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People holding a large banner reading "Say no to killing, say no to the arms fair".

The first day of the DSEI arms fair has seen protests, criticism and nonviolent direct aciton at London’s Excel Centre.

Poster reading "Stop the Arms Fair"

Participants in London's DSEI arms fair will have to walk past a memorial ceremony for victims of war as the event opens.

Poster reading 'Stop the Arms Fair'

The biennial DSEI arms fair is already facing resistance, days before it opens at London's Excel Centre.

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.

Poster for the Object War campaign, supporting Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian conscientious objectors

On International Conscientious Objectors' Day, Rishi Sunak has been urged to offer asylum to Russians who refuse to be part of the war in Ukraine.

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.

Russians protesting against war in Ukraine

British peace activists have warned that the Putin regime may use the Tatarsky killing as an excuse to arrest Russian opponents of the war in Ukraine.

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.