US-led coalition bomb in Syria

This morning people in the UK woke to the news that the Royal Air Force had joined with US and French air forces to carry out yet more bombing in Syria. 

Sam Walton addresses the ceremony

White poppy wearers have held an Alternative Remembrance Sunday Ceremony only a short walk from the official ceremony at the Cenotaph. 

Sam Walton and Dan Woodhouse outside court

Two members of the Peace Pledge Union have been declared Not Guilty of criminal damage after a court heard how they were attempting to disarm warplanes bound for Saudi use in Yemen.

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