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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. 

The Peace Pledge Union will be meeting teachers from across England and Wales at the annual conference of the National Education Union.

No Pride in War protest

Organisers of LGBT Pride in Surrey are facing more calls to ditch arms firm BAE Systems as the "Lead Sponsor" of their parade in Woking on 10 August. 

Staff and volunteers in the Peace Pledge Union office

This is a vital time to be resisting war and militarism with active nonviolence. We now have two vacancies on the Peace Pledge Union's staff team. 

Copy of "My Mummy is a Soldier"

Military institutions have been misusing International Women's Day to portray themselves as supporters of equality.

The Sun front page headline: 'Call in the army'

The Peace Pledge Union has said that deploying the army in an attempt to tackle knife crime will only make things worse.

Ministry of Defence plaque

The Ministry of "Defence" (MoD) has avoided giving clear answers to journalists' questions about claims that the government may deploy troops onto the streets of the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit. 

UK troops marching through the street on Armed Forces Day

UK "Defence" Secretary Gavin Williamson is facing pressure from MPs and campaigners to rule out using troops for social control in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Banners declaring 'No Pride in War'

The organisers of LGBT Pride in Surrey have triggered outrage after declaring that transnational arms company BAE Systems will be their lead sponsor in 2019. 

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