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British troops in training

The Peace Pledge Union has said that it is unrealistic and naive to suggest that sending British troops to the Arctic will make people in the UK any safer.

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.

Sign outside Bulford Military Court in Wiltshire

The army leadership and the Ministry of "Defence" have been accused of dodging the law over the deaths of three army reservists on a training exercise in the Brecon Beacons.

Worldwide Scouts and Guides poster

A large number of Guides and Guide leaders have expressed disappointment, sadness and surprise following the announcement of a new partnership between Girlguiding UK and the British army.

Army information stand at a school in Ayrshire

New research has revealed the shocking extent of the arms industry's involvement in British schools.

Peace pilgrims on their walk

Two Peace Pledge Union members from Kent have completed a 150-mile walk to promote peace.

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.

Young soldiers in training

Supporters of so-called "national service" continue to insist that the reintroduction of military conscription in Britain will solve a range of problems, from knife crime and poor discipline to family breakdown and illiteracy.

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.

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