A number of people walk with a large inflatable missile reading "US military: largest user of oil and largest emitter of Co2"

Why is action on militarism essential to action on climate change?

Over the last few weeks and months, grassroots activism has pushed climate change into the media in the UK. This short article tries to set out how and why we need to understand militarism and climate change as two sides of the same coin - both intimately linked in the impact they have on our world, driven, supported and maintained by the same power structures.

A banner reading "port closed to war, port open to migrants" in Italian, hanging off a fence

Activists across Europe resist arms shipment to Saudi Arabia

Unionised dock workers and activists have refused to load a Saudi ship – the Bahri-Yanbu - carrying weapons to Saudi Arabia.

An F35 jet flies through the air

SIPRI data shows world military expenditure in 2018 grew to $1.8 trillion

World military expenditure has risen to $1.822 trillion in 2018, representing an increase of 2.6 per cent from 2017, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

"Años Viejos" Parade 2015 / Pasto, Colombia

International Conscientious Objection Day 2019: Colombia

Every year on 15th May, we celebrate International Conscientious Objection Day. On this day, we remember and celebrate conscientious objectors' resistance for peace, their refusal to bears arms and take part in war - throughout history and today. This year, we're focusing on Colombia and standing in solidarity with Colombian conscientious objectors. Read more here how you can support Colombian conscientious objectors.