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Remembrance & White Poppies News

Collateral Damage installation at Friends House

Hundreds of people around Britian are contributing to the production of handmade textile white poppies - many of them knitted - to remember particular victims of war. 

White poppy wreath

The Peace Pledge Union (PPU) has welcomed news that the German president may be invited to the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in London on Sunday 11 November.

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. 

PPU supporter packing white poppies

As 2017 draws to a close, the Peace Pledge Union (PPU) has confirmed that the number of white poppies distributed this year was the second highest in any year since white poppies were founded in 1933.

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. 

White poppy wreath

White poppy wearers have criticised Theresa May for planning to lay a wreath to remember the war dead while pursuing policies that are fuelling war. 

White poppy sellers in Huddersfield

The Royal British Legion is facing renewed criticism over its refusal to commemorate civilian victims of war on Remembrance Day.

White poppies in schools pack

British pacifists have rejected claims in today's Sunday Telegraph that they are “indoctrinating” children by promoting white

Memorial to war resisters

The UK government has been accused of airbrushing out key aspects of World War One history with its events to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Battle of Passchendaele today (31 July).

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