Confronting Militarism in the UK

A number of our members work in the UK to challenge military ‘security’ in the different ways it appears in the UK. The UK government spends millions on developing it own weapons as well as supporting arms deals to other countries. Other institutions, such as universities, also support the development of weapons. The presence of the armed forces in everyday life – from schools to summer fetes – makes militarised responses to security seem normal. Money could and should be spent on creating human security in the UK, as well as rethinking approaches to international conflicts.

CAAT takes action against the arms trade, arms fairs and arms companies
Forces Watch investigates militarism and recruitment practices in the UK

Our blog is a good source of more examples of work that rethinks security, from our members, partners and beyond. These recent articles highlight work being done to confront militarism in the UK:

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