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Peace groups and anti-racist campaigners in the UK are calling on the government to end the export of tear gas and rubber bullets to the USA.
The Service Prosecuting Authority has dropped all but one investigation into alleged war-related crimes by UK armed forces personnel in Iraq.
People in six continents took part in events to support and celebrate conscientious objectors on Friday (15th May).
On Friday 15th May people around the world will pause to remember all those who have refused to bear arms and participate in war.
People with memories of World War Two are expressing fear over plans in some areas to sound air raid sirens at events to mark VE Day 75.
The PPU has said that the 75th anniversary of VE Day is an occasion for remembering victims of war and learning from the past.
The UK Ministry of Defence has admitted that the RAF engaged in aerial bombing in Iraq on 10th April, when the Prime Minister was in hospital.
UK military leaders are facing criticism after General Nick Carter used a coronavirus briefing to push a pro-military and pro-nuclear agenda.
Nineteen charities and NGOs have called for the billions currently spent on armed force to be used instead to tackle Covid 19 and related problems.
Rules issued by the Ministry of Defence today ban all armed forces personnel from mentioning "defence" issues on social media without approval.