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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.

Small child handles an artillery piece, Llandudno 2018

Fears about the treatment of children on Armed Forces Day have sadly turned out to be justified. Children were invited by armed forces representatives to handle real weapons and to see such activity as fun and exciting.

Eurofighter on display at Farnborough 2018

Farnborough International Airshow will take place near the Hampshire town of Farnborough from 16 to 22 July 2018. Best known for the "family fun", the vicious reality of the event is barely hidden behind the superficially innocuous surface.

Local authorities around the UK have been challenged over the involvement of children in events to mark Armed Forces Day this weekend (Saturday 30 June).

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.

York Pride 2018

The organisers of LGBT Pride in York are facing criticism after allowing armed forces to march formally in uniform at the city's Pride parade on Saturday (9 June). There was also an army recruitment stall in the Pride festival.

Young recruits in military training

News published on 9 June 2018 revealed that the UK army is placing recruitment advertisements on social media around GCSE results day, encouraging young people who are disapp

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. 

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