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Remembrance & White Poppies News

PPU member holding placard reading "Bombs can't defend us from pandemics and climate change"

It's been a tough year. But whenever arms dealers and militarists have sought to wage war and increase their power, they have faced resistance.

Advert for the Alternative Remembrance Ceremony, showing the speakers and a white poppy wreath

Hundreds of people today joined an online ceremony to remember all victims of war and to make a commitment to peace.

Box of white poppies

The number of schools ordering white poppies and related materials has risen sharply in 2020, the Peace Pledge Union has reported.

Johnny Mercer

A group of veterans have been waiting for a year for a response from Johnny Mercer MP, after they criticised his rant against white poppy wearers.

Elizabeth Windsor at a remembrance ceremony

Faith leaders are questioning new Covid rules that change a ban on church singing to allow God Save the Queen to be sung at Remembrance events.

White poppy wreaths

Wreaths of white poppy are being laid around Britain, ahead of the online Alternative Remembrance Ceremony at noon on Sunday.

White poppy seller at Dalston Junction railway station in London

Sales of white poppies are only slightly lower than last year, despite the closure of shops and places of worship due to lockdown.

Packs of white poppies

In an apparent shift in position, the BBC has said that their staff may wear a remembrance poppy "of any colour" in the run-up to Remembrance Day. 

Sign reading "Five years of war in Yemen made in the UK"

The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has launched a legal challenge against the renewal of British arms sales to the Saudi regime.

Welsh-language white poppies and leaflets

The Peace Pledge Union is for the first time making Welsh-language white poppies available to order online.