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The Peace Pledge Union will be meeting teachers from across England and Wales at the annual conference of the National Education Union.

Staff and volunteers in the Peace Pledge Union office

This is a vital time to be resisting war and militarism with active nonviolence. We now have two vacancies on the Peace Pledge Union's staff team. 

The Stansted 15 outside court

The Stansted 15 have been convicted of a supposedly terrorism-related offence for taking nonviolent direct action against brutal deportations. 

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).

Bombing of Syria by the US-led coalition

A new poll published by YouGov suggests that over half of adults in the UK oppose the use of UK troops in other countries.

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.

Gavin Williamson

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been accused of ramping up military tension with the deployment of a UK warship to Ukraine.

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.

Poster advertising Protest for Yemen

UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been accused of hypocrisy after attending peace talks about Yemen - while continuing to train and arm Saudi forces that are killing Yemeni civilians.

People with a banner reading 'No More War'

Cabinet minister Liz Truss has been challenged by pacifists after apparently using the word "pacifist" to mean someone who avoids conflict.

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