Category - Armed Forces

  • 24 Sep 2015

    ForcesWatch has praised the Welsh Government over a decision to support in principle more research into how the armed forces operate in secondary schools in Wales.

  • 5 Jan 2015

    Four peaceful protesters have this morning been arrested inside the RAF Waddington base in Lincolnshire while protesting against the use of armed drones.

  • 30 May 2014

    Poverty and militarism feed over each other. Unemployment has always been good news for army recruiters in need of people desperate for a livelihood. So it's no surprise that the recruitment of unemployed people has been formalised in a scheme in the English Midlands. Could this be a sign of the way things are heading? The government is already forcing unemployed people to carry out unpaid labour through 'workfare' schemes. Will they soon be forcing them into army training?

  • 16 Jan 2014

    My radio alarm clock woke me this morning with the news that the USA’s former defence secretary, Robert Gates, has criticised the cuts that are being made to military spending in the UK.

  • 30 Sep 2013

    Forces Watch will hold an information-sharing and networking event, Militarisation in Everyday Life in the UK, in London on 19 October at Friends House, London.

  • 12 Jan 2012

    Is there no limit to the number of exploitative and violent institutions that Stonewall is prepared to endorse? Having already made awards to the likes of Goldman Sachs and the Royal Navy, Stonewall yesterday gave prizes to Ernst & Young, Barclay’s and MI5 for their supposedly gay-friendly employment practices.

  • 12 Nov 2011

    The red poppy has been compromised by political expediency and popular sentiment, suggests Jill Segger. Can we step past the current construct and rediscover the enduring meaning of remembrance and its potential to remodel our future?

  • 12 Oct 2011

    Naval medic Michael Lyons' appeal over being sentenced to seven months in military correction centre for disobeying orders takes place at 10.30am on Thursday 13 October 2011, at the Royal Courts of Justice in The Strand, London.

  • 12 Oct 2011

    A medic in the Royal Navy who was detained at court martial in July this year will appeal his conviction at the High Court on Thursday 13 October.

  • 13 Jul 2011

    Forces Watch is running a series of events to launch its new campaign questioning armed forces recruitment in schools.