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A pile of packs of five white poppies

The Peace Pledge Union have today launched this year's remembrance campaign, saying it is a vital time for the message behind white poppies.

White poppies for sale, in a display box with the slogan 'Remember and Disarm'

The BBC says presenters may this year wear white poppies in the run-up to Remembrance Sunday if they choose to do so.

T-shirt with red poppy depicted as a gunshot wound in the chest

A clothing company has been accused of insulting the dead by selling T-shirts and hoodies that depict a red poppy as a gunshot wound in the chest.

Ministry of Defence building in London

The armed forces are facing calls to lose the ability to police themselves, after closing down all investigations into alleged war crimes in Iraq.

Ministry of Defence plaque

10 of the 290 young women who have joined the UK military this year have already reported being raped or sexually assaulted.

People demonstrating against the Farnborough arms fair

An arms fair in the Hampshire town of Farnborough yesterday was greeted by demonstrations outside the event and in the town.

Anti-arms trade banner next to sign for Farnborough

Boris Johnson's recent military pact with the US and Australia will be challenged by protests at an arms fair in Farnborough today.

A banner reading "War starts here" faces arms dealers queueing up at DSEI

The Welsh government has sent officials to this week's London arms fair and funded an exhibition stand by an arms industry lobby group.

British soldiers in training

British pacifists have condemned the 'defence' pact announced by the governments of the UK, US and Australia, saying it will make the world less safe.

Three people lie glued together in the road with police in front of them

The first day of London's DSEI arms fair yesterday was greeted by protests and disruptive nonviolence.