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School student climate protesters in London

The head of the British army has been criticised for claiming that the army can attract more young recruits by being “environmentally sustainable”.

Diagram illustrating links between war, poverty and climate change

The Peace Pledge Union (PPU) has said many of their members and supp

Veterans for Peace protesting against the opening of the DSEI arms fair

The DSEI arms fair has opened in London, as a poll reveals that such events are opposed by a majority of the British public.

Older Quaker being arrested at DSEI

Nonviolent resistance is continuing to impede the setting up of the DSEI arms fair at the Excel Centre in east London.

Protests at the entrance to DSEI, 2 September 2019

Lorries transporting equipment for London's DSEI arms fair have been held up by people nonviolently blocking the road.

Protest and celebration outside the Royal Courts of Justice

In a major development, the Court of Appeal has ruled that UK ministers broke the law in licensing arms sales to Saudi Arabia. 

Ministry of Defence plaque

The PPU has predicted that the majority of people in the UK will not support any attempt by the British government to go to war with Iran.

Melanie Strickland addressing PPU conference

Peace Pledge Union members have challenged themselves to ensure that they live up to their values within their own organisation, and act in solidarity with people around the world. 

PPU conference last year

We inivite you to join us in London on Satuday 1st June for Local to Global: Solidarity for Peace. This is the annual conference of the Peace Pledge Union. 

Jay Sutherland speaking at the Conscientious Objectors' Day ceremony in London

Young people in the UK have marked International Conscientious Objectors' Day by insisting that they will resist militarism in everyday life

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