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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.

South Korean campaigners hold a sign reading "Not a crime"

People around the world will mark Prisoners for Peace Day on 1 December. Hundreds of people in various countries are locked up for refusing to fight or campaigning against war. 

Hilel Garmi

A 19-year-old Israeli has received support from around the world after being sentenced to imprisonment for the sixth time. 

Nonviolent activists blocking main entrance at Burghfield AWE

A site dedicated to the production of weapons of mass destruction has this morning been prevented from opening by people taking nonviolent direct action.

Russian anti-militarist protest, 2011

Pacifists and other peace activists have criticised Donald Trump’s latest comments about building up the USA’s nuclear arsenal. They also challenged the response of Vladimir Putin’s government in Russia, who have threatened to respond in kind. 

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