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UK troops in training

The Welsh government has been criticised after calling on the UK government to base more troops in Wales. 

South Korean campaigners hold a sign reading "Not a crime"

People around the world will mark Prisoners for Peace Day on 1 December. Hundreds of people in various countries are locked up for refusing to fight or campaigning against war. 

Hilel Garmi

A 19-year-old Israeli has received support from around the world after being sentenced to imprisonment for the sixth time. 

British troops in training

The Peace Pledge Union (PPU) has said that the Chancellor's announcement of another £1bn for the armed forces reveals a government in denial about the failure of armed force to achieve its stated aims.

Russian anti-militarist protest, 2011

Pacifists and other peace activists have criticised Donald Trump’s latest comments about building up the USA’s nuclear arsenal. They also challenged the response of Vladimir Putin’s government in Russia, who have threatened to respond in kind. 

British soldiers in training

The army has been accused of pouring taxpayers' money into despearte and wasteful recruitment efforts, following news of £10,000 "golden hellos" to persuade former soldiers to re-enlist.

Ministry of Defence

The army have been accused of coming up with their most absurd excuse yet for their recruitment problems after suggesting that changing rules on facial hair will lead to more recruits. 

US-led coalition bomb exploding in Syria

The Peace Pledge Union (PPU) has accused Gavin Williamson of making dangerously inaccurate comments at the Conservative Party conference today. 

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.

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.

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