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ICAN supporters celebrating and holding up placards

50 states have ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, putting nuclear-armed states on the wrong side of international law.

Boris Johnson with British armed forces leaders

Despite underfunded health and social care services, the UK still has the second highest military spending of all 29 countries in NATO.

Houses of Parliament

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

Picture of House of Commons briefing paper on the Overseas Operations Bill

The Peace Pledge Union has called on MPs to vote aganist the Overseas Operations Bill when it comes before Parliament on Wednesday 23rd September.

Saudi air force jets

The Royal Air Force have abandoned their attempt to develop a new military training site in north-west Wales in the face of widespread opposition.

Ahmed Al-Babati arrested near Downing Street

Pacifists have demanded the release of a British soldier arrested for peacefully protesting about the war in Yemen. 

House destroyed by bombing in Sanna in Yemen

The Welsh government has been urged to withhold support for a new military training airfield at Llanbedr in north-west Wales.

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.

Mark Carleton-Smith

The head of the British army has admitted that the army are failing to "follow through" on their commitment to recruiting women.

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.

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