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British pacifists have called the attack by the US and UK on Houthi targets in Yemen a dangerous and irresponsible escalation in a conflict that threatens to engulf the Middle East.

PPU protests in 2023

Spiralling military spending. Peace campaigners under attack in Russia and Ukraine. The devastating violence in Israel and Gaza. In 2023 there has been no shortage of war and militarism for peace campaigners to resist.

Welsh flag

A new campaigning network is preparing to map militarism in Wales and bring people together to challenge it.

Poster for the Object War campaign, supporting Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian conscientious objectors

On International Conscientious Objectors' Day, Rishi Sunak has been urged to offer asylum to Russians who refuse to be part of the war in Ukraine.

PPU members and NEU delegates at the NEU conference

The Peace Pledge Union has backed teachers who are challenging a rise in military spending while education is desperately underfunded.

Russians protesting against war in Ukraine

British peace activists have warned that the Putin regime may use the Tatarsky killing as an excuse to arrest Russian opponents of the war in Ukraine.

Students protesting at Sheffield University with a banner reading "Rolls Royce off campus"

The Peace Pledge Union has backed students who are taking nonivolent direct action over Sheffield University's links with the arms trade.

Russian anti-mobilisation poster

Pacifists in the UK have sent messages of support to Russian peace activists who are resisting war and mobilisation.

Russian anti-war protest

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has been urged to make a public offer of asylum to Russian soldiers who refuse to fight in Ukraine.

Houses of Parliament

British pacifists have said that repressive measures proposed in the Queen's Speech won't stop people taking direct action.

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