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The MPs and the arms company reps
In our second analysis of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme we uncover how MPs dined with generals and arms company representatives.
Warrior Nation podcast: Unpacking Armed Forces DayJune 2022
Britain’s dystopian (and less accountable) military future
With more troops being placed beyond scrutiny, and army units reportedly deployed to stop refugee flows across the Polish border and English Channel, the UK military is becoming even less accountable to democratic institutions.
Beyond Emissions: the military and climate change
The military has a role to play in reducing emissions and environmental degradation but we should beware securitising, and militarising, the response to the climate crisis.
Warrior Nation podcast: War and Memory – EmpireOctober 2021
What lies behind Parliament’s military cosplay scheme?
The Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme raises serious questions about the relationship between politicians, the military and defence companies.
#ResistMilitarism on Armed Forces Day 2018
In the run up to Armed Forces Day on 30 June we provide background information on how this and other public events are part of a concerted effort to increase general support for the military amongst the public, stifle criticism and recruit young people. We list events that challenge the militarism of Armed Forces Day with messages of peace and resistance.
Warrior Nation: war, militarisation and British democracy – filmsAugust 2018
These presentations were recorded at the launch of the report Warrior Nation: war, militarisation and British democracy by Paul Dixon (published by ForcesWatch) in June 2018 in London.
- Warrior Nation: war, militarisation and British democracy, by Professor Paul Dixon
- Military Britain by Professor Joanna Bourke
- Militarism in public life in the UK, Emma Sangster, Coordinator of ForcesWatch
Resisting militarisation in Leicester
We interviewed poet and campaigner Ambrose Musiyiwa for Peace News on militarisation in Leicester and how local people are acting to resist militarism.
Take Action on Militarism 2017 pack launch
We report from the day of talks and workshops to launch the Take Action on Militarism pack which is designed to equip and support those challenging militarism in their communities.