Is Anti-Militarism Unpatriotic?

June 2024
On Armed Forces Day 2024, we examine the incentives behind these events. Where did Armed Forces Day come from and what is it trying to achieve? Armed Forces Day is a display of militarism. Branded as 'family fun' days, it fails to address the grim realities of war, and acts as a soft recruitment tool, allowing children to handle weapons and play on military vehicles.

Armed Forces Day 2024

June 2024
What's happening on Armed Forces Day this year. Download and/or order resources to use in your local community to challenge militarism.

The Troubles, so called: Britain’s war in Ireland (EP1)

September 2023
The Troubles, so called, Episode 1 September 13, 2023

Responding to military engagement in schools

This booklet produced by Quakers in Britain in 2022 asks how can schools meet their responsibility for the best interests of children and young people when engaging with the armed forces and weapons industry? It provides information, resources and ideas for countering military influence in schools.

Armed Forces Day 2023: militarism comes to Cornwall

June 2023
This year the national Armed Forces Day event is being held in Falmouth, Cornwall. Many other events are being held around the country. We outline our concerns, including how the event is marketed, its promotion to young people and schools, and the inclusion of recruitment activities that allow young children to handle weapons.

Warrior Nation: The War Racket: reflections & predictions

March 2023
March 30, 2023 SEASON 4 EPISODE 10

Warrior Nation: War & police: linking the cops & the military

March 2023
March 15, 2023 SEASON 4 EPISODE 9

The War Racket: Reflections & Predictions (video)

March 2023
This video version of Warrior Nation SE4 EP10 - with Prof. Paul Rogers - is also available as an audio podcast.

Warrior Nation: Everything looks like a nail: why the military can’t save the planet

February 2023
February 10, 2023 SEASON 4 EPISODE 7 Our host, Joe Glenton, talks to Nick Buxton from the Transnational Institute about the intersection between climate change, the military and security.

Warrior Nation: Dark economics: understanding the politics of defence budgets

January 2023
January 18, 2023 SEASON 4 EPISODE 6 Joe talks to Matt Fawcett from the Global Campaign on Military Spending UK about the dark economics of Britain's war machine.

Warrior Nation: Anti-establishment ethos: critiquing the military and foreign policy

January 2023
January 05, 2023 SEASON 4 EPISODE 5 Our host, Joe Glenton, talks to journalist Mark Curtis, founder and editor of Declassified UK, on the issue of reporting critically about British foreign policy and why think-tanks and the mainstream press help perpetuate a myth of Britain's role in the world.

Warrior Nation: Very murky: the arms trade and Parliament

December 2022
December 15, 2022 SEASON 4 EPISODE 4 In this episode we speak with Katie Fallon, Parliamentary Coordinator for Campaign Against Arms Trade, to discuss the difficulties of working in spaces where militarism and war are seen as inevitabilities. Our discussion is wide-ranging: from the revolving door to the multi-faceted opportunities for lobbying in a broke political system.

Warrior Nation podcast – Gentleman Bureaucrat Masculinity: liberal militarism and the civil service

November 2022
November 30, 2022 SEASON 4 EPISODE 3 In this episode we speak with Hannah Wright, Queen Mary University of London, at how militarism and militarist assumptions infuse and shape security and foreign policy.