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Leading poet and writer Benjamin Zephaniah has said that we should remember all victims of war and work harder for peace.
White poppies are on sale in shops, cafes and street stalls in the run-up to Remembrance Sunday, with thousands more being sold online.
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.
Today sees the launch of a new design of white poppies that means they are entirely plastic-free and recyclable in household recycling facilities.
UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has been urged to make a public offer of asylum to Russian soldiers who refuse to fight in Ukraine.
War and militarism have continued throughout 2021, despite the Covid pandemic and the climate emergency.
Messages of support have been sent to hundreds of conscientious objectors and peace activists in prison around the world.
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 poppies will feature in both alternative and official ceremonies to mark Remembrance Sunday this weekend.
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.