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Image of children listening to a soldier

The Peace Pledge Union has condemned the latest example of militarism in education after a newspaper reported on the Ministry of Defence running lessons in a primary school.

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.

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.

All-male panel debating gender balance in the UK armed forces

Senior members of the UK armed forces have been widely mocked for staging a debate on gender diversity - with an all-male panel.

Banner promoting Army Cadets

Young people around the world are taking action against militarism this week.

Members of the Royal Air Force showing weapons to small children

A poll has revealed that the majority of the public reject the notion that members of the British armed forces should be automatically assumed to be heroes.

Cadets marching in Llandudno

The leak of an internal document from Conservative Party conference reveals that the party expects to be accused of "militarising children" with their policy of multiplying the number of cadet forces in state schools.

Sign outside Bulford Military Court in Wiltshire

The army leadership and the Ministry of "Defence" have been accused of dodging the law over the deaths of three army reservists on a training exercise in the Brecon Beacons.

Worldwide Scouts and Guides poster

A large number of Guides and Guide leaders have expressed disappointment, sadness and surprise following the announcement of a new partnership between Girlguiding UK and the British army.

Army information stand at a school in Ayrshire

New research has revealed the shocking extent of the arms industry's involvement in British schools.

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