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Older Quaker being arrested at DSEI

Nonviolent resistance is continuing to impede the setting up of the DSEI arms fair at the Excel Centre in east London.

UK army recruits in training

The Peace Pledge Union has said that an extra £2.2bn for "defence" will fuel war while diverting money from real needs.

Protests at the entrance to DSEI, 2 September 2019

Lorries transporting equipment for London's DSEI arms fair have been held up by people nonviolently blocking the road.

Protests at DSEI last time (2017)

The Peace Pledge Union will be one of many groups joining mass protests next week ahead of the DSEI arms fair in London.

Staff and volunteers in the Peace Pledge Union office

There are currently no staff vacancies.

Anti-BAE placard at Pride in Surrey

The organisers of Pride in Surrey have had participants removed for objecting to BAE Systems' sponsorship of the event.

No Pride in War banners

The UK's Bisexual Convention (BiCon) has voted overwhelmingly to rule out arms industry sponsorship and military recruitment stalls. 

Gavin Williamson

Newly appointed Education Secretary Gavin Williamson is facing questions over his previous support for introducing "military schools". 

UK army recruits in training

The UK’s incoming Prime Minister has been urged to reject proposals to introduce a “presumption against prosecution” for armed forces personnel.

Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence has been accused of insulting victims after suggesting that bullying problems can be solved with diversity training.

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