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Everyday Militarism News

Banners declaring 'No Pride in War'

The organisers of LGBT Pride in Surrey have triggered outrage after declaring that transnational arms company BAE Systems will be their lead sponsor in 2019. 

Protest at the ADS dinner in 2018

The former Labour Home Secretary Alan Johnson is facing sharp criticism as he prepares to address a networking dinner for arms dealers in London this evening (23 January).

BAE Systems factory

The transnational arms company BAE Systems has been mocked and criticised on social media after seeking to associate itself with well-known pacifist Martin Luther King.

Image of children listening to a soldier

The Peace Pledge Union has condemned the latest example of militarism in education after a newspaper reported on the Ministry of Defence running lessons in a primary school.

PPU supporters selling white poppies in Hackney

Throughout 2018, Peace Pledge Union members and supporters around the UK took action in their own communities to promote peace and to resist militarism.

Troops marching in the streets on Armed Forces Day

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has said that 3,500 UK armed forces personnel are on stand-by to deal with a no-deal Brexit.

All-male panel debating gender balance in the UK armed forces

Senior members of the UK armed forces have been widely mocked for staging a debate on gender diversity - with an all-male panel.

Banner promoting Army Cadets

Young people around the world are taking action against militarism this week.

Members of the Royal Air Force showing weapons to small children

A poll has revealed that the majority of the public reject the notion that members of the British armed forces should be automatically assumed to be heroes.

Cadets marching in Llandudno

The leak of an internal document from Conservative Party conference reveals that the party expects to be accused of "militarising children" with their policy of multiplying the number of cadet forces in state schools.

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