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PPU members demonstrating against the UK government's military support for Saudi Arabia

The UK government say they will investigate claims that UK "special forces" are operating in Yemen alongside Saudi-backed troops. 

Staff and volunteers in the Peace Pledge Union office

This is a vital time to be resisting war and militarism with active nonviolence. We now have two vacancies on the Peace Pledge Union's staff team. 

Copy of "My Mummy is a Soldier"

Military institutions have been misusing International Women's Day to portray themselves as supporters of equality.

Gavin Williamson

Gavin Williamson's announcement of new UK military bases in the Caribbean was made without consulting the countries concerned. 

Ministry of Defence plaque

The Ministry of "Defence" (MoD) has avoided giving clear answers to journalists' questions about claims that the government may deploy troops onto the streets of the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit. 

UK troops marching through the street on Armed Forces Day

UK "Defence" Secretary Gavin Williamson is facing pressure from MPs and campaigners to rule out using troops for social control in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

British army recruits in training

Gavin Williamson has been accused of promoting dangerous mililtary fantasies after repeating his insistence that the UK can increase its military power after Brexit.

Bombing of Syria by the US-led coalition

A new poll published by YouGov suggests that over half of adults in the UK oppose the use of UK troops in other countries.

New army recruitment poster

The British army has been accused of patronising young people with a new recruitment campaign based on stereotypes of "snowflakes", "phone addicts" and "me-me-me millenials".

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.

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