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Child handling a gun at Armed Forces Day 2018

Teachers and parents have been telling the Peace Pledge Union that they worry that Armed Forces Day will be used to present children with a glamorised image of war. 

No Pride in War protest at York Pride 2018

Grassroots LGBTQ campaigners in York have welcomed the news that the armed forces will not be marching in uniformed blocks at the city's Pride parade tomorrow (Saturday 8th June 2019).

No Pride in War - protest at London Pride 2016

LGBTQ campaigners have joined with the Peace Pledge Union and other groups to urge organisers of LGBT Pride events not to accept sponsorship from arms dealers.

Allied troops landing on Gold Beech on D-Day

Theresa May and Donald Trump have been accused of abusing the memory of people who died on D-Day by using the 75th anniversary to ramp up support for military force today.

PPU conference last year

We inivite you to join us in London on Satuday 1st June for Local to Global: Solidarity for Peace. This is the annual conference of the Peace Pledge Union. 

Jay Sutherland speaking at the Conscientious Objectors' Day ceremony in London

Young people in the UK have marked International Conscientious Objectors' Day by insisting that they will resist militarism in everyday life

UK soldiers in training

The Peace Pledge Union have insisted that armed forces personnel must be subject to the same laws that other people have to follow. 

PPU conference 2018

Would you like to be part of determining the PPU's policies, strategy and direction? Are you a PPU member? Have you been a member for at least a year?

Army information stand at a  school in Ayrshire

The Peace Pledge Union has reported a significant increase in the number of teachers asking for advice about challenging militarism in schools. 

Teachers and PPU members at the NEU conference

The Peace Pledge Union has found widespread concern among teachers about the growth of cadet units and military programmes in schools. 

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