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Everyday Militarism News

Houses of Parliament

British pacifists have said that repressive measures proposed in the Queen's Speech won't stop people taking direct action.

Teachers visiting the PPU stand at NEU conference

Teachers at a union conference have been visiting the Peace Pledge Union stand to express support for campaigns against militarism in schools.

Rishi Sunak in the House of Commons

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.

A Russian woman protester is led away by police while holding white flowers

The Russian group Feminist Anti-War Resistance have called on people around the world to challenge the war in Ukraine.

Block Lockheed banner spread across the entrance road to Lockheed Martin early today

People in Bedfordshire are today blockading the entrances to arms company Lockheed Martin's largest UK site.

An anti-war banner hanging from a bridge in St Petersburg

In response to this morning's news, the Peace Pledge Union has released the following statement.

Keir Starmer

The Peace Pledge Union has strongly denied Keir Starmer's claim that peace activists who oppose NATO are supporting Vladimir Putin.

Royal Navy vessels

The Peace Pledge Union have denounced UK government plans to give the Royal Navy authority to deal with people crossing the Channel on small boats.

Richard Dannatt

A former head of the British army has called for changes in the law to give the military a greater role in tackling civil emergencies.

People lying in the road to the DSEI arms fair, surrounded by police

War and militarism have continued throughout 2021, despite the Covid pandemic and the climate emergency.

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