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Ministry of Defence plaque

The Ministry of "Defence" (MoD) has avoided giving clear answers to journalists' questions about claims that the government may deploy troops onto the streets of the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit. 

UK troops marching through the street on Armed Forces Day

UK "Defence" Secretary Gavin Williamson is facing pressure from MPs and campaigners to rule out using troops for social control in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Banners declaring 'No Pride in War'

The organisers of LGBT Pride in Surrey have triggered outrage after declaring that transnational arms company BAE Systems will be their lead sponsor in 2019. 

Protest at the ADS dinner in 2018

The former Labour Home Secretary Alan Johnson is facing sharp criticism as he prepares to address a networking dinner for arms dealers in London this evening (23 January).

BAE Systems factory

The transnational arms company BAE Systems has been mocked and criticised on social media after seeking to associate itself with well-known pacifist Martin Luther King.

Image of children listening to a soldier

The Peace Pledge Union has condemned the latest example of militarism in education after a newspaper reported on the Ministry of Defence running lessons in a primary school.

PPU supporters selling white poppies in Hackney

Throughout 2018, Peace Pledge Union members and supporters around the UK took action in their own communities to promote peace and to resist militarism.

Troops marching in the streets on Armed Forces Day

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has said that 3,500 UK armed forces personnel are on stand-by to deal with a no-deal Brexit.

All-male panel debating gender balance in the UK armed forces

Senior members of the UK armed forces have been widely mocked for staging a debate on gender diversity - with an all-male panel.

Banner promoting Army Cadets

Young people around the world are taking action against militarism this week.

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