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.

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.

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.

Sign this and join with hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world, who are standing with the @UN Chief @AntonioGuterres on his bold call for a #GlobalCeasefire amidst #Covid19Pandemic. Sign and RT! #Coronavirus https://t.co/kEzHjTLNOi

A young boy says he want to join up when he’s older, so @BritishArmy make a big PR opportunity out of it. A bit exploitative maybe?

The Network of Christian Peace Organisations, of which Quakers in Britain is a member, urges the UK government to discontinue the sale of arms during this crisis, and call on all involved in current conflicts around the world to lay down their arms.

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