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remembrance & white poppies

Benjamin Zephaniah wearing a white poppy

Leading poet and writer Benjamin Zephaniah has said that we should remember all victims of war and work harder for peace.

Rhun Dafydd displays a white poppy in Cardiff last weekend

White poppies are on sale in shops, cafes and street stalls in the run-up to Remembrance Sunday, with thousands more being sold online.

Mark Rylance wearing a white poppy

As this year's white poppy campaign is launched today, award-winning actor Mark Rylance has said he will be among the thousands of people wearing a white poppy.

A collection of the newly produced white poppies

Today sees the launch of a new design of white poppies that means they are entirely plastic-free and recyclable in household recycling facilities.

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.

People lying in the road to the DSEI arms fair, surrounded by police

War and militarism have continued throughout 2021, despite the Covid pandemic and the climate emergency.

Shahar Peretz

Messages of support have been sent to hundreds of conscientious objectors and peace activists in prison around the world.

People place white poppy wreaths in Tavistock Square, London, with a Peace Pledge Union banner nearby

Wreaths of white poppies have today been laid in more than 20 towns and cities in the UK to remember all victims of war.

White poppy wreath

White poppies will feature in both alternative and official ceremonies to mark Remembrance Sunday this weekend.

Bottle of 'Pull the Pin' spiced rum

The Peace Pledge Union has welcomed a decision by the British Legion to remove a grenade-themed bottle of rum from their online Poppy Shop.


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