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There were protests and vigils around the world yesterday (15 May) to celebrate and support concientious objectors past and present.
UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has been urged to make a public offer of asylum to Russian soldiers who refuse to fight in Ukraine.
British pacifists have said that repressive measures proposed in the Queen's Speech won't stop people taking direct action.
The Peace Pledge Union has challenged Liz Truss' call to increase British military spending and send warplanes to Ukraine.
In the last year, the world spent $2,113,000,000,000 on armed force, according to figures released today.
Teachers at a union conference have been visiting the Peace Pledge Union stand to express support for campaigns against militarism in schools.
Rishi Sunak has blamed rising inflation and spiralling poverty in the UK on the war in Ukraine - even though they began before the war did.
British pacifists have sharply criticised Boris Johnson for promoting deals with Saudi Arabia as an alternative to dealing with Russia.
Politicians have been urged to reject calls by the former Foreign Secretary to increase UK military spending by more than 50%.
The Russian group Feminist Anti-War Resistance have called on people around the world to challenge the war in Ukraine.