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Alternative Remembrance Sunday Ceremony 2017

12 November 2017
Alternative Remembrance Sunday Ceremony hears from people suffering in current wars

White poppy wearers have held an Alternative Remembrance Sunday Ceremony only a short walk from the official ceremony at the Cenotaph.

10 November 2017
Theresa May accused of Remembrance hypocrisy as white poppy wearers plan alternative ceremony

White poppy wearers have criticised Theresa May for planning to lay a wreath to remember the war dead while pursuing policies that are fuelling war. 

White poppy wreaths

9 November 2017
Peace Pledge Union news: Remembrance special

A summary of the latest news from the PPU, as we prepare for the Alternative Remembrance Sunday Ceremony and other upcoming remembrance-related events.

Sam Walton and Dan Woodhouse

26 October 2017
PPU members found Not Guilty after attempting to disarm warplanes bound for Saudi Arabia

We are delighted that PPU members Sam Walton and Dan Woodhouse have been found Not Guilty of criminal damage after attempting to save lives in Yemen by disarming warplanes bound for Saudi Arabia.

 

White poppy wreath

16 October 2017
White poppy sales rise as British Legion criticised over exclusion of civilians

The Royal British Legion is facing renewed criticism over its refusal to commemorate civilian victims of war on Remembrance Day. Launching this year's white poppy campaign, the Peace Pledge Union (PPU) said that high white poppy sales in recent years were in part due to growing unease with the Legion’s approach.

White Poppies for Schools pack

15 October 2017
Pacifists refute claim that they are 'indoctrinating children'with white poppies

British pacifists have rejected claims in today's Sunday Telegraph that they are “indoctrinating” children by promoting white poppies in schools. The Peace Pledge Union (PPU) said that the claim - by ex-colonel and right-wing commentator Richard Kemp - was absurd and bore no relation to the facts.

 

Ministy of Defence

20 September 2017
Army's alleged abusers on trial for 'smearing excrement' in teenage recruits' faces

Seventeen sergeants and corporals in the UK army will face a court-martial at the Bulford Military Court in Wiltshire from tomorrow over the alleged abuse of teenage recruits. They are accused of smearing animal faeces into the mouths of 17-year-olds, forcing their heads under water and repeatedly hitting them.

 

Image of words relating to war and peace

August 2017
Peace Pledge Union enews

A round up of the latest news from the Peace Pledge Union


Memorial stone for conscientious objectors, London

31 July 2017
Government accused of sanitising slaughter on Passchendaele centenary

The UK government has been accused of airbrushing out key aspects of World War One history with its events to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Battle of Passchendaele today. The criticism came as Defence Secretary Michael Fallon claimed that British troops involved in the battle had "fought to defend the cause of freedom".

 

No Pride in War protest

July 2017
Peace Pledge Union enews

A round-up of the latest news from the Peace Pledge Union

 

Dan Woodhouse and Sam Walton

4 June 2017
Methodist minister facing trial for criminal damage is cheered by pacifists

A Methodist minister has said he was acting on his pacifist principles when he attempted to disarm a warplane bound for Saudi Arabia. Rev Dan Woodhouse, from Leeds, said he had no regrets despite facing a trial for criminal damage and the possibility of imprisonment.

 

PPU supporters in Cardiff, 2017

May 2017
Peace Pledge Union enews

A round-up of the latest news from the Peace Pledge Union