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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.

Facts or Anecdotes? The battle for the truth over the outcomes of military service

We look at recent reports on the levels of abuse in the armed forces and growing ackowledgement of the systemic failures in how complaints are handled.

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

Wednesday 4 December 2019, 7pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DX

This event will be a live recording of the ForcesWatch Warrior Nation podcast with renowned political hip-hop artist Lowkey, co-hosted by anti-war activist Maya Evans and author and former soldier Joe Glenton. Topics will include the current state of militarism in the UK, Britain’s love affair with war at home and abroad and how we can resist through culture.

Tickets cost between £1 and £5 (redeemable against any purchase) and are available here.

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?

Listen to our new podcast!

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

DECLASSIFIED UK’s articles are now hosted at https://t.co/8i1v4FWZeu - with investigations on Saudi, Corbyn, Assange, spy exports, MI6, the Guardian, covert wars – with much more to come. Please follow @DeclassifiedUK. Public service journalism uncovering UK’s role in the world.

We are repeatedly told that #drones enable pinpoint accurate precision strikes aimed at eliminating terrorists in order to build peace and security for local people. @stephglinski's photo-essay gives us a glimpse of the reality in #Afghanistan https://t.co/R2yoTnPifJ

Today's #FridayFact is about 'learning poverty' - a new concept, introduced by the @WorldBank , who want to cut it in half by 2030. Check out https://t.co/QiOopjXgtK for more. Improving #education can reduce #inequality and marginalisation, key drivers of insecurity

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