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Boris Johnson’s government and the military: a look ahead at 2020

Britain is just over a week into the new government’s tenure.  What this means in the long term is hard to say but critical voices will be needed. For ForcesWatch, this means questioning the government on how they will...

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#GE2019: security & defence

A potted analysis of existing positions and manifesto pledges of Labour, the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, the major nationalist parties and the Greens.

More military ethos in schools

Schools Week report on the government's continuing attempts to instill more military ethos in schools.

Could you take a seat for the next generation?

Our Peaceworker, Jen Harrison, writes about attending the DSEI arms fair and how arms companies target young people as future employees and supporters.

Militarism, War and Resistance:
Lowkey in conversation with Maya Evans and Joe Glenton

This podcast was recorded at an event with renowned political hip-hop artist Lowkey, anti-war activist Maya Evans and author and former soldier Joe Glenton. We talked about war, militarism, the current political climate, and our hopes and prospects for the future.

A new film about recent militarism and the battle for the hearts and minds of young people in the UK. The film follows the stories of Ben Griffin, former SAS soldier and founder of Veterans for Peace UK, and Quaker activist Sam Walton, and features the work of ForcesWatch and partner organisations.

See here for screenings and how to organise one. See war.school.

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Should the armed forces encourage young people to interact with weapons and military vehicles?

We explore why this is happening, is it right and how can it be challenged?

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Listen to the first episodes of our Warrior Nation podcast and see more details here.

Counter-terrorism policy is a threat to democracy | Letter signed by @CNDuk, @PSCupdates, @STWuk and others collectively supporting Netpol’s “Protest Is Not Extremism” campaign and demanding the police stop categorising campaigners as “domestic extremists” https://t.co/UuuV5fWVz1

Great reporting by @FerretScot and good to get a response from Edinburgh council re. arms trade activity in schools, even if Scottish Government is rather passing the buck.

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