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Young Czechoslovak women challenge invading troops in 1968

Fifty years after Soviet troops and their allies invaded Czechoslavakia, pacifists are saying that the world can learn from the nonviolent resistance that followed. 

David McReynolds arrested in the US in 2015

Peace activists around the world are paying tribute to David McReynolds, a longserving pacifist campaigner in the US and former chair of War Resisters' International.

Armed Forces Day 2018

In the latest sign of the army's inability to cope with criticism, an army officer in Leicester called out the police on Saturday (23 June) against a group of local people who were peacefully demonstrating against militarism.

Demonstration in South Korea in support of conscientious objectors

Ceremonies and protests have taken place around the world today (Tuesday 15 May) to call for the release of hundreds of people imprisoned in Korea for refusing to join the armed forces. 

Ambrose Musiyiwa addresses the conference, with Amy Clark-Bryan in the chair

Pacifists and anti-militarists from around Britain gathered in London on Saturday (12 May 2018) to share ideas, learn from each other and make plans for resisting militarism locally, nationally and internationally.

Explosion of a US-led coalition bomb in Syria

This morning people in the UK woke to the news that the Royal Air Force had joined with US and French air forces to carry out yet more bombing in Syria. 

Sam Walton addresses the ceremony

White poppy wearers have held an Alternative Remembrance Sunday Ceremony only a short walk from the official ceremony at the Cenotaph. 

Sam Walton and Dan Woodhouse outside court

Two members of the Peace Pledge Union have been declared Not Guilty of criminal damage after a court heard how they were attempting to disarm warplanes bound for Saudi use in Yemen.

Memorial to war resisters

The UK government has been accused of airbrushing out key aspects of World War One history with its events to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Battle of Passchendaele today (31 July).

Sam Walton and Dan Woodhouse

A Methodist minister has said he was acting on his pacifist principles when he attempted to disarm a warplane bound for Saudi Arabia. Rev Dan Woodhouse, from Leeds, said he had no regrets despite facing a trial for criminal damage and the possibility of imprisonment. 

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