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High ideals: VE Day, Covid and an anti-militarist future

On the 75th anniversary of VE Day, we reflect on what happened to the ideas and hopes that flourished after the Second World War, and what we can learn from this for a post-COVID world. This article was first published...

Militarising the crisis?

We need to tackle coronavirus with a strategy for health, care and solidarity. While military support is useful, there is little place for its approaches and culture during the UK’s Covid-19 response. Yet echoes of the military are starting...

Covid-19 and the UK Military

What is the UK military's involvement in the response to the Covid-19 pandemic so far?

Book Review: Keenie Meenie: The British Mercenaries Who Got Away with War Crimes

Joe Glenton reviews this explosive account of a secret group of mercenaries based on newly declassified documents.

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?

Listen to our new podcast!

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