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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.

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.