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Everyday Militarism News

Britannia Park in Cardiff

Cardiff residents have been backed by peace and environmental groups in resisting plans to sell a park to a museum that promotes the armed forces.

Army poster advertising online events for girls and young women

The UK army is misusing the language of "female empowerment" to target misleading pro-military messages at girls and young women online.

PPU member holding placard reading "Bombs can't defend us from pandemics and climate change"

It's been a tough year. But whenever arms dealers and militarists have sought to wage war and increase their power, they have faced resistance.

Tamsin Omond

Leading environmental activist Tamsin Omond has accused the Prime Minister and Defence Secretary of "missing the point" about climate change.

Ministry of Defence (plaque on the front of the building)

Ben Wallace has claimed that the armed forces will become more environmental by using "sustainable fuels" for combat jets.

Royal Navy vessels

The Peace Pledge Union has said that threats to deploy gunboats are rooted in a naive belief that all problems can be solved with armed force.

British soldiers in training

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says that there is "reasonable basis" to claims that UK troops committed war crimes in Iraq.

Johnny Mercer MP, Minister for Veterans

Minister for Veterans Johnny Mercer is accused of leaking questionable information to push the Overseas Operations Bill through Parliament.

Online poster advertising World Skills UK

British Bake Off star Nadiya Hussain has withdrawn from a careers event after teenage PPU members pointed out its links to the arms trade.

BAE Systems factory with BAE aeroplane

British Bake Off star Nadiya Hussain is facing calls to pull out of a careers event for young people sponsored by multinational arms firm BAE Systems.

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