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Banner promoting Army Cadets

Young people around the world are taking action against militarism this week.

Members of the Royal Air Force showing weapons to small children

A poll has revealed that the majority of the public reject the notion that members of the British armed forces should be automatically assumed to be heroes.

Cadets marching in Llandudno

The leak of an internal document from Conservative Party conference reveals that the party expects to be accused of "militarising children" with their policy of multiplying the number of cadet forces in state schools.

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.

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.

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