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Poppy Plane

SIGNS AND SYMBOLS
Remembrance Day is now only one of several events in support of the armed forces that have imposed themselves on the national calendar. Martial values and the opaque but turbo- charged military ethos is seeping largely unnoticed into every crevice of civil life. | more

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Wipf bannerRemembrance Day 2015. Whitstable.

 

WHAT WAR, WHOSE MEMORY?

VloraThe British Armed Forces Learning Resource distributed to schools presents a sanitised version of war, glorifies ’military values’ and an uncritical history of British military interventions. | more

SINISTER FORCES AT WORK

David Cameron’s long held wish to enlarge the Cadet Forces is finally taking shape. In his summer austerity budget George Osborn pledged £50 million to create cadet forces in 500 state schools. Most would be in ‘less affluent areas’. | more

 

Men at Dartmoor

We are working on a major project about conscientious objectors in the first world war and would be glad of any help you can give. See

Do you have any memories of conscientious objectors in your family or amongst your friends?

Are you interested in finding out more about this forgotten history?
Could you help us track down the men who stood up against the war and the women who supported them.

If you are interested in the fascinating stories of the men who refused to be conscripted and the women who supported them please get in touch with us.

 

OVER THE TOP

Of course, 'war as pleasure' is not new. It is deeply embedded in everyday life. Contrary to the assumption that war is an event that peace activists must work to counter and outlaw, it is more realistic to think of war as a presence, deeply embedded in the games children play, the media we watch, the books we read, and the surveillance techniques that infect our lives. | more

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TAXES FOR PEACE NOT WAR

Conscience is creating a register of conscientious objectors to military tax in support of their Taxes for Peace Bill | more


Tribuna News
100 years ago. Monthly digests from The Tribunal the magazine of the No Conscription Fellowship which began publishing in March 1916.
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NEWS FROM THE PPU

At 80 the PPU is in good shape, with more staff and more work planned than for many years - the end of war is still some way off - and so our work continues. | more

MuralRemembrance Day at the Conscientious Objector Stone, London.



NOT IN MY NAME

Hackney’s conscientious objectors during the First World War. An exhibition by the Peace Pledge Union.
Hackney Archives, Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Sq E8 3BQ
Also Illustrated talk by PPU’s Ben Copsey about local conscientious objectors. Book www.hackney.gov.uk/museum




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