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Everyday Militarism News

Grant Shapps

Grant Shapps has been urged to end military support for regimes such as Saudi Arabia and cancel the upcoming London arms fair.

Yurii Sheliazhenko in front of a peace poster

British pacifists have said that charges brought against a leading Ukrainian pacifist are ludicrous, untrue and politically motivated.

People holding placards reading 'No Pride in War'

British pacifists have said that the UK goverment and its armed forces remain complicit in homophobic persecution.

Four people forming part of a peace protest in Falmouth

The Armed Forces Day National Event divided people in Falmouth today as the town saw protests, graffiti and questions over freedom to protest.

A soldier watches as a small child sits at the controls of a machine gun.

Concerned parents have raised the alarm over “family” events for Armed Forces Day tomorrow,

Welsh flag

A new campaigning network is preparing to map militarism in Wales and bring people together to challenge it.

PPU members and NEU delegates at the NEU conference

The Peace Pledge Union has backed teachers who are challenging a rise in military spending while education is desperately underfunded.

Jeremy Hunt

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has been accused of wasting billions on a sky-high ‘defence’ budget, while failing to adequately address the threats posed by climate change and the cost-of-living crisis. 

UK nuclear submarine

Campaigners have condemned the government’s Integrated Review Refresh 2023, calling it a “wasted opportunity to address the security threats we face.” 

Bloodshed in Ukraine

One year on from Putin's invasion of Ukraine, pacifists in Ukraine and Britain have called for urgent peace talks without preconditions to end the bloodshed.

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