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Everyday Militarism News

A soldier inviting a small child to handle a gun at the Armed Forces Day National Event in Llandudno, 2018

The Peace Pledge Union has warned that small children will be invited to handle real weapons at Armed Forces Day events this weekend. 

Troops marching in the streets on Armed Forces Day 2018

Wiltshire Council has admitted that they are reliant on arms companies to run the National Event for Armed Forces Day in Salisbury this weekend.

BAE Systems stand at Armed Forces Day National Event in Llandudno 2018

At least eight arms companies are sponsoring the Armed Forces Day National Event this weekend, which includes a range of activities for children. 

A small child handling a machine gun on Armed Forces Day 2018, Llandudno

Teachers and parents have been sharing their fears that children will be presented with a glamorised image of war on Armed Forces Day. 

No Pride in War protest at York Pride 2018

Grassroots LGBTQ campaigners in York have welcomed news that armed forces will not march in uniformed blocks at York Pride tomorrow.

No Pride in War - protest at London Pride 2016

LGBTQ campaigners have joined with the Peace Pledge Union and other groups to urge organisers of LGBT Pride events not to accept sponsorship from arms dealers.

Allied troops landing on Gold Beech on D-Day

Theresa May and Donald Trump have been accused of abusing the memory of people who died on D-Day by using the 75th anniversary to ramp up support for military force today.

PPU conference last year

We inivite you to join us in London on Satuday 1st June for Local to Global: Solidarity for Peace. This is the annual conference of the Peace Pledge Union. 

Jay Sutherland speaking at the Conscientious Objectors' Day ceremony in London

Young people in the UK have marked International Conscientious Objectors' Day by insisting that they will resist militarism in everyday life

UK soldiers in training

The Peace Pledge Union have insisted that armed forces personnel must be subject to the same laws that other people have to follow. 

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