New evidence confirms that the British Army recruitment marketing deliberately targets working-class young people.
New findings highlight need to protect young people from harsh military training environments and inadequate safeguards in cadet forces.
A tale of two cities: a personal reflection on the display of the UK's potential for armed violence on the streets of Liverpool alongside its more radical history. This article was originally published by Souciant Magazine.
Local authorities have become the military’s promotional agents and recruiting sergeants. This article was first published in The Morning Star.
"Peace is possible, and it isn't just inevitable to have violence... so advertise yourself that you're for peace if you believe in it." Imagine John Lennon alive today, with a ticket to ride back to his hometown, Liverpool, on 24 June 2017, the day that the city hosts Armed Forces Day.
Armed Forces Day is on Saturday 24 June, or 17 June in some places. Over 350 events which package war as entertainment with military vehicles, weapons and recruiting stalls will be taking place across the UK. The national event is taking place in Liverpool. Here we list alternative events that are challenging the militarism of Armed Forces Day with vigils and events promoting peace.
A brief roundup of manifesto pledges on defence and security and some questions for your candidates on their support for a more sustainable and ethical security policy, one that does not result in the promotion of military intervention or military interests within education and civil society.
ForcesWatch and Scientists for Global Responsibility
The military and arms industries are putting large sums of money into our education system and into STEM educational material for schools. Science4Society Week is a chance to focus on learning from less destructive employers.
Our petition lodged at Holyrood along with Quakers in Scotland on military visits to schools has taken a significant step forward.
We report on the recent debate in Parliament arguing that the age of recruitment to the UK armed forces be raised.