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Poster promoting the Turkish Conscientious Objectors' Association

Peace and human rights campaigners in Turkey have condemned the Turkish military offensive in Syria, despite attempts to suppress dissident voices.

Royal Navy vessels

The Labour Party have been urged to urged to clarify their policies after Jeremy Corbyn appeared to contradict his Shadow Defence Secretary.

School student climate protesters in London

The head of the British army has been criticised for claiming that the army can attract more young recruits by being “environmentally sustainable”.

Diagram illustrating links between war, poverty and climate change

The Peace Pledge Union (PPU) has said many of their members and supp

Veterans for Peace protesting against the opening of the DSEI arms fair

The DSEI arms fair has opened in London, as a poll reveals that such events are opposed by a majority of the British public.

Older Quaker being arrested at DSEI

Nonviolent resistance is continuing to impede the setting up of the DSEI arms fair at the Excel Centre in east London.

Protests at the entrance to DSEI, 2 September 2019

Lorries transporting equipment for London's DSEI arms fair have been held up by people nonviolently blocking the road.

Staff and volunteers in the Peace Pledge Union office

There are currently no staff vacancies.

Protest and celebration outside the Royal Courts of Justice

In a major development, the Court of Appeal has ruled that UK ministers broke the law in licensing arms sales to Saudi Arabia. 

Ministry of Defence plaque

The PPU has predicted that the majority of people in the UK will not support any attempt by the British government to go to war with Iran.

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