white poppies

  • 12 Nov 2014

    What would the Tower of London poppy exhibition look like if it included the global dead of the First World War? asks Quaker mapping exercise.

  • 5 Nov 2014

    The Royal British Legion, who run the Poppy Appeal, have in recent years shown a tendency to misuse the message of remembrance to encourage a pro-war, jingoistic agenda. They have now taken things a step further by using an anti-war song in a fundraising film – after taking the anti-war lyrics out.

  • 1 Nov 2014

    Red, white, purple or any combination thereof. The hue of the poppy we wear should be the choice of an informed conscience. To be coerced into a symbol, for whatever reason and by whatever means, immediately invalidates its significance.

  • 1 Nov 2013

    'Dangerous Women' is the title of a conference taking place this weekend on the brave women who campaigned against the First World War, and for gender and social justice.

  • 31 Oct 2013

    Changing times may be best served by less rigidity about symbols, says Jill Segger. As the centenary of World War I approaches, she suggests that the white poppy opens up a space in which remembrance can go hand in hand with repentance for the failure that is war.

  • 11 Nov 2012

    As ceremonies of Remembrance take place across Britain, a number of public figures have expressed commitment to working for peace in a world of conflict.

  • 11 Nov 2012

    Our thanks to Karl Dallas for pointing us towards the excellent Liberation Radio Remembrance Day Service, and BCB broadcast of Benjamin Britten's moving and thoughtful War Requiem.

  • 12 Nov 2011

    When politicians rush to claim that something is 'non-political' (as has been happening around Remembrance Day over the past week or so), you know that some healthy suspicion and careful examination is due.

  • 10 Nov 2011

    Young Methodists are holding two services of Remembrance on Twitter on Sunday, raising awareness of groups working for peace and supporting war veterans and victims.

  • 15 Nov 2010

    An anti-war group in Ottawa, Canada, has shrugged off abuse and criticism after laying two White Poppy wreaths at the National War Memorial.