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.

Scottish Government ignores child rights concerns around armed forces activities in schools

Quakers in Scotland and ForcesWatch are disappointed that the Public Petitions Committee of the Scottish Parliament have decided to close further investigation of how to implement their own recommendations around oversight of armed forces activities in schools.

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Interrogating British armed forces recruiting in contemporary times

In this lecture Professor Paul Higate from the University of Bath looks at the ways in which ‘British values’ have helped to obscure the militarised character of the nation, which is evident in its long history of the use of military violence abroad.

Paul draws upon his service in the RAF to discuss the British Army’s recruitment campaign ‘This is Belonging’, the Home Office instigated ‘hostile environment’ and the racialised character of social policy more broadly. Read the lecture transcript.

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A new film about recent militarism and the battle for the hearts and minds of young people in the UK. The film follows former soldiers and activists, now working for peace, and features the work of ForcesWatch and partner organisations. See here for screenings and how to organise one.

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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.

Happy Intersectional Imperialism Monday everyone!




Today in militarism.

The latest reboot of the failed 'Troops to Teachers' program seems to have fizzled out.


The notes for our 'Count the money we spend on nuclear weapons' action have arrived! We need your help to count them! Ministry of Defence. Sat 26 Oct. 10-4. Each note is worth £500,000. 10,400 to count = £5.2 billion UK spends on nuclear weapons in a year. https://t.co/vqOOjuiNPe

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