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Clichés are usually truths which have somewhat lost their impact through repetition. That repetition takes place because the truths concerned were originally mordantly appropriate.
Today, 23 June, Quakers in Britain release a ground-breaking film in the build-up to Armed Forces Day (27 June).
Last week's budget was significant for its omissions. No mention was made of NHS funding nor of where £12 billion cuts in social provision will fall. Then there were the plain untruths.
On UN International Day of Peace, 21 September, Quakers will say that building peace is about tough choices and will challenge the stereotype of peace as the soft option.
A new report from Quaker Peace & Social Witness describes Armed Forces Day as one strand in a government strategy to reverse falling recruitment and declining public support for military interventions.
Around 70 academics, activists, campaigners, and writers came together at the Militarisation in Everyday Life in the UK conference organised by Forces Watch.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the division between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (South Korea).
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.
The UN’s High Representative for Disarmament Affairs has issued a statement of support to coincide with the Global Day of Action on Military Spending.
Two national newspapers say that defence firms are working closely with UK armed forces on a "militarisation" strategy to counter civil disorder in the UK.
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