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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.

UK army recruits in training

The UK government has paused an integrated review of defence policy to focus on tackling the coronavirus pandemic. 

Peace Pledge Union banner

Calls are growing for military budgets to be diverted to tackling coronavirus, with a Day of Online Action planned for Friday 17th April.

Trident submarine

Three former commanders of nuclear armed vessels in the Royal Navy have questioned the multi-billion pound cost of nuclear submarines during the coronavirus pandemic.