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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.

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.

This report from the UK's 4 Children's Commissioners to mark 30th anniversary of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child outlines many areas of progress still to be made. The Convention has still be fully incorporated into UK law. #CRC30 https://t.co/GSfxpp6YGG

When does education become political? When arms companies and cultural institutions like @RAFMUSEUM combine to showcase interactive education sessions for children https://t.co/0sBuFlcpd3

30 years ago the 'Convention on the Rights of the Child’ came into force. Yet the UK still recruits 16 years old into the military. #universalchildrensday @SecurityRethink @CRINwire @Medact @PeaceEduQuaker

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