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Houses of Parliament

The speaker at an event run by Labour Friends of the Forces urged UK armed forces to "break the rules" to wage war more effectively.

UK soldiers in training

The Peace Pledge Union has encouraged MPs to throw out the Overseas Operations Bill when it faces its final vote in the Commons this evening.

Houses of Parliament

The director-general of the Royal British Legion has become the latest public figure to criticise the Overseas Operations Bill.

Soldiers inviting a child to handle a gun at Llandudno in 2018

An online gathering has seen people from various parts of the UK and beyond share ideas and plans for challenging everyday militarism.

UK Ministry of Defence

The UK's MoD is recruiting someone to promote inclusion, just as new information reveals their role in training the forces of homophobic regimes.

British troops marching on Armed Forces Day

Labour leader Keir Starmer has been accused of promoting a misleading image of the UK military while marking Armed Forces Day.

Ed Bridges

Ed Bridges is at the Court of Appeal this week to challenge the use of facial recognition technology at a peaceful protest.

Statue of Arthur Harris in London

The Peace Pledge Union has reiterated calls to remove a statue of Arthur Harris, known for colonial atrocities and bombing German civilians.

UK Ministry of Defence

The Service Prosecuting Authority has dropped all but one investigation into alleged war-related crimes by UK armed forces personnel in Iraq.

Conscientious Objectors memorial stone inscription in Tavistock Square

On Friday 15th May people around the world will pause to remember all those who have refused to bear arms and participate in war.

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