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Colombian poster promoting International Conscientious Objectors' Day

People in six continents took part in events to support and celebrate conscientious objectors on Friday (15th May).

Conscientious Objectors memorial stone inscription in Tavistock Square

On Friday 15th May people around the world will pause to remember all those who have refused to bear arms and participate in war.

Children bombed out of their homes in the London Blitz, 1940

People with memories of World War Two are expressing fear over plans in some areas to sound air raid sirens at events to mark VE Day 75.

Dresden after the bombing of February 1945

The PPU has said that the 75th anniversary of VE Day is an occasion for remembering victims of war and learning from the past.

The UK Ministry of Defence has admitted that the RAF engaged in aerial bombing in Iraq on 10th April, when the Prime Minister was in hospital.

Nick Carter addressing the government coronavirus briefing

UK military leaders are facing criticism after General Nick Carter used a coronavirus briefing to push a pro-military and pro-nuclear agenda.

Poster reading, 'Fund Healthcare Not Warfare'

Nineteen charities and NGOs have called for the billions currently spent on armed force to be used instead to tackle Covid 19 and related problems.

British troops marching on Armed Forces Day

Rules issued by the Ministry of Defence today ban all armed forces personnel from mentioning "defence" issues on social media without approval.

Hands holding a sign reading 'Healthcare Not Warfare'

People from around the UK have joined calls to divert military spending to tackling problems caused by coronavirus.

Ed Bridges with a sign promoting the Healthcare Not Warfare campaign

A day of online action has begun as people take to social media to insist that military budgets must be diverted to tackling Covid 19 and related threats.

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