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Richard Dannatt

A former head of the British army has called for changes in the law to give the military a greater role in tackling civil emergencies.

People lying in the road to the DSEI arms fair, surrounded by police

War and militarism have continued throughout 2021, despite the Covid pandemic and the climate emergency.

Pacifists have said that NATO governments and the Russian government are both to blame for military tension over Ukraine.

Shahar Peretz

Messages of support have been sent to hundreds of conscientious objectors and peace activists in prison around the world.

People place white poppy wreaths in Tavistock Square, London, with a Peace Pledge Union banner nearby

Wreaths of white poppies have today been laid in more than 20 towns and cities in the UK to remember all victims of war.

White poppy wreath

White poppies will feature in both alternative and official ceremonies to mark Remembrance Sunday this weekend.

Bottle of 'Pull the Pin' spiced rum

The Peace Pledge Union has welcomed a decision by the British Legion to remove a grenade-themed bottle of rum from their online Poppy Shop.

Plaque reading 'Ministry of Defence'

Senior army officers are meeting 'Defence' Secretary Ben Wallace following revelations about the abuse of young women in the British army.

A demonstration against the Malvern arms fair

Arms dealers at an event in Worcestershire today have been greeted by protests and nonviolent direct action.

Sticker saying "White poppies available here"

There is now at least one white poppy outlet in nearly every city and large town in Britain, as well as many smaller towns.

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